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To John Tyndall   17 February [1879]

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Thanks JT for his information. Sends £50 to the W. K. Clifford memorial fund.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  17 Feb [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 31 (EH 88205969)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11886

From W. B. Cheadle   17 February 1879

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Second request that CD sign a Cambridge memorial [i.e., petition]. The heading has been amended to include graduates who have formerly studied medicine.

Author:  Walter Butler Cheadle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Feb 1879
Classmark:  DAR 161: 136
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11887

To Carlos Ribeiro   17 February 1879

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Thanks for having sent prehistoric remains.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Carlos Ribeiro
Date:  17 Feb 1879
Classmark:  Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia (Records of the Portuguese Geological Commission 1857–1918)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11887F
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The whale-bear

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Darwin came to regard ‘bear’ as a ‘word of ill-omen’.  In the first edition of Origin he told the story of a black bear seen swimming for hours with its mouth wide open scooping insects from the water ‘like a whale’. He went on to imagine that natural…

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  • … the speculation on the bear & the whale, of which I dare say you have heard enough, simply …

The Mount, Shrewsbury

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Letters from home

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  • … Darwin writes in preparation for the voyage, and his father and sisters write with news from home …

Photograph album of Dutch admirers

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Darwin received the photograph album for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from his scientific admirers in the Netherlands. He wrote to the Dutch zoologist Pieter Harting, An account of your countrymen’s generous sympathy in having sent me on my…

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  • … Accompanying the album was a handwritten list of the 217 people included, with their professional …

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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  • …         217 Zaaijer Dr. T. (Teunis) …

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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  • …         217 Zaaijer Dr. T. (Teunis) …