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From Daniel Oliver   27 February 1863

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Answers CD’s query on Primula longiflora and P. scotica.

Would like abstract of CD’s paper ["Two forms of Linum", Collected papers 2: 93–105] for Natural History Review.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Feb 1863
Classmark:  DAR 108: 178
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4015

From Thomas Wright   27 February 1863

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Regrets he did not make the statement [unspecified] referred to by CD.

Believes the Origin has been very valuable, even among those not disposed to agree with transmutation, in giving a great check to "species manufacture".

Author:  Thomas Wright
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Feb 1863
Classmark:  DAR 181: 178
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4016
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Tierra del Fuego

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Barren coasts of Patagonia

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  • … Tells of the hostility of coasts of Tierra del Fuego to the insect world. …

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

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George Eliot was the pen name of celebrated Victorian novelist Mary Ann Evans (1819-1880). She was born on the outskirts of Nuneaton in Warwickshire and was educated at boarding schools from the age of five until she was 16. Her education ended when she…

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  • … towards brave clearness and honesty!' (Haight 1954–78 3: 227).     …

'An Appeal' against animal cruelty

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The four-page pamphlet transcribed below and entitled 'An Appeal', was composed jointly by Emma and Charles Darwin (see letter from Emma Darwin to W. D. Fox, [29 September 1863]). The pamphlet, which protested against the cruelty of steel vermin…

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  • … of categories of wild birds by sportsmen (Sheail 1976, pp. 22–7, Allen 1994, p. 177), and which some …

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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  • … to J. S. Henslow, March 1834;  Narrative  2 (Appendix): 227). ‘Philosophical tracts’, Darwin …