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Dates of composition of Darwin's manuscript on species

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Many of the dates of letters in 1856 and 1857 were based on or confirmed by reference to Darwin’s manuscript on species (DAR 8--15.1, inclusive; transcribed and published as Natural selection). This manuscript, begun in May 1856, was nearly completed by…

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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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  • … Yet their particular courses may have been assigned.   102   So long as gradatory, orderly, and …
  • … ARTICLE IN THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, JULY 1860 102 GRAY’S ARTICLE IN THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, …

Canary Islands

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'Canary scheme'

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  • … Letters about preparing for an unrealised, research trip to the Canary Islands before Darwin was …

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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  • … [DAR *128: 167] Revue Horticol Imp. 1852. p. 102. Naudin Consid. Phil. sur l’espèce [Naudin …
  • … me to read Alexander Blain on Intellect [Bain 1855] 102 Eytons work on the Anatinæ [Eyton …
  • … Phillips and Salter 1846]. Revue Horticole 1852 p. 102 Naudin on Nat. Selection [Naudin 1852] …
  • … Hensleigh, i.e., Frances Mackintosh Wedgwood. 102  CD marked this entry with ‘O’ in …

Darwin’s introduction to geology

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Darwin collected minerals as a child and was introduced to the science of geology at the University of Edinburgh, but he only became actively interested in the subject as he was completing his degree at Cambridge.

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  • … Darwin collected minerals as a child and was introduced to the science of geology during his …

Beauty and the seed

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One of the real pleasures afforded in reading Charles Darwin’s correspondence is the discovery of areas of research on which he never published, but which interested him deeply. We can gain many insights about Darwin’s research methods by following these …

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  • … One of the real pleasures afforded in reading Charles Darwin’s correspondence is the discovery of …

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From J. D. Hooker   26[–7] February 1868KewFeby 26th/68Dear Darwin I have been bursting with impatience to hear what you would say of the Athenæum Review & who wrote it— I could not conceive who…

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Sent from Kew Souce of text DAR 102: 200–3, DAR 94: 67 Physcial …

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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  • … 28 february 1879 Vucht 102 Huizinga Dr. S.P.  …

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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  • … capacity by gradation. In 1852 (Revue Horticole, p. 102), M. Naudin, a distinguished botanist …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

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List of people appearing in the photograph album Darwin received from scientific admirers in the Netherlands for his birthday on 12 February 1877. We are grateful to Hester Loeff for providing this list and for permission to make her research available.…

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  • … Vucht He was Med. Dr.  102 Huizinga Dr. S.P.  …

Origin: the lost changes for the second German edition

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Darwin sent a list of changes made uniquely to the second German edition of Origin to its translator, Heinrich Georg Bronn.  That lost list is recreated here.

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  • … also appears in Origin 4th ed., p. 87. 14.  p. 102. A similar sentence to this also …

The Lyell–Lubbock dispute

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In May 1865 a dispute arose between John Lubbock and Charles Lyell when Lubbock, in his book Prehistoric times, accused Lyell of plagiarism. The dispute caused great dismay among many of their mutual scientific friends, some of whom took immediate action…

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  • … Lyell, [3 June 1865] (Imperial College, Huxley papers 6: 102). 28. Letter from J. D. …