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To Charles Lyell   23 September 1874

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Discusses paper on volcanoes by J. W. Judd.

Comments on volcanoes of the S. American Cordillera.

Mentions paper by T. F. Jamieson ["Glacial period in N. Britain", Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 30 (1874): 317–18].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  23 Sept 1874
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.450)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9654

From J. D. Hooker   23 September 1874

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CD’s Utricularia findings – bladders, subterranean roots, and insects decomposing in them – a grand discovery.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Sept 1874
Classmark:  DAR 103: 224–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9655

From Auguste Forel   23 September 1874

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Sends a copy of his book on Swiss ants [Les fourmis de la Suisse (1874)]. Notes points and passages that he thinks will interest CD.

Author:  Auguste-Henri (Auguste) Forel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Sept 1874
Classmark:  DAR 164: 153
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9656
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Darwin’s reading notebooks

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In April 1838, Darwin began recording the titles of books he had read and the books he wished to read in Notebook C (Notebooks, pp. 319–28). In 1839, these lists were copied and continued in separate notebooks. The first of these reading notebooks (DAR 119…

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