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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
  • … *128). For clarity, the transcript does not record Darwins alterations. The spelling and
  • book had been consulted. Those cases where it appears that Darwin made a genuine deletion have been
  • to be Read [DAR *119: Inside Front Cover] C. Darwin June 1 st . 1838
  • … [DAR *119: 2v.] Whites regular gradation in man [C. White 1799] Lindleys
  • … [Reimarius 1760] The Highlands & Western Isl ds  letter to Sir W Scott [MacCulloch 1824
  • 183440]: In Portfolio ofabstracts34  —letter from Skuckard of books on Silk Worm
  • 1842]. Life of D. of Marlborough [A. Alison 1848]— (read) Montagus Translat of Visa
  • The Emigrant, Head [F. B. Head 1846] St. Johns Highlands [C. W. G. Saint John 1846] …
  • 1834] (& of Europe?) [Gould 18327] & of Australia [Gould 1848]; well worth studying for
  • … [Dandolo 1825] /good/ M rs  Whitby [Whitby 1848] In Library of Entomological Society & …
  • … [E. Phipps 1850] L d . Harveys Memoirs [Hervey 1848] Cuming Lion Hunter [Cumming
  • M rs  Frys Life [Fry 1847] Horace Walpoles letter to C t . of Ossory [Walpole 1848] …
  • B.M. 6. 6. Black Edin. Longman [Ramsay 1848] St. Johns Nat. Hist. of Sutherlanshire, Murray
  • … [Fellows 1839] Catherine 48 Life of Collins R.A. [Collins 1848] Phases of Faith
  • 1859] } Fanny The Woman in White [Collins 1860] } Hensleigh [DAR *128: 151] …
  • very good —— 28 Vol. IV. Moores life by Lord J. Russell [T. Moore 18536] [DAR 128: …
  • … (detestable) Nov. 27 th . Moores Life by Lord J. Russell [T. Moore 18536] Vol VI
  • … (Liebig 1851). 50  Probably Elizabeth Wedgwood. 51  This note is a
  • withXin brown crayon. 101  Fanny Hensleigh, i.e., Frances Mackintosh Wedgwood. …
  • 1848Memoirs of the life of William   Collins, Esq., R.A.  2 vols. London.  *119: 23; 119: …
  • …  [Paris]. [Other eds.]  119: 19a Hind, John Russell. [1852].  The solar system: a   …
  • 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. …