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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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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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  • … Here is a list of people that appeared in the  photograph album Darwin received for his …

People

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This section is about Charles Darwin and his correspondents. It is divided into the following areas: Key correspondents The Beagle voyage networks Family and friends Darwin's scientific networks Readers and critics Publishers, artists…

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  • … This section is about Charles Darwin and his correspondents. It is divided into the following …

Interview with Pietro Corsi

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Pietro Corsi is Professor of the History of Science at the University of Oxford. His book Evolution Before Darwin is due to be published in 2010 by Oxford University Press. Date of interview: 17 July 2009 Transcription 1: Introduction …

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  • … see, the French scene deserves close attention. I think that people have been working – and doing …
  • … , but let’s say, ?the Institution of Science?) and people have also assumed that the science which …
  • … each of these dictionaries there is a huge coverage of what people felt important for the …
  • … distorting our appreciation at a very basic level: what were people talking about? Now, that …
  • … public press. Not only that, but he also produced, or had people writing for him, articles showing …
  • … more the French government moves to the right wing, the more people try to start saying that …
  • … officer of the Napoleonic army becomes a kind of person who people have to trust to put the country …
  • … to curb atheism, but even more worried [of] subversion and people not being friendly to the …
  • … professional structure, of the Anglican clergymen. I found people endorsing moderate forms of …
  • … of Noah’s ark. It is surprising the extent to which these people knew about Continental science. …
  • … I still believe up to the mid-1830s not many English people knew German. (The evidence of that is …
  • … academic climbing to a completely different mindset. But people always try to say how original they …
  • … more important. Let me give you one instance. For people like John Fleming , the Scottish …
  • … atheism implicit in Lamarck. By 1830 in England, a lot of people are really worried that Lamarckian …
  • … By 1834, the issue was almost academic within a lot of people, and William Whewell, in 1837, wrongly …
  • … at is that by the time in which Darwin sets to read these people – Lamarck, Bory de Saint-Vincent, …
  • … more [part of a] burning debate, [a] hot debate, on which people feel things are at stake. So I …
  • … that. I simply say that he’s tried to think, who are the people who said something [about evolution …
  • … who said something. And naturally so, because by 1860 these people were curiosities, whereas if you …
  • … a seat at the Academy of Sciences in botany, not in zoology. People felt challenged. The earliest …
  • … I think that is totally not true. But nevertheless, people who say that Lamarck cut no ice in France …
  • … Lamarck has not said what Darwin said, even though some people say, well, within Darwin there …
  • … everyone believed that throughout Europe; very few people doubted that. The question is to what an …
  • … thesis as broad as that – ?French science declined? - people are now finding a lot of counter …
  • … language. That is, that was not mainstream. Certainly, people who used Darwin in that way in France, …

Site index

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List of all letters in chronological order List of all people mentioned in letters List of all bibliographic references in letters List of correspondents

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  • … of all letters in chronological order List of all people mentioned in letters …

Introduction to the Satire of FitzRoy's Narrative of the Voyages of the Adventure and Beagle

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'a humble toadyish follower…': Not all pictures of Darwin during the Beagle voyage are flattering.  Published here for the first time is a complete transcript of a satirical account of the Beagle’s brief visit in 1836 to the Cocos Keeling islands…

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  • … of those who lived on Cocos-Keeling – whether enslaved people, indentured servants, or wage …
  • … matters. Thus, the manuscript illustrates how ships, people, goods, books and even clay soil (as …
  • … with numbers in square brackets.   Key people mentioned in the manuscript …
  • … Borneo , and in 1820 he sailed Hare and a party of his ‘people’ (slaves or servants) to Cape of …
  • … 1827. He claimed to be surprised to find Hare and his people already in residence on the northern …
  • … for the settlement. Hare wanted solitude, and control of his people; he was not interested in …
  • … between Malay labourers  and a British citizen. About 50 people left the settlement after this …

Boat Memory

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Boat Memory was one of the indigenous people from Tierra del Fuego brought back to England by Robert FitzRoy, captain of HMS Beagle, in 1830, but he remains as ghostly a figure as his name. What he was called by his own people is unknown, but the name Boat…

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  • … Boat Memory was one of the indigenous people from Tierra del Fuego brought back to England by Robert …
  • … ghostly a figure as his name. What he was called by his own people is unknown, but the name Boat …
  • … Boat Memory, a member of the Alakaluf tribe, or canoe people from the western part of Tierra del …
  • … to Tierra del Fuego to act as moral exemplars to their own people and as interpreters for passing …
  • … Chapman, Anne. 2010.  European encounters with the Yamana people of Cape Horn, before and after …

Satire of FitzRoy's Narrative of the Voyages of the Adventure and Beagle, by John Clunies Ross. Transcription by Katharine Anderson

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[f.146r Title page] Voyages of the Adventure and Beagle Supplement / to the 2nd 3rd and Appendix Volumes of the First / Edition Written / for and in the name of the Author of those / Volumes By J.C. Ross. / Sometime Master of a…

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  • … according to their usual practice – they kill all the old people, and men who fall into their hands …
  • … – those Settlements were all originally made – or those people who have voluntarily gone to those …
  • … flocks – extorting first fruits and tithes from the poor people, whom they scarcely see, once in a …
  • … The democratic inclinations – to wit – of People whom I also represent as being Royalists par …
  • … was colonized – we have not as yet seen or heard of such people as “New South Welshmen” or “women” – …
  • … in the month of December, on board a Schooner, with these people and wrote to his brother – who was …
  • … round to Eastward of Madeira Island, and take him and these people from the Schooner lying there on …
  • … Salmond of the Bombay Marine) inquired concerning these people's condition “oh – they are my …
  • … documents were taken on board the ship and delivered to the people by the hands of two of the office …
  • … had formerly been.” The clerks said nothing – and the people not understanding the English writing – …
  • … subject. In reality – not more than five of these people had ever been legally purchased by …
  • … and fully understood by them. But most certainly they (these people) would not have listened in …
  • … Cape Colony Mr Hare purchased a farm-estate and set these people to work on it under an overseer or …
  • … – induced Mr H. to resolve on quitting and taking these people off with him – whilst he would be …
  • … of which that bay is situated) there to embark him and the people. In Hout Bay he kept her lying …
  • … Oporto, spoke the language – and liked the custom of the people) after passing the Cape – he changed …
  • … and put in to Croee for more – there two men of these people swam ashore in the night – and made …
  • … reasons “that he was carrying hither and thither those people – and treating them as slaves which …
  • … to run the risk again.” “Oh! Then land me and my people at once – I will send you on to Java with …
  • … Next morning he landed and found Mr Hare with a few of these people (whom he designated …
  • … and sent to Batavia for the Mary – to carry you and your people to somewhere else” – so now read …
  • … I have repeatedly impressed upon them that before seeing my people settled to my satisfaction in a …
  • … somewhere else before long] “to come and superintend the people there” – “well suppose he comes here …
  • … told him – would be the probable fate of himself and the people at the Andamans from the insalubrity …
  • … the furthest position from that occupied by Mr H and his people – greatly to the displeasure of Mr H …
  • … time suspected that it was. However very soon after Mr H’s people perceived that Mr Ross was settled …
  • … to Sunrise – N.B. – this was the main body of these people thus kept on the West Island – about …
  • … R’s – own knowledge of their not being slaves but free people who had ^been^ maneuvered out of their …
  • … – but he made no alteration in his treatment of the people – and disagreed with Mr Downie because …

Journal of researches

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Within two months of the Beagle’s arrival back in England in October 1836, Darwin, although busy with distributing his specimens among specialists for description, and more interested in working on his geological research, turned his mind to the task of…

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  • … by Darwin for the ‘ the copies I presented to different people ’. Never having received a penny …
  • … told Lyell, adding that authors, ‘ who like you, educate people’s minds as well as teach them …

Photograph album of German and Austrian scientists

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The album was sent to Darwin to mark his birthday on 12 February 1877 by the civil servant Emil Rade, and contained 165 portraits of German and Austrian scientists. The work was lavishly produced and bound in blue velvet with metal embossing. Its ornate…

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  • … of natural history Charles Darwin). Most of the people in the album were faculty members of …
  • … botanist,  Julius Wiesner .  Missing people Some of Darwin's German colleagues …

Was Darwin an ecologist?

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One of the most fascinating aspects of Charles Darwin’s correspondence is the extent to which the experiments he performed at his home in Down, in the English county of Kent, seem to prefigure modern scientific work in ecology.

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  • … what we consider to be ecology, look into the past for people doing just that, and call it, if not …
  • … though, it is important. When we try to understand what people do, a grasp of what they think they …
  • … By Darwin’s time the term was associated particularly with people who made collections and …
  • … was not unusual. The existence of God had been for most people a basic assumption that provided an …
  • … in science; he studied the right books, knew the right people, learnt the right skills, and …
  • … underlying assumptions of earlier natural historians. Many people believed that the natural world …
  • … revised many times) is thrown into relief.   People Boole, Mary Everest. …

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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  • … had an idea which he knew was going to be shocking to many people, and it's pretty clear that …
  • … in which his ideas were going to have great value to other people. He thought he might have ideas …
  • … . We have things we can work out from letters that other people wrote to him, especially Emma. We …
  • … of the Origin of Species , only then, really, did people start asking him for his views. And …
  • … faith: why - the points I've made - easy or difficult; why people made it - the challenge of …
  • … I find it difficult to think of it as a real idea - that people really believed it - but I think we …
  • … very clear in his own writing and in his letters to other people: always questioning, always …
  • … say. The first thing is that he was quite clear with other people in the village, other gentry in …
  • … a social institution to be supported because it guided other people - he was a man of his time: he …
  • … a purely scientific observation, is presented by many people as a piece of autobiography. In …

Search tips

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In this section: The three basic searches Using filters to refine search Using facets to refine search results What is (and isn’t) in here? How do I… …Find all letters exchanged with a particular correspondent? …Find letters written by…

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  • … date. By keyword or exact phrase in the biographies of people mentioned in the letters, and …
  • … group identifiers (“flora” eg),  index terms such as people, institutions, and places, and some more …
  • … letters will be added as funds become available. People:  The site has brief biographical …
  • … else mentioned in the letters.  A keyword search in “People” will search these biographical entries. …
  • … letters referring to a particular person? To find people mentioned in the letters, search …

Interview with Tim Lewens

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Dr Tim Lewens is a Lecturer in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of Organisms and artifacts (2004), which examines the language and arguments for design in biology and philosophy, and of…

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  • … I think it’s aninteresting question about why it is that people call themselves Darwinians now. One …
  • … issues about God, issues that go to the very heart of what people have tended to think of as deep …
  • … of areas then it’s hardly surprising, I think, that some people are going to want to call themselves …
  • … that kind of all-encompassing aspect that, as I say, some people have viewed as certainly inherent …
  • … the idea of natural selection. One of the things that many people claim for the idea of natural …
  • … simple idea with extremely general application. And many people think that natural selection is …
  • … characterise natural selection in such a general way, then people begin to apply it to all kinds of …
  • … to have such an enormous significance and why, for some people, it is a kind of world view. It’s …

Yokcushlu (Fuegia Basket)

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Yokcushlu was one of the Alakaluf, or canoe people from the western part of Tierra del Fuego. She was one of the hostages seized by Robert FitzRoy, captain of HMS Beagle, after the small boat used for surveying the narrow inlets of the coast of Tierra del…

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  • … Yokcushlu was one of the Alakaluf, or canoe people from the western part of Tierra del Fuego. She …
  • … to Tierra del Fuego to act as moral exemplars to their own people and interpreters for passing …
  • … with Elleparu and  Orundellico, met a select group of people, including FitzRoy’s relations, men …
  • … Chapman, Anne. 2010.  European encounters with the Yamana people of Cape Horn, before and after …

Elleparu (York Minster)

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Elleparu was one of the Alakaluf, or canoe people from the western part of Tierra del Fuego. He was captured by Robert FitzRoy, captain of HMS Beagle, in 1830 after one the small boats used for surveying the narrow inlets of the coast of Tierra del Fuego…

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  • … Elleparu was one of the Alakaluf, or canoe people from the western part of Tierra del Fuego. He was …
  • … as an intermediary between the English and the indigenous people of Tierra del Fuego. He chose …
  • … Chapman, Anne. 2010.  European encounters with the Yamana people of Cape Horn, before and after …

Exercise: Caricatures of Science

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Caricatures provide intriguing insights into both ideals and transgressions of gender. The following six images show caricatured representations of nineteenth-century men and women of science. They provide insight into the boundaries of what was deemed …

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  • … nineteenth century? 4. What do the images (and the people featured in them) tell us about …

Discussion Questions and Essay Questions

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There are a wide range of possibilities for opening discussion and essay writing on Darwin’s correspondence.  We have provided a set of sample discussion questions and essay questions, each of which focuses on a particular topic or correspondent in depth.…

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  • … so important for Darwin? How did Darwin encourage people he did not know to write to him? …
  • … knowledge does Darwin assume when he writes to different people? What sort of things could one …
  • … a potentially controversial topic? What reasons did people have for writing to Darwin? …

Orundellico (Jemmy Button)

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Orundellico was one of the Yahgan, or canoe people of the southern part of Tierra del Fuego.  He was the fourth hostage taken by Robert FitzRoy, captain of HMS Beagle, in 1830 following the theft of the small surveying boat. This fourteen-year old boy was…

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  • … Orundellico was one of the Yahgan, or canoe people of the southern part of Tierra del Fuego.  He was …
  • … sense of sympathy. Even though, as a member of a seafaring people, he could not understand Darwin’s …
  • … 1864 he discovered that an epidemic had killed many of his people, including his father. Despite …
  • … Chapman, Anne. 2010.  European encounters with the Yamana people of Cape Horn, before and after …

Language: Interview with Gregory Radick

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Darwin made a famous comment about parallels between changes in language and species change. Gregory Radick, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at Leeds University, talks about the importance of the development of language to Darwin, what…

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  • … that tended to survive, and to reproduce, and to make more people who were capable of doing the same …
  • … there’s a little scholarly debate, and on the one side are people who say that Darwin couldn’t …
  • … But that’s not what we find, say the critics. We can find people in the most debased circumstances, …
  • … are as lowly as the rest of these cultures, so lowly people speak lowly languages. Now this is a …
  • … missionary effort going in that part of the world with those people. So part of the surprise he was …
  • … groups, it was because, for their own reasons, a number of people came to think that the idea of a …
  • … and still being read with profit by scientifically engaged people now. Linguists can still often be …
  • … Nearer to Darwin’s own day, I don’t think that most people who were already Darwinians just …
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