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McClelland, John. 1839. Indian Cyprinidæ. Asiatick Researches 19, pt 2: 217–465.

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  • … McClelland, John. 1839. Indian Cyprinidæ. Asiatick Researches 19, pt 2: 217–465. 5 …

Oersted, Hans Christian. 1839. On water-spouts. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal 27: 52–70.

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  • … Oersted, Hans Christian. 1839. On water-spouts. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal 27: …

Redfield, William C. 1839. Some account of violent columnar whirlwinds, which appear to have resulted from the action of large circular fires; with remarks on the same. American Journal of Science and Arts 36: 50–9. Reprinted in Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal 27 (1839): 369–79. [Vols. 2,7]

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  • … Redfield, William C. 1839. Some account of violent columnar whirlwinds, which appear to …
  • … 36: 50–9. Reprinted in Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal 27 (1839): 369–79. [Vols. 2,7] …

Smith, John. 1839. Notice of a plant which produces perfect seeds without any apparent action of pollen. [Read 18 June 1839.] Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 18 (1841): 509–12.

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  • … Smith, John. 1839. Notice of a plant which produces perfect seeds …
  • … apparent action of pollen. [Read 18 June 1839. ] Transactions of the Linnean Society of …

Theile, Friedrich Wilhelm. 1839. Entdeckung von Muskeln, welche die Rückenwirbel drehen (Rotatores dorsi) beim Menschen und den Säugethieren, nebst Bemerkungen über die Processus transversi und obliqui und über die Rückenmuskeln. Archiv für Anatomie, Physiologie und wissenschaftliche Medizin (1839): 102–38.

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  • … Theile, Friedrich Wilhelm. 1839. Entdeckung von Muskeln, welche die Rückenwirbel drehen ( …
  • … für Anatomie, Physiologie und wissenschaftliche Medizin (1839): 102–38. WBB4 Q304.c.9 15 …

Walker, Francis. 1839. Monographia Chalciditum. London: Hyppolitus Bailliere.

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  • … Walker, Francis. 1839. Monographia Chalciditum. London: Hyppolitus Bailliere. NC MB.37.36 …

Nasse, Otto (1839–1903)

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  • … Otto Johann Friedrich Nasse 1839–1903 German physician, physiologist, and physical …

To William Herbert   26 June 1839

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CD is led to believe there are no true permanently inbreeding, sexually reproducing beings. Thanks for replies to breeding questions.

Asks for clarification of Hippeastrum crosses: is selfing or crossing with individual of same species intended and was increased fertility due to constitution of foreign parent or due to the pollen coming from another plant? Has WH known any hybrid or mongrel to revert or to vary in a manner unlikely to be effect of soil?

Sends Journal of researches.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Herbert, Dean of Manchester
Date:  26 June 1839
Classmark:  DAR 185: 65–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-523

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  • … To William Herbert   26 June 1839
  • … Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 26 June 1839 William Herbert, Dean of Manchester …
  • … letter from William Herbert to J.  S. Henslow, 5 April 1839 ). W.  Herbert 1822 , p.  27. …
  • … June 26 th . 1839— W Herbert Sir I hope you will excuse me taking the liberty of sending …

From Daniel Oliver   [before 8 November 1861]

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List of references on orchid structure and fertilisation.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 8 Nov 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 225–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3039

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  • … Baillon 1854 . Guépin 1853 . Ménière 1855. Fermond 1841 . Fermond 1840 . Wiegmann 1839 . …
  • … bei den Bastardpflanzen. Bot. Zeit.  1839. 703. (Cause of infertility to be sought only in …
  • … London: John Murray. 1862. Wiegmann, A. F. A. 1839. [Über die Unfruchtbarkeit bei den …
  • … Bastardpflanzen. ] Flora oder allgemeine botanische Zeitung 22 (1839): 703. …

From William Herbert to J. S. Henslow   5 April 1839

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Replies to CD’s questions on plant hybridisation and laws of inheritance. Rejects predominant transmission of characters by established forms. Males show predominance, but congeniality of parents’ constitution to climate and soil more important. No correlation between hybridisation and variability, cultivation, and geographical distribution. Rejects reversion.

Describes experiments in Hippeastrum in which pollen from another species proved more fertile than plant’s own pollen.

Did not intend to say that crossing is inimical to fertility.

Author:  William Herbert, Dean of Manchester
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  5 Apr 1839
Classmark:  DAR 185: 63
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-503

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  • … From William Herbert to J.  S. Henslow    5 April 1839
  • … DAR 185: 63 William Herbert, Dean of Manchester Spofforth 5 Apr 1839 John Stevens Henslow …
  • … dissimilar?? Important—Walker’s Law’ pencil ‘ 1839 | Only thing in this letter, 5 season …
  • … so; account given in letter’ added ink 15.2 1839] double underl brown crayon Top of first …
  • … faithfully | W Herbert Spofforth April 5 1839. 2.1 I can … 2 d . 2.4] double scored brown …

To William Lonsdale   [8 March 1839]

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Has finished earthquake paper ["Volcanic phenomena in South America" (1840), Collected papers 1: 53–86]. Gives instructions about a woodcut. There should be an outline map.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Lonsdale
Date:  [8 Mar 1839]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-497

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  • … To William Lonsdale   [8 March 1839] …
  • … Charles Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 [8 Mar 1839] William Lonsdale …
  • … worked on it during the first week of March 1839 and corrected it in September and early …

To William Shoberl   16 August [1839]

Summary

Gives his opinion of a MS on geology. It is not really a scientific work. It might sell well, but CD’s opinion on success of sale is worthless.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Shoberl
Date:  16 Aug [1839]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-531

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  • … To William Shoberl    16 August [1839] …
  • … Charles Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 16 Aug [1839] William Shoberl …
  • … addressee is identified by the distinctive ‘1839’ with which the letter is endorsed and …

To John Phillips   [18 March 1839]

Summary

Will send JP a map as requested. Asks for a ticket to one of JP’s lectures.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Phillips
Date:  [18 Mar 1839]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History Archive Collections (John Phillips collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-473

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  • … To John Phillips    [18 March 1839] …
  • … collection) Charles Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 [18 Mar 1839] John Phillips …
  • … delivered by Phillips on Tuesday, 19 March 1839. In CD’s Notebook E : 122 there is the …

To the Secretary of the American Philosophical Society   23 May 1839

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As Secretary of the Geological Society of London, CD formally expresses thanks for the American Philosophical Society’s Proceedings, vol. 1, no. 6.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Secretary, American Philosophical Society
Date:  23 May 1839
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.16)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-511

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  • … To the Secretary of the American Philosophical Society    23 May 1839
  • … Charles Robert Darwin Somerset House 23 May 1839 Secretary, American Philosophical Society …
  • … of London | Somerset House. 23rd May 1839 Sir I am requested by the Geological Society to …

To Leonard Jenyns   15 July [1839]

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Discusses details of LJ’s part of Zoology [Fish].

CD is working hard on Coral reefs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Jenyns; Leonard Blomefield
Date:  15 July [1839]
Classmark:  Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-527

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  • … To Leonard Jenyns   15 July [1839] …
  • … Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 15 July [1839] Leonard Jenyns/Leonard Blomefield …
  • … See letter to Leonard Jenyns, 14 October [1839] . William Yarrell had published A history …
  • … the end of August and beginning of September 1839. That is, the smoke of London. Hitcham, …

From C. H. Schaible   17 February 1873

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Sends copy of Vinzenz Czerny [Beziehungen der Chirurgie (1872)], which applies Darwinian principles to pathology.

Recommends illustrations dealing with expression in the Atlas of K. H. Baumgärtner’s Kranken-Physiognomik [1839].

Author:  Carl Heinrich Schaible
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Feb 1873
Classmark:  DAR 177: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8771

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  • … dealing with expression in the Atlas of K. H. Baumgärtner’s Kranken-Physiognomik [1839]. …
  • … Bibliography Baumgärtner, Karl Heinrich. 1839. Physiognomice pathologica, etc. (Kranken- …
  • … Museum. I believe it is the first edition of 1839. There was another edition in 1841. The …
  • … of the physiognomy of illness ( Baumgärtner 1839 ), he sought to describe the physical …
  • … with different diseases. A copy of Baumgärtner 1839 (shelfmark 781.k.9) is at the British …

From Richard Sutton Ford   6 May 1839

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Answers to [Questions about breeding].

Author:  Richard Sutton Ford
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 May 1839
Classmark:  DAR 186: 44
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-509

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  • … From Richard Sutton Ford   6 May 1839
  • … DAR 186: 44 Richard Sutton Ford Swynnerton 6 May 1839 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Questions about the breeding of animals (1839). Journal of the History of Biology 2: 269– …
  • … experience. R.  S. Ford Swynnerton May 6 th . 1839 scored brown crayon scored pencil ; ‘[ …

From B. J. Sulivan   [November 1838 – April 1839]

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Observations on the geology of the Falkland Islands.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Nov 1838 – Apr 1839]
Classmark:  DAR 39: 20–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13847

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  • … From B.  J. Sulivan   [November 1838 – April 1839] …
  • … 5 Bartholomew James Sulivan Falkland Islands [Nov 1838 – Apr 1839] Charles Robert Darwin …

To Charles Babbage   [1839 – August 1842]

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Is so unwell today that he is unable to come [to CB’s party].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Babbage
Date:  [1839 – Aug 1842]
Classmark:  British Library (Add 37191: 297)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-476

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  • … To Charles Babbage   [1839 – August 1842] …
  • … 297) Charles Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 [1839 – Aug 1842] Charles Babbage …

Letter of recommendation for Syms Covington   29 May 1839

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A letter of reference for Syms Covington.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  29 May 1839
Classmark:  Mitchell Library, Sydney (MSS 2069/108: 6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-514

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  • … Letter of recommendation for Syms Covington   29 May 1839
  • … MSS 2069/108: 6) Charles Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 29 May 1839 Unidentified …
  • … to his advancement in life Charles Darwin 12 Upper Gower St. London May 29 th . — 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,[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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