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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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  • … from his wife and unable to obtain a divorce. He and Evans set up home together and faced …

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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  • … Composite caricature of a male entomologist, by G. Spratt. Lithographed by G. E. Madeley and …
  • … width="203"] Lydia Becker, Copyright © Mary Evans Picture Library / The Women's …

Darwin in letters, 1874: A turbulent year

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The year 1874 was one of consolidation, reflection, and turmoil for Darwin. He spent the early months working on second editions of Coral reefs and Descent of man; the rest of the year was mostly devoted to further research on insectivorous plants. A…

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  • … allowed ‘a spirit séance’ at his home ( letter from T. G. Appleton, 2 April 1874 ). Back …
  • … conciseness & clearness of your thought’ ( letter from G. H. Darwin, 20 April 1874 ). …
  • … the spread of various mental and physical disorders (G. H. Darwin 1873b). In July 1874, an anonymous …
  • … over the ‘scurrilous libel’ on his son ( letter to G. H. Darwin, [27 July 1874] ).  George, …
  • … scurrilous accusation of [a] lying scoundrel’ ( letter to G. H. Darwin, 1 August [1874] ). He …
  • … with Murray on the outcome ( enclosure to letter from G. H. Darwin, 6 [August] 1874 ): …
  • … direct to the Editor & it had been refused’ ( letter from G. H. Darwin, [6 or 7 August 1874] ) …
  • … Mivart (see  Correspondence  vol. 20, letter to St G. J. Mivart, 11 January [1872] ). To Darwin …
  • … theory of exchange value, and the second elliptic integral (G. H. Darwin 1875a, 1875b, 1875d, 1875e) …
  • … in almost total failure of observations in New Zealand (see G. B. Airy ed. 1881). Darwin’s …
  • … her disappointment it was ‘all moonshine’ ( letter from G. H. Darwin, 18 October 1874 ).   …
  • … led to a straining of relations with his neighbour and protégé. After consultation with lawyers over …
  • … nothing is known of George’s experiments ( letter to G. H. Darwin, 27 May [1874] ). However, the …
  • … and often returned to the vomit and ate it ( letter from W. G. Walker, 6 December 1874 ). …
  • … Spencer’s work, and sent a copy to Darwin ( letter from G. J. Romanes, 10 July 1874 ). After a …
  • … bother me & make everything less clear’ ( letter to G. J. Romanes, 28 July [1874] ). …
  • … of course you would do it under chloroform’ ( letter to G. J. Romanes, 27 December 1874 ). He …

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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  • … Fossil Mammalia , by Richard Owen;  Mammalia , by G. R. Waterhouse;  Birds , by John Gould;  …
  • … of publications. The beetles were described by F. W. Hope, G. R. Waterhouse, and C. C. Babington; …
  • … classification (see Henslow 1837a and 1838; W. J. Hooker and G. A. W. Arnott 1836, 1841; J. D. …
  • … its importance to the formulation of his final theory, and Evans 1984, which includes a review of …
  • … on the practice of systematists. As the correspondence with G. R. Waterhouse during the 1840s shows, …
  • … the same, though I know what I am looking for' ( Letter to G. R. Waterhouse, [26 July 1843] ) …

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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  • … 1820] in Geolog. Soc. F. Cuvier on Instinct [F. G. Cuvier 1822] read Flourens Edit [Flourens …
  • … 1830]— account of wild cattle Montagu on birds [G. Montagu 1802–13]— facts about close …
  • … of variation in animals in the different isl ds  of E Indian Archipelago— [DAR *119: 6v.] …
  • … “wide range of whales” mentioned. Histoire Générale et particulière des anomalies de l …
  • … l’influence physiologique et pathologique, les rapports généraux, les lois et causes des …
  • … Davy 1828] 31 An analysis of British Ferns. G. W. Francis 4 s  [Francis 1837]— …
  • … Hist of Music [Hogarth 1835] Wilkinson Ægyptian [J. G. Wilkinson 1837–41] read [DAR …
  • … d — Considerations generales sur les Mammif. Isid. G. St. Hilaire. 1826? [I. Geoffroy Saint …
  • … Head [F. B. Head 1846] St. John’s Highlands [C. W. G. Saint John 1846] History of …
  • … 1820] Shelley says is victorious & decisive read Gærtner de fructibus Plantarum [Gaertner …
  • … Naturelle” (Cuvier Paper on Domestication) [F. G. Cuvier 1825] Agricola’s Husbandry (to see …
  • … [Bernhardi 1834] (M. Gerard. experiments on species [Gérard 1844].) read Sageret sur les …
  • … 1724] Life of Wilkie [Cunningham 1843] & Chantry [G. Jones 1849]. Grote’s History …
  • … 119: 17a Eliot, George,  pseud . (Marian Evans Cross). 1859.  Adam   Bede . 3 vols. …