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From the Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences, Berlin   26 February 1863

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A diploma. CD is elected a corresponding member.

Author:  Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences; Berlin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Feb 1863
Classmark:  DAR 229: 50a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4014F
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List of correspondents

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Below is a list of Darwin's correspondents with the number of letters for each one. Click on a name to see the letters Darwin exchanged with that correspondent.    "A child of God" (1) Abberley,…

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  • … Berkeley, M. J. (12) Berlin (1) …
  • … (2) Secretary, K. Preuss. Akad. Wiss., Berlin (1) …

Hermann Müller

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Hermann (Heinrich Ludwig Hermann) Müller, was born in Mühlberg near Erfurt in 1829. He was the younger brother of Fritz Müller (1822–97). Following the completion of his secondary education at Erfurt in 1848, he studied natural sciences at Halle and Berlin…

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  • … at Erfurt in 1848, he studied natural sciences at Halle and Berlin, focusing on botany, zoology, and …
  • … spent a probationary year teaching at a secondary school in Berlin and then half a year as a …

Fritz Müller

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Fritz Müller, a German who spent most of his life in political exile in Brazil, described Darwin as his second father, and Darwin's son, Francis, wrote that, although they never met 'the correspondence with Müller, which continued to the close of…

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  • … for a year before beginning his university career in 1841 at Berlin, where he studied mathematics …
  • … he spent three semesters at Greifswald before returning to Berlin to complete his studies and where, …

Biodiversity and its histories

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The Darwin Correspondence Project was co-sponsor of Biodiversity and its Histories, which brought together scholars and researchers in ecology, politics, geography, anthropology, cultural history, and history and philosophy of science, to explore how…

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  • … Georg Toepfer (Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Berlin):  Unequivocal ethical concern in …
  • … David Sepkoski (MPI for the History of Science, Berlin):  Extinction and the value of diversity …

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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  • … üb das Geschtecht der Pflanzes—also Nacht. von einigen Berlin 1763? [Kölreuter 1761–6] …
  • … der Königlichen Akad: der Wissen: Aus dem Jahre 1834.— Berlin 1836.— “Vergleich: Anat der Myxinoiden …
  • … [Sageret 1830] 19 th  Abhand. Konig. Ak. Berlin. 1834. Müller on Myxine [Müller 1837] …
  • … ausgeführten wissenschaftlichen   Expedition . 12 vols. Berlin.  *128: 165 Leroy, …
  • … 1, bk 2: “Beobachtungen und Bemerkungen über Chile”.) Berlin. [Abstract in DAR 205.4: 33.]  119: …
  • … Ueber die geographische Vertheilung   der Säugethiere . Berlin.  119: 18a Mitchell, …
  • … der königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu   Berlin  , pp. 15–48.  *119: 18v.; 119: 18a …
  • …   voyage fait aux Îles Malouines en 1763–64.  2 vols. Berlin. [Darwin Library.]  119: 1a …
  • … zur Anthropologie   und allgemeinen Naturgeschichte . Berlin. [Darwin Library.]  128: 14 …
  • … Grundzügen einer allgemeinen Pflanzengeographie . Berlin.  *119: 4v. ——. 1852.  The …
  • … der Natur im Bau   und in der Befruchtung der Blumen . Berlin. [Darwin Library.]  119: 11a …
  • … Archiv für Naturgeschichte . Edited by A. F. Wiegmann. Berlin. 1835–.  119: 11a …

Frederick Burkhardt (1912-2007)

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Founding editor, Darwin Correspondence Project Fred, as he was known to all who worked with him, first conceived of a project to publish all of Darwin’s correspondence in 1974 on his retirement as President of the American Council of Learned Societies,…

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  • … Second World War, and was part of the US administration of Berlin in its aftermath. He became a …

Frank Chance

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The Darwin archive not only contains letters, manuscript material, photographs, books and articles but also all sorts of small, dry specimens, mostly enclosed with letters. Many of these enclosures have become separated from the letters or lost altogether,…

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  • … study of languages. In 1858 he translated Rudolf Virchow’s Berlin lectures on cellular pathology …

ESHS 2018: 19th century scientific correspondence networks

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Sunday 16 September, 16:00-18.00, Institute of Education, Room 802   Session chair: Paul White (Darwin Correspondence Project); Discussion chair: Francis Neary (Darwin Correspondence Project) This session marks the formal launch of Ɛpsilon …

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  • … In the period 1992-2000 he was selected for fellowships at Berlin (“Walther Rathenau” Fellowship, …

Darwin in letters, 1863: Quarrels at home, honours abroad

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At the start of 1863, Charles Darwin was actively working on the manuscript of The variation of animals and plants under domestication, anticipating with excitement the construction of a hothouse to accommodate his increasingly varied botanical experiments…

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  • … member of the Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences, Berlin (see Correspondence vol. 11, Appendix …

Darwin in letters, 1864: Failing health

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On receiving a photograph from Charles Darwin, the American botanist Asa Gray wrote on 11 July 1864: ‘the venerable beard gives the look of your having suffered, and … of having grown older’.  Because of poor health, Because of poor health, Darwin…

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  • … in Bonn, Rudolf Leuckart in Giessen, and Alexander Braun in Berlin. Darwin’s most ardent …

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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  • … vols. Paris, 1770. (DAR 32.2: 132v.). Darwin Library–CUL, Berlin 1769 ed. †† (vol. 2). …

Was Darwin an ecologist?

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One of the most fascinating aspects of Charles Darwin’s correspondence is the extent to which the experiments he performed at his home in Down, in the English county of Kent, seem to prefigure modern scientific work in ecology.

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  • … von Charles Darwin reformirte Descendenz-Theorie . 2 vols. Berlin: Georg Reimer. Haeckel, …

Darwin in letters, 1867: A civilised dispute

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Charles Darwin’s major achievement in 1867 was the completion of his large work, The variation of animals and plants under domestication (Variation). The importance of Darwin’s network of correspondents becomes vividly apparent in his work on expression in…

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  • …   Charles Darwin’s major achievement in 1867 was the completion of his large work,  The …

Darwin in letters,1866: Survival of the fittest

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The year 1866 began well for Charles Darwin, as his health, after several years of illness, was now considerably improved. In February, Darwin received a request from his publisher, John Murray, for a new edition of  Origin. Darwin got the fourth…

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  • … The year 1866 began well for Charles Darwin, as his health, after several years of illness, was …

Darwin in letters, 1874: A turbulent year

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The year 1874 was one of consolidation, reflection, and turmoil for Darwin. He spent the early months working on second editions of Coral reefs and Descent of man; the rest of the year was mostly devoted to further research on insectivorous plants. A…

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  • … The year 1874 was one of consolidation, reflection, and turmoil for Darwin. He spent the early …