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From William Yarrell   14 July 1839

Summary

Acknowledges Journal of researches and in return sends the first volume of his History of British birds [1839–43].

Author:  William Yarrell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 July 1839
Classmark:  DAR 204: 185
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-526

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  • … From William Yarrell   14 July 1839
  • … DAR 204: 185 William Yarrell London, Ryder St, 6 14 July 1839 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 1837–43. The first bound volume, dated 1839, is annotated by CD (Darwin Library–CUL). …
  • … researches and in return sends the first volume of his History of British birds [1839–43]. …
  • … Ryder Street | S t . Jamess 14 July 1839 – Many thanks, my dear Sir, for your interesting …

From Andrew Smith   16 March 1839

Summary

Sends his congratulations and best wishes on CD’s marriage.

Author:  Andrew Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Mar 1839
Classmark:  DAR 204: 172
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-498

Matches: 8 hits

  • … From Andrew Smith    16 March 1839
  • … DAR 204: 172 Andrew Smith Fort Pitt, Chatham 16 Mar 1839 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 6s’ Burgess’s Physiology or mechanism of blushing ( Burgess 1839 ) is listed in the The …
  • … Publishers’ Circular of 15 March 1839, p.  120. CD cites it frequently in chapter 13 of …
  • … for his early interest in blushing. A copy of Burgess 1839  is in the Darwin Library–CUL. …
  • … Bibliography Burgess, Thomas Henry. 1839. The physiology or mechanism of blushing. London. …
  • … C : 265, an entry reads ‘March 20 t h. 1839. Philosophy of Blushing lately advertised. / …
  • … Fort Pitt Chatham 16 March 1839 My Dear Darwin I have been making inquiries of late …

From Robert FitzRoy   [2 or 16 June 1839]

Summary

Has not yet had time to read CD’s Journal of researches attentively. He is sure there is no expression referring to himself personally that he could wish were not in it.

Author:  Robert FitzRoy
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [2 or 16] June 1839
Classmark:  DAR 204: 144
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-516

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  • … From Robert FitzRoy   [2 or 16 June 1839] …
  • … DAR 204: 144 Robert FitzRoy London, Chester St 2 June 1839 16 …
  • … June 1839 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … referred to is either the Athenæum of 1 June 1839, which carried a review of Narrative, …
  • … vols. 1 and 2, or the issue of 15 June 1839, in which CD’s volume was reviewed. …
  • … and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry Colburn. 1839. …
  • … was advertised in the issue of 1 June 1839 of The Publishers‘ Circular under the heading ’ …

From William Whewell   11 April 1839

Summary

Sends a book [his translation of Goethe’s Hermann u. Dorothea] as a wedding gift.

Author:  William Whewell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Apr 1839
Classmark:  DAR 204: 175
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-504

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  • … From William Whewell   11 April 1839
  • … DAR 204: 175 William Whewell Trinity College, Cambridge 11 Apr 1839 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … translated from the Hexameters of Göthe [by W.  Whewell, privately printed, 1839]. …
  • … love story. Believe me always | Very truly yours | W Whewell Trin. Col. Ap. 11. 1839

From Emma Wedgwood   [20–1 January 1839]

Summary

Preparations for the wedding, various callers, and other bits of news.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [20–1 Jan 1839]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 161
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-490

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  • … From Emma Wedgwood   [20–1 January 1839] …
  • … DAR 204: 161 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Maer [20–1 Jan 1839] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Frances Mosley Wedgwood, wife of Francis (Frank) Wedgwood. Talfourd 1837 . Hood 1839 . …
  • … Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. 1977. Hood, Thomas. 1839. The railway. …
  • … M ) was continued in Notebook N during 1839. The baby was Hensleigh Wedgwood’s son Ernest, …
  • … his own son William was born in December 1839, CD began to keep systematic notes on the …
  • … In extracts from The comic annual for 1839. Athenæum No. 586: 47–8. Notebook M. See …

From Thomas Evans Blackwell   26 January 1839

Summary

A newly-elected Fellow returns the obligation to be signed upon entering the Geological Society.

Author:  Thomas Evans Blackwell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Jan 1839
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/4/121)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-494

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  • … obed t Ser t , | Tho s : E.  Blackwell Hungerford 26 th . Jan y 1839— Chas Darwin Esq re . …
  • … From Thomas Evans Blackwell   26 January 1839
  • … London (GSL/L/R/4/121) Thomas Evans Blackwell Hungerford 26 Jan 1839 Charles Robert Darwin …

From William Lonsdale   15 June 1839

Summary

Acknowledges Journal of researches.

Author:  William Lonsdale
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 June 1839
Classmark:  DAR 204: 182
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-521

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  • … From William Lonsdale   15 June 1839
  • … DAR 204: 182 William Lonsdale unstated 15 June 1839 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Darwin | Ever gratefully & Sincerely y rs | W m . Lonsdale Saturday Ev g . 15 th June 1839
  • … Alexander Caldcleugh dated 18 February 1839, which may have arrived from Chile by mid- …
  • … island of Juan Fernandez on 12 February 1839 ( Proceedings of the Geological Society 3 ( …

From William Buckland   7 June 1839

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of Journal of researches.

Author:  William Buckland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 June 1839
Classmark:  DAR 204: 176
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-518

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  • … From William Buckland   7 June 1839
  • … DAR 204: 176 William Buckland unstated 7 June 1839 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 7. June | 1839 My Dear Sir I feel exceedingly obliged to You for the Copy of your Journal …

From Robert FitzRoy   [20 March 1839]

Summary

Has objected to loading Narrative with advertisements, but thinks CD’s Zoology and Geology might be advertised. Mentions other details of the final stages of publication.

Author:  Robert FitzRoy
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [20 Mar 1839]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-500

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  • … From Robert FitzRoy   [20 March 1839] …
  • … DAR 204: 146 Robert FitzRoy London, Chester St [20 Mar 1839] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry Colburn. 1839. …
  • … but since the first set is dated August 1839, they may not have been bound in the first …
  • … Narrative in the Edinburgh Review 69 (1839): 467–93. Hall initially promised his article …

From Richard Owen   11 June 1839

Summary

Thanks CD effusively [for Journal of researches] – "the most delightful book in my collection".

Author:  Richard Owen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 June 1839
Classmark:  DAR 204: 183
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-519

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  • … From Richard Owen   11 June 1839
  • … DAR 204: 183 Richard Owen College of Surgeons 11 June 1839 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … College of Surgeons June 11 th . | 1839. Dear Darwin, I have read far enough into your …

From J. G. Malcolmson   7 October 1839

Summary

Sends notes on soundings made on coral banks in the China Sea.

His recent geological observations.

Finds a difficulty with CD’s erratic block theory.

Author:  John Grant Malcolmson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Oct 1839
Classmark:  DAR 39: 12–14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-535

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  • … From J.  G. Malcolmson   7 October 1839
  • … DAR 39: 12–14 John Grant Malcolmson Forres 7 Oct 1839 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 1817  and 1830. The note refers to French 1839 , p.  398: ‘Goitre, to a frightful extent, …
  • … Edinburgh 9: 1–64. French, John Oliver. 1839. On the province of La Rioja in South America …
  • … letter from J.  G. Malcolmson, 30 November 1839 . CD used James Brands Allan’s information …
  • … Forres N.  B. Oct 7 th . 1839 My Dear Sir, D r Allan has got your last letter, and he has …
  • … in the Scotsman newspaper Sep r . 4 th 1839; and some remarks by the Editor—Mr M c Laren …

From [Mr Edwards?]   [before end of 1839?]

Summary

Reports on a setter puppy born of apparently pure pointer parents. Any cross must have been far back.

Author:  [–] Edwards
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before end of 1839]
Classmark:  DAR 163: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13803

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  • … From [Mr Edwards? ]    [before end of 1839? ] …
  • … DAR 163: 4 [–] Edwards unstated [before end of 1839] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … family adopted the name de Winton in 1839. ( Burke’s landed gentry 1846 s.v.  de Winton. ) …
  • … in, crossbred animals from at least 1839, and this memorandum may have been written in …
  • … circulated between 1 January and 6 May 1839 (see Correspondence vol.  2, Appendix V). The …

From J. M. Herbert   13 January [1839]

Summary

Sends congratulations on CD’s engagement, with a gift.

Author:  John Maurice Herbert
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Jan [1839]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 168
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-487

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  • … From J.  M. Herbert   13 January [1839] …
  • … DAR 204: 168 John Maurice Herbert Nutford 13 Jan [1839] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … the letter to Emma Wedgwood, [20 January 1839] , the ‘Forficula’ (Latin for ‘earwig’) was …

From J. S. Henslow   [c. 14 April 1839]

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[Note forwarding 503.]

Lord Fitzwilliam’s gardener does not believe in hybrid ferns.

Author:  John Stevens Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c.14 Apr 1839]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 63v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-505

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  • … From J.  S. Henslow   [ c. 14 April 1839] …
  • … DAR 185: 63v John Stevens Henslow unstated [ c .14 Apr 1839] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … from William Herbert to J.  S. Henslow, 5 April 1839 . Henslow wrote the above note at the …

From G. R. Waterhouse   [1839 – 10 February 1840]

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Sends John Blackwall’s book [Researches in zoology (1834)]. Discusses his reasons for doubting that there are any marsupials in Java or Sumatra.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1839 – 10 Feb 1840]
Classmark:  DAR 205.3: 295
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-475

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  • … From G.  R. Waterhouse   [1839 – 10 February 1840] …
  • … 205.3: 295 George Robert Waterhouse unstated [1839 – 10 Feb 1840] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … periods of illness in his ‘Journal’ ( Correspondence vol.  2, Appendix II) during 1839–42. …
  • … Gower St’, CD’s residence from January 1839 to September 1842. The date range is fixed by …

From William Andrew Fane De Salis   8 July 1839

Summary

A newly-elected Fellow sends a signed obligation and subscription to CD as Secretary of the Geological Society of London.

Author:  William Andrew Fane De Salis
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 July 1839
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/4/225)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-525

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  • … From William Andrew Fane De Salis   8 July 1839
  • … GSL/L/R/4/225) William Andrew Fane De Salis Brighton 8 July 1839 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Brighton July 8 th 1839. Sir Absence from town has prevented me acknowledging earlier your …

From William Henry Fitton   13 June 1839

Summary

Thanks CD for Journal of researches. Praises its "want of pretension"; "the Geology seems … to be excellent – and a good part of it new".

Author:  William Henry Fitton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 June 1839
Classmark:  DAR 204: 178
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-520

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  • … From William Henry Fitton   13 June 1839
  • … DAR 204: 178 William Henry Fitton unstated 13 June 1839 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Thursday, 13 th . June | 1839. My dear Darwin I ought long since to have thanked you for …

From Carl Friedrich Alexander Hartmann   23 August 1839

Summary

Thanks CD for his Journal of researches, "one of the best scientific travelworks of this time", which CFAH intends to translate into German.

Author:  Carl Friedrich Alexander Hartmann
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Aug 1839
Classmark:  DAR 204: 179
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-532

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  • … From Carl Friedrich Alexander Hartmann   23 August 1839
  • … 204: 179 Carl Friedrich Alexander Hartmann Braunschweig 23 Aug 1839 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … of Captain FitzRoy, RN, from 1832 to 1836. By Charles Darwin. London: Henry Colburn. 1839. …
  • … Brunsvic, 23 August 1839. My dear Sir! I am very grateful for the present, what You have …

From George Tollet   [10 May 1839]

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Replies to [Questions about breeding].

Author:  George Tollet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [10 May 1839]
Classmark:  DAR 186: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-510

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  • … From George Tollet    [10 May 1839] …
  • … DAR 186: 51 George Tollet unstated [10 May 1839] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter from Richard Sutton Ford, 6 May 1839 , n.  1. Tollet’s replies are written on …
  • … At head of questionnaire : ‘M r George Tollet | Betley Hall | 10 th of May 1839—’ pencil …

From Robert FitzRoy   20 June [1839]

Summary

Robert Brown has mistreated Capt. P. P. King by holding back for nine years the plants collected on King’s voyage of the Adventure and Beagle.

Author:  Robert FitzRoy
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 June [1839]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 147
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-522

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  • … From Robert FitzRoy   20 June [1839] …
  • … DAR 204: 147 Robert FitzRoy Bromham, Bedford 20 June [1839] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry Colburn. 1839. …
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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 …

William Darwin born

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The Darwins' first child, William Erasmus Darwin, is born.  His father immediately starts to record observations on his behaviour and development. Years later these are published in the journal Mind.

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  • … The Darwins' first child, William Erasmus Darwin, is born.  His father immediately starts to …

Journal of Researches published

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Darwin's account of the Beagle voyage, based on his personal diaries, is published and is a great success. It appeared as the third volume of the Narrative of the surveying voyage of H.M.S. Adventure and Beagle, with the title Journal and remarks but…

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Darwin and Fatherhood

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Charles Darwin married Emma Wedgwood in 1839 and over the next seventeen years the couple had ten children. It is often assumed that Darwin was an exceptional Victorian father. But how extraordinary was he? The Correspondence Project allows an unusually…

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Orchids

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Why Orchids? Darwin  wrote in his Autobiography, ‘During the summer of 1839, and, I believe, during the previous summer, I was led to attend to the cross-fertilisation of flowers by the aid of insects, from having come to the conclusion in my…

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