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To W. D. Fox   15 March [1856]

Summary

Believes WDF’s case of mongrel Scotch deerhound is very valuable for him.

Mentions his work on pigeons and chickens.

Fears sometimes he will break down: "My subject gets bigger and bigger".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  15 Mar [1856]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 97)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1843

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  • … DCP-LETT-1843

To William Kemp   [8 September 1843]

Summary

Seeds sent by Kemp have germinated and been identified by Lindley as Rumex acetosella and an Atriplex which has been sent on to J. S. Henslow.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Kemp
Date:  [8 Sept 1843]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (MS Add. 10252/23) (gift of Ruth Cramond and David Cramond)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-691F

Matches: 7 hits

  • … not been found. See this volume, Supplement, letter to William Kemp, 7 April [ 1843] . …
  • … To William Kemp   [8 September 1843] …
  • … of Ruth Cramond and David Cramond) Charles Robert Darwin Down [8 Sept 1843] William Kemp …
  • … from John Lindley, [before 2 September 1843] . Atriplex patula is the spear saltbush. The …
  • … Correspondence vol.  2, letter to J.  S.  Henslow, [2 September 1843] , and letter from …
  • … William Kemp, 2 October 1843 . Atriplex hastata is now A. prostata , the triangle orache. …
  • … 2, letter from William Kemp, 2 October 1843 ). An account was later published in Annals …

To the Royal Geographical Society    February 1843

Summary

George Suttor’s paper not worthy of publication in the Journal of the society. It contains no new facts worth insertion.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Royal Geographical Society
Date:  Feb 1843
Classmark:  Royal Geographical Society
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-662A

Matches: 4 hits

  • … I do not consider this notice worth insertion in the Journal. Charles Darwin Feb.  1843
  • … To the Royal Geographical Society    February 1843
  • … Royal Geographical Society Charles Robert Darwin Feb 1843 Royal Geographical Society …
  • … of the Royal Geographical Society . In 1843, however, he issued a book on the cultivation …

To William Kemp   [9 November 1843]

Summary

CD has been reflecting on John Lindley’s and C. C. Babington’s comments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Kemp
Date:  [9 Nov 1843]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (MS Add. 10252/20) (gift of Ruth Cramond and David Cramond)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-711F

Matches: 11 hits

  • … To William Kemp   [9 November 1843] …
  • … of Ruth Cramond and David Cramond) Charles Robert Darwin Down [9 Nov 1843] William Kemp …
  • … in a sand pit (see this volume, supplement, letter to William Kemp, 1 November [1843] ). …
  • … relationship between this letter and the letters from William Kemp of 4 November 1843  and …
  • … 10 November 1843 ( Correspondence vol.  2). …
  • … The first Thursday after 4 November 1843 was 9 November. See Correspondence vol.   …
  • … 2, letter from William Kemp, 4 November 1843 . John Lindley originally had written that …
  • … 2, letter from John Lindley, [after 8 April 1843] ). CD had advised against publication …
  • … letter to William Kemp, 1 November [1843] . The short statement was published as Kemp  …
  • … his letter to William Kemp of 1 November [1843] (this volume, Supplement), CD had enclosed …
  • … the letter from C.  C.  Babington, 26 October 1843 ( Correspondence vol.  2). As all the …

From C. C. Babington   26 October 1843

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Identifies Atriplex raised from seeds found by W. Kemp as A. angustifolia.

Author:  Charles Cardale Babington
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Oct 1843
Classmark:  DAR 50: A28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-708

Matches: 6 hits

  • … From C.  C. Babington   26 October 1843
  • … Charles Cardale Babington St John’s College, Cambridge 26 Oct 1843 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter to J.  S. Henslow, [14 October 1843] . See letters from J.   …
  • … S. Henslow, 9 October 1843  and …
  • … 17 October 1843 . …
  • … S t John’s Coll: Cambridge Oct. 26. 1843. Dear Darwin, I am much pleased to have had an …

To John Edward Davis   15 September [1843]

Summary

Thanks him for specimens collected.

Comments on JED’s voyage [on H.M.S. Terror, 1839–43].

Mentions activities of old Beagle crew.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Edward Davis
Date:  15 Sept [1843]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 374
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-695

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  • … To John Edward Davis   15 September [1843] …
  • … DAR 143: 374 Charles Robert Darwin Down 15 Sept [1843] John Edward Davis …
  • … Dict. Biog. ). ).See letter to Syms Covington, 7 October 1843 . Joseph Dalton Hooker. …
  • … by Captain James Clark Ross from 1839 to 1843 (see Ross 1847 , 1: xix). See letter to W.   …
  • … J. Hooker, 12 March [1843]. …
  • … Literary Gazette (9 September 1843): 573–6. FitzRoy …
  • … had sailed for New Zealand on 8 July 1843 to take up his duties as Governor ( Mellersh …
  • … married his cousin, Elizabeth Macarthur, in 1843; John Clements Wickham had also married …

To William Kemp   1 November [1843]

Summary

J. S. Henslow’s and C. C. Babington’s opinions on WK’s seeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Kemp
Date:  1 Nov [1843]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (MS Add. 10252/18) (gift of Ruth Cramond and David Cramond)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-710F

Matches: 12 hits

  • … To William Kemp   1 November [1843] …
  • … of Ruth Cramond and David Cramond) Charles Robert Darwin Down 1 Nov [1843] William Kemp …
  • … from John Lindley, [before 2 September 1843] . The Atriplex was identified by Babington as …
  • … letters to CD.  See Correspondence vol.  2, letters from William Kemp, 2 October 1843  and …
  • … 17 October 1843 . …
  • … Supplement, letter to William Kemp, [14 October 1843] , n.  2, and Correspondence vol.   …
  • … 2, letter from William Kemp, 17 October 1843 . See Correspondence vol.  2, letter …
  • … from C.  C.  Babington, 26 October 1843 . The specimen of Atriplex angustifolia had been …
  • … from John Lindley, [before 2 September 1843] ). CD refers to Charles Cardale Babington. …
  • … 2, letter from William Kemp, 17 October 1843 ). CD refers to John Stevens Henslow. The …
  • … patula (see Correspondence vol.  2, letters from J.  S.  Henslow, 9 October 1843  and …
  • … 17 October 1843 ). John Lindley had identified one of the seeds sent to him as Rumex …

To William Kemp   24 [April 1843]

Summary

Has not yet heard from R. Brown, but John Lindley thinks species will probably turn out to be common ones.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Kemp
Date:  24 [Apr 1843]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (MS Add. 10252/15) (gift of Ruth Cramond and David Cramond)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-672F

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To William Kemp   24 [April 1843] …
  • … See Correspondence vol.  2, letter from John Lindley, [after 8 April 1843] . …
  • … of Ruth Cramond and David Cramond) Charles Robert Darwin Down 24 [Apr 1843] William Kemp …
  • … this letter, the letter from William Kemp, 2 October 1843 ( Correspondence vol.  2), …
  • … and the letter to John Lindley, 8 [April 1843] ( Correspondence vol.  2). …
  • … See this volume, Supplement, letter to William Kemp, 7 April [1843] and n.  6. …
  • … Supplement, letter to William Kemp, 7 April [1843] . CD refers to Robert Brown. Polygonum …

From William Kemp   2 October 1843

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Describes germination of seeds found in sand-pit and the geological setting of the sand-pit.

Postulates existence of ancient lake along the course of the River Tweed. Notes evidence of glaciation.

Author:  William Kemp
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Oct 1843
Classmark:  DAR 50: A8–11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-699

Matches: 9 hits

  • … From William Kemp   2 October 1843
  • … DAR 50: A8–11 William Kemp Galashiels 2 Oct 1843 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter to John Lindley, 8 [April 1843] . See Correspondence vol. …
  • … 18, Supplement, letters to William Kemp, 7 April [1843] , 24 [ …
  • … April 1843] , and [ …
  • … 8 September 1843] . See …
  • … letter from John Lindley, [before 2 September 1843] , and letter to J.   …
  • … S. Henslow, [2 September 1843] . A few miles east of Galashiels, just south of the River …
  • … Galashiels, October 2 d —1843. — Sir At your request, I forward the following account of …

To William Kemp   22 November [1843]

Summary

CD is pleased with how good a case WK’s facts have made.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Kemp
Date:  22 Nov [1843]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (MS Add. 10252/21) (gift of Ruth Cramond and David Cramond)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-715F

Matches: 9 hits

  • … To William Kemp   22 November [1843] …
  • … of Ruth Cramond and David Cramond) Charles Robert Darwin Down 22 Nov [1843] William Kemp …
  • … 2, letter to J.  S.  Henslow, [4 November 1843] . The paper was published in Annals and …
  • … 2, letter from William Kemp, 10 November 1843 . Kemp explained in this letter that he had …
  • … in Gardeners’ Chronicle on 11 November 1843, pp.  787–8. CD’s draft of the paper (Kemp  …
  • … made up of passages extracted from the letters from William Kemp of 2 October 1843 , 17  …
  • … October 1843 , 4  …
  • … November 1843 , and …
  • … 10 November 1843 ( Correspondence vol.  2). CD refers to John Stevens Henslow. 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

Matches: 8 hits

  • … To Joseph Dalton Hooker   [13 or 20 November 1843] …
  • … DAR 114: 1 Charles Robert Darwin 13 Nov 1843 20 …
  • … Nov 1843 Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … 1839–43). He returned home in September 1843. Ultimately published as J.  D. Hooker 1844– …
  • … Sr, see letter to W.  J. Hooker, 12 March [1843]. He may also have read some published …
  • … extracts in W.  J. Hooker 1843 . CD–Henslow letters on the transfer of Beagle plants have …
  • … ships Erebus and Terror in the years 1839–1843, under the command of Captain Sir James …
  • … Reeve Brothers. Hooker, William Jackson. 1843. Notes on the botany of HM Discovery Ships, …

To William Kemp   [14 October 1843]

Summary

J. S. Henslow expresses his doubts about WK’s seeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Kemp
Date:  [14 Oct 1843]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (MS Add. 10252/16) (gift of Ruth Cramond and David Cramond)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-705F

Matches: 9 hits

  • … To William Kemp   [14 October 1843] …
  • … Cramond and David Cramond) Charles Robert Darwin Shrewsbury [14 Oct 1843] William Kemp …
  • … vol.  2, letter from John Lindley, [before 2 September 1843] , and letter from J.   …
  • … S.  Henslow, 9 October 1843 . CD refers to John Stevens Henslow. See Correspondence vol.   …
  • … letter from J.  S.  Henslow, 9 October [1843] . CD’s letter to Charles Cardale Babington …
  • … 2, letter from C.  C.  Babington, 26 October 1843 . Babington identified the sample as …
  • … The date is established by the postmark. In 1843, the Saturday before 15 October was 14  …
  • … October. On 12 October 1843 CD went to Shrewsbury for twelve days ( Correspondence vol.   …
  • … letter from J.  S.  Henslow, 9 October 1843 . One of the seeds sent to John Lindley turned …

From J. S. Henslow   [5 August 1843]

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Calls CD’s attention to an article about William Herbert’s hybrid Narcissus.

Author:  John Stevens Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [5 Aug 1843]
Classmark:  DAR 205.7: 282
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-687

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  • … From J.  S. Henslow    [5 August 1843] …
  • … Identified from the handwriting. W.  Herbert 1843 . …
  • … DAR 205.7: 282 John Stevens Henslow unstated [5 Aug 1843] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Bibliography Herbert, William. 1843. Hybrid Narcissi. Edwards’s Botanical Register , plate …

To G. R. Waterhouse   [3 or 17 December 1843]

Summary

Comments on GRW’s paper [Rep. BAAS (1843): 65–7; Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 12 (1843): 399–412]. CD says by "link" between any two groups he never understood a half-way link, merely one in a long series. Observes that one cannot have a simple species intermediate between two great families. Criticises GRW’s use of circles to represent groups, which leads to thinking that groups are of equal value.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Waterhouse
Date:  [3 or 17] Dec 1843
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, Library and Archives (General Special Collections MSS DAR A 3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-718

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  • … To G.  R. Waterhouse   [3 or 17 December 1843] …
  • … General Special Collections MSS DAR A 3) Charles Robert Darwin Down 3 Dec 1843 17 …
  • … Dec 1843 George Robert Waterhouse …
  • … Bibliography Waterhouse, George Robert. 1843. Observations on the classification of the …
  • … Comments on GRW’s paper [ Rep. BAAS (1843): 65–7; Ann. & Mag. …
  • … Nat. Hist. 12 (1843): 399–412]. CD says by "link" between any two groups he never …
  • … conjectured dates are based on Waterhouse 1843 , which appeared in December, and on CD’s …
  • … 30 November and 14 December. Waterhouse 1843  argues that systematic groups of animals do …
  • … one systematic group to another. Waterhouse 1843  cites several of Owen’s papers; however, …
  • … and thus not genuine affinities ( Waterhouse 1843 , p.  406). Waterhouse had adopted the …

Butt, Thomas (1772/3–1843)

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  • … Thomas Butt 1772/3–1843 Clergyman. …

To Charles Lyell   [15 or 22 September 1843]

Summary

Mentions expected birth of child [Henrietta Emma].

BAAS meeting.

Comments on letters from G. R. Waterhouse and William Lonsdale.

Describes survival of apparently "fossil" seeds sent by W. Kemp.

Is at work on MS [of Volcanic islands].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [15 or 22] Sept 1843
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.32)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-696

Matches: 8 hits

  • … To Charles Lyell   [15 or 22 September 1843] …
  • … American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.32) Charles Robert Darwin Down 15 Sept 1843 22 …
  • … Sept 1843 Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … letter from John Lindley, [before 2  September 1843] , and letter to J.   …
  • … S. Henslow, [2 September 1843] . The longevity of seeds was of great interest to …
  • … Emma Darwin was born on 25 September 1843. The British Association had met in August in …
  • … letter to G.  R. Waterhouse, [November 1843] . Edward Forbes had served as naturalist in …
  • … from April 1841 to October 1842. See letter to John Lindley, 8 [April 1843] . See …

From J. S. Henslow   17 October 1843

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Regards [W. Kemp’s] plant as clearly only Atriplex patula, though with "an unusual habit".

Adds report on success of his Roman tomb exhibit.

Author:  John Stevens Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Oct 1843
Classmark:  DAR 50: A26–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-707

Matches: 6 hits

  • … From J.  S. Henslow   17 October 1843
  • … DAR 50: A26–7 John Stevens Henslow Hitcham 17 Oct 1843 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter from John Lindley, [before 2 September 1843] , and letter from J.   …
  • … S. Henslow, 9 October 1843 . See letter from C.   …
  • … C. Babington, 26 October 1843 . Henslow 1843b. Henslow reported to the Geological Society …
  • … H. H. S. [Hitcham Hadleigh Suffolk] 17 Oct 1843 My dear Darwin, The odd Atriplex came from …

To J. S. Henslow   [14 October 1843]

Summary

CD has written to W. Kemp to ascertain what precautions he took in sowing his seeds. "It will be rather flat if you … pronounce the Atriplex to be merely a variety". Suggests sending plants to C. C. Babington.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [14 Oct 1843]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A11–12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-705

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To J.  S. Henslow   [14 October 1843] …
  • … DAR 93: A11–12 Charles Robert Darwin Shrewsbury [14 Oct 1843] John Stevens Henslow …
  • … See letter from J.  S. Henslow, 9 October 1843 . See Correspondence vol. …
  • … letter to William Kemp, [14 October 1843] . Charles Cardale Babington identified it as …
  • … a common weed on mud-flats (see letter from C.  C. Babington, 26 October 1843 ). …

From G. R. Waterhouse   9 August 1843

Summary

Explains what he means when he attempts a "natural classification", defining his words and using man as a standard; gives examples. Classification of Aptera and Diptera.

Discusses his discharge from the Zoological Society. Is to see Robert Brown about the British Museum position.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Aug 1843
Classmark:  DAR 181: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-688

Matches: 7 hits

  • … From G.  R. Waterhouse   9 August 1843
  • … DAR 181: 13 George Robert Waterhouse unstated 9 Aug 1843 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See Waterhouse 1843 . See letter to G.   …
  • … R. Waterhouse, [26 July 1843] , n.  4. Pierre André Latreille. Westwood 1835 , p.  276. …
  • … of the museum of the Zoological Society in 1843 (see P.  C. Mitchell 1929 , p.  98). …
  • … Zoological Society. Waterhouse, George Robert. 1843. Observations on the classification of …
  • … 9 th August 1843 My dear Darwin I cannot move you a bit though I have been immensely …

From William Kemp   10 November 1843

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Describes growth of plants raised from seeds he found in sand-pit.

Author:  William Kemp
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov 1843
Classmark:  DAR 50: A17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-713

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  • … From William Kemp   10 November 1843
  • … DAR 50: A17 William Kemp Galashiels 10 Nov 1843 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter from C.  C. Babington, 26 October 1843 . See Correspondence vol. …
  • … 18, Supplement, letter to William Kemp, [9 November 1843] . See Appendix VI. …
  • … Galashiels Nov r . 10—1843 Sir In again tendering my thanks for your courteous treatment, …
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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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  • … my works. ( letter to Ernst Dieffenbach, 2 October 1843 ) Darwin published over …

Syms Covington

Summary

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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  • … at Stroud, New South Wales, 130 miles north of Sydney. By 1843 Covington was working for the …
  • … in Covington’s welfare, even so far removed.  In 1843 Darwin dispatched a new ear-trumpet  for him …

George Robert Waterhouse

Summary

George Waterhouse was born on 6 March 1810 in Somers Town, North London. His father was a solicitor’s clerk and an amateur lepidopterist. George was educated from 1821-24 at Koekelberg near Brussels. On his return he worked for a time as an apprentice to…

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  • … their ‘ descent from common stock’ in a letter of 1843 .   In the same year, Darwin …

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…

Matches: 27 hits

  • … [DAR *119: 13v.] Yarrel’s Birds [Yarrell 1843] (1 Vol read) Last Edit of Malthus …
  • … 1825–36] Prescott. Hist. of Mexico [W. H. Prescott 1843], strongly recommended by Lyell (read …
  • … Travels into the interior of New Zealand [Dieffenbach 1843]. Capt. Porter, Journ of Cruize in …
  • … Prichards. Nat: History of Man. Bailliere. 1.10 [Prichard 1843]  must be studied . London Library …
  • … Essay on serpent (1844). 6 s . 6 d . Edinburgh [Schlegel 1843]. Geograph. Distrib &c &c. …
  • … “Scenes in Sandwich Isl d  & Central America [Jarves 1843] contains good account of Silkworm, …
  • … } Much Botany & [Backhouse 1843] Nat: Hist.— …
  • …  be read. Paper on transmutation of shells [Haldeman 1843–4] already (1844) VI. vols. …
  • … . 42  [P. Miller 1724] Life of Wilkie [Cunningham 1843] & Chantry [G. Jones 1849]. …
  • … 1833] (Boot) Leslie life of Constable [Leslie 1843]. (Emma) (read) M rs  Fry’s Life …
  • … 1847].— Cunningham Life of Wilkie [Cunningham 1843] [DAR *119: 23v.] …
  • … 3 d  Part of Clarendons History [Hyde 1704]. 1843 Jan 10. Last Vol of Clarendons …
  • … 1842–6] Mar 1. Lieut. Eyres Narrative [?V. Eyre 1843].— May 7 th . F. Horner’s life …
  • … Bremer [Bremer 1843a].— [DAR 119: 13a] 1843 Feb 20 th . L. Jenyns notes …
  • … d[itt]o. —— 26 Hinds Regions of Vegetation [Hinds 1843]. June 10 th . Linnæan Trans. …
  • … of London ] to end of Vol: XVIII & Part I. of V. 19 (1843) 25. Murray Domestic Poultry.— …
  • … Nov 30. Dieffenbach’s New Zealand [Dieffenbach 1843] 1844 Wiegman on Hybrids—German— …
  • … Phillips 1822] (very poor) [DAR 119: 13b] 1843 May 20 th  Carlyle’s Past …
  • … 1844 Jan 7 th  Borrow’s Bible in Spain [Borrow 1843]. 22. Hallam Constitu History …
  • … 30 1. Vol of Prescotts Hist of Mexico [W. H. Prescott 1843] /Oct 1 st / 2 d  & 3 d  Vol …
  • … July 5 th  Owens Lectures on Invertebrata [R. Owen 1843–6] Aug 1 Bradley’s Husbandry 3. …
  • … —— d[itt]o Salmon Fishing in Tweed [Scrope 1843]. (d[itt]o) 20 th  Reflections on the Study …
  • … Nov. 20 Liebig’s familiar letters on Chemistry [Liebig 1843] —— Ranke’s Popes of Rome 3 vols …
  • … 3 d . 25 th  Forbes Alps [J. D. Forbes 1843] —— Crawfords Embassy to Siam …
  • … Philadelphia ]; skimmed. 24 th . Report. Zoolog. 1843. 1844. Ray Soc. [Ray Society 1847] …
  • … —— 10 Neander’s Life of St Bernard [Neander 1843] interesting —— Feuerbachers Trials …
  • … 27 Abbott Travels from Khiva to Heraut [James Abbott 1843] (very good) Nov. 7 th  Leslie’s …

Darwin & Glen Roy

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Although Darwin was best known for his geological work in South America and other remote Beagle destinations, he made one noteworthy attempt to explain a puzzling feature of British geology.  In 1838, two years after returning from the voyage, he travelled…

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  • … October 1842] To William Darwin Fox, [4 September 1843] To Charles Lyell, 8 …

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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  • … of the living species he had collected. By the end of 1843 he had also completed the writing of a …
  • … the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle  from February 1838 to October 1843. The correspondence provides a …
  • … in articles on  Sagitta , finished during the autumn of 1843, and  Planariae, described in 1844 …
  • … unless they went to some other authority. Towards the end of 1843, he increasingly hoped that …
  • … thinking during this period and in his letters of 1843, Darwin was clearly testing his evolutionary …
  • … I am looking for' ( Letter to G. R. Waterhouse, [26 July 1843] ).  It is interesting to …
  • … twelve letters from Darwin to Kemp in the years 1840 to 1843 have come to light; they were published …
  • … flowers’ to the  Gardeners’ Chronicle , [late August 1843], expresses his interest in ‘unity of …

Darwin’s study of the Cirripedia

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Darwin’s work on barnacles, conducted between 1846 and 1854, has long posed problems for historians. Coming between his transmutation notebooks and the Origin of species, it has frequently been interpreted as a digression from Darwin’s species work. Yet…

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  • … correspondence with George Robert Waterhouse. On [26 July 1843] ( Correspondence vol. 2), for …

Scientific Networks

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Friendship|Mentors|Class|Gender In its broadest sense, a scientific network is a set of connections between people, places, and things that channel the communication of knowledge, and that substantially determine both its intellectual form and content,…

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  • … 714 — Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D., [13 or 20 Nov 1843] Darwin knows Cambridge botanist J. …

Joseph Dalton Hooker

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The 1400 letters exchanged between Darwin and Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911) account for around 10% of Darwin’s surviving correspondence and provide a structure within which all the other letters can be explored.  They are a connecting thread that spans…

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  • … spans forty years of Darwin’s mature working life from 1843 until his death in 1882 and bring into …
  • … lives of the two men.  Their correspondence began in 1843 when Hooker, just returned from …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

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Here is a list of people that appeared in the photograph album Darwin received for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from scientific admirers in the Netherlands. Many thanks to Hester Loeff for identifying and researching them. No. …

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  • … University   Utrecht 14 november 1843 Leipzig 20 may 1909 …
  • … School   Dordrecht 22 january 1843 Franeker 28 december 1896 …
  • … Publisher   Amsterdam 18 oktober 1843 Dordrecht  30 march …
  • …     Amsterdam 3 october 1843 Amsterdam 29 march 1913 …

John Murray

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Darwin's most famous book On the origin of species by means of natural selection (Origin) was published on 22 November 1859. The publisher was John Murray, who specialised in non-fiction, particularly politics, travel and science, and had published…

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  • … Murray, who followed his father as head of the business in 1843, had spent a year studying geology …

Henrietta Darwin born

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Daughter, Henrietta Emma, born

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  • … Daughter, Henrietta Emma, born …

Meets Joseph Hooker

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Darwin begins a 40-year friendship with Joseph Dalton Hooker.  In November Hooker begins work on Darwin's Beagle plant specimens.

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  • … Darwin begins a 40-year friendship with Joseph Dalton Hooker.  In November Hooker begins work on …

Suggested reading

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  Contemporary writing Anon., The English matron: A practical manual for young wives, (London, 1846). Anon., The English gentlewoman: A practical manual for young ladies on their entrance to society, (Third edition, London, 1846). Becker, L. E.…

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  • … domestic influence and social obligations ,  (London, 1843). Somerville, M.,  On …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

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List of people appearing in the photograph album Darwin received from scientific admirers in the Netherlands for his birthday on 12 February 1877. We are grateful to Hester Loeff for providing this list and for permission to make her research available.…

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  • … University   Utrecht 14 November 1843 Leipzig 20 May 1909 …
  • … School   Dordrecht 22 January 1843 Franeker 28 December 1896 …
  • … Publisher   Amsterdam 18 October 1843 Dordrecht  30 March …
  • …     Amsterdam 3 October 1843 Amsterdam 29 March 1913 …

Women’s scientific participation

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Observers | Fieldwork | Experimentation | Editors and critics | Assistants Darwin’s correspondence helps bring to light a community of women who participated, often actively and routinely, in the nineteenth-century scientific community. Here is a…

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  • … Letter 717  - Hooker, J. D. to Darwin, [28 November 1843] Hooker thanks Darwin for his …

Darwin in letters, 1844–1846: Building a scientific network

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The scientific results of the Beagle voyage still dominated Darwin's working life, but he broadened his continuing investigations into the nature and origin of species. Far from being a recluse, Darwin was at the heart of British scientific society,…

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  • …  vol. 2, letter to A. Y. Spearman, 9 October 1843, n. 1). Darwin's inner circle: first …

John Lort Stokes

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John Lort Stokes, naval officer, was Charles Darwin’s cabinmate on the Beagle voyage – not always an enviable position.  After Darwin’s death, Stokes penned a description of their evenings spent working at the large table at the centre, Stokes at his…

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  • … command in 1841, and eventually returned to England in 1843. Shortly after, he unwittingly involved …

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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  • … in exact manner of grown up person.— March 1 st . 1843. Annie shows no signs of skill in …
  • … was natural acting & deceit. 39v. [54] Jan. 20 1843 Willy 3 years & a month. …
  • … to something he used to say when a baby. 40  Feb 1843. Willy says “No” in the fiercest way …
  • … later; Anne Elizabeth was born in 1841 and Henrietta Emma in 1843. Mrs Locke was probably the …
  • … name and address of a Mrs Locke are noted in Emma Darwin’s 1843 diary. [16] The following …

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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  • … instrument maker George Stebbing (1774—1847). By 1843, he was established enough in the town to be …
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