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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 ( …

To ?   [1839–82]

Summary

Is glad addressee’s lectures are going well.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  1839–82
Classmark:  Raptis Rare Books (dealers) (June 2018 #69022)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13925F

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  • … To ?    [1839–82] …
  • … Raptis Rare Books (dealers) (June 2018 #69022) Charles Robert Darwin 1839–82 Unidentified …

To Woodbine Parish   [January 1839?]

Summary

Likes WP’s book [Buenos Ayres and the province of La Plata (1838)]. Thinks it will interest all "who care for graver things than what the traveller eats and says to the Señoritas".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Woodbine Parish
Date:  [Jan 1839?]
Classmark:  Shuttleworth 1910, p. 412 n.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-398

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  • … To Woodbine Parish   [January 1839? ] …
  • … Shuttleworth 1910, p. 412 n. Charles Robert Darwin unstated [Jan 1839? ] Woodbine Parish …
  • … Murray’s advertisement in the Publishers circular this book was in press in January 1839. …

To Caroline Wedgwood   [27 October 1839]

Summary

Describes his routine for a typical day – writing Coral reefs, studying German.

FitzRoy’s "Deluge Chapter" [Narrative 2, ch. 28] will amuse her.

His opinion of Carlyle’s Critical and miscellaneous essays [1839].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Darwin; Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Date:  [27 Oct 1839]
Classmark:  DAR 154: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-542

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  • … To Caroline Wedgwood   [27 October 1839] …
  • … Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 [27 Oct 1839] Caroline Sarah Darwin/Caroline Sarah …
  • … ch. 28] will amuse her. His opinion of Carlyle’s Critical and miscellaneous essays [1839]. …
  • … CD began to study German on 5 February 1839 (‘Journal’; Correspondence vol.  2, Appendix …
  • … William Erasmus, was born on 27 December 1839. Carlyle 1838–9 . Narrative 2: 657–82: ‘A …
  • … and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry Colburn. 1839. …

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 …

To Emma Wedgwood   [31 December 1838 –] 1 January 1839

Summary

Has moved into the Gower Street house. Is pleased with it and its location.

Hopes to be able to finish his Glen Roy paper soon.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [31 Dec 1838 –] 1 Jan 1839
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-466

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  • … To Emma Wedgwood   [31 December 1838 –] 1 January 1839
  • … Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 [31 Dec 1838 –] 1 Jan 1839 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin …
  • … 1 January 1839 was a Tuesday. As the letter makes clear, CD began it on the evening of …
  • … by Emma Wedgwood, see letter from Emma Wedgwood, [3 January 1839] , and letter to Emma …
  • … Wedgwood, [6–7 January 1839] . The four sets of      in the transcription indicate …
  • … 12 Upper Gower St t !! Monday January 1 st . 1839 | And the first of Our Marriage My dear …

Holland, Henry. 1839. Medical notes and reflections. London.

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  • … Holland, Henry. 1839. Medical notes and reflections. London. 4,5,16 …

Martineau, Harriet. 1839. Deerbrook. 3 vols. London.

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  • … Martineau, Harriet. 1839. Deerbrook. 3 vols. London. 2 …

Smith, James. 1839. On the climate of the newer pliocene tertiary period. [Read 24 April 1839.] Proceedings of the Geological Society of London 3 (1842): 118–19.

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  • … Smith, James. 1839. On the climate of the newer …
  • … pliocene tertiary period. [Read 24 April 1839. ] Proceedings of the Geological Society of …

Whewell, William. 1839. Address to the Geological Society, delivered at the anniversary, on the 15th February, 1839. Proceedings of the Geological Society of London 3 (1838–42): 61–98.

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  • … Whewell, William. 1839. Address to the Geological …
  • … at the anniversary, on the 15th February, 1839. Proceedings of the Geological Society of …

Krauss, Christian Ferdinand Friedrich von. 1839. Physikalische Beobachtungen und Bemerkungen auf einer Reise von England nach dem Kap der guten Hoffnung. Annalen der Erd-, Völker- und Staatenkunde. 3d ser. 7 (1839): 511–41.

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  • … Christian Ferdinand Friedrich von. 1839. Physikalische Beobachtungen und Bemerkungen auf …
  • … Annalen der Erd-, Völker- und Staatenkunde. 3d ser. 7 (1839): 511–41. Q690.d.5.31 2 …

Graham, William (1839–1911)

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  • … William Graham 1839–1911 Irish philosopher and political economist. …

Schmankewitsch, Wladimir (1839–80)

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  • … Wladimir Schmankewitsch Владимир Шманкевич 1839–80 Russian zoologist. …

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 …

To J. S. Henslow   [10 November 1839]

Summary

Urges JSH to describe Galapagos species in a paper on the flora of the islands.

Has been interested in geographical distribution and would be interested to have a paper by JSH on the general character of flora of Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia.

"I keep on steadily collecting every sort of fact which may throw light on the origin & variation of species."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [10 Nov 1839]
Classmark:  The Morgan Library and Museum (Heineman Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-543

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  • … To J.  S. Henslow   [10 November 1839] …
  • … Charles Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 [10 Nov 1839] John Stevens Henslow …
  • … an entry in Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242) for Friday 8 November 1839: ‘Mrs. Henslow came’. …
  • … from Alexander von Humboldt, 18 September 1839 . In Beatson 1816. Endlicher 1833 . The …
  • … to CD’s questionnaire were sent from Richard Sutton Ford, 6 May 1839, and from George …
  • … Tollet, [10 May 1839]. See also Freeman and Gautrey 1969. …

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 …

Questions for William Herbert   [c. 1 April 1839]

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Questions on breeding of plants: variation in established versus new varieties; predominance of wild species and old varieties when crossed with newer forms; predominance of males versus females; correlations between ease of hybridisation and tendency to vary and undergo cultivation; reversion; correlations between hybridisation and geographic distribution.

In WH’s Amaryllidaceae [1837], does he intend to say crossing is inimical to fertility?

[Sent via J. S. Henslow; note to amanuensis Syms Covington.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Herbert, Dean of Manchester
Date:  [c. 1 Apr 1839]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-502

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  • … Questions for William Herbert    [ c. 1 April 1839] …
  • … Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 [c. 1 Apr 1839] William Herbert, Dean of Manchester …
  • … William Herbert to J.  S. Henslow, 5 April 1839 , a letter to …
  • … Herbert, 26 June 1839, and one from Herbert, [ c. …
  • … 27 June 1839]. They were numbered 1, 2, 3, and 4 in brown crayon. CD …
  • … 2a, which has been transcribed following the letter from Herbert, [ c. 27 June 1839]. …
  • … in CD’s Notebook E during the first half of 1839. Herbert concluded from his experiments …
  • … ferns in Annals of Natural History 2 (1839): 236. CD kept this draft with the letter from …
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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,[1] 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…

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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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Darwin recognised that explaining the evolution of the honey-bee’s comb-building abilities was essential if his theory of natural selection was to be taken seriously, and in the 1850s he carried out his own experiments at his home at Down House in Kent,…

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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 …

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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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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  • … 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 …

York Minster (Elleparu)

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York Minster was known as Elleparu among the Alakaluf, or canoe people from the western part of Tierra del Fuego. He was captured by FitzRoy in 1830 after one the small boats used for surveying the narrow inlets of the coast of Tierra del Fuego had been…

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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 , …

Fuegia Basket (Yokcushlu)

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Fuegia Basket was known as Yokcushlu among the Alakaluf, or canoe people from the western part of Tierra del Fuego. She was one of the hostages seized by Robert FitzRoy, 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. …

Jemmy Button (Orundellico)

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Jemmy Button was known as Orundellico among the Yahgan, or canoe people of the southern part of Tierra del Fuego.  He was the fourth hostage taken by FitzRoy in 1830 following the theft of the small surveying boat. This fourteen-year old boy was called…

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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 …

Syms Covington

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When Charles Darwin embarked on the Beagle in 1831 Syms Covington was ‘fiddler & boy to Poop-cabin’. Covington died in 1861 reportedly 47 years old, so he would have been 17; although if he was the Simon Covington born in Bedford on 30 January 1809,…

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  • … employ, paying him extra for secretarial duties. In January 1839 CD married his cousin, Emma …

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's account of the Beagle voyage, based on his personal diaries, is published and is a …

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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  • … Charles Darwin married Emma Wedgwood in 1839 and over the next seventeen years the couple had ten …

Darwin's works in letters

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To celebrate Darwin's 210th birthday, we present a new section on Darwin's works in letters, featuring Journal of researches, Living and fossil cirripedia, Descent of man, and Expression of emotions. And here is a song with lyrics based on…

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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 …
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