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To J. S. Henslow   16 May [1845]

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Is at work on second edition of Journal of researches.

Hopes to finish geology of the Beagle by autumn.

Hooker gives "a wonderful account" of Galapagos plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  16 May [1845]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-868

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  • … To J.  S. Henslow   16 May [1845] …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25. ) Charles Robert Darwin Down 16 May [1845] John Stevens Henslow …
  • … London: John Van Voorst. Mill, John Stuart. 1845. The claims of labour: an essay on the …
  • … Letter from J.  D. Hooker, [28 April 1845]. Barberry is a second host to the wheat rust …
  • … to J.  S. Henslow, [25 July 1844]). Mill 1845 . Henslow was actively concerned with the …

To J. D. Hooker   [10 September 1845]

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Going to Shrewsbury on Monday.

Means to attempt the question of species: "though I shall get more kicks than half-pennies, I will, life serving, attempt my work".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [10 Sept 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-915

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [10 September 1845] …
  • … DAR 114: 41 Charles Robert Darwin Down [10 Sept 1845] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Paris. 1841–9. Humboldt, Alexander von. 1845– 8. Kosmos; a general survey of the physical …
  • … Correspondence , vol.  3, Appendix II). Humboldt 1845–8 . Gérard 1844 . Hooker’s criticism …
  • … letter from J.  D. Hooker, 14 September 1845 ), but CD’s response here and in the letter …
  • … to J.  D. Hooker, [18 September 1845] , shows his sensitivity on the point. CD …

From J. D. Hooker   5 July 1845

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Raises some points for revision of CD’s Journal of researches.

Southern island floras. "The more I ponder upon Insular Floras the less inclined I am to admit the mutation of species to any very great amount."

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 July 1845
Classmark:  DAR 100: 51–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-887

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  • … From J.  D. Hooker   5 July 1845
  • … DAR 100: 51–4 Joseph Dalton Hooker Edinburgh 5 July 1845 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter to J.  D. Hooker, [11–12 July 1845] , for CD’s comments on Christian Konrad …
  • … See letter to J.  D. Hooker, [27 June 1845] , n.  1. CD did not change his previous …
  • … of researches 2d ed. , p.  24. Watson 1845 . J.  D. Hooker 1844–7 , pp.  219–20, 240. …
  • … 20 Abercrombie Place. July 5 th . 1845. My dear Darwin On the arrival of your last welcome …
  • … in his letter to J.  D. Hooker, [27 June 1845] , or CD’s ‘advice to collectors’ as printed …
  • … Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1845. Journal of researches : Journal of researches …
  • … Vieweg. Watson, Hewett Cottrell. 1845. On the theory of "progressive development," applied …

To W. J. Hooker   [25 August 1845]

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Encloses a testimonial letter for J. D. Hooker [see 907]. If WJH thinks the letter could be improved CD will alter it. Feels it a disgrace that a professor should be appointed by men "who never heard of Humboldt & Brown".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Jackson Hooker
Date:  [25 Aug 1845]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-906

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  • … To W.  J. Hooker   [25 August 1845] …
  • … Norwich Castle Charles Robert Darwin Down [25 Aug 1845] William Jackson Hooker …
  • … see letter to W.  J. Hooker, 25 August 1845 (calendar number 907 ). See letter to W.   …
  • … J. Hooker, 25 August 1845 (calendar number 907 ). The appointment to the professorship at …

From B. J. Sulivan   4 July 1845

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On marking and shipment of fossils.

Has met the artist, J. M. Rugendas.

Discusses British and French relations with Rosas government [of Argentina].

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 July 1845
Classmark:  DAR 46.1: 87–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-886

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  • … From B.  J. Sulivan   4 July 1845
  • … 8 Bartholomew James Sulivan HMS Philomel , Monte Video 4 July 1845 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … naval forces supported the city. In August 1845 a joint Anglo-French squadron forced the …
  • … of Uruguay. See letter from B.  J. Sulivan, 13 January – 12 February 1845, nn.  11, 19. …
  • … from B.  J. Sulivan, 13 January – 12 February 1845. Possibly those described in Morris and …
  • … Philomel Monte Video July 4. 1845 My dear Darwin After all my hopes of returning home I …

From J. D. Hooker   [4–9 September 1845]

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The most experienced botanists argue for the "validity of species in nature". Against taxonomic "splitters".

CD’s Cape Tres Montes plants.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4–9 Sept 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 208–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-914

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  • … From J.  D. Hooker   [4–9 September 1845] …
  • … DAR 104: 208–9 Joseph Dalton Hooker unstated [4–9 Sept 1845] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Reeve Brothers. Humboldt, Alexander von. 1845–8. Kosmos; a general survey of the physical …
  • … that this letter comes between CD’s letters to J.  D. Hooker, [3 September 1845] and [ …
  • … 10 September 1845]. …
  • … Probably a reference to Humboldt 1845–8 . See letter from J.   …
  • … D. Hooker, 1 September [1845] . Gérard 1844 . Jean François Camille Montagne. The Irish …

To J. D. Hooker   22 [January 1845]

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Would like copy of "Galapagos flora" when published ["Plants of the Galapagos Archipelago", Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 20 (1851): 163–233].

Will keep JDH’s Pacific island notes till his return.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  22 [Jan 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-817

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   22 [January 1845] …
  • … DAR 114: 26 Charles Robert Darwin Down 22 [Jan 1845] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … of researches 2d ed. , p.  332. Wilkes 1845. Jules Sébastien César Dumont d’Urville …
  • … of the Astrolabe , 1837–40. By January 1845, parts 1–8 of Dumont d’Urville [1841–54] were …
  • … See letter to Charles Lyell, [8 February 1845] . ‘An account of the fine dust which often …
  • … RN. 2d edition, corrected, with additions. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1845. …

To John Murray   [23 August 1845]

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Has again overrun his limits [in MS of third part of Journal of researches]. Sends JM a proof sheet of his account of Cape of Good Hope for decision whether to strike it out and save four pages.

Favourable notice of Journal has appeared in Gardeners’ Chronicle.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  [23 Aug 1845]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 31–32)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-903

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  • … To John Murray   [23 August 1845] …
  • … 33, 16 August 1845, p.  563. …
  • … Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 31–32) Charles Robert Darwin Down [23 Aug 1845] John Murray …
  • … 39). Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette , no. 32, 9 August 1845, p.  546; no. …
  • … RN. 2d edition, corrected, with additions. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1845. …

From John Higgins   15 March 1845

Summary

Reports that he has an offer of an estate of about 325 acres that CD may find suitable.

Author:  John Higgins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Mar 1845
Classmark:  DAR 210.10: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-839

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  • … From John Higgins   15 March 1845
  • … DAR 210.10: 5 John Higgins Alford 15 Mar 1845 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … in DAR 210.25. The plan is dated ‘March 1845’. For CD’s intention to invest in farmland …
  • … Darwin paid a deposit of £620 on 7 April 1845 for the purchase of the farm at Beesby (R.   …
  • … Alford 15 th March 1845 Dear Sir, I have obtained the offer of another Estate in this …

To J. D. Hooker   [3 September 1845]

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Condolences on JDH’s grandfather’s death.

When his wife can move, they will go to Staffordshire.

Returns some books; would like to see copy of Kosmos [by Alexander von Humboldt]. Would be proud owner of JDH’s work [Flora Antarctica (1844–7)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [3 Sept 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-912

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [3 September 1845] …
  • … DAR 114: 40 Charles Robert Darwin Down [3 Sept 1845] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … to letter from J.  D. Hooker, 1 September [1845] . Dumont d’Urville [1841–54] . Boston …
  • … Berthelot 1836–50, vol.  3, pt 1. Humboldt 1845–8 . Pernety 1769 , discussed in Journal of …
  • … By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1845. Montagne, Jean François Camille. 1844. …
  • … 4: 426–52. Humboldt, Alexander von. 1845–8. Kosmos; a general survey of the physical …

To G. R. Waterhouse   10 [June 1844 – March 1845]

Summary

Invites GRW and his family to visit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Waterhouse
Date:  10 [June 1844 - Mar 1845]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13852

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  • … To G.  R. Waterhouse   10 [June 1844 – March 1845] …
  • … 10 July 1844 10 Aug 1844 10 Sept 1844 10 Oct 1844 10 Nov 1844 10 Dec 1844 10 Jan 1845 10 …
  • … Feb 1845 10 …
  • … Mar 1845 George Robert Waterhouse …
  • … passenger service to Croydon ended in March 1845 ( Course 1962 , p.  71). CD arrived back …

From J. D. Hooker   [mid-July 1845]

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The translation of Humboldt’s Kosmos [Cosmos (1846–58)] is delayed.

Gives instances of peculiar genera with several good species in very small islands. Scarcity of insects on islands.

JDH cannot prove that there is much hybridising, but does not see why there should not be. "Bother variation, development & all such subjects, it is reasoning in a circle I believe after all."

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [mid-July 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 49–50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-884

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  • … From J.  D. Hooker   [mid-July 1845] …
  • … DAR 100: 49–50 Joseph Dalton Hooker Edinburgh [mid-July 1845] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … falls between letter from J.  D. Hooker, [after 12 July 1845] , and letter to J.  D. …
  • … Hooker, [22 July – 19 August 1845] . …
  • … Humboldt 1845–8  was an unauthorised translation by Augustin Prichard, published by …
  • … Bibliography Humboldt, Alexander von. 1845–8. Kosmos; a general survey of the physical …
  • … in John Murray Archive). Strzelecki 1845. Bronn 1841–9. Hawaii. Artemis of Ephesus, …

To J. D. Hooker   [29 August 1845]

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Anxious to hear of JDH’s prospects [at Edinburgh].

Has completed his Journal of researches.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [29 Aug 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-909

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [29 August 1845] …
  • … DAR 114: 39 Charles Robert Darwin Down [29 Aug 1845] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Friday after the letter to W.  J. Hooker, [25 August 1845] . Possibly an excised portion …
  • … from Charles Lyell, [after 2 August 1845] . Adam Black was lord provost of Edinburgh 1843– …

To J. D. Hooker   [29 November 1845]

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Delighted that JDH will come to visit him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [29 Nov 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-931

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [29 November 1845] …
  • … DAR 114: 49 Charles Robert Darwin Down [29 Nov 1845] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … before Hooker was expected at Down, see letter to J.  D. Hooker, [25 November 1845] . …

Martineau, Harriet. 1845. Letters on mesmerism. London.

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  • … Martineau, Harriet. 1845. Letters on mesmerism. London. 3 …

Smith, James. 1845. On the scratched boulders and rocks of the coal-field of Scotland. [Read 4 June 1845.] Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 2 (1846): 33–7.

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  • … Smith, James. 1845. On the scratched boulders and rocks of …
  • … coal-field of Scotland. [Read 4 June 1845. ] Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society …

To John Murray   [3 July 1845]

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Thanks JM for present of 12 copies [of first part of Journal of researches, 2d ed.]. MS [of second part] will be sent to printer Monday or Tuesday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  [3 July 1845]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 27–28)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-885

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  • … To John Murray   [3 July 1845] …
  • … Dated by the relationship to the letter to John Murray, [28 June 1845] . …
  • … Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 27–28) Charles Robert Darwin Down [3 July 1845] John Murray …

Tinzmann (fl. 1845)

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  • … Tinzmann Inspector fl. 1845 German civil servant and author. …
  • … Contributor to Albert 1845. Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette 21 March 1846, …

To C. G. Ehrenberg   23 March [1845]

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Cannot doubt that Atlantic dust comes from Africa. Could Gulf Stream have brought South American organisms to African coast?

Has come to same conclusion as CGE on volcanic origin of Patagonian stone. Formation extends 550 miles.

Could CGE examine Pampas mud to see if Infusoria are freshwater or salt-water? Results would be important.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg
Date:  23 Mar [1845]
Classmark:  Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MfN/HBSB, N005 NL Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg Nr. 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-845

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  • … To C.  G. Ehrenberg   23 March [1845] …
  • … Ehrenberg Nr. 43) Charles Robert Darwin Down 23 Mar [1845] Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg …
  • … By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1845. South America : Geological observations on …
  • … letter is clearly a reply to the letter from C.  G. Ehrenberg, 13 March 1845 . Ehrenberg …
  • … reported on CD’s specimens in April 1845 (Ehrenberg 1845b). In his paper he printed …
  • … See letter to C.  G. Ehrenberg, 21 May [1845] , and Journal of researches 2d ed. , pp.   …

From Louis Fraser   23 July 1845

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Informs CD about characteristics of certain species of Galapagos birds.

Author:  Louis Fraser
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 July 1845
Classmark:  DAR 164: 213
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-893

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  • … From Louis Fraser   23 July 1845
  • … DAR 164: 213 Louis Fraser Zoological Society Gardens 23 July 1845 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … RN. 2d edition, corrected, with additions. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1845. …
  • … Zool. Soc. Gardens July 23, 1845 My dear Sir Judging from single specimens I should say …
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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

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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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  • … 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

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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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  • … 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…

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  • … 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

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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

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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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  • … 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

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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)

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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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  • … 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

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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 …