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From A. S. Wilson   27 February 1879

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Sends results of the first year’s experiments with the Russian wheat varieties sent by CD [see 11483].

Author:  Alexander Stephen Wilson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Feb 1879
Classmark:  DAR 181: 114
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11906

From Frederick King   27 February 1879

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A founding member of the Royal Agricultural Society sends information on the specificity of sheep varieties to soil types.

Author:  Frederick King
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Feb 1879
Classmark:  DAR 169: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11907
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Tierra del Fuego

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Barren coasts of Patagonia

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  • … Tells of the hostility of coasts of Tierra del Fuego to the insect world. …

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

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George Eliot was the pen name of celebrated Victorian novelist Mary Ann Evans (1819-1880). She was born on the outskirts of Nuneaton in Warwickshire and was educated at boarding schools from the age of five until she was 16. Her education ended when she…

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  • … towards brave clearness and honesty!' (Haight 1954–78 3: 227).     …

'An Appeal' against animal cruelty

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The four-page pamphlet transcribed below and entitled 'An Appeal', was composed jointly by Emma and Charles Darwin (see letter from Emma Darwin to W. D. Fox, [29 September 1863]). The pamphlet, which protested against the cruelty of steel vermin…

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  • … of categories of wild birds by sportsmen (Sheail 1976, pp. 22–7, Allen 1994, p. 177), and which some …

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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  • … to J. S. Henslow, March 1834;  Narrative  2 (Appendix): 227). ‘Philosophical tracts’, Darwin …