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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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  • In April 1838, Darwin began recording the titles of books he had read and the books he wished to
  • … (DAR 119) opens with five pages of text copied from Notebook C and carries on through 1851; the
  • used these notebooks extensively in dating and annotating Darwins letters; the full transcript
  • by H. W. Rutherford ( Catalogue of the library of Charles Darwin now in the Botany School, …
  • … [Reimarius 1760] The Highlands & Western Isl ds  letter to Sir W Scott [MacCulloch 1824
  • Louisiana [darby 1816] & Finch Travels [Finch 1833]. (Lyell) Maximilian in Brazil [Wied
  • 183440]: In Portfolio ofabstracts34  —letter from Skuckard of books on Silk Worm
  • of Mexico [W. H. Prescott 1843], strongly recommended by Lyell (read) Berkeleys Works
  • June /41/ [Herschel 1841] I see I  must   study  Whewell on Philosophy of Science [Whewell 1840] …
  • in Hort. Soc. Hooker? Rogets Bridgewater Treatise [Roget 1834]: very good, abortive organs
  • 1840] [DAR *119: 22v.] Murchisons Russia [Murchison, Verneuil, and Keyserling 1845
  • 1847] good for woodcuts. (Roy. Coll. of Surgeons) M.M Turpin & Poiteau Traité des arbres
  • … [Fellows 1839] Catherine 48 Life of Collins R.A. [Collins 1848] Phases of Faith
  • 119: 4a] Lessings Laocoon [Lessing 1836] Whewell inductive History [Whewell 1837] …
  • letters of M r  Knight July 8 th  M.S. Voyage of Kolff to the Molucca Sea [Kolff 1840] …
  • … & several reviews [Carlyle 18389] Nov 8 th  Murchison Silurian System [Murchison 1839] …
  • 1841]. 2 d . vols. —— 30 th . Smollets William & Mary. & Anne [Smollett 1805].— …
  • … [Heberden 1801] 7 th  Rogets Bridgewater Treatise [Roget 1834] 9 th  Jukes Voyage
  • Versuch einer Gesichte Vienna 1852 [Unger 1852]. 86  p.p. 364. 8 vo  (Much on Distribution of
  • … [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
  • 1859]. (goodish) 1  The personal library of Charles Stokes from whom CD borrowed books
  • in brown crayon. 101  Fanny Hensleigh, i.e., Frances Mackintosh Wedgwood. …
  • Lorenzo Benoni; or, passages in the   life of an Italian [i.e., Giovanni Ruffini] . Edinburgh and
  • 1848Memoirs of the life of William   Collins, Esq., R.A.  2 vols. London.  *119: 23; 119: …
  • by Richard Owen.  Vol. 4 of  The works of John Hunter, F.R.S. with notes . Edited by James F. …
  • Robert. 1843Memoirs of the life of John   Constable, R.A., composed chiefly of his letters. …