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Darwin’s reading notebooks

Summary

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…

Matches: 22 hits

  • 18327] contains all his fathers views Quoted by Owen [Hunter 1837] [DAR *119: 3v.] …
  • There appears to be good art. on Entozore 12  by Owen in Encyclop. of Anat. & Physiology [R. …
  • … [Reimarius 1760] The Highlands & Western Isl ds  letter to Sir W Scott [MacCulloch 1824
  • 183440]: In Portfolio ofabstracts34  —letter from Skuckard of books on Silk Worm
  • The Emigrant, Head [F. B. Head 1846] St. Johns Highlands [C. W. G. Saint John 1846] …
  • June /41/ [Herschel 1841] I see I  must   study  Whewell on Philosophy of Science [Whewell 1840] …
  • 1848] Cuming Lion Hunter [Cumming 1850] Sir C. Phillips Recollections of Curran [C. …
  • M rs  Frys Life [Fry 1847] Horace Walpoles letter to C t . of Ossory [Walpole 1848] …
  • B.M. 6. 6. Black Edin. Longman [Ramsay 1848] St. Johns Nat. Hist. of Sutherlanshire, Murray
  • Liebigs Lectures on Chemistry [Liebig 1851]. Sir John Davies. China during the War and Peace
  • 119: 4a] Lessings Laocoon [Lessing 1836] Whewell inductive History [Whewell 1837] …
  • Boswells life of Johnsons [Boswell 1831] 4 vols 25 Phillips Geology [J. Phillips 18379] …
  • 1807] 24 th   Well  Skimmed (for second time) Whewells Bridgewater Treatise [Whewell
  • Rich d . 2 d . poor. Henry IV [ShakespeareKing Richard IIKing Henry IV ] …
  • 1841]. 2 d . vols. —— 30 th . Smollets William & Mary. & Anne [Smollett 1805].— …
  • … & Forsyth on Forest Trees [Boutcher 1775 and Forsyth 1791] Phillips History of cultivated
  • … [DAR *128: 149] Murray Geograph. Distrib. Price William & Norgate 2126 [A. Murray
  • …  Hinds Solar System [Hind 1852] April 20 th  William Humboldts letters [K. W. von Humboldt
  • 7  Probably a reference to the private library of William Jackson Hooker and his son, Joseph
  • British Association for the Advancement of Science (1854). Richard Owen gave the same paper at the
  • is confused; the citation given is actually that of Richard Owens paper on Dinornis  rather than
  • all sorts of trees, shrubs, and flowers . Revised by Richard Bradley. London.  *119: 19v.; 119: …

Books on the Beagle

Summary

The Beagle was a sort of floating library.  Find out what Darwin and his shipmates read here.

Matches: 24 hits

  • … Captain FitzRoy in the  Narrative  (2: 18). CD, in his letter to Henslow, 9 [September 1831] , …
  • … . . . There will be  plenty  of room for Books.’ (Letter from Robert FitzRoy, 23 September 1831 …
  • … books were kept in the poop cabin where CD worked and slept. John Lort Stokes and Philip Gidley King …
  • … the ‘immense stock’ which CD mentions may be had from a letter FitzRoy wrote to his sister during an …
  • … on board the  Beagle §  —  mentioned in a letter or other source as being on board …
  • … . . compiled from papers . . . of . . . Lord Anson . . . by Richard Walter . London, 1748. ( …
  • … Darwin Library–CUL ††. ‡ Beechey, Frederick William.  Narrative of a voyage to the Pacific …
  • … Naturelle  3 (1834): 84–115. (DAR 37.1: 677v.; letter to J. S. Henslow, 12 July 1835). * …
  • … d’histoire naturelle . 17 vols. Paris, 1822–31. (Letter from J. S. Henslow, 15–21 January [1833]). …
  • … Antoine de.  A voyage round the world.  Translated by John Reinhold Forster. London, 1772. ( …
  • … a report of the proceedings . .  . Cambridge, 1833.  (Letter to Charles Whitley, 23 July 1834). …
  • … of the 2d meeting . . . Oxford, 1832 . London, 1833.  (Letter to J. S. Henslow, March 1834 and …
  • … Travels through Norway and Lapland . . .Translated . . . by John Black. With Notes . . . by Robert …
  • … , etc. London, 1743. (DAR 36.1: 447). Burchell, William John.  Travels in the interior of …
  • … 1826. (DAR 31.2: 333; Stoddart 1962, p.4). Byron, John.  The narrative of the Honourable …
  • … . . .  London, 1798. (DAR 31.2: 318v.). Conybeare, William Daniel and Phillips, William.  …
  • … 255v.; number of volumes on board unknown). Dampier, William.  A new voyage round the world. …
  • … (Letter to Caroline Darwin, 27 December 1835). Ellis, William.  Polynesian researches, …
  • … and western coasts of Australia  (includes: Fitton, William. An account of some geological …
  • … tracts’, Darwin Library–CUL †. Kirby, William and Spence, William.  An introduction to …
  • … of Rio de la Plata.  London, 1825. (DAR 33: 269v.). Owen, William Fitz William.  Narrative …
  • … Library–CUL, Berlin 1769 ed. †† (vol. 2). Phillips, William.  Elementary introducton to . . …
  • … 109v.). Werner, G. See Syme, P. [Whateley, Richard].  A view of the Scripture …
  • … (Letter from Caroline Darwin, 28 October [1833]). § Whewell, William. Essay towards a first …