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From John Lubbock   28 February 1863

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Will come to dine on Monday unless he hears to the contrary.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Feb 1863
Classmark:  DAR 170: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4017

To George Maw   28 February [1863]

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Thanks GM for a curious lily.

Recommends some papers on coal.

Gives his opinion on the importance of forming theories if one is to be a good and original observer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Maw
Date:  28 Feb [1863]
Classmark:  Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Library (MAW/1/9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4018
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The Mount, Shrewsbury

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Letters from home

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  • … Darwin writes in preparation for the voyage, and his father and sisters write with news from home …

Orundellico (Jemmy Button)

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Orundellico was one of the Yahgan, or canoe people of the southern part of Tierra del Fuego.  He was the fourth hostage taken by Robert FitzRoy, captain of HMS Beagle, in 1830 following the theft of the small surveying boat. This fourteen-year old boy was…

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  • … ‘so complete and grievous a change ’ (Darwin 1845, p. 228). The clean, stout lad was now ‘ a naked …

Yokcushlu (Fuegia Basket)

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Yokcushlu was one of the Alakaluf, or canoe people from the western part of Tierra del Fuego. She was one of the hostages seized by Robert FitzRoy, captain of HMS Beagle, after the small boat used for surveying the narrow inlets of the coast of Tierra del…

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  • … interpretation) some days on board’ (Darwin 1845, p. 228 n.).  Joseph Dalton Hooker told Darwin that …

Darwin in letters, 1847-1850: Microscopes and barnacles

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Darwin's study of barnacles, begun in 1844, took him eight years to complete. The correspondence reveals how his interest in a species found during the Beagle voyage developed into an investigation of the comparative anatomy of other cirripedes and…

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  • … in little frequented countries.’ ( Collected papers  1: 228). Not surprisingly, the leading …