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To John Collier   16 February 1882

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Thanks JC for the gift of his book [A primer on art (1882)]. Wishes JC could explain why certain lines and figures give pleasure.

Comments on Huxley’s essays on Priestley and [animal] automation [Science and culture and other essays (1881)].

JC’s portrait [of CD] is much admired.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Collier
Date:  16 Feb 1882
Classmark:  The Morgan Library and Museum (Heineman Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13689

To K. M. Lyell   16 February 1882

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Offering to send a copy of Kosmos containing a short review of her Life, letters and journals of Sir Charles Lyell, Bart. (K. M. Lyell ed. 1881).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Katharine Murray Horner; Katharine Murray Lyell
Date:  16 Feb 1882
Classmark:  Christie’s (dealers) (16–23 May 2019, lot 8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13689F

To Giuseppe Merighi   16 February [1882]

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CD’s observations on the geology of S. Africa, which he considers of no value, were published in Volcanic islands.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Giuseppe Merighi
Date:  16 Feb [1882]
Classmark:  Biblioteca Communala Ariostea, Ferrara (MS II:423)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13690
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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, …

Books on the Beagle

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‘Considering the limited disposable space in so very small a ship, we contrived to carry more instruments and books than one would readily suppose could be stowed away in dry and secure places’. So wrote Captain FitzRoy in the Narrative (2: 18). CD, in his…

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

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. …