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Insectivorous plants

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 In this song the lyrics are based on Darwin's statements about insectivorous plants in his letters. Darwin’s work on insectivorous plants began by accident. When he was on holiday in the summer of 1860, staying with his wife’s relatives in…

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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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  • … going to let Darwin off the hook. GRAY:   110   [You have] not brought forward [any …
  • … 109  C DARWIN TO A GRAY, 21 JULY 1861 110 QUOTED IN  C DARWIN TO A GRAY, 17 FEBRUARY …

Maer

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Darwin's father's objections to the voyage

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  • … Letters from the Wedgwood residence, including Darwin persuading his father to let him go on the …

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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  • … illustrated work on Legumes [?Vilmorin-Andrieux 1851–7] 110 [DAR *128: 154] …
  • …  CD marked this entry with ‘O’ in pencil. 110  CD marked this entry with ‘O’ in pencil …

Capturing Darwin’s voice: audio of selected letters

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On a sunny Wednesday in June 2011 in a makeshift recording studio somewhere in Cambridge, we were very pleased to welcome Terry Molloy back to the Darwin Correspondence Project for a special recording session. Terry, known for his portrayal of Davros in Dr…

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  • … On a sunny Wednesday in June 2011 in a makeshift recording studio somewhere in Cambridge, we were …

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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  • … H. Huxley, 7 June 1865, Imperial College, Huxley papers 6: 110). For more on the X-club, see Barton …