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To J. D. Hooker   [10–11 November 1844]

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Origin of Antarctic brash ice.

Further on case of Lycopodium: does JDH know any genera of plants whose species are variable in one continent but not in another? Discussion on variations between floras as regards species richness, and factors affecting geographical distribution. On species, CD expects "that I shall be able to show even to sound naturalists that there are two sides to the question of the immutability of species; – that facts can be viewed and grouped under the notion of allied species having descended from common stocks". Mentions books and papers for and against species mutability. CD believes past absurd ideas arose from no one’s having approached subject on side of variation under domestication.

Would like to see Clarke’s paper

and would welcome visit from JDH.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [10-11 Nov 1844]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-789

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  • … 1842 , which was a longer version of a paper read to the Geological Society in 1839 ( …
  • … Clarke 1839 ). …
  • … 15: 123–37. Clarke, William Branwhite. 1839. A notice of showers of ashes which fell …
  • … on board the Roxburgh, at sea, off the Cape de Verd islands, February, 1839. [ …
  • … Read 6 November 1839. ] Proceedings of the Geological Society of London 3 (1838–42): 145– …
  • … letter from William Herbert, [ c . 27 June 1839]. CD met Alexander von Humboldt in January …

To Joseph Dalton Hooker   [11 January 1844]

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Queries on ratios of species to genera on southern islands. CD’s observations on distribution of Galapagos organisms, and on S. American fossils, and facts he has gathered since, lead him to conclusion that species are not immutable; "it is like confessing a murder".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [11 Jan 1844]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-729

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  • … discovery ships Erebus and Terror in the years 1839–1843, under the command of Captain Sir …
  • … the Cryptogamia of Patagonia and Bolivia in 1839, and the palms of Paraguay and Bolivia in …
  • … parts of CD’s cryptogamic collection in 1839, 1842, and 1845. No letters from Berkeley …
  • … By Charles Darwin. London: Henry Colburn. 1839. Narrative : Narrative of the surveying …
  • … vols. and appendix. London: Henry Colburn. 1839. Notebook D. See de Beer 1960; de Beer and …

To J. D. Hooker   28 October [1845]

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Would like to see JDH’s testimonials.

Disappointed with Kosmos.

Has visited Dean of Manchester, who is very heterodox on species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 Oct [1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 44
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-922

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  • … discovery ships Erebus and Terror in the years 1839–1843, under the command of Captain Sir …
  • … Dean of Manchester, on plant breeding in 1839 (see Correspondence vol.  2). Baillies are …
  • … Clark Ross on the Antarctic expedition of 1839–43, and was at this time publishing the …
  • … the southern and Antarctic regions, during the years 1839–43. 2 vols. London: John Murray. …

To J. D. Hooker   [29 July 1865]

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Was glad to read JDH’s article on glaciers of Yorkshire ["Moraines of the Tees Valley", Reader 6 (1865): 70].

Reader article [6 (1865): 61–2] about English and foreign men of science is unjust.

Lubbock is now lost to science.

B. Verlot’s pamphlet on variations of flowers [Sur la production et la fixation des variétés dans les plantes d’ornement (1865)] is very good.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [29 July 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 273
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4874

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  • … CD probably refers to a meeting in May or June 1839, when he and Hooker were introduced in …
  • … Hooker’s superior on the Erebus voyage, 1839–43 ( LL 2: 19, L.  Huxley ed.  1918, 1: 41–4, …
  • … at the Hunterian Museum on 22 January 1839, when Hooker, William Jackson Hooker, and Asa …
  • … By Charles Darwin. [Read 7 February 1839. ] Philosophical Transactions of the Royal …
  • … from J.  D.  Hooker, 13 July 1865 ). In his 1839 paper, ‘Parallel roads of Glen Roy’ , CD …

To J. D. Hooker   [18 April 1847]

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Thanks for H. C. Watson’s interesting letter. Disagrees with him on intermediate varieties.

CD has read latest numbers of JDH’s The botany of the Antarctic voyage [pt I, Flora Antarctica (1844–7)]; notes several sentences against "us Transmutationists".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [18 Apr 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1082

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  • … John Murray. Royle, John Forbes. 1839. Illustrations of the botany and other branches of …
  • … Illust. of Botany of Himalaya’ ( Royle 1839 ) (DAR 119; Correspondence vol.  4, Appendix …
  • … research in the southern and Antarctic regions, during the years 1839–43. 2 vols. London: …
  • … discovery ships Erebus and Terror in the years 1839–1843, under the command of Captain Sir …

To J. D. Hooker   [8 or 15 July 1846]

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Regrets he cannot visit JDH.

Has been talking with Lyell about coal, which he finds utterly perplexing.

Is delighted with the generalisations in latest numbers of Flora Antarctica.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [8 or 15] July 1846
Classmark:  DAR 114: 63
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-986

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  • … discovery ships Erebus and Terror in the years 1839–1843, under the command of Captain Sir …
  • … By Charles Darwin. London: Henry Colburn. 1839. Narrative : Narrative of the surveying …
  • … and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry Colburn. 1839. …

To J. D. Hooker   14 July [1857]

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Asks to borrow several Floras. Must redo calculations as John Lubbock has shown him an important error.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 July [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 204
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2124

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  • … 5 July [1857] . Boreau 1840 . Fürnrohr 1839 . Richard Kippist was the librarian of the …
  • … Press. 1985–. Fürnrohr, August Emanuel. 1839. Flora Ratisbonensis, oder Uebersicht der um …
  • … in Naturhist. Topographie von Regenberg 1839. ”. If you can possibly spare them will you …

To J. D. Hooker   30 July [1866]

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His reasons for rejecting Atlantis hypothesis connecting Madeira and Canary Islands.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 July [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 294, 294b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5167

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  • … Press. 1988. Boissier, Pierre-Edmond. 1839–45. Voyage botanique dans le midi de l’Espagne …
  • … the sea ( Origin , p.  107). CD refers to Pierre-Edmond Boissier and to Boissier 1839–45 . …
  • … Boissier 1839–45  includes lists of mountain plants from the province of Granada in …
  • … found in the different regions ( Boissier 1839–45 , 1: 227–8, 237–8). CD misunderstood the …

To J. D. Hooker   [15 or 22 August 1845]

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Sorry to hear about condition of JDH’s grandfather.

Sends proofs of Galapagos chapter of Journal of researches.

Grieves to hear labels are displaced on his plants.

May he annotate [F. Gérard’s] L’espèce [(1844), extracted from Dictionnaire universel d’histoire naturelle, ed. C. D. d’Orbigny (1839–49)]?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [15 or 22] Aug 1845
Classmark:  DAR 114: 38
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-900

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  • … from Dictionnaire universel d’histoire naturelle , ed. C. D. d’Orbigny (1839–49)]? …
  • … discovery ships Erebus and Terror in the years 1839–1843, under the command of Captain Sir …

To J. D. Hooker   1 August [1857]

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Important issue at stake with new flora calculations: evidence that species are only strongly marked varieties. Planning large-scale survey.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  1 Aug [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 206, 207
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2130

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  • … August [1857] and 12 [August 1857]. Fürnrohr 1839  and Boreau 1840 . See letter to J.  D. …
  • … Press. 1985–. Fürnrohr, August Emanuel. 1839. Flora Ratisbonensis, oder Uebersicht der um …
  • … ships Erebus and Terror , in the years 1839–1843, under the command of Captain Sir James …

To J. D. Hooker   27 May [1855]

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CD’s seed paper in Gardeners’ Chronicle [Collected papers 1: 255–8];

CD attacks Forbes’s "Atlantis".

Considers solutions to floating problem. Decides to test Azores seeds.

Photographs and drawings of CD.

Plant movement experiments with Hedysarum gyrans.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  27 May [1855]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 132
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1688

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  • … University Press. Carpenter, William Benjamin. 1839. Principles of general and comparative …
  • … ships Erebus and Terror , in the years 1839–1843, under the command of Captain Sir James …
  • … and comparative physiology ( Carpenter 1839 ). An annotated copy of the fourth edition ( …

To Joseph Dalton Hooker   3 January [1863]

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Indignant over Owen’s conduct as described in Hugh Falconer’s article on elephants ["On the American fossil elephant of the regions bordering the Gulf of Mexico", Nat. Hist. Rev. (1863): 43–114].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 178
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3898

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  • … of Science, held at Birmingham, in August, 1839; with diagrams in illustration of them. …
  • … pp.  6–8, 125–6. See also n.  8, below. In 1839, a priority dispute developed between Owen …
  • … is, the development of teeth (see Owen 1839 and Nasmyth 1841 ). The debate was conducted …
  • … official report of the British Association’s 1839 meeting (see Nasmyth 1841 , pp.  iii– …

To J. D. Hooker   7 September [1854]

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On individuality.

Huxley’s review exquisite, but too severe on Vestiges; sorry for ridicule of Agassiz’s embryonic fishes.

Stonesfield mammals.

J. O. Westwood deserves Royal Society Medal.

Will begin species work in a few days.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  7 Sept [1854]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 124
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1588

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  • … London: John Murray. 1868. Westwood, John Obadiah. 1839–40. An introduction to the modern …
  • … for the Advancement of Science. Westwood 1839–40 . John Obadiah Westwood was awarded the …
  • … Journal of researches (1845). The first edition (1839) was published by Henry Colburn (see …

To Joseph Dalton Hooker   [13 or 20 November 1843]

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Congratulations on JDH’s safe return.

Henslow has sent CD’s S. American plants to JDH for examination.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [13 or 20] Nov 1843
Classmark:  DAR 114: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-714

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  • … to James Clark Ross’s Antarctic expedition (1839–43). He returned home in September 1843. …
  • … discovery ships Erebus and Terror in the years 1839–1843, under the command of Captain Sir …

To J. D. Hooker   [27 June 1845]

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Busy correcting proofs. Thanks for JDH’s remarks; asks him to send any other corrections soon; goes to press with second part of Journal of researches in less than a week.

Urges collections of all kinds on any isolated islands.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [27 June 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-880

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  • … Charles Darwin. London: Smith, Elder and Co. 1839–41. Correspondence : The correspondence …
  • … of Captain FitzRoy, RN, from 1832 to 1836. By Charles Darwin. London: Henry Colburn. 1839. …

To J. D. Hooker   [16 April 1845]

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Thanks for information about books.

Murray is publishing CD’s Journal of researches. Would be grateful for a sentence on Galapagos plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [16 Apr 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-849

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  • … Murray, 17 [April 1845]. A.  P. de Candolle 1839–40 . Jussieu 1842. Hayes 1844 , in which …
  • … Bibliography Candolle, Augustin Pyramus de. 1839–40. Vegetable organography; or an …

From Hewett Cottrell Watson to Joseph Dalton Hooker   1 January 186[8]

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HCW’s criticisms of CD’s theory.

Author:  Hewett Cottrell Watson
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  1 Jan 186[8]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’ Correspondence 105 f. 222
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5077F

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  • … discovery ships Erebus and Terror in the years 1839–1843, under the command of Captain Sir …
  • … the voyage of the Erebus and Terror from 1839 to 1844; it was described by Hooker in J.   …

To J. D. Hooker   [3–17 February 1844]

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Thanks for information for Ehrenberg.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [3–17 Feb 1844]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-735

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  • … see Correspondence vol.  2, letter from Alexander von Humboldt, 18 September 1839 . …

To J. D. Hooker   22 August [1857]

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Tabulation of varieties goes on; very important as it shows the branching of forms. Mentions his principle of divergence.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  22 Aug [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 208
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2134

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  • … exhibens synopsin plantarum quas aest. 1839 legit. 2 vols. Brunswick: F. Vieweg. Henslow, …
  • … ships Erebus and Terror , in the years 1839–1843, under the command of Captain Sir James …

To J. D. Hooker   23 February [1844]

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Has just completed Volcanic islands.

Sends queries on Galapagos flora in particular and island floras in general; also on relationship of wide-ranging species to wide-ranging genera.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  23 Feb [1844]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-736

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  • … Charles Darwin. London: Smith, Elder and Co. 1839–41. Correspondence : The correspondence …
  • … By Charles Darwin. London: Henry Colburn. 1839. Lyell, Charles. 1830–3. Principles of …
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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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  • … to read in Notebook C ( Notebooks , pp. 319–28). In 1839, these lists were copied and continued in …
  • … in the Royal Society of London (Royal Society of London 1839) has been heavily marked, and quite a …
  • … Pierquin, published in Paris (in 2 vols.), so long ago as 1839 4  [Pierquin de Gembloux 1839]. …
  • … 1814–29] D r  Royle on Himmalaya types [Royle 1839] (read) Smellie Philosophy of …
  • … 12  by Owen in Encyclop. of Anat. & Physiology [R. Owen 1839] Dampier probably worth …
  • … on subjects of science connected with Nat. Theol: [Brougham 1839] on instinct & animal …
  • … 1808] Brit. & Foreign Medical Rev. N o  14. Ap 1839 [Anon. 1839b] Rev. on Walker on …
  • … Smart 17  Beginning of a New School of metaphysic. [Smart 1839] about connection of language & …
  • … Babbington on Flora of Channel Isl d . [Babington 1839] says he has remarks on affinities of …
  • … 1816 [Gallesio 1816]— quoted by D r . Holland [Holland 1839] (p. 27) as good— Decandoelle …
  • … [Thacker 1834–5] p. 291 Athenæum 1839. p. 546— M r  Conrad has published …
  • … Arboretum [Loudon 1838] in Edinburgh Review July 1839 [Anon. 1839a]— there are pencil remarks on it. …
  • … would contain facts for me [DAR *119: 9v.] 1839. Decemb. Advertised . …
  • … Dog with illustrations of about 100 varieties [?C. H. Smith 1839–40] 24 Flourens “Resume …
  • … publishing Travels into interior of N. America [Wied-Neuwied 1839–41]— in Geograph Soc …
  • … 1840. Octob & Jan. Papers on Instinct by Flourens [Flourens 1839] (read) Index of Clarkes …
  • … S. Bellamy on Nat. Hist. of S. Devonshire [Bellamy 1839] chiefly on distribution of forms said to be …
  • … at end of Catalogue of Royal Soc. [Royal Society of London 1839]— Meckel’s Anatomy. French …
  • … ed. 1834] read Vol. (2 d ) on Dogs [C. H. Smith 1839–40] /on Ruminants [Jardine ed. 1835–6] …
  • … on the Obligations of man to the inferior animals’ [Youatt 1839] discusses their minds. …
  • … by  Hooker . [A. P. de Candolle 1839–40] Jussieus …

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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  • … they show for one another’s sensibilities. Early in 1839 the couple set up house in London and at …
  • … and set in type by November 1837, though not published until 1839, when it appeared as the third …
  • … of species” ( Letter to J. S. Henslow, [November 1839] ).   note book, after note …
  • … Marriage Darwin married Emma Wedgwood in January 1839. His hopes and fears about married life …
  • … to act’ ( Letter from Emma Darwin, [  c.  February 1839] ). These are not matters that she would …

Science: A Man’s World?

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Discussion Questions|Letters Darwin's correspondence show that many nineteenth-century women participated in the world of science, be it as experimenters, observers, editors, critics, producers, or consumers. Despite this, much of the…

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  • … Letter 489 - Darwin to Wedgwood, E., [20 January 1839] Written shortly before their …

Natural Science and Femininity

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Discussion Questions|Letters A conflation of masculine intellect and feminine thoughts, habits and feelings, male naturalists like Darwin inhabited an uncertain gendered identity. Working from the private domestic comfort of their homes and exercising…

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  • … Letter 542 - Darwin to Wedgwood, C. S., [27 October 1839] Darwin details his typical …

Darwin’s observations on his children

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Charles Darwin’s observations on the development of his children, began the research that culminated in his book The Expression of the emotions in man and animals, published in 1872, and his article ‘A biographical sketch of an infant’, published in Mind…

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  • … races, lunatics, the blind, and animals. And as early as 1839 Darwin had begun to collect …
  • … development from the day of his birth, 27 December 1839, until September 1844. Parallels in the …
  • … 1 [9] W. Erasmus. Darwin born. Dec. 27 th . 1839.—[10] During first week. yawned, streatched …
  • …  vol. 2, letter from Emma Wedgwood, [23 January 1839] . [7]  Correspondence  vol. 2, …

The evolution of honeycomb

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Honeycombs are natural engineering marvels, using the least possible amount of wax to provide the greatest amount of storage space, with the greatest possible structural stability. Darwin recognised that explaining the evolution of the honey-bee’s comb…

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  • … on subjects connected with natural theology  (1839), Brougham commented that bees acted with a …
  • … suppose when we recollect who is her teacher’ (Brougham 1839, 1: 35, 77). William Kirby wrote of the …
  • … no bee in the world ever made cylindrical cells (Brougham 1839, 1: 32). However, Darwin knew that …

Introduction to the Satire of FitzRoy's Narrative of the Voyages of the Adventure and Beagle

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'a humble toadyish follower…': Not all pictures of Darwin during the Beagle voyage are flattering.  Published here for the first time is a complete transcript of a satirical account of the Beagle’s brief visit in 1836 to the Cocos Keeling islands…

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  • … voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle (1839), was written by John Clunies Ross, …
  • … in the Beagle , and especially the works published in 1839 by her captain, Robert FitzRoy and his …
  • … are marked in roman numerals. Others relate to Darwin’s 1839 or 1845 volumes and Belcher’s …
  • … star in the scientific world, and had copies of both the 1839 Narrative and the 1845 second edition …

Syms Covington

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When Charles Darwin embarked on the Beagle voyage in 1831, Syms Covington was ‘fiddler & boy to Poop-cabin’. Covington kept an illustrated journal of his observations and experiences on the voyage, noting wildlife, landscapes, buildings and people and,…

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  • … duties, until Darwin’s marriage to Emma Wedgwood in 1839.    Covington then decided to …
  • … Darwin wrote a letter of recommendation for him in 1839, stating that he had ‘ good reason to …

Religion

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Design|Personal Belief|Beauty|The Church Perhaps the most notorious realm of controversy over evolution in Darwin's day was religion. The same can be said of the evolution controversy today; however the nature of the disputes and the manner in…

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  • … Letter 471 — Darwin, Emma to Darwin, C. R., [c. Feb 1839] Emma discusses Darwin’s religious …

Journal of researches

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Within two months of the Beagle’s arrival back in England in October 1836, Darwin, although busy with distributing his specimens among specialists for description, and more interested in working on his geological research, turned his mind to the task of…

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  • … his ship . The Journal of Researches thus began life in 1839 as the third volume of the N …
  • … the time the Narrative was eventually published in May 1839, FitzRoy’s volume showed just how …
  • … with the title Journal of researches as early as August 1839. The speed with which this occurred …

George James Stebbing

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George James Stebbing (1803—1860) travelled around the world with Charles Darwin on board HMS Beagle and helped him with measuring temperature on at least one occasion. However, Stebbing barely registers in Darwin’s correspondence. The only mention omits…

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  • … told Alexander von Humboldt, in a letter of 1 November 1839, that he had been assisted in measuring …
  • …   References [FitzRoy, Robert] 1839.  Narrative of the surveying voyages of His …

Elleparu (York Minster)

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Elleparu was one of the Alakaluf, or canoe people from the western part of Tierra del Fuego. He was captured by Robert FitzRoy, captain of HMS Beagle, in 1830 after one the small boats used for surveying the narrow inlets of the coast of Tierra del Fuego…

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  • … FitzRoy.] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry Colburn. 1839. …

Bibliography of Darwin’s geological publications

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This list includes papers read by Darwin to the Geological Society of London, his books on the geology of the Beagle voyage, and other publications on geological topics.  Author-date citations refer to entries in the Darwin Correspondence Project’s…

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  • … Transactions of the Royal Society of London  (1839) pt 1: 39-81. [ Shorter publications , pp.  50 …
  • … Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London  9 (1839): 528-9.  [ Shorter publications , …

Yokcushlu (Fuegia Basket)

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Yokcushlu was one of the Alakaluf, or canoe people from the western part of Tierra del Fuego. She was one of the hostages seized by Robert FitzRoy, captain of HMS Beagle, after the small boat used for surveying the narrow inlets of the coast of Tierra del…

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  • … FitzRoy.] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry Colburn. 1839. …

Orundellico (Jemmy Button)

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Orundellico was one of the Yahgan, or canoe people of the southern part of Tierra del Fuego.  He was the fourth hostage taken by Robert FitzRoy, captain of HMS Beagle, in 1830 following the theft of the small surveying boat. This fourteen-year old boy was…

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  • … FitzRoy.] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry Colburn. 1839. …

Darwin in letters, 1821-1836: Childhood to the Beagle voyage

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Darwin's first known letters were written when he was twelve. They continue through school-days at Shrewsbury, two years as a medical student at Edinburgh University, the undergraduate years at Cambridge, and the of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle.…

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  • … until FitzRoy completed his volume of the Narrative  in 1839. London scientific society …

Darwin's works in letters

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For the 162nd anniversary of the publication of Origin of species, we've added two new pages to our Works in letters section on Climbing plants and Forms of flowers. These complement our existing pages on the 'big book' before Origin,…

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  • … the hidden life of: Journal of researches (1839; better known as The voyage of the …

Marriage

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Charles Darwin and Emma Wedgwood are married. They were first cousins. Darwin had proposed on 11 November 1838, describing it as the 'day of days!'.

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  • … Charles Darwin and Emma Wedgwood are married. They were first cousins. Darwin had proposed on 11 …

Darwin on marriage

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On 11 November 1838 Darwin wrote in his journal ‘The day of days!’. He had proposed to his cousin, Emma Wedgwood, and been accepted; they were married on 29 January 1839. Darwin appears to have written these two notes weighing up the pros and cons of…

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  • … Wedgwood, and been accepted; they were married on 29 January 1839. Darwin appears to have written …

Alexander Burns Usborne

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Alexander Burns Usborne was born in Kendal, Westmorland, in 1808, the son of Alexander and Margaret Usborne; his father died in 1818 and in his will was described as the purser on HMS Hannibal. His son joined the navy in 1825 aged 16 as a second-class…

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  • … coast of Australia is named after him. However in May 1839 he was so badly injured when a musket …
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