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From Emma Darwin to J. D. Hooker   [28 April 1864]

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Emma prepares JDH for his visit to Wedgwood factory and Barlaston.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [28 Apr 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 232
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4473

From J. D. Hooker   [after 28 April 1864]

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Forwards a letter from H. W. Bates to JDH announcing HWB’s appointment as Assistant Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 28 Apr 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4474
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Charles Lyell

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As an author, friend and correspondent, Charles Lyell played a crucial role in shaping Darwin's scientific life. Born to a wealthy gentry family in Scotland in 1797, Lyell had a classical and legal education but by the 1820s had become entranced by…

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Darwin & Glen Roy

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Although Darwin was best known for his geological work in South America and other remote Beagle destinations, he made one noteworthy attempt to explain a puzzling feature of British geology.  In 1838, two years after returning from the voyage, he travelled…

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  • … Walk in Darwin’s footsteps:    Click this link to download a field guide to Glen Roy written …

Journal of researches

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The Journal of researches, Darwin’s account of his travels round the world in H.M.S. Beagle, was his first published book. The circumstances of its publication were not shaped by Darwin, however, but by the Beagle’s captain, Robert FitzRoy, who, according…

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Darwin in letters, 1837–1843: The London years to 'natural selection'

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The seven-year period following Darwin's return to England from the Beagle voyage was one of extraordinary activity and productivity in which he became recognised as a naturalist of outstanding ability, as an author and editor, and as a professional…

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  • … The seven-year period following Darwin's return to England from the Beagle  voyage was one of …