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Hybrid fish.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  DAR 205.7: 283–4 (Letters)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13860

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"but most of them [verily?] Christened by myself they may be indulged with a"

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  DAR (CD Library-Eschwege 1832)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13861

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[Fragmentary strip.] Discusses pigeons, Australia, Regents Park.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  DAR (CD Library - Volz 1852)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13862

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Summary

Asks correspondent if he would prefer the President’s signature alone or with those of other scientific men.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  B. Altman (dealer) (3 October 1982)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13864

To ?   [?]

Summary

Can the correspondent get some pamphlets written by Dr [Max?] Stengel.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  Robert F. Batchelder (dealer) (Cat. 39)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13864A

To [?]   [?]

Summary

Last page of a letter with a P.S. "I am getting together a few points to investigate".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (18 December 1995)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13864G

To ?   [?]

Summary

[Signature cut from a letter; the reverse contains the words "you must … that I know nothing of your private".]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  Eric Korn (dealer)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13864H

From Mary Congreve   27 October [1821]

Summary

Writes about London plays; wishes CD had been of the party.

Author:  Mary Congreve
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Oct [1821]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 186
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1

To Dear Friend   1 January 1822

Summary

Erasmus Alvey Darwin has rheumatism; his sisters complain of his bad temper but CD thinks him very good tempered. CD has received a new cabinet. [This is the first of six entries written in a "Memorandum book" comprising four sheets folded into a gather and sewn together in book form. The entries are in the style of letters addressed to an unnamed friend and are dated between 1 and 12 January 1822, shortly before CD’s thirteenth birthday. As they were written straight into the memorandum book, it is clear that they were never sent through the post, but were either to an imaginary recipient, or intended to be read by someone in the household, possibly CD’s youngest sister, Emily Catherine Darwin (Catherine).]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Friend
Date:  1 Jan 1822
Classmark:  DAR 271/1/1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1F

To Dear Friend   2 January 1822

Summary

Erasmus Alvey Darwin is good tempered and their sisters have "not abused at all". Hopes the recipient will help "in looking out and washing the fossils out of the plate closet".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Friend
Date:  2 Jan 1822
Classmark:  DAR 271/1/1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1G

To Dear Friend   3 January 1822

Summary

"Monseur Beodoes" is inquisitive and impertinent; Mr Bayly "was formerly a devlish boor". Asks who his sisters have been talking about.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Friend
Date:  3 Jan 1822
Classmark:  DAR 271/1/1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1H

To Dear Friend   4 January 1822

Summary

Likes Mariane who is very good to Miss Jones; CD bought cakes in town while Mariane visited Miss Jones; he was embarrassed to be shown into her bedroom when he returned. Miss Clare has had an accident.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Friend
Date:  4 Jan 1822
Classmark:  DAR 271/1/1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1J

To Dear Friend   4 January 1822

Summary

Caroline disapproves of his not washing.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Friend
Date:  4 Jan 1822
Classmark:  DAR 271/1/1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1K

To Dear Friend   12 January 1822

Summary

Was joined by Colonel Burgh Leighton when walking in the quarry. Plans to make caves next summer to store "warlike instruments" and "relicks". Sketches a design for a signalling device. May go with his father to visit the Earl of Powys at Walcot; visited Mrs and Miss Reynolds and William Pemberton Cludde.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Friend
Date:  12 Jan 1822
Classmark:  DAR 271.1.1: 6v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1M

From Erasmus Alvey Darwin   25 [October 1822]

Summary

Has found a shop with supplies of chemical equipment, and a mineral collector.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 [Oct 1822]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2

From E. A. Darwin   14 November 1822

Summary

EAD wants changes made and shelves built to improve the laboratory at the Mount [Darwin residence]; sends drawings and will bring chemical instruments, a book, and his record of experiments done in his chemistry course.

He has now been matriculated.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Nov 1822
Classmark:  DAR 204: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3

From E. A. Darwin   8 December 1822

Summary

Suggestions for laboratory equipment. Will buy some mineral specimens. Describes experiments he has seen.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Dec 1822
Classmark:  DAR 204: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4

From E. A. Darwin   5 [March 1823]

Summary

More suggestions for the laboratory, including some experiments.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 [Mar 1823]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5

From E. A. Darwin   18 May 1823

Summary

Discusses plans for CD to visit Cambridge.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 May 1823
Classmark:  DAR 204: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6

From Emily Catherine Darwin   [c. June 1823]

Summary

Writes, while visiting the Wedgwoods at Maer and Parkfields, to thank CD for his "entertaining letter".

She misses him and the laboratory.

Asks "how Mineralogy, Botany, Chemistry and Entomology go on".

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. June 1823]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7
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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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  • … Re: Design – performance version – 25 March 2007 – 1 Re: Design – Adaptation of the …

Darwin in letters, 1858-1859: Origin

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The years 1858 and 1859 were, without doubt, the most momentous of Darwin’s life. From a quiet rural existence filled with steady work on his ‘big book’ on species, he was jolted into action by the arrival of an unexpected letter from Alfred Russel Wallace…

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  • … The years 1858 and 1859 were, without doubt, the most momentous of Darwin’s life. From a quiet …

The writing of "Origin"

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From a quiet rural existence at Down in Kent, filled with steady work on his ‘big book’ on the transmutation of species, Darwin was jolted into action in 1858 by the arrival of an unexpected letter (no longer extant) from Alfred Russel Wallace outlining a…

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  • … When I was in spirits I sometimes fancied that my book w d  be successful; but I never even …

Interview with Randal Keynes

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Randal Keynes is a great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin, and the author of Annie’s Box (Fourth Estate, 2001), which discusses Darwin’s home life, his relationship with his wife and children, and the ways in which these influenced his feelings about…

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  • … Randal Keynes is a great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin, and the author of Annie’s Box …

Interview with John Hedley Brooke

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John Hedley Brooke is President of the Science and Religion Forum as well as the author of the influential Science and Religion: Some Historical Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 1991). He has had a long career in the history of science and…

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  • … John Hedley Brooke is President of the Science and Religion Forum as well as the author of the …

St George Jackson Mivart

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In the second half of 1874, Darwin’s peace was disturbed by an anonymous article in the Quarterly Review suggesting that his son George was opposed to the institution of marriage and in favour of ‘unrestrained licentiousness’. Darwin suspected, correctly,…

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  • … In 1874, the Catholic zoologist St George Jackson Mivart caused Darwin and his son George serious …

New material added to the American edition of Origin

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A ‘revised and augmented’ American edition of Origin came on the market in July 1860, and was the only authorised edition available in the US until 1873. It incorporated many of the changes Darwin made to the second English edition, but still contained…

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  • … The ‘historical sketch’ printed as a preface to the American edition ( Origin US ed., pp …

German poems presented to Darwin

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Experiments in deepest reverence The following poems were enclosed with a photograph album sent as a birthday gift to Charles Darwin by his German and Austrian admirers (see letter from From Emil Rade, [before 16] February 1877). The poems were…

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  • … Experiments in deepest reverence The following poems were enclosed with a …

Darwin in letters, 1837–1843: The London years to 'natural selection'

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The seven-year period following Darwin's return to England from the Beagle voyage was one of extraordinary activity and productivity in which he became recognised as a naturalist of outstanding ability, as an author and editor, and as a professional…

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  • … The seven-year period following Darwin's return to England from the Beagle  voyage was one of …

Origin

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Darwin’s most famous work, Origin, had an inauspicious beginning. It grew out of his wish to establish priority for the species theory he had spent over twenty years researching. Darwin never intended to write Origin, and had resisted suggestions in 1856…

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  • … Darwin’s most famous work, Origin, had an inauspicious beginning. It grew out of his wish to …