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To Francis Darwin   [4 February – 8 March 1879]

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Requests some seeds.

Believes the leaves of Phyllanthus sleep like those of Cassia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [4 Feb – 8 Mar 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11815

To H. N. Moseley   4 February 1879

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Comments on HNM’s book [Notes by a naturalist on the "Challenger" (1879)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Nottidge Moseley
Date:  4 Feb 1879
Classmark:  Christie’s, London (dealers) (online 31 October – 8 November 2018, lot 13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11858
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Race, Civilization, and Progress

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Darwin's first reflections on human progress were prompted by his experiences in the slave-owning colony of Brazil, and by his encounters with the Yahgan peoples of Tierra del Fuego. Harsh conditions, privation, poor climate, bondage and servitude,…

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  • … at Cambridge, John Stevens Henslow. Letter 204 : Darwin to Henslow, J. S., 11 April …

Dramatisation script

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Re: Design – Adaptation of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Asa Gray and others… by Craig Baxter – as performed 25 March 2007

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  • … have won, hurrah, hurrah, 2795 games! GRAY:   204   It would do [Mrs Gray] good to …
  • … 203  C DARWIN TO A GRAY 28 JANUARY 1876 204  FROM A GRAY 11 DECEMBER 1874 …

Falkland Islands

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'Man in his primitive wildness'

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  • … Describes his geological and zoological observations of Tierra del Fuego and the Falkland Islands, …

Yokcushlu (Fuegia Basket)

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Yokcushlu was one of the Alakaluf, or canoe people from the western part of Tierra del Fuego. She was one of the hostages seized by Robert FitzRoy, captain of HMS Beagle, after the small boat used for surveying the narrow inlets of the coast of Tierra del…

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  • … Yokcushlu was one of the Alakaluf, or canoe people from the western part of Tierra del Fuego. She …

Darwin's in letters, 1873: Animal or vegetable?

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Having laboured for nearly five years on human evolution, sexual selection, and the expression of emotions, Darwin was able to devote 1873 almost exclusively to his beloved plants. He resumed work on the digestive powers of sundews and Venus fly traps, and…

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  • … or previously acquired knowledge” (A. R. Wallace 1870, p. 204). Moggridge suggested instead that …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

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Here is a list of people that appeared in the photograph album Darwin received for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from scientific admirers in the Netherlands. Many thanks to Hester Loeff for identifying and researching them. No. …

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  • … 23 September 1916   204 Haimand Wal G. …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

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Here is a list of people that appeared in the photograph album Darwin received for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from scientific admirers in the Netherlands. Many thanks to Hester Loeff for identifying and researching them.   …

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  • 204 Haimand Wal G. Apothecary   …

List of correspondents

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Below is a list of Darwin's correspondents with the number of letters for each one. Click on a name to see the letters Darwin exchanged with that correspondent.    "A child of God" (1) Abberley,…

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  • … (1) Unidentified (204) Union Bank (1 …