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To J. D. Hooker   [21 November 1845]

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Is busy with shell work and cannot make it to Kew. Invites JDH to Down. Intends asking Edward Forbes and Hugh Falconer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [21 Nov 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 47
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-929

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [21 November 1845] …
  • … DAR 114: 47 Charles Robert Darwin London, Park St, 7 [21 Nov 1845] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … see letter from J.  D. Hooker, [19 November 1845] , n.  1. Webb and Berthelot 1836–50. …

From Charles Lyell   [after 2 August 1845]

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CD’s criticism of his book [Travels in North America (1845)].

Compares invertebrate animals of Tasmania and England.

Mentions views of C. J. F. Bunbury on climate of the Carboniferous period.

Robert Brown says Australian flora has the widest range.

Author:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 2 Aug 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 205.3: 281
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-901

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  • … From Charles Lyell   [after 2 August 1845] …
  • … 205.3: 281 Charles Lyell, 1st baronet unstated [after 2 Aug 1845] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … of his book [ Travels in North America (1845)]. Compares invertebrate animals of Tasmania …
  • … the home of Leonard Horner, on 23 November 1845. Bunbury records: “He avowed himself to …

To John Murray   17 March [1845]

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CD has heard from Lyell that JM is inclined to publish a second edition of Journal of researches. His agreement with Henry Colburn leaves CD free to publish with anyone. Will have no further relations with Colburn. Discusses details of proposed revisions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  17 Mar [1845]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.354–355)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-841

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  • … To John Murray   17 March [1845] …
  • … Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.354–355) Charles Robert Darwin Down 17 Mar [1845] John Murray …
  • … researches (see letter to Charles Lyell, [8 February 1845] ). This refers to the incident …
  • … CD’s letter to John Murray, 12 April [1845] . The notes were made for Ernst Dieffenbach’s …
  • … letter to C.  G. Ehrenberg, 23 January [1845] ) but they have not been found and may not …

To J. D. Hooker   [10 December 1845]

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CD’s enjoyment of JDH’s visit and "all our raging discussions".

Would like to compare insects from Kerguelen Islands with those from Tierra del Fuego.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [10 Dec 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-935

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [10 December 1845] …
  • … DAR 114: 50 Charles Robert Darwin Down [10 Dec 1845] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … D. Hooker’s visit to Down on 6 December 1845. J.  D. Hooker 1844–7 . CD was correct. The …
  • … which appeared sometime before 4 December 1845 ( Wiltshear 1913 ). Hensleigh Wedgwood. …

From J. E. Gray   [1845–75]

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Lateral teeth in Arcadae.

Author:  John Edward Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1845–75]
Classmark:  DAR 205.5: 216 (Letters)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13814

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  • … From J.  E.  Gray   [1845–75] …
  • … DAR 205.5: 216 (Letters) John Edward Gray unstated [1845–75] Charles Robert Darwin …

From Trenham Reeks   25 February 1845

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Encloses analysis of salt from Patagonia. Cannot account for its inferiority.

Author:  Trenham Reeks
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Feb 1845
Classmark:  DAR 39: 45–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-831

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  • … From Trenham Reeks   25 February 1845
  • … DAR 39: 45–6 Trenham Reeks Museum of Economic Geology 25 Feb 1845 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … of Economic Geology 25 th . Feb y . 1845. Dear Sir, I have much pleasure in enclosing you …
  • … By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1845. Orbigny, Alcide Charles Victor Dessalines …

From J. D. Hooker   [22–30 January 1845]

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Sends comparison of the floras of Society and Sandwich Islands.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [22–30 Jan 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 247–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-818

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  • … From J.  D. Hooker   [22–30 January 1845] …
  • … DAR 104: 247–8 Joseph Dalton Hooker unstated [22–30 Jan 1845] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … the letter from CD to Hooker, 22 [January 1845], and is probably before Hooker’s departure …
  • … the following note, in ink, by CD: Feb. 1845. Hookers list of Society Is d includes about …

To John Murray   [27 July 1845]

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Sent last sheet [of second part of Journal of researches] to printer yesterday. Will send half of MS for next part in four or five days.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  [27 July 1845]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.15–16)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-896

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  • … To John Murray   [27 July 1845] …
  • … Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.15–16) Charles Robert Darwin Down [27 July 1845] John Murray …
  • … of Journal of researches 2d ed. on 2 August 1845 ( Freeman 1977 , p.  35). Journal of …
  • … Down House MS) he recorded on 5 August 1845 a payment of £1 2 s for ‘J.  Lee woodcuts …
  • … Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1845. Journal of researches : Journal of researches …

To C. G. Ehrenberg   19 April [1845]

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Sends small specimens for CGE to examine if he wishes.

Thanks CGE for his letter on Atlantic Dust: CD hopes to send a little paper to the Geological Society of London.

If CGE should examine Pampæan mud, CD would like to know the result.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg
Date:  19 Apr [1845]
Classmark:  Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MfN/HBSB, N005 NL Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg Nr. 43 Bl. 9–10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-857F

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  • … To C. G. Ehrenberg   19 April [1845] …
  • … Nr. 43 Bl. 9–10) Charles Robert Darwin Down 19 Apr [1845] Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg …
  • … Ocean. By Charles Darwin. [Read 4 June 1845. ] Quarterly Journal of the Geological …

To J. D. Hooker   [27 June 1845]

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Busy correcting proofs. Thanks for JDH’s remarks; asks him to send any other corrections soon; goes to press with second part of Journal of researches in less than a week.

Urges collections of all kinds on any isolated islands.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [27 June 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-880

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [27 June 1845] …
  • … DAR 114: 35 Charles Robert Darwin Down [27 June 1845] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … p.  66). Birds , p.  11. E.  Forbes 1845 . CD’s discussion of Arctic–alpine distribution …
  • … January 1838] . See letter to J.  D. Hooker, [11–12 July 1845] , n.  8. C.  Lyell 1845a. …
  • … 1837–40. 23 vols. Paris. Forbes, Edward. 1845. On the distribution of endemic plants, more …

To John Murray   2 September [1845]

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Encloses signed receipt for promissory note for £150 from John Murray. Hopes to have pleasure of meeting him soon. Is particularly obliged for promise of information on success of volume.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  2 Sept [1845]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42153 ff.1–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-911

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  • … To John Murray   2 September [1845] …
  • … Murray Archive) (Ms.42153 ff.1–2) Charles Robert Darwin Down 2 Sept [1845] John Murray …
  • … C.  Darwin [Enclosure] London Sept 1 st . 1845 Received of John Murray Esq. a Promissory …

From Edward Forbes   [March? 1845]

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Comments on G. B. Sowerby’s identifications of South American fossil shells [812]. [Notes from more than one original memorandum].

Author:  Edward Forbes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Mar? 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 43.1: 53–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-834

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  • … From Edward Forbes   [March? 1845] …
  • … DAR 43.1: 53–5 Edward Forbes unstated [Mar? 1845] Charles Robert Darwin …

From Edward Forbes   [9 May 1845]

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Has marked probable depths of the specimens on CD’s list of S. American shells. Asks for details which would provide more precise conclusions. [See South America, p. 226.]

Author:  Edward Forbes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [9 May 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 43.1: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-866

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  • … From Edward Forbes   [9 May 1845] …
  • … DAR 43.1: 50 Edward Forbes unstated [9 May 1845] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Dated from CD’s reply, 13 May [1845]. The lists of shells from different localities are in …

To John Murray   [23 April 1845]

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Has lost a week’s work on Journal of researches owing to poor health. Has copperplate of map, and favours inclusion. Thinks book should be called a "Journal".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  [23 Apr 1845]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.12–12A)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-858

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  • … To John Murray   [23 April 1845] …
  • … Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.12–12A) Charles Robert Darwin Down [23 Apr 1845] John Murray …
  • … letter to John Murray, 17 [April 1845] . CD recorded in his ‘Journal’ ( Correspondence …

To G. B. Sowerby   [9? December 1845]

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Discusses GBS’s completion of his descriptions of fossil shells for the appendix to South America.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Brettingham Sowerby
Date:  [9? Dec 1845]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-934

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  • … To G.  B. Sowerby   [9? December 1845] …
  • … York Botanical Garden Charles Robert Darwin Down [9? Dec 1845] George Brettingham Sowerby …
  • … the following entry, dated 15 December 1845: ‘Sowerby cheque work at shells £4..10s’. The …

From C. G. Ehrenberg   13 March 1845

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Regrets J. D. Hooker did not visit Berlin.

Describes legal difficulties of Ernst Dieffenbach.

Lists species of Infusoria found in dust samples. Discusses origin of Atlantic dust. Discusses Infusoria in cosmetic paint from Tierra del Fuego and Patagonian earth. Thanks CD for samples. Would like samples from sea-bed.

Author:  Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Mar 1845
Classmark:  DAR 39: 59a–c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-837

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  • … From C.  G.  Ehrenberg   13 March 1845
  • … DAR 39: 59a–c Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg Berlin 13 Mar 1845 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … before the Berlin Academy on 27 February 1845. Described in Ehrenberg 1844a, pp.  194–207. …
  • … Berlin d. 13 Maerz 1845. Mein hochzuverehrender Herr Leider ist Herr Dr. Hooker nicht nach …
  • … Berlin 13 March 1845 Most honoured Sir Unfortunately Dr.  Hooker did not come to Berlin …
  • … of researches . See letter to C.  G. Ehrenberg, 23 January [1845] , and letter from J.   …
  • … D. Hooker, [late February 1845] . Ernst Dieffenbach had been implicated in the April 1833  …

From William Yarrell   29 July 1845

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Answers CD’s queries about the number and distribution of species in certain fish genera.

Author:  William Yarrell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 July 1845
Classmark:  DAR 183: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-898

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  • … From William Yarrell   29 July 1845
  • … DAR 183: 1 William Yarrell London, Ryder St 29 July 1845 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Ryder Street | S t . James 29 July 1845. Dear Sir, I have much pleasure in sending you the …
  • … RN. 2d edition, corrected, with additions. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1845. …

From C. H. Smith   22 January 1845

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Reports on an ancient town on Ascension, which is now at sea-level and approachable only by boat.

Author:  Charles Hamilton Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Jan 1845
Classmark:  DAR 177: 188 (fragile)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-816

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  • … From C.  H. Smith   22 January 1845
  • … DAR 177: 188 (fragile) Charles Hamilton Smith Plymouth 22 Jan 1845 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … and letter to C.  H. Smith, 26 January [1845] . Parallelith is an arrangement of parallel …
  • … Plymouth 22 Jan y 1845. My dear Sir In reply to yours, received this morning, I beg to say …

To Charles Lyell   8 October [1845]

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Discusses American Negroes and their parasitic lice. Henry Denny’s need for lice specimens.

Discusses effects of racial crosses in man.

Describes his trip to Yorkshire.

Comments on Sedgwick’s review [of Vestiges of creation].

Mentions Humboldt’s Kosmos. Criticises Humboldt’s geology.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  8 Oct [1845]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-919

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  • … To Charles Lyell   8 October [1845] …
  • … Mss.B.D25.46) Charles Robert Darwin Shrewsbury 8 Oct [1845] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … which was completed in 1840. Sedgwick 1845, an attack on the transformist views put …
  • … is analysed in Egerton 1970–1 . Humboldt 1845–8 , translated by Augustin Prichard. Volume …
  • … 1: 176–83. Humboldt, Alexander von. 1845–8. Kosmos; a general survey of the physical …

To Edward William Brayley   7 February 1845

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Discusses EWB’s application for a position and his qualifications.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward William Brayley
Date:  7 Feb 1845
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.41)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-822

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  • … To Edward William Brayley    7 February 1845
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25.41) Charles Robert Darwin Down 7 Feb 1845 Edward William Brayley …
  • … Down, Kent Fe. 7 th . 1845. My dear Sir You have my best wishes for your success in your …
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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 …