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Buenos Ayres

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Bones from Argentina

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  • … Writes of sending home fossil finds at Bahia Blanca and Guardia del Monte from his overland …

Edward Lumb

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Edward Lumb was born in Yorkshire. According to the memoirs of his daughter Anne, Lady Macdonell, he travelled to Buenos Aires aged sixteen with his merchant uncle, Charles Poynton, and after some fortunate enterprises set up in business there. In 1833…

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  • … Edward Lumb was born in Yorkshire. According to the memoirs of his daughter Anne, Lady Macdonell, …

Life of Erasmus Darwin

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The Life of Erasmus Darwin (1879) was a curious departure for Darwin. It was intended as a biographical note to accompany an essay on Erasmus's scientific work by the German writer Ernst Krause. But Darwin became immersed in his grandfather's…

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  • … a mental anachronism which no one can envy' ( Life , p. 216). Darwin's biographical …

Books on the Beagle

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‘Considering the limited disposable space in so very small a ship, we contrived to carry more instruments and books than one would readily suppose could be stowed away in dry and secure places’. So wrote Captain FitzRoy in the Narrative (2: 18). CD, in his…

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  • … Proceedings of the Geological Society of London  1 (1834): 21–6. (DAR 35.2: 357). Carne, …

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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  • … American Journal of Science and   Arts ] vol. 44 p. 1 to 216 —— vol 45— Whole vol. …