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To J. de C. Sowerby   [8] June [1850]

Summary

CD is pleased with the drawings for Fossil Cirripedia but wants a few corrections which he would like very soon.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  [8] June [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1338

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To J.  de C.  Sowerby   [8] June [1850] …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25. ) Charles Robert Darwin Down [8] June [1850] James de Carle Sowerby …
  • … Saturday fell on the 8 June in 1850, not 9 June as CD has it. …
  • … letter to the visit to Malvern confirms 1850 as the year. CD stayed at Malvern from 11 to …
  • … letter to J.  de C.  Sowerby, [13 April 1850] . Pollicipes glaber ( Fossil Cirripedia ( …
  • … the Palaeontographical Society on 28 June 1850, a letter from J.  de C.  Sowerby was read …

To J. de C. Sowerby   [28 August or 4 September 1850]

Summary

CD insistently requests JdeCS to have all rough illustrations [for Fossil Cirripedia (Lepadidae)] done in time for next Council meeting of the Palaeontographical Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  [28 Aug or 4 Sept] 1850
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1348

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To J.  de C.  Sowerby   [28 August or 4 September 1850] …
  • … American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25. ) Charles Robert Darwin Down 28 Aug 1850 4 …
  • … Sept 1850 James de Carle Sowerby …
  • … letter to J.  S. Bowerbank, 10 September [1850] , in which it is made apparent that CD did …

To Albany Hancock   [31 March or 7 April 1850]

Summary

AH may keep CD’s MS as long as he likes.

Comments on various cirripede species. "I mean now to continue at Systematic Part till I have finished."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  [31 Mar or 7 Apr] 1850
Classmark:  The New York Public Library. Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1316

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  • … To Albany Hancock   [31 March or 7 April 1850] …
  • … Collection of English and American Literature. Charles Robert Darwin Down 31 Mar 1850 7 …
  • … Apr 1850 Albany Hancock …
  • … Living Cirripedia (1851):  133. See also letter to J.  J. S. Steenstrup, 3 April [1850] . …
  • … was evidently received by CD before his letter to Albany Hancock, 15 [April 1850] . See …
  • … letter to Albany Hancock, [26 January – March 1850] , in which CD stated he was sending to …

To Maria Hooker   31 August [1850]

Summary

Expresses sympathy to MSH on W. J. Hooker’s illness.

Will send his comments on Hodgson’s physico-geographical memoir ["On the physical geography of the Himalayas", J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 18 (1849): 761–88] directly to him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Maria Hooker
Date:  31 Aug [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.95)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1349

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  • … To Maria Hooker   31 August [1850] …
  • … Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.95) Charles Robert Darwin Down 31 Aug [1850] Maria Hooker …
  • … Hodgson 1849 . See letter from J.  D. Hooker, 6 and 7 April 1850 . Hooker set out on his …
  • … expedition to the Khasia Hills and Silhet on 1 May 1850. …

To Robert Fitch   [5 February 1850]

Summary

Asks permission to clean specimen. Describes research on cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  [5 Feb 1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1301

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  • … To Robert Fitch   [5 February 1850] …
  • … Norwich Castle Charles Robert Darwin Down [5 Feb 1850] Robert Fitch …
  • … to in letter to Robert Fitch, 15 January [1850] . The species CD later named Pollicipes …
  • … offered to send CD some more specimens (see letter to Robert Fitch, [6 February 1850] ). …

To Robert Fitch   [December? 1850]

Summary

Describes progress of J. de C. Sowerby in engraving fossil cirripede specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  [Dec? 1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1376

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  • … To Robert Fitch   [December? 1850] …
  • … Norwich Castle Charles Robert Darwin Down [Dec? 1850] Robert Fitch …
  • … between letters to Robert Fitch, 11 November [1850] and 24 January [1851] ( Correspondence …

To Robert Fitch   [28 January 1850]

Summary

Thanks him for cirripede specimens. Discusses RF’s collection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  [28 Jan 1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1298

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  • … To Robert Fitch   [28 January 1850] …
  • … Norwich Castle Charles Robert Darwin Down [28 Jan 1850] Robert Fitch …
  • … Dated from the relationship to letters to Robert Fitch, 15 January [1850] and [ …
  • … 23 January 1850] . Pollicipes maximus and Pollicipes sulcatus ( Fossil Cirripedia (1851):  …
  • … letter to J.  J. S. Steenstrup, 3 April [1850] , in which CD stated that James de Carle …
  • … to J.  J. S. Steenstrup, 1 September 1850 . Angelin had found a single scutum, which he …

To Charles Lyell   [3 January 1850]

Summary

Discusses CL’s paper, "On craters of denudation" [Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 6 (1850): 207–34], which "will be a thorn in the side of É[lie] de B[eaumont]". Notes evidence from Galapagos overlooked by CL. Mentions other examples of craters.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [3 Jan 1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.90)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1287

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  • … To Charles Lyell   [3 January 1850] …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25.90) Charles Robert Darwin Down [3 Jan 1850] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … 18 November 1849] . The drawing was omitted in C.  Lyell 1850a. J.  D. Forbes 1850 . …
  • … denudation" [ Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 6 (1850): 207–34], which "will be a thorn in the side …
  • … Inseln. Berlin. Forbes, James David. 1850. On the volcanic formations of the Alban Hills, …

To S. P. Woodward   [April 1850 – January 1851]

Summary

Thanks JWF and G. R. Waterhouse for cirripede specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Samuel Pickworth Woodward
Date:  [Apr 1850 – Jan 1851]
Classmark:  Wellcome Collection
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13807

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  • … To S.  P. Woodward    [April 1850 – January 1851] …
  • … Collection Charles Robert Darwin Down [Apr 1850 – Jan 1851] Samuel Pickworth Woodward …
  • … See letter to S.  P. Woodward, 21 March [1850], and Fossil Cirripedia (1851) in which all …
  • … letter to S.  P. Woodward, 21 March [1850]) and the date of completion of the manuscript …
  • … See letter to S.  P. Woodward, 21 March [1850]. The specimens are described in Fossil …

To Robert Fitch   3 November [1850]

Summary

Explains that fossil cirripede specimens have not been returned because J. de C. Sowerby has been monstrously delayed with the engravings. Members of Palaeontographical Society have urged Sowerby to complete task.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  3 Nov [1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1366

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  • … To Robert Fitch   3 November [1850] …
  • … Norwich Castle Charles Robert Darwin Down 3 Nov [1850] Robert Fitch …
  • … See letter to J.  de C.  Sowerby, [13 April 1850] , n.  2. …

To Edwin Lankester, Ray Society   7 November [1850]

Summary

Has sent G. B. Sowerby Jr some skeleton plates [for vol. 1 of Living Cirripedia] which the Council [of the Ray Society] may also wish to see, along with GBS’s finished drawings. He reminds EL that he has not heard about colour for the plates and adds he has not been told what type should be used; gives estimated lengths of part 1 in different sizes of type (part 2 will be fully twice the size of this). Hopes if the Council does not publish part 1 in 1851 it will publish all in 1852.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Lankester; Ray Society
Date:  7 Nov [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1367

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  • … To Edwin Lankester, Ray Society   7 November [1850] …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25. ) Charles Robert Darwin Down 7 Nov [1850] Edwin Lankester Ray Society …
  • … of the Ray Society held on 18 November 1850 it was resolved ‘to publish M r . Darwin’s …
  • … Bibliography Baird, William. 1850. The natural history of the British Entomostraca. …
  • … Baird 1850 , also published by the Ray Society. The first volume of Living Cirripedia ( …
  • … See letter to Edwin Lankester, 27 October [1850], n.  3. The second volume of Living …

To J. D. Hooker   22 [January 1844 – March 1882]

Summary

Discusses books returned

and invites him to Down for a few days.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  22 [Jan 1844 - Mar 1882]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (14 & 28 May 1983)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13816A

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To William Baxter or W. W. Baxter?   2 [October 1842 – March 1882]

Summary

Requests some carbonate of ammonia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter; William Baxter
Date:  2 [Oct 1842 - Mar 1882]
Classmark:  Dept of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation, University of Rochester
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8132

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To J. de C. Sowerby   12 September [1850]

Summary

CD has two corrections in spelling on woodcut [for Fossil Cirripedia (Lepadidae)]. Has asked J. S. Bowerbank who should cut the blocks and suggested JdeCS get it done. Repeats arrangements to compare specimens and proofs in London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  12 Sept [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1358

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  • … To J.  de C.  Sowerby   12 September [1850] …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25. ) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Sept [1850] James de Carle Sowerby …
  • … Letter to J.  S. Bowerbank, 10 September [1850] . Ultimately there were five plates. Tab. …
  • … ways from every other known cirripede (see letter to N.  T. Wetherell, 8 [August 1850]). …

Berkeley, Miles Joseph. 1850–1. Gärtner’s observations upon muling among plants. Journal of the Horticultural Society of London 5 (1850): 156–72; 6 (1851): 1–13.

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  • … Berkeley, Miles Joseph. 1850–1. Gärtner’s observations upon muling among plants. …
  • … of the Horticultural Society of London 5 (1850): 156–72; 6 (1851): 1–13. SF6 P439.c.11.5–6 …

Townsend, John Kirk. 1850. On the giant wolf of North America.– Lupus gigas. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 2d ser. 2 (1850–4): 75–9.

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  • … Townsend, John Kirk. 1850. On the giant wolf of North America. – Lupus gigas. …
  • … Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 2d ser. 2 (1850–4): 75–9. 5 …

Vilmorin, Louis de. 1850. Note sur une variété non épineuse de l’ajonc ou landier (Ulex europæus, L.). [Read 11 February 1850.] Comptes rendus hebdomadaires de l’Académie des Sciences (Institut de France) 30: 143–5.

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  • … Vilmorin, Louis de. 1850. Note sur une variété non épineuse de l’ajonc ou landier ( …
  • … Ulex europæus , L. ). [Read 11 February 1850. ] Comptes rendus hebdomadaires de l’Académie …

Ward, S. N. (1773–1850)

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  • … Samuel Nevil Ward 1773–1850 Merchant trading with Brazil. …

Perry, John (1850–1920)

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  • … John Perry 1850–1920 Electrical engineer and mathematician. …

To J. D. Hooker   3 February [1850]

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Summary

Hooker’s imprisonment.

Birth of Leonard Darwin.

Barnacles will never end; on to fossils.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 Feb [1850]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 117
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1300

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   3 February [1850] …
  • … DAR 114: 117 Charles Robert Darwin Down 3 Feb [1850] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … See CD’s letter to W.  J. Hooker, [January 1850] , n.  1. CD was elected onto the …
  • … only one council meeting on 7 February 1850 and was not re-elected (Royal Society, Minutes …
  • … February 1849 . The Times , 24 January 1850, p.  4, records the shipwreck of the transport …
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Syms Covington

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When Charles Darwin embarked on the Beagle voyage in 1831, Syms Covington was ‘fiddler & boy to Poop-cabin’. Covington kept an illustrated journal of his observations and experiences on the voyage, noting wildlife, landscapes, buildings and people and,…

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  • … Covington still assisted Darwin in his work:  in 1850 he sent a box of barnacles to London , some …

Have you read the one about....

Summary

... the atheistical cats, or the old fogies in Cambridge? We've suggested a few - some funny, some serious - but all letters you can read here.

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  • … ... the atheistical cats, or the old fogies in Cambridge? We've suggested a few - some funny, some …

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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  • … state of indecision’ (Darwin to W. D. Fox,  10 October [1850] ) as he and Emma tried to choose …

Scientific Practice

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Specialism|Experiment|Microscopes|Collecting|Theory Letter writing is often seen as a part of scientific communication, rather than as integral to knowledge making. This section shows how correspondence could help to shape the practice of science, from…

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  • … Letter 1370 — Darwin, C. R. to Covington, Syms, 23 Nov 1850 Darwin thanks Covington for the …
  • … Letter 1319 — Hooker, J. D. to Darwin, C. R., 6 & 7 Apr 1850 Hooker thinks Darwin is “too …
  • … Letter 1339 — Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D., 13 June [1850] Darwin writes to Hooker on …

Darwin in letters, 1851-1855: Death of a daughter

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The letters from these years reveal the main preoccupations of Darwin’s life with a new intensity. The period opens with a family tragedy in the death of Darwin’s oldest and favourite daughter, Anne, and it shows how, weary and mourning his dead child,…

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  • … when he first wrote out his species essay in full. In 1850, he had written to Hooker ( …

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: 26 hits

  • … Memoirs of Plumer Ward by Hon Phipps [E. Phipps 1850] L d . Harveys Memoirs [Hervey 1848] …
  • … & will lend me— Pickering Races of Man [Pickering 1850]. (has a good chapter). …
  • … Collins R.A. [Collins 1848] Phases of Faith [Newman 1850] Burnetts Hist. of own time …
  • … Miss. Fennimore Cooper. Rural Scenes in N.A [Cooper 1850] G. Cummings South African Huntsmans …
  • … Dana’s Geology. U.S. Expedition [J. D. Dana 1849] 1850 March Forbes Cystideæ & …
  • … [Harvey 1849] —— Agassiz Lake Superior [Agassiz 1850] Nov. Memoirs of Pal. Soc [ …
  • … 12. Sedgwicks Discourse on Study of Univers [Sedgwick 1850] 28 Steenstrup on …
  • … Feb. 3 d . Hutchinson on Dog-breaking [Hutchinson 1850] 27. Chambers. Sanatory Reform [Anon …
  • … 5. Collin’s Autobiography [?Collins 1848]. good 1850 . Jan 15 th  Lives of …
  • … March 16 th . Newman Phases of Faith [Newman 1850] excellent —— Lord Cloncurry Memoirs …
  • … 1846] May 20 G. Cumming S. African Hunter [Cumming 1850] goodish July 1 st . …
  • … Sept 12 th . B. Franklins life by Sparks [Sparks ed. 1850] very good Oct 3 Martineau …
  • … Podrome de Paleantologie stratigraphique [Orbigny 1850–2] 24 fr: 3. vols. The Vegetation of …
  • … Danicorum Mammalium Domesticorum by Prof. Benddz [Bendz 1850]— Plates very expensive Coll. of …
  • … Anat. der Wirbellosen Thiere. 1848 [K. T. E. von Siebold 1850].— [DAR *128: 180] …
  • … Botany, Horticulture, Floriculture and Natural Science ] (1850? 1851?) must positively  be read …
  • … to aid me on skeletons Knox Races of Mankind [R. Knox 1850] a curious Book. (Blyth). in …
  • …   of the Horticultural Society of London ]. Vol I. to V. (1850) VI & VII May 27 th . …
  • … [Agassiz 1835] —— 30 Bairds Entomostraca [Baird 1850] May 22 d . Madras Journal of …
  • … 1853. Jan. 27 th  Life of D r . Coombe [Combe 1850]. good Feb. 6. Letters of Ray …
  • … Histoire du Pommier, Poirier, Pêcher [Duval 1852, 1849, 1850] —— 27 th . Hist. Nat. Gen. de …
  • … Sept. 4. Nunn’s Shipwreck in the Favorite [Nunn 1850] —— 16 Pepys Diary. Vol 1. 2. 3 d …
  • … Facultes Interieurs des animaux invertebres [Macquart 1850]. —— 8 th  Gosse Naturalist …
  • … 1854] —— Johnston Physical Atlas [A. K. Johnston 1850]. March 28 th  Sebastian …
  • … [DAR 128: 13] Aug. 20 Weber der Taubenfreund 1850 [Weber 1850] Sept. 1 st . Puvis …
  • … [Veith 1856].— 3 d  Knox Races of Man.— 1850 [R. Knox 1850] 7. Willughby by Ray …

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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  • … side of É de B.’ (letter to Charles Lyell, 3 January 1850 ). Barnacles Over a …
  • … In the year between September 1849 and September 1850, Darwin’s Account Books (Down House MSS) …

Darwin and the Church

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The story of Charles Darwin’s involvement with the church is one that is told far too rarely. It shows another side of the man who is more often remembered for his personal struggles with faith, or for his role in large-scale controversies over the…

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  • … (Moore 1985; letter to J. S. Henslow, 17 January [1850] and n. 6; and letter to J. B. Innes, …

Living and fossil cirripedia

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Darwin published four volumes on barnacles, the crustacean sub-class Cirripedia, between 1851 and 1854, two on living species and two on fossil species. Written for a specialist audience, they are among the most challenging and least read of Darwin’s works…

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  • … 1853 . Preparing for publication Until 1850, Darwin had probably expected the Ray …
  • … I have not yet thought’, Darwin told Bowerbank in January 1850, ‘ your mentioning the Palæont. Soc. …
  • … was accepted by the Palaeontographical Society by February 1850 , and in the end, Darwin was …
  • … many parcels I have no doubt they wd aid me’. By April 1850, he reported to Steenstrup that he had ‘ …
  • … and after requiring late changes by Sowerby in September 1850, told him, ‘ I hope to God I have now …
  • … the first fossil volume approached completion in September 1850, Darwin had reported on his progress …

Suggested reading

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

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  • … H. & Chalus, E. (eds.),  Women's history, Britain 1750 - 1850: An introduction , (Oxford, …
  • … fortunes: Men and women of the English middle class , 1780-1850 (London, 2002). Desmond, A., …
  • … Shoemaker, R. B.,  Gender in English society, 1650-1850: The emergence of separate spheres ? (1998 …

Scientific Networks

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

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  • … Letter 1319 — Hooker, J. D. to Darwin, C. R., 6 & 7 Apr 1850 Hooker apologises for the …
  • … Letter 1339 — Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D., 13 June [1850] Darwin writes to Hooker from his …

Barnacles

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Sources|Discussion Questions|Experiment Darwin and barnacles Darwin’s interest in Cirripedia, a class of marine arthropods, was first piqued by the discovery of an odd burrowing barnacle, which he later named “Mr. Arthrobalanus," while he was…

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  • … Letter 1370 —Darwin to Syms Covington, 23 Nov 1850 In this letter, Darwin thanks his …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

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

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  • … Burghal School 27 Deventer 29 may 1850 Groningen 2 may 1908 …
  • … for Ladies   Leeuwarden 10 november 1850 Leeuwarden 28 …
  • … Technologist   Assen 17 october 1850 Delft     …
  • … of Natural History. 27 Leiden 2 may 1850 Middelburg 19 …

Darwin’s study of the Cirripedia

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

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  • … occasions in his correspondence with Hooker. On 13 June [1850] , for example, Darwin wrote:    …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

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

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  • … Burghal School 27 Deventer 29 May 1850 Groningen 2 May 1908 …
  • … for Ladies   Leeuwarden 10 November 1850 Leeuwarden 28 …
  • … Technologist   Assen 17 October 1850 Delft     …
  • … of Natural History. 27 Leiden 2 may 1850 Middelburg 19 …

Leonard Darwin born

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The Darwins' eighth child and fourth son, Leonard, is born

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  • … The Darwins' eighth child and fourth son, Leonard, is born …

Darwin’s observations on his children

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Charles Darwin’s observations on the development of his children, began the research that culminated in his book The Expression of the emotions in man and animals, published in 1872, and his article ‘A biographical sketch of an infant’, published in Mind…

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  • … 1847; Francis, born 16 August 1848; Leonard, born 15 January 1850; and Horace, born 18 May 1851. It …
  • … memoirs and reminiscences. [61] Leonard Darwin, born 1850. [62] Francis Darwin, born …

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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  • … was the first British subject to be born there.  In 1850 he proposed mounting a fossil-hunting …

Leonard Jenyns

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When Darwin returned from the Beagle voyage there was no-one available to describe the fish that he had collected. At Darwin’s request Jenyns, a friend from Cambridge days, took on the challenge. It was not an easy one: at that time Jenyns had only worked…

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  • … to Jenyns still survive in Bath, where Jenyns moved in 1850. …

Bibliography of Darwin’s geological publications

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This list includes papers read by Darwin to the Geological Society of London, his books on the geology of the Beagle voyage, and other publications on geological topics.  Author-date citations refer to entries in the Darwin Correspondence Project’s…

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  • … Lepadidæ.   Proceedings of the Geological Society  6 (1850): 439-40.  [ Shorter publications , …
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