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To J. de C. Sowerby   1 September [1850]

Summary

CD has received an enormous lot of Scanian and Copenhagen cirripede fossils, some of which he thinks may be better than those sent to JdeCS earlier; asks him to delay engraving foreign specimens until CD has time to go through the new lot.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  1 Sept [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1350

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  • … To J.  de C.  Sowerby   1 September [1850] …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25. ) Charles Robert Darwin Down 1 Sept [1850] James de Carle Sowerby …
  • … species had been given up in May (see letter to J.  de C.  Sowerby, 4 May [1850] ). …
  • … to J.  J. S. Steenstrup, 1 September [1850] . S Nilssonii is a mistake for Pollicipes …

To Richard Owen   28 April [1850]

Summary

Discusses possibility of providing B. J. Sulivan with a vessel for fossil hunting in Patagonia.

Asks RO to ask Mrs Dixon about borrowing cirripede specimen.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  28 Apr [1850]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1322

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  • … To Richard Owen   28 April [1850] …
  • … Charles Finney Cox Collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 28 Apr [1850] Richard Owen …
  • … de Carle Sowerby’s drawing of it in F.  Dixon 1850 ( Fossil Cirripedia (1851):  37–8). …
  • … is probably to the Hunterian Lectures of 1850, ‘On the generation and development of …
  • … University Press. 1985–. Dixon, Frederick. 1850. The geology and fossils of the Tertiary …
  • … of the Sussex formations. See F.  Dixon 1850  and Sowerby and Sowerby 1812–46 , vol.  7, …

To W. J. Hooker   [January 1850]

Summary

Thanks WJH for information about J. D. Hooker; CD was very anxious to hear something about his safety.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Jackson Hooker
Date:  [Jan 1850]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’ Correspondence English letters A–H 1850, 29: 201)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1285

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  • … To W.  J. Hooker   [January 1850] …
  • … Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’ Correspondence English letters A–H 1850, 29: 201) Charles …
  • … Robert Darwin Down [Jan 1850] William Jackson Hooker …

To John Higgins   21 December [1850]

Summary

Asks his opinion concerning possible investment. Asks about possible land sale to Mr Mason.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  21 Dec [1850]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/41)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1377

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  • … To John Higgins   21 December [1850] …
  • … Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/41) Charles Robert Darwin Down 21 Dec [1850] John Higgins …
  • … See letter to Salt & Son, 26 November [1850] , n.  2. Henry Payne Mason, rector of Beesby. …

To J. de C. Sowerby   10 September [1850]

Summary

New specimens have shown CD he has two distinct species under one name [in Fossil Cirripedia (Lepadidae)]. He adds new figures and suggests deletions. Will come to London when he has proofs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  10 Sept [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1354

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  • … To J.  de C.  Sowerby   10 September [1850] …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25. ) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Sept [1850] James de Carle Sowerby …
  • … letter to Richard Owen, 10 September [1850] (calendar number 1356). These specimens were …
  • … letter to J.  de C.  Sowerby, 1 September [1850] , n.  2. The scutum was added ( Fossil …

To George Brettingham Sowerby Jr   9 January [1850]

Summary

Sends thanks for a note and returned drawing.

He is sending more text.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Brettingham Sowerby, Jr
Date:  9 Jan [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13843

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  • … To George Brettingham Sowerby Jr    9 January [1850] …
  • … Mss.B.D25. ) Charles Robert Darwin Down 9 Jan [1850] George Brettingham Sowerby, Jr …
  • … s Account Book (Down House MS), 24 June 1850, records the payment of seven guineas for ‘ …

To Richard Owen   [January – 23 March 1850]

Summary

CD regrets the trouble RO has had about C. G. Ehrenberg’s parcel.

He is reading On the nature of limbs [1849] with uncommon interest and admires the way Owen worked out the toes.

Also has read On parthenogenesis [1849] with great interest.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  [Jan – 23 Mar 1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1231

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  • … To Richard Owen   [January – 23 March 1850] …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25. ) Charles Robert Darwin Down [Jan – 23 Mar 1850] Richard Owen …
  • … recorded as having been read on 23 March 1850 (DAR 119; Correspondence vol.  4, Appendix …

To Adam White   [January–March 1850]

Summary

Requests AW to ask Arthur Adams, who is going on a polar expedition to Lancaster Sound, to collect cirripedes.

Asks location of "Cape Rivers".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Adam White
Date:  [Jan–Mar 1850]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology MSS 405 A. Gift of the Burndy Library)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1286

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  • … To Adam White   [January–March 1850] …
  • … 405 A. Gift of the Burndy Library) Charles Robert Darwin Down [Jan–Mar 1850] Adam White …
  • … Zoology of the voyage of H.M.S.  Samarang (1850). Adam White collaborated with him in the …
  • … for the lost Franklin expedition in April 1850. Arthur Adams was not on board, but CD did …
  • … s Bay and Barrow Straits, in the years 1850–1851, performed by HM Ships ‘Lady Franklin’ …

To Robert Fitch   1 February [1850]

Summary

Mentions illness.

Describes work on fossil cirripedes. Asks to keep specimens somewhat longer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  1 Feb [1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1299

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  • … To Robert Fitch   1 February [1850] …
  • … Norwich Castle Charles Robert Darwin Down 1 Feb [1850] Robert Fitch …
  • … to James de Carle Sowerby, 12 February [1850] . Of Fitch’s specimens, CD described five …

From Leonard Darwin   [after 14 February 1874]

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Summary

Statistics showing rate of decline of population in Sandwich Islands, 1832–72.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 14 Feb 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 90: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8709

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  • … out of the series L Darwin Top of letter : ‘1850— 78 . 854 ’ pencil End of letter : Year …
  • … 1832 130,313 — 1836 108,579 1 . 969= 1 . 97 1850 82,203 4 . 759 1853 71,019 0 . 81 1860
  • … of 1853    The an-decrease percent from 1850 to 1860 is 2 . 01—much more in accordance …
  • … that for 1858— is the date right. —4 . 6 1836 —1 . 97 1850 —2 . 01 1860 —2 . 06 1866 —2 . …
  • … fell by 11,184 in the three years between 1850 and 1853 and by 3,935 in the seven years …
  • … 2d ed. , p.  186, he omitted the figure for 1850. The census dates given by Coan were …

To Albany Hancock   12 May [1850]

Summary

Mentions AH’s ["On the boring of the Mollusca into rocks", Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 2d ser. 2 (1848): 225–48]. Discusses anatomy and habits of Lithotrya.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  12 May [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.93)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1327

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  • … To Albany Hancock   12 May [1850] …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25.93) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 May [1850] Albany Hancock …
  • … responded to CD’s letter dated 15 [April 1850], in which CD emphasised the boring …
  • … 1849] , and [26 January – March 1850] . CD’s final view was the first alternative: that …

To J. G. Forchhammer   20 May [1850]

Summary

Thanks JGF for geological information.

Steenstrup’s cirripede specimens have been of great use and interest. CD has now described 33 fossil pedunculated cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johan Georg Forchhammer
Date:  20 May [1850]
Classmark:  University of Copenhagen, Mineralogical Museum Archives
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1328

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  • … To J.  G. Forchhammer   20 May [1850] …
  • … Museum Archives Charles Robert Darwin Down 20 May [1850] Johan Georg Forchhammer …
  • … to letter to J.  J. S. Steenstrup, 3 April [1850] , asking about the relationship of the …

To J. de C. Sowerby   4 May [1850]

Summary

The Palaeontographical Society will give him only one plate for foreign species. Work should stop until he knows how many will fit in. He must know what progress has been made.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  4 May [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1324

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  • … To J.  de C.  Sowerby   4 May [1850] …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25. ) Charles Robert Darwin Down 4 May [1850] James de Carle Sowerby …
  • … the Palaeontographical Society for 26 April 1850 record: ‘Money granted, up to the maximum …

To J. de C. Sowerby   3 March [1850]

Summary

Has lost a good many days and will need another fortnight to finish the pedunculate fossil cirripedes. The Palaeontographical Society will publish the fossil species. "If I was but better in health, I shd work quicker."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  3 Mar [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1306

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  • … To J.  de C.  Sowerby   3 March [1850] …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25. ) Charles Robert Darwin Down 3 Mar [1850] James de Carle Sowerby …
  • … to James de Carle Sowerby, 12 February [1850] , n.  2. Loricula pulchella is figured in …

From the Ray Society   [after 7 October 1850]

Summary

"Resolved that the Secretary be requested to ask Mr. Darwin if he would agree to the publication of his work [Living Cirripedia] in parts."

Author:  Ray Society
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 7 Oct 1850]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Library MSS RAY)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1361

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  • … From the Ray Society   [after 7 October 1850] …
  • … General Library MSS RAY) Ray Society unstated [after 7 Oct 1850] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Society council meeting held on 7 October 1850. The text given here has been taken from …
  • … see letter to Edwin Lankester, [18–22 October 1850]. According to the minute book, CD had …

To Edwin Lankester, Ray Society   5 December [1850]

Summary

Discusses illustrations [for Living Cirripedia 1 (1851)]. Mentions drawings by G. B. Sowerby [Jr].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Lankester; Ray Society
Date:  5 Dec [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.98)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1374

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  • … To Edwin Lankester, Ray Society   5 December [1850] …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25.98) Charles Robert Darwin Down 5 Dec [1850] Edwin Lankester Ray Society …
  • … See letter to Edwin Lankester, 27 October [1850], n.  1. The first volume of Living …

To J. D. Dana   24 February [1850]

Summary

Regrets delay in sending pamphlets for JDD.

Thanks him for information concerning cirripedes.

Sends thanks to Charles Pickering for information about plant distribution.

Discusses boring species of cirripedes.

Believes Harry D. S. Goodsir mistaken about parasites on Balanus ["Observations on organs of generation in Crustacea", Edinburgh New Philos. J. 36 (1843–4): 183–6]. In fact parasites are the males of the species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Dwight Dana
Date:  24 Feb [1850]
Classmark:  Yale University Library: Manuscripts and Archives (Dana Family Papers (MS 164) Series 1, Box 2, folder 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1305

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  • … To J.  D. Dana   24 February [1850] …
  • … Series 1, Box 2, folder 43) Charles Robert Darwin Down 24 Feb [1850] James Dwight Dana …
  • … No. 896 (28 December): 1198–9. Baird, William. 1850. The natural history of the British …
  • … to J.  D. Dana, 5 December [1849] . Baird 1850 . CD refers to the complemental males in …
  • … letter from Charles Pickering, 9 January 1850 . See letter to J.  D. Dana, 5 December [ …

To Robert Fitch   15 January [1850]

Summary

Discusses fossil cirripede specimens from RF’s collection. Comments on problems of describing their valves.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  15 Jan [1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1291

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  • … To Robert Fitch   15 January [1850] …
  • … Norwich Castle Charles Robert Darwin Down 15 Jan [1850] Robert Fitch …
  • … letter to Robert Fitch, 10 January [1850] . See Trenn 1974 , p. 479 (fig. 4). Classified …
  • … bound with Fitch’s letter of [28 January 1850] , but the references to Emma Darwin’s …

To Charles Lyell   [8 March 1850]

Summary

Comments on CL’s Anniversary address [Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 6 (1850): xxvii–lxvi]. Notes CL’s criticism of R. I. Murchison’s catastrophism.

Asks whether there are Lower Cretaceous beds in Scandinavia. Thinks Leopold von Buch must have neglected them.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [8 Mar 1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.92)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1308

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  • … To Charles Lyell   [8 March 1850] …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25.92) Charles Robert Darwin Down [8 Mar 1850] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … address [ Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 6 (1850): xxvii–lxvi]. Notes CL’s criticism of R. I. …
  • … of the Geological Society on 15 February 1850 (C.  Lyell 1850b). Lyell devoted his address …

To Robert Fitch   [6 February 1850]

Summary

RF’s specimens have arrived.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  [6 Feb 1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1302

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  • … To Robert Fitch   [6 February 1850] …
  • … Norwich Castle Charles Robert Darwin Down [6 Feb 1850] Robert Fitch …
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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…

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  • … 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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