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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
  • the University of Cambridge. These works, catalogued by H. W. Rutherford ( Catalogue of the library
  • … [A. von Humboldt 1811] Richardsons Fauna Borealis [J. Richardson 182937] …
  • Prichard; a 3 d . vol [Prichard 183647] Lawrence [W. Lawrence 1819] read Bory S t
  • Paper on consciousness in brutes Blackwood June 1838 [J. F. Ferrie 1838]. H. C. Watson on
  • … [Reimarius 1760] The Highlands & Western Isl ds  letter to Sir W Scott [MacCulloch 1824
  • … [Flourens 1839] read Quarterly Review 1839. p. 336 [Broderip] 1839]. M r  Beales book on
  • immortality of Soul. amongst Ancients [Toland 1704] Adam Smith Moral Sentiments [A. Smith
  • … . [Knapp] 1838] Read Gleanings in Natural History. By Edward Jesse, Surveyor of Her Majestys
  • 183440]: In Portfolio ofabstracts34  —letter from Skuckard of books on Silk Worm
  • …  in muscles & bones of man & animals.— (Read) Buckland Bridgewater Treatise [Buckland
  • … [Fellows 1839] Catherine 48 Life of Collins R.A. [Collins 1848] Phases of Faith
  • travels in N. America [W. Bartram 1791] May 18 Stanley Familiar Hist. of Birds [E. Stanley
  • 1841]. 2 d . vols. —— 30 th . Smollets William & Mary. & Anne [Smollett 1805].— …
  • … ] 12. Sedgwicks Discourse on Study of Univers [Sedgwick 1850] 28 Steenstrup on
  • … [DAR *128: 149] Murray Geograph. Distrib. Price William & Norgate 2126 [A. Murray
  • … [R. H. Dana [1840] (good) Bertrams [Trollope 1859] & Adam Bede [Eliot 1859] (excellent) …
  • 1859]. (goodish) 1  The personal library of Charles Stokes from whom CD borrowed books
  • from these portfolios is in DAR 205, the letter from William Edward Shuckard to which CD refers has
  • … .) Latin and French. 6 vols. Paris128: 16, 18 [Broderip, William John]. 1839. Beale on
  • 1848Memoirs of the life of William   Collins, Esq., R.A.  2 vols. London.  *119: 23; 119: …
  • Eliot, Georgepseud . (Marian Evans Cross). 1859Adam   Bede . 3 vols. Edinburgh. [Other
  • … . London. [Darwin Pamphlet Collection.]  119: 1a Sedgwick, Adam. 1850A discourse on