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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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  • … of  The correspondence of Charles Darwin Repository  – search for letters from …
  • … using its archival classmark? First use the “Repository” filter to select the location you …
  • … to search for 115: 23 in the Darwin Archive, using the Repository filter select “Cambridge …

Darwin's life in letters

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For all his working life, Darwin used letters as a way both of discussing ideas and gathering the ‘great quantities of facts’ that he used in developing and supporting his theories. They form a fascinating collection from many hundreds of correspondents,…

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  • … later hazards, more than 8000 still survive in the main repository of his papers, the Darwin Archive …

Technical

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Darwin Correspondence Project letter transcriptions have now been converted into TEI P5 XML (http://www.tei-c.org/Guidelines/P5/),  widely recognised as the industry standard for the markup of historical texts, with the metadata for the correspondence…

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  • … Our editorial data is held in a password protected git repository at bitbucket.org, which provides …

ESHS 2018: 19th century scientific correspondence networks

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Sunday 16 September, 16:00-18.00, Institute of Education, Room 802   Session chair: Paul White (Darwin Correspondence Project); Discussion chair: Francis Neary (Darwin Correspondence Project) This session marks the formal launch of Ɛpsilon …

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  • … of 19th century science and its archives have become the repository of correspondences to and from …

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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  • … morality, the mind, knowledge, and so forth. So, he’s a repository for debate about debates that we …

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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  • … probably worth reading [Dampier 1697] Sportsman’s repository 4 to . [W. H. Scott 1820]— …
  • … pseud.  (John Lawrence). 1820.  The   sportman’s repository; comprising a series of highly …

Darwin in letters, 1877: Flowers and honours

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Ever since the publication of Expression, Darwin’s research had centred firmly on botany. The year 1877 was no exception. The spring and early summer were spent completing Forms of flowers, his fifth book on a botanical topic. He then turned to the…

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  • … of human evolution, and his correspondence became a great repository for curious facts and more …