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From A. R. Wallace   18 November 1873

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Discussion of his possible assistance on editorial work for revised edition of Descent.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 106: B118–19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9151

To A. R. Wallace   [18 November 1873]

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CD’s son [George] could do the work [of proof-correction for Descent, 2d ed.] if ARW finds he does not care for it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  [18 Nov 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 164
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9152

From Valentin Salzmann   18 November 1873

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Discusses human reactions to pleasant and unpleasant tastes; considers that modifications of these reactions produce several identifiable expressions of general like and dislike.

Author:  Karl Ludwig Valentin (Valentin) Salzmann
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 177: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9153
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Darwin & Glen Roy

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Although Darwin was best known for his geological work in South America and other remote Beagle destinations, he made one noteworthy attempt to explain a puzzling feature of British geology.  In 1838, two years after returning from the voyage, he travelled…

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  • … Walk in Darwin’s footsteps:    Click this link to download a field guide to Glen Roy written …

Darwin in letters, 1865: Delays and disappointments

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The year was marked by three deaths of personal significance to Darwin: Hugh Falconer, a friend and supporter; Robert FitzRoy, captain of the Beagle; and William Jackson Hooker, director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and father of Darwin’s friend…

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  • … In 1865, the chief work on Charles Darwin’s mind was the writing of  The variation of animals and …

Darwin in letters, 1864: Failing health

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On receiving a photograph from Charles Darwin, the American botanist Asa Gray wrote on 11 July 1864: ‘the venerable beard gives the look of your having suffered, and … of having grown older’.  Because of poor health, Because of poor health, Darwin…

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  • … On receiving a photograph from Charles Darwin, the American botanist Asa Gray wrote on 11 July …