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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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  • … 1791] at Maer. Find out from Statistical Soc. where M. Quetelet has published his laws about …
  • … in Library of Hort. Soc. [DAR *119:5v.] M c .Neil 16  has written good article …
  • … Rev. on Walker on Intermarriage [A. Walker 1838] M me  Necker on Education [A. A. Necker …
  • … Indian Archipelago— [DAR *119: 6v.] Read M r  Bennetts & other Edit. by Hon. …
  • … Flora Japonica [Thunberg 1784] in Geograph. Soc. M r  Winch catalogue of plants of …
  • … by Rennie [Bechstein 1835] Some facts on cross-bred animals, M r  Yarrell has it?? Walker …
  • … p. 291 Athenæum 1839. p. 546— M r  Conrad has published work on fossil …
  • … de races Humaines [W. F. Edwards 1829]; read Letter to M. Therry [Broughton 1832]— a 2 d  Edit …
  • … read Quarterly Review 1839. p. 336 [Broderip] 1839]. M r  Beale’s book on Whaling [Beale …
  • … ordre analytique, avec l’indication de leurs genres, par M. Latreille, 1 vol. 8vo. 9 s . …
  • … Duhamel worth reading [?Duhamel du Monceau 1764] M. Soulange Bodin has somewhere written on …
  • … topography of N. American plants. [?Michaux 1803].— M r  Nuttall has written naturalist …
  • … of Wesley [Southey 1820].— Middlton Life of Cicero [Middleton 1741] W. Meister’s Life …
  • … of books on Silk Worm Physiological  Papers of M r  Knight from Hort: & Royal Soc. …
  • … [DAR *119: 17v.] At end of 2 d . Vol of Müller Phy. [Müller 1837–42] references to some …
  • … British Museum Traite Elementair  Palæontologie M. Pictet [Pictet 1844–5]— Forbes?? …
  • … Berlin 1836.— “Vergleich: Anat der Myxinoiden”. Müller [Müller 1837] Towards end of paper describes  …
  • … Ueber den Begriff der Pflanzenart [Bernhardi 1834] (M. Gerard. experiments on species [Gérard 1844]. …
  • … 2 d  Vol.— extracted [DAR 119: 8a] Middleton’s Free Enquiry on Miracles …
  • … August 5 th  Middleton’s life of Cicero. 2 Vols [Middleton 1741] 15 th  W. Scott’s life …
  • … Peacock, George. 1855.  Life of Thomas Young, M.D., F.R.S.  London.  *128: 172; 128: 21 …

Darwin in letters, 1878: Movement and sleep

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In 1878, Darwin devoted most of his attention to the movements of plants. He investigated the growth pattern of roots and shoots, studying the function of specific organs in this process. Working closely with his son Francis, Darwin devised a series of…

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  • … Samuel Haughton. ‘If I do write’, George worried, ‘I’m pretty sure to get in Haughton’s ill favour …