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To J. D. Hooker   [10 February 1846]

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Thinks JDH’s explanation of polymorphism on volcanic islands is probably correct.

Proposes experimental test to see whether alpine form of a plant is inherited like a true variety.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [10 Feb 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-951

Matches: 7 hits

  • … London: John Churchill. [Chambers, Robert. ] 1845. Explanations: a sequel to "Vestiges of …
  • … and George Robert Waterhouse at Down House on 6 December 1845, see letters to J.   …
  • … D. Hooker, [25 November 1845] and [ …
  • … 10 December 1845]. The identity of the author of Vestiges of the natural history of …
  • … Hooker, 1 February 1846 , n.  8. [Chambers] 1845 . CD recorded that he had read this on 6  …
  • … Sedgwick published a scathing attack (Sedgwick 1845) on Vestiges of the natural history …
  • … Chambers] 1844 ), to which [Chambers] 1845  was a partial answer. Edward Forbes had joined …

To Thomas Gold Appleton   31 March [1846]

Summary

Thanks for the gift of Frémont 1845. Has had a visit from R. J. Mackintosh and his wife Mary, Appleton’s sister.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Gold Appleton
Date:  31 Mar [1846]
Classmark:  Private collection
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-968F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Thanks for the gift of Frémont 1845. Has had a visit from R. J. Mackintosh and his wife …
  • … by the reference to Mackintosh 1846. CD refers to John Charles Frémont and Frémont 1845. …
  • … CD’s annotated copy of Frémont 1845 is in the Darwin Library–CUL; he read it in 1846 (see …

To Richard Owen   25 November [1846]

Summary

Asks to borrow specimens of sessile cirripedes from Museum of Royal College of Surgeons.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  25 Nov [1846]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (Gen. lib. Owen collect. 9: 201)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1033

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Possibly the shells referred to in letters to G.  B. Sowerby, [1 December 1845], [3  …
  • … December 1845], and [9? …
  • … December 1845]. …

From G. B. Sowerby   17 January 1846

Summary

Describes his reasoning in classifying CD’s Turritella ambulacrum specimens into two sorts. GBS holds that distinguishing characters, whether of species or varieties, should always be noticed. [See South America, appendix, pl. III, fig. 49.]

Author:  George Brettingham Sowerby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Jan 1846
Classmark:  DAR 43.1: 1c–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-943

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Refers to shells brought to Sowerby by CD in November 1845. See CD’s letter to G.   …
  • … B. Sowerby, 12 [November 1845] , and intervening letters. CD may have queried Sowerby’s …
  • … missing in CD’s letter of [1 December 1845], had been found. Sowerby had already been paid …
  • … letter to G.  B. Sowerby, [9? December 1845] , n.  1. Two fragments of Navidad Turritellae …

From Roderick Impey Murchison   [1846?]

Summary

Gives CD page references [in The new statistical account of Scotland, vol. 14, pp 446, 507] for information regarding parallel roads.

Author:  Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1846?]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 319
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13830

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Bibliography Thackray, John C. 1978. R. I. Murchison’s Geology of Russia (1845). 421–33. …
  • … in Murchison, Verneuil, and Keyserling 1845, 1: 550–1 (see Thackray 1978  for the history …
  • … statistical account of Scotland vol.  14 (1845) (Inverness— Ross and Cromarty) refers ( …

To Leonard Horner   [17 August – 7 September 1846]

Summary

Discusses proposed survey of Glen Roy. Mentions Glen Roy theories of Agassiz and William Buckland. Includes a memorandum calling for a careful survey of the parallel roads of Glen Roy. Mentions M. A. Bravais ["On the lines of ancient level of the sea in Finmark", Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 1 (1845): 534].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Horner
Date:  [17 Aug – 7 Sept 1846]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.53); DAR 145: 136–7 (enclosure)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-993

Matches: 3 hits

  • … the lines of ancient level of the sea in Finmark", Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 1 (1845): 534]. …
  • … found; the text printed here is taken from a copy in DAR 145. Dick 1823 . Bravais 1845 . …
  • … London: Collins. 1958. Bravais, Auguste. 1845. On the lines of ancient level of the sea in …

To J. L. Stokes   3 November 1846

Summary

CD’s note to Stokes [see 940] has been forwarded to George Grey; CD fears he may be offended. Asks how it could have happened.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lort Stokes
Date:  3 Nov 1846
Classmark:  Auckland Public Library (Grey collection GL D8 (1))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1017

Matches: 2 hits

  • … to J.  L. Stokes, [November–December 1845]. Collier Bay and Glen Elg River (see letter to …
  • … J.  L. Stokes, [November–December 1845], n.  2). …

To Richard Owen   21 [June 1846]

Summary

B. J. Sulivan has just arrived with fossil bones from Patagonia. Wants to arrange meeting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  21 [June 1846]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (Gen. lib. Owen collect: 204)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-984

Matches: 2 hits

  • … in Southampton, see letter from B.  J. Sulivan, 13 January – 12 February 1845, n.  5. …
  • … of 13 January – 12 February and 4 July 1845. CD left spaces in this sentence and, in …

To J. D. Hooker   [31 January 1846]

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Disappointed with Webb and Berthelot.

Delighted to hear of more species from the Galapagos, surprised to hear W. Indian character of flora.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [31 Jan 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-945

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Berthelot 1836–50, vol.  3, pt 1: 74–5). See letters from J.  D. Hooker, 5 July 1845 and [ …
  • … mid-July 1845]. J.  D. Hooker 1846, pp.  255–6. Lindley 1845b. Edward Forbes. …

To John Lindley   [c. 10 October 1846]

Summary

CD sends a copy [of South America] to Gardeners’ Chronicle and refers to a passage on Patagonian salt; asks for backing and specific information supplementing his suggestion that an added chloride would increase the salt’s preserving power.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  [c. 10 Oct 1846]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Lindley, John letters, A–K: 191
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-999

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  • … Agricultural Gazette , no. 6, 8 February 1845, p.  93. South America , p.  75, where CD …
  • … Gazette . See also letter to Trenham Reeks, [before 8 February 1845] , and Reeks’s …
  • … reply, 8 February 1845. A short review of South America appeared in Gardeners’ Chronicle …

From Edward Forbes   [25 February 1846]

Summary

Answers CD’s objections with botanical and geological arguments supporting the existence of an ancient post-Miocene land extending over what is now the Mediterranean and past the Azores in the Atlantic [EF’s "Atlantis" theory in "On the connexion between the distribution of the existing fauna and flora of the British Isles and the geological changes which have affected their area", Mem. Geol. Surv. G. B. 1 (1846): 336–432].

Author:  Edward Forbes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [25 Feb 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 151
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-956

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  • … March 1846], for some of his objections to Forbes’s theories. E.  Forbes 1845 . The paper …
  • … read at the British Association meeting of 1845 in Cambridge. This was an answer to one of …
  • … Bibliography Forbes, Edward. 1845. On the distribution of endemic plants, more especially …

To William Crawford Williamson   23 June [1846]

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Does not remember where specimens came from. CD picked fossils most likely to contain Infusoria. Discusses composition of Tertiary strata of South America from which they came. Questions WCW’s statement that they contained siliceous matter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Crawford Williamson
Date:  23 June [1846]
Classmark:  Missouri Botanical Garden Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-985

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  • … RN. 2d edition, corrected, with additions. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1845. …
  • … a paper read by Williamson on 4 November 1845, but not published at that time. The final …
  • … See letter to C.  G. Ehrenberg, 23 March [1845] . Williamson’s original observation was …

To John Higgins   27 May [1846]

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of draft. When does JH want the money for the new farmhouse? Bankers are Robarts, Curtis & Co. JH to pay them the rent directly.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  27 May [1846]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-980

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  • … p.  20). For the purchase of the farm, see letters from John Higgins, 15 March 1845 and …
  • … 2 October 1845. Ralph Hardy, contractor, who pulled down the old farm buildings at …

To Robert FitzRoy   1 October 1846

Summary

Has just heard of RF’s return [from New Zealand]. Hopes to see him.

CD and family are well, but he is a different man in strength and energy from when he was "Flycatcher" in the Beagle.

Has just finished his book [South America].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  1 Oct 1846
Classmark:  DAR 144: 119
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1002

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  • … B.  J. Sulivan, 13 January – 12 February 1845). The Beagle barnacles are included in the …
  • … He was replaced by George Grey in October 1845 ( Mellersh 1968 , pp.  234–5). FitzRoy …

From J. D. Hooker   28 September 1846

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Cannot come to Down to meet B. J. Sulivan as W. H. Harvey is calling.

Plant distribution and soil nature.

Forbes’s modification of Watson’s types of vegetation.

JDH will write comparison of representative plant species of the N. and S. Hemispheres.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Sept 1846
Classmark:  DAR 100: 69–72
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-998

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  • … Sabine that superseded the previous translation by Augustin Prichard ( Humboldt 1845–8 ). …
  • … kingdom. Glasgow. Humboldt, Alexander von. 1845–8. Kosmos; a general survey of the …

To J. D. Hooker   [8? February 1846]

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Will visit JDH in spring.

Will JDH ask Gay what birds, reptiles, or mammifers inhabit Juan Fernández [Island]?

Has JDH seen William Herbert’s paper ["Local habitation and wants of plants", J. Hortic. Soc. Lond. 1 (1846): 44–9]?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [8? Feb 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-950

Matches: 1 hit

  • … letter to J.  D. Hooker, [5 or 12 November 1845] , n.  6. Maria Hooker, J.  D. Hooker’s …

From A. C. V. D. d’Orbigny   31 January 1846

Summary

Sends identifications of CD’s Bahia Blanca fossil shells [see 830].

Author:  Alcide Charles Victor Dessalines (Alcide) d’Orbigny
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Jan 1846
Classmark:  DAR 43.1: 66–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-946

Matches: 2 hits

  • … America , p.  2. Orbigny was writing Orbigny 1845–7  and planning work on Orbigny 1850–2 . …
  • … Orbigny, Alcide Charles Victor Dessalines d’. 1845–7. Mollusques vivants et fossiles, ou …

To Smith, Elder & Co.   6 June [1846]

Summary

Arrangements for publishing [South America].

Author:  Smith, Elder & Co
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 June [1846]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, General Special Collections (DC AL 1/3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-983F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … section); of £4 10 s. on 15 December 1845 and £10 on 19 August 1846 to George Brettingham …
  • … the Council of the Geological Society, as he had been in 1845 ( Journal of the Geological …
  • … Society of London 1 (1845) and 2 (1846)). In 1843 and 1844 he had been vice-president ( …

To Robert FitzRoy   23 November [1846]

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J. D. Hooker has described Capt. King’s Tierra del Fuego plants and CD’s Galapagos plants [in Flora Antarctica, pt 2 (1847)] which have extraordinary interest and novelty.

A malicious person has sent George Grey, Governor of New Zealand, a letter CD had written to J. L. Stokes, containing a derogatory statement likening Grey’s expedition to "a set of school boys".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  23 Nov [1846]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 121a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1030

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  • … Letter to J.  L. Stokes, [November–December 1845]. Letter from George Grey, 10 May 1846. …
  • … of the plants to the Linnean Society in 1845 (J.  D. Hooker 1845d), and read a paper on …

From J. D. Hooker   [before 3 September 1846]

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Has done Edmondston’s Galapagos plants.

Dispute between Edward Forbes and H. C. Watson.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 3 Sept 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-994

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  • … Bibliography Forbes, Edward. 1845. On the distribution of endemic plants, more especially …
  • … had appropriated Watson’s ideas in E.  Forbes 1845  and 1846, without acknowledging their …
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Darwin in letters, 1847-1850: Microscopes and barnacles

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Darwin's study of barnacles, begun in 1844, took him eight years to complete. The correspondence reveals how his interest in a species found during the Beagle voyage developed into an investigation of the comparative anatomy of other cirripedes and…

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  • … Species theory In November 1845, Charles Darwin wrote to his friend and confidant Joseph …
  • …  vol. 3, letter to J. D. Hooker, [5 or 12 November 1845] ). In the event, the ‘little zoology’ …

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

Summary

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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  • … his  Journal of researches  for a second edition in 1845, having already provided corrections in …
  • … vice-presidents in 1844 and remaining on the council from 1845 onwards; he was a conscientious …
  • … attacked the work vehemently in the  Edinburgh Review  (1845), while other colleagues like Edward …
  • … his cousin William Darwin Fox in a letter of [24 April 1845] , he felt he ought to be both …
  • … of his  Journal of researches  for a second edition in 1845. At Lyell’s recommendation, …
  • … the original publisher, to John Murray, and throughout 1845 Darwin worked hard to provide manuscript …
  • … on board the Beagle  back to Tierra del Fuego. By 1845, Darwin was in full command of a …
  • … Distribution’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, [10 February 1845] ) and quick to make use of the young …

Darwin and Fatherhood

Summary

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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  • … he was working (Darwin to his wife Emma,  [7-8 February 1845] ). Although Darwin did not usually …

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: 19 hits

  • … on Instinct [F. G. Cuvier 1822] read Flourens Edit [Flourens 1845] read L. Jenyns paper on …
  • … 1834–9] Carlyles Oliver Cromwell [Carlyle 1845] (read) Keppells(?) voyage to Borneo …
  • … Exploring Expedition towards the Rocky Mountains [Frémont 1845]. (amusing extracts). perhaps for …
  • … America  by A. Downing Wiley & Putnam. 14 s . [Downing 1845] (Brit. Museum) (read) good …
  • … [DAR *119: 22] Eyeres Travels [E. J. Eyre 1845] very amusing Tschudi’s Travels in …
  • … Campbells Lives of Chancellors [J. Campbell 1845–7] last vol. Ludlows Memoirs …
  • … Murchisons Russia [Murchison, Verneuil, and Keyserling 1845] (read) Agassiz’s Works …
  • … Wilkes Expedition.  £ 3. 3 s  [Wilkes 1845] order at L. Library. read Botanical Soc. of …
  • … Soc. of Neuchatel on Jura. 1846, or 7, or 8 [?Marcou 1845]. 46   Morris  good for me.— …
  • … 1853] Vol. V of Campbells Chancellors [J. Campbell 1845–7] Lives of the Lindsays …
  • … [I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1832–7] Wilkes [Wilkes 1845]. Voyage Vol I. to V Apr …
  • … May. Blanco White. Auto-biography [Blanco y Crespo 1845].— 24 Improvisatore [Andersen 1845] …
  • … Aug. 5 th  Lyells Travels in N. America [Lyell 1845] Oct. Cosmos [A. von Humboldt 1845–8]. …
  • … Dec. 10 Ray. Society. Vol I. Reports [Ray Society 1845].— 20 D r  Badham insect Life …
  • … Feb 6 Explanations by Author of Vestiges [Chambers 1845] —— Bronn’s Gesickte [Bronn 1842–3] 2 …
  • … [Twamley 1844] —— Whewell on Education [Whewell 1845–52]. Dec: 26. Watson History of …
  • … [Heber 1828] —— 31 Kitto on Deafness [Kitto 1845] —— the French in Algiers [Lamping …
  • … 1841] April 10 Wagners Anatomy by Tulk [Wagner 1845] (half through) —— 24 Steenstrup …
  • … th  Elie de Beaumont Lecons Geologie [Élie de Beaumont 1845] skimmed. June 17 th . Downing …

Darwin’s hothouse and lists of hothouse plants

Summary

Towards the end of 1862, Darwin resolved to build a small hothouse at Down House, for ‘experimental purposes’ (see Correspondence vol. 10, letter to J. D. Hooker, 24 December [1862], and volume 10, letter to Thomas Rivers, 15 January 1863). The decision…

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  • …  vol. 3, letter to Charles Lyell, 8 October [1845] ). Having indulged his senses, Darwin …

John Murray

Summary

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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  • … hundred letters from Darwin, from his first negotiations in 1845 until his final years. Although …
  • … came to discuss a second edition, probably at the end of 1845, Darwin was not happy with Colburn’s …
  • … Colonial Library in three monthly parts (July to September 1845) before being reissued in a single …
  • … you have transacted the business with me’ (27 August [1845] Letter 908 ). Thus began the business …

Richard Matthews

Summary

Richard Matthews was 21 years old when he stepped aboard the Beagle, destined for a lonely career as a missionary in Tierra del Fuego. The Church Missionary Society had arranged for him to accompany the three Fuegians (Fuegia Basket, Jemmy Button, and York…

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  • … character), determined to stay with the Fuegians’ (Darwin 1845, p. 223). When all seemed well the …
  • … just in time to save his life’, Darwin recorded (Darwin 1845, p. 226). Matthews was back on …
  • … death in 1893. References: Darwin, C. R. 1845. Journal of researches into the …

Darwin in letters, 1878: Movement and sleep

Summary

In 1878, Darwin devoted most of his attention to the movements of plants. He investigated the growth pattern of roots and shoots, studying the function of specific organs in this process. Working closely with his son Francis, Darwin devised a series of…

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  • … interest in the problem, and had experienced the 1845 potato blight that destroyed much of the …
  • … vol. 3, letter to J. S. Henslow, 28 October [1845] ). He was aware of Torbitt’s ambitions, having …

Jemmy Button (Orundellico)

Summary

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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  • … often visit Darwin and say ‘Poor, poor fellow!’ (Darwin 1845, p. 207). When Orundellico …
  • … lamented ‘so complete and grievous a change ’ (Darwin 1845, p. 228). The clean, stout lad was now ‘ …
  • …  London: Hodder and Stoughton. Darwin, C. R. 1845. Journal of researches into the natural …

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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  • … a penny from Colburn, Darwin had few scruples when, in 1845, at Lyell’s suggestion, he asked whether …
  • … were issued separately between late June and late August 1845, with the slightly amended title …

George Darwin born

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The Darwins' son George Howard Darwin born

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  • … The Darwins' son George Howard Darwin born …

Second species sketch

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Darwin finishes an expanded sketch of his species theory, first drafted in 1842

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  • … Darwin finishes an expanded sketch of his species theory, first drafted in 1842 …

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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  • … bears a double interpretation) some days on board’ (Darwin 1845, p. 228 n.).  Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • …  London: Hodder and Stoughton. Darwin, C. R. 1845. Journal of researches into the natural …

Living and fossil cirripedia

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Darwin published four volumes on the crustacean sub-class Cirripedia between 1851 and 1854, two on living species and two on fossil species. These were systematic monographs, written for a specialist audience, and as such are probably among the most…

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  • … In the course of discussions about species in the autumn of 1845, his close friend Joseph Dalton …

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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  • … family had increased by five: George Howard, born 9 July 1845; Elizabeth, born 8 July 1847; Francis, …
  • … her familiar name. [64] George Howard Darwin, born 1845. [65] Joseph Parslow, butler …

Boat Memory

Summary

Boat Memory was one of the indigenous people from Tierra del Fuego brought back to England by Robert FitzRoy in 1830, but he remains as ghostly a figure as his name. What he was called by his own people is unknown, but the name Boat Memory, chosen by…

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  • …  London: Hodder and Stoughton. Darwin, C. R. 1845. Journal of researches into the natural …

Bartholomew James Sulivan

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On Christmas Day 1866, Bartholomew Sulivan sat down to write a typically long and chatty letter to his old friend, Charles Darwin, commiserating on shared ill-health, glorying in the achievements of their children, offering to collect plant specimens, and…

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  • … distinguished. He saw action at the siege of Montevideo in 1845 when British and French naval forces …

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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  • …  London: Hodder and Stoughton. Darwin, C. R. 1845. Journal of researches into the natural …

Robert FitzRoy

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Robert FitzRoy was captain of HMS Beagle when Darwin was aboard. From 1831 to 1836 the two men lived in the closest proximity, their relationship revealed by the letters they exchanged while Darwin left the ship to explore the countries visited during the…

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  • … of New Zealand in 1843, but was relieved of this post in 1845 after he worsened (through his support …

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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  • … and G. A. W. Arnott 1836, 1841; J. D. Hooker 1844–7, 1845, 1846, 1853–5, and 1860). In 1980, two …