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To Robert Fitch   5 May [1850]

Summary

Thanks him for additional fossil cirripede specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  5 May [1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1325

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  • … Norwich Castle Charles Robert Darwin Down 5 May [1850] Robert Fitch …

To John Higgins   27 May [1850]

Summary

Discusses his account.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  27 May [1850]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/35)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1334

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  • … To John Higgins   27 May [1850] …
  • … Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/35) Charles Robert Darwin Down 27 May [1850] John Higgins …

To J. S. Bowerbank   10 September [1850]

Summary

Discusses woodcut illustrations [for Fossil Cirripedia, vol. 1]. Wants species descriptions to be in both Latin and English.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Scott Bowerbank; Palaeontographical Society
Date:  10 Sept [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.96)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1353

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  • … To J.  S. Bowerbank   10 September [1850] …
  • … Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Sept [1850] James Scott Bowerbank Palaeontographical Society …
  • … of seven guineas to Sowerby on 24 June 1850 for ‘Translation of Specific Descriptions’. CD …
  • … An entry in his Account Book of 4 August 1850. reads: ‘Price for correcting Sowerby Latin …

To J. S. Bowerbank   [24 April 1850]

Summary

Requests permission to include foreign species in Fossil Cirrpedia (1851). Asks whether sponges arrived. Has not yet heard from Pearce about Pollicipes concinus.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Scott Bowerbank
Date:  [24 Apr 1850]
Classmark:  University of Delaware Library (Mark Samuels Lasner Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1382F

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  • … To J. S. Bowerbank   [24 April 1850] …
  • … Mark Samuels Lasner Collection) Charles Robert Darwin [24 Apr 1850] James Scott Bowerbank …
  • … Palaeontographical Society; the meeting took place on 26 April 1850 (see n. 2, below). The …
  • … 24 April. At their meeting on 26 April 1850, the council of the Palaeontographical Society …

To William Jackson Hooker   17 February [1851]

Summary

Encloses letter from J. D. Hooker. Glad he will soon be home.

Everyone will be astonished at oaks and birches of tropics.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Jackson Hooker
Date:  17 Feb [1851]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1390

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  • … s mail ( Correspondence vol.  4, letters from J.  D. Hooker, 26 November 1850  and 6  …
  • … and 7 April 1850 ). …
  • … letter from J.  D. Hooker, 26 November 1850 . Joseph Dalton Hooker had spent three years …
  • … letter from J.  D. Hooker, 26 November 1850 . J.  D. Hooker had found that oak and birch …

Castelnau, Francis de. 1850–1. Histoire du voyage. 6 vols. Pt 1 of Expédition dans les parties centrales de l’Amérique du Sud … exécutée par ordre du gouvernement Français pendant les années 1843 a 1847, sous la direction de Comte Francis de Castelnau. 7 pts in 13 vols. Paris: P. Betrand. 1850–7.

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  • … Castelnau, Francis de. 1850–1. Histoire du voyage. 6 vols. Pt 1 of Expédition dans les …
  • … Castelnau. 7 pts in 13 vols. Paris: P. Betrand. 1850–7. PR5 S673.a.85.1–6; S673.bb.85.2 11 …

Cooper, Susan Augusta Fenimore. 1850. Rural hours. 2 vols. London.

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  • … Cooper, Susan Augusta Fenimore. 1850. Rural hours. 2 vols. London. WBG Rom.74.16 10 …

Gould, John. 1850–83. The birds of Asia. 7 vols. London.

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  • … Gould, John. 1850–83. The birds of Asia. 7 vols. London. 6 …

Baird, William. 1850. The natural history of the British Entomostraca. London.

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  • … Baird, William. 1850. The natural history of the British Entomostraca. London. 4,5,6 …

Knox, Robert. 1850. The races of men: a fragment. London.

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  • … Knox, Robert. 1850. The races of men: a fragment. London. 5 …

Owen, Richard. 1850a. On the development and homologies of the molar teeth of the wart-hogs (Phacochœrus), with illustrations of a system of notation for the teeth in the class Mammalia. [Read 7 February 1850.] Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 1850 (pt 1): 481–98.

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  • … of notation for the teeth in the class Mammalia. [Read 7 February 1850. ] Philosophical …
  • … Transactions of the Royal Society of London 1850 (pt 1): 481–98. SC T340:1.b.85.141 13 …

Bonaparte, Charles Lucien. 1850–7. Conspectus generum avium. 2 vols. Leiden.

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  • … Bonaparte, Charles Lucien. 1850–7. Conspectus generum avium. 2 vols. Leiden. 6,7 …

To A. A. Gould   8 April [1850]

Summary

Parcel from AAG containing cirripede specimens has been received by CD from Hugh Cuming.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Augustus Addison Gould
Date:  8 Apr [1850]
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Augustus A. Gould papers, 1831–66 MS Am 1210: 228)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1320

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  • … To A.  A. Gould   8 April [1850] …
  • … 1831–66 MS Am 1210: 228) Charles Robert Darwin Down 8 Apr [1850] Augustus Addison Gould …
  • … species of Scalpellum indicates a date of 1850, the period during which he was preparing …

Price, Edward (1771/2–1850)

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  • … Edward Price 1771/2–1850 Of Down Lodge, Down, Kent. Census returns of England and Wales …
  • … counties 1845 will proved at London 1 March 1850 (The National Archives: Public Record …

Wheler, E. G. (1850–1935)

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  • … Edward Galton Wheler Wheler-Galton 1850–1935 Land agent, land owner, and magistrate. …

Chatfield, Frederick (fl. 1840s–1850s)

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  • … Guatemala, 1849–52. Plenipotentiary, Costa Rica, 1849; Chargé d’affaires, 1850–2. …
  • … Plenipotentiary, Honduras, 1850–2. BDR . Bibliography BDR : British diplomatic …

To Albany Hancock   15 [April 1850]

Summary

Thanks AH for specimens of cirripedes. Believes all species of Lithotrya bore.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  15 [Apr 1850]
Classmark:  J. Hancock (1886): 258–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1321

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  • … To Albany Hancock   15 [April 1850] …
  • … J. Hancock (1886): 258–9 Charles Robert Darwin Down 15 [Apr 1850] Albany Hancock …
  • … letter to Albany Hancock, [31 March or 7 April 1850] , in which CD asked for a specimen of …

Aubertin, J. J. (1818/19–1900)

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  • … and the onset of modernization in Brazil 1850–1914. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. …
  • … of persons who have died since the year 1850. By Frederick Boase. 3 vols. and supplement ( …

To Robert Fitch   [23 January 1850]

Summary

Thanks for fossil cirripede specimens. "Yours is incomparably the finest collection in the world of fossil Secondary cirripedes."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  [23 Jan 1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1295

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  • … To Robert Fitch   [23 January 1850] …
  • … Norwich Castle Charles Robert Darwin Down [23 Jan 1850] Robert Fitch …

To Albany Hancock   [26 January – March 1850]

Summary

Discusses mollusc specimens and related notes sent to AH. Thanks him for cirripede specimens. Discusses various cirripede species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  [26 Jan – Mar 1850]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1311

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  • … To Albany Hancock   [26 January – March 1850] …
  • … Finney Cox Collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down [26 Jan – Mar 1850] Albany Hancock …
  • … n.  3, and to J.  D. Dana, 24 February [1850]. Ibla and Scalpellum . Anelasma squalicola ( …
  • … to J.  J. S. Steenstrup, 25 January [1850] . However, the letter could have been written …
  • … Albany Hancock, [31 March or 7 April 1850] ). See letter to Albany Hancock, 29 September [ …
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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....

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... 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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