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From Julius Victor Carus   28 January 1868

Summary

Queries concerned with translating vol. 2 of Variation.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 161: 66
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5809

Matches: 4 hits

  • … University Press. 1985–. Dujardin, Félix. 1845. Sur le développement des méduses et des …
  • … 3d ser. 4: 257–81. Lewis, Matthew Gregory. 1845. Journal of a residence among the negroes …
  • … article by Félix Dujardin ( Dujardin 1845 ). See CD’s annotation. In Variation 2: …
  • … 229, CD quoted from M.  G.  Lewis 1845 , p.  100, on the horned cattle of the West …

From Hewett Cottrell Watson to Joseph Dalton Hooker   1 January 186[8]

Summary

HCW’s criticisms of CD’s theory.

Author:  Watson, H. C
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  1 Jan 186[8]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, DC 105 f.222
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5077F

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  • … in the transmutation of species in Watson 1845  and Watson 1847–59 . See also letter from …
  • … Essex, Herts, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey and Sussex. London: W. Kelly & Co. 1845–78. Watson, …
  • … Hewett Cottrell. 1845. On the theory of "progressive development," applied in explanation …

To J. V. Carus   1 February [1868]

Summary

Questions arising in German translation of Variation; its sales prospects. CD from the first has said it was very doubtful that the book was worth translating.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  1 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. [(Carus 15)])
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5834

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  • … and n.  2. The references are to Dujardin 1845 , Félix Dujardin, and Joseph Decaisne. See …
  • … University Press. 1985–. Dujardin, Félix. 1845. Sur le développement des méduses et des …

From George Robert Crotch   2 October [1868]

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Summary

Bibliographical references on [stridulation in] Coleoptera. Finds no idea of sex has occurred to authors [i.e., they do not find the stridulating organs differing according to sex; cf. Descent 1: 378–85].

Author:  George Robert Crotch
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Oct [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 82: A98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6407

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  • … Kent: Meresborough Books. Westring, Niklas. 1845–9. Bidrag till historien om Insekternes …
  • … Westring and to the second part of Westring 1845–9 , which appeared in the third issue of …
  • … a section of the second part of Westring 1845–9 , in the hand of George Howard Darwin, is …

To Frederic Higgins?   18 September 1868

Summary

Thanks correspondent for gift of game and sends remembrances to his father [John Higgins]. Would like to visit Alford and Beesby, but fears he will have neither time nor strength.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frederic Higgins
Date:  18 Sept 1868
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/17/8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6378

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  • … in nearby Alford (see Correspondence vol.  3, letter from John Higgins, 15 March 1845 ). …

From Henry Bonham-Carter   26 January 1868

Summary

Congratulates CD on George’s success at Cambridge.

Author:  Henry (Carter, Henry Bonham) Bonham-Carter
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 245
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5801

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  • … entered Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1845. He achieved the rank of ‘senior optimes’, the …

From W. E. Darwin   [after 25 March 1868]

Summary

Blushing in boys blind from birth. Has got information from R. H. Blair, the principal of a college for the blind.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 25 Mar 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6069

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  • … Worcestershire. London: W. Kelly; Kelly & Co. 1845–1928. Variation US ed. : The variation …

To Richard Kippist   22 April [1868]

Summary

"Please give Bearer Books for me.–"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Kippist
Date:  22 Apr [1868]
Classmark:  John Hay Library, Brown University, Albert E. Lownes Manuscript Collection, Ms.84.2 (Box 3, Folder 36)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6136

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  • … viz. , Essex, Herts, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey and Sussex. London: W. Kelly & Co. 1845–78. …

From John Lubbock   2 November [1868]

Summary

Would like to borrow CD’s carriage on polling day.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Nov [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 170: 65
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6443

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  • … viz. , Essex, Herts, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey and Sussex. London: W. Kelly & Co. 1845–78. …

From Albert Müller   20 May 1868

Summary

Wilson Armistead’s death cut short his work on galls, but Müller is continuing it.

In China only uni-coloured animals are sold for meat, the rest are killed in the litter.

Author:  Albert Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 May 1868
Classmark:  DAR 171: 282
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6191

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  • … Company had been sailing to Hong Kong since 1845 (Rabson and O’Donoghue 1988, p.  17). …

To J. B. Innes   15 June [1868]

Summary

CD writes in detail about difficulties with Horsman’s financial accounts and the affairs of the parish.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  15 June [1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6242

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  • … Surrey and Sussex. London: W. Kelly & Co. 1845–78. Post Office London directory : Post- …

To Charles Alexander Johns   13 August [1868?]

Summary

CD not a good enough botanist to form a judgment of specimen. Does not understand whether CAJ supposes the variety to be a result of hybridism or of the present very hot summer, which CD cannot doubt will have an effect on some British plants in their struggle for life.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  C. A Johns
Date:  13 Aug [1868?]
Classmark:  Mitchell Library, Sydney (ML ref.A27 p. 60: CY Reel 2846)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6312

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  • … been identified. In the Phytologist 2 (1845): 908, Johns said that species of leguminous …

From Edward Blyth   21 September 1868

Summary

Discusses the top-knot turkey and the occasional appearance of the top-knot in a breed of cream-coloured turkeys.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 222
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6383

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  • … Review was published in Calcutta from 1845 until at least 1858 ( BLC ). Blyth published …

From George Bentham   [before 22 April 1868]

Summary

Has studied Variation with interest.

Cannot quite follow CD on reversion and Pangenesis,

but is amazed at CD’s observations and method.

Comments on varieties of asses, kidney beans, and artichokes.

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 22 Apr 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 160
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6134

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  • … see Correspondence vol.  3, letters from J.  D.  Hooker, [late February 1845] and n.   …
  • … 5, and [23] March 1845. Bentham refers to Olivier de Serres and Le théâtre d’agriculture …

From Edward Blyth   [before 25 March 1868]

Summary

Detailed notes on secondary sexual differences in various species of birds and mammals.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 25 Mar 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 83: 154–5, DAR 84.1: 131–3, DAR 48: A77, DAR 84.2: 187v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6048

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  • … refers to William Yarrell and Yarrell 1845 , 2: 569–70. Yarrell noted that the convolution …
  • … London: John Murray. 1868. Yarrell, William. 1845. A history of British birds. 2d edition. …

To W. E. Darwin   [15 March 1868]

Summary

Asks WED to observe blushing in the blind, and yawning.

Mentions elephants’ crying while trumpeting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [15 Mar 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 127
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6067

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  • … Staffordshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire. London: W. Kelly; Kelly & Co. 1845–1928. …

From Leonard Jenyns   9 May 1868

Summary

Sends his notes on Florent Prévost’s reference to the habits of the cuckoo.

Author:  Leonard Jenyns; Leonard Blomefield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 May 1868
Classmark:  DAR 168: 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6168

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  • … RN. 2d edition, corrected, with additions. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1845. …

From George Cupples   1 May 1868

Summary

Has read Variation;

is preparing a monograph on Scotch deerhounds. Offers CD information on size of male and female deerhounds.

Might not the effect of human mother’s imagination on "character of offspring" support Pangenesis?

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 May 1868
Classmark:  DAR 161: 283
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6157

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  • … of researches ; the second edition of 1845 had the spine title Naturalist’s voyage , and …

To G. H. Lewes   7 August [1868]

Summary

Thinks GHL’s articles are quite excellent; hopes they will be republished.

Discusses adaptation. Doubts whether similar conditions without selection can produce similar organs independent of blood relationship: "resemblances due to descent and adaptation can commonly be distinguished".

Discusses luminous insects, electrical organs of fish,

thorns and spines.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Henry Lewes
Date:  7 Aug [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 52: A1–4, DAR 185: 42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6308

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  • … By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1845. Livingstone, David. 1857. Missionary travels …

From John Brodie Innes   16 January 1868

Summary

Sends school subscription to CD as treasurer. Hopes Henrietta will assist in teaching there.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 167: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5791

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  • … viz. , Essex, Herts, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey and Sussex. London: W. Kelly & Co. 1845–78. …
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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

Summary

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

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …