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To Friedrich Ludwig   16 February 1879

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Sends thanks to the Masters for congratulations on his birthday, saying "the approbation & sympathy of one’s fellow-workers in the acquisition of knowledge is the highest possible reward which any man ought to desire".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Friedrich Ludwig
Date:  16 Feb 1879
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11884

From C. A. Lindvall   16 February 1879

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Outlines his theory to explain the form of certain Swedish sandhills and puts forward his ideas regarding the geological history of the earth.

Author:  Carl August Lindvall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Feb 1879
Classmark:  DAR 170: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11885
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Buenos Ayres

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Bones from Argentina

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  • … Writes of sending home fossil finds at Bahia Blanca and Guardia del Monte from his overland …

Edward Lumb

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Edward Lumb was born in Yorkshire. According to the memoirs of his daughter Anne, Lady Macdonell, he travelled to Buenos Aires aged sixteen with his merchant uncle, Charles Poynton, and after some fortunate enterprises set up in business there. In 1833…

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  • … Edward Lumb was born in Yorkshire. According to the memoirs of his daughter Anne, Lady Macdonell, …

Life of Erasmus Darwin

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The Life of Erasmus Darwin (1879) was a curious departure for Darwin. It was intended as a biographical note to accompany an essay on Erasmus's scientific work by the German writer Ernst Krause. But Darwin became immersed in his grandfather's…

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  • … a mental anachronism which no one can envy' ( Life , p. 216). Darwin's biographical …

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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  • …         216 Woltersom H.L.  …

Books on the Beagle

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The Beagle was a sort of floating library.  Find out what Darwin and his shipmates read here.

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  • … Proceedings of the Geological Society of London  1 (1834): 21–6. (DAR 35.2: 357). Carne, …

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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  • …         216 Woltersom H.L.  …

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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  • … American Journal of Science and   Arts ] vol. 44 p. 1 to 216 —— vol 45— Whole vol. …