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To Edward Forbes   23 January [1852?]

Summary

Discusses Balanus unguiformis. Promises to return specimen.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Forbes
Date:  23 Jan [1852?]
Classmark:  Florida State University Libraries, Strozier Library Special Collections Vault (tipped into a copy of Origin, QH365 .O2 1859)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1472

Matches: 7 hits

  • … Bibliography Fossil Cirripedia (1854): A monograph of the fossil Balanidæ and Verrucidæ of …
  • … Great Britain. By Charles Darwin. London: Palaeontographical Society. 1854. …
  • … Living Cirripedia (1854): A monograph of the sub-class Cirripedia, with figures of all the …
  • … or sessile cirripedes); the Verrucidæ, etc. By Charles Darwin. London: Ray Society. 1854. …
  • … and the Isle of Wight in Living Cirripedia (1854):  296–8. He included short descriptions …
  • … and Verrrucidae in Living Cirripedia (1854) because at this stage he was unsure that the …
  • … those thanked in the preface of Fossil Cirripedia (1854) for having provided specimens. …

To John Lubbock   [September 1854]

Summary

Sends beetle he cannot identify.

Reading J. O. Westwood [Introduction to the modern classification of insects (1839–40)] has reawakened his passion for entomology.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [Sept 1854]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 8 (EH 88206457)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1585

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To John Lubbock   [September 1854] …
  • … 88206457) Charles Robert Darwin Down [Sept 1854] John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron …
  • … recorded having read it on 25 September 1854 ( Correspondence vol.  4, Appendix IV, 128: …

To Robert Hunt   22 July [1855]

Summary

Mentions RH’s book on light [Researches on light in its chemical relations, 2d ed. (1854)]. Asks about coloured glass used in experiments on plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Hunt
Date:  22 July [1855]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1727

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Bibliography Hunt, Robert. 1854. Researches on light in its chemical relations; embracing …
  • … in its chemical relations , 2d ed. (1854)]. Asks about coloured glass used in experiments …
  • … Letter from Robert Hunt, 19 July 1855 . R.  Hunt 1854 . R.   …
  • … Hunt 1854 , pp.  215–47. These pages are annotated in CD’s copy; on p.  237, CD noted: ‘ …

To J. E. Gray   28 [June 1848]

Summary

Mentions returning borrowed book by Camillo Ranzani.

Discusses loan of cirripede specimens from British Museum. "In truth never will a mountain in labour have brought forth such a mouse as my book on the Cirripedia. It is ridiculous the time each species takes me."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Edward Gray
Date:  28 [June 1848]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.74)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1187

Matches: 7 hits

  • … Ranzani 1820 , cited in Living Cirripedia (1854):  5, 272, 329  …
  • … and Fossil Cirripedia (1854):  10, 37. Conchotrya and Brisnæus are listed as synonyms for …
  • … are described in Living Cirripedia (1854): 483–91. The synonym Octomeris stutchburii is …
  • … Bibliography Fossil Cirripedia (1854): A monograph of the fossil Balanidæ and Verrucidæ of …
  • … Darwin. London: Palaeontographical Society. 1854. Gray, John Edward. 1825. A synopsis of …
  • … Ray Society. 1851. Living Cirripedia (1854): A monograph of the sub-class Cirripedia, with …
  • … By Charles Darwin. London: Ray Society. 1854. Ranzani, Camillo. 1820. Osservazioni su i …

To Fanny Mackintosh Wedgwood   18 [August 1854]

Summary

Thanks for writing about E. A. Darwin’s illness. Will never forget the comfort she was [when Anne Darwin died, 1851].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frances Emma Elizabeth (Fanny) Wedgwood
Date:  18 [Aug 1854]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1547

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Fanny Mackintosh Wedgwood   18 [August 1854] …
  • … Library Charles Robert Darwin Down 18 [Aug 1854] Frances Emma Elizabeth (Fanny) Wedgwood …
  • … letter from J.  D. Hooker, 25 August 1854 . Fanny Mackintosh Wedgwood had been residing at …

To A. C. Ramsay   22 November [1854]

Summary

Grief at the death of Edward Forbes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Andrew Crombie Ramsay
Date:  22 Nov [1854]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1606

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To A.  C. Ramsay   22 November [1854] …
  • … and Medicine Archives Charles Robert Darwin Down 22 Nov [1854] Andrew Crombie Ramsay …
  • … of natural history at Edinburgh in May 1854 (see letter to J.  D. Hooker, [9 October …

From William Thompson   29 September 1848

Summary

Concerning the measurements of Balanus specimens with respect to growth.

Author:  William Thompson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Sept 1848
Classmark:  Living Cirripedia (1854): 272–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1200A

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Living Cirripedia (1854): 272–3 William Thompson 29 Sept 1848 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Bibliography Living Cirripedia (1854): A monograph of the sub-class Cirripedia, with …
  • … or sessile cirripedes); the Verrucidæ, etc. By Charles Darwin. London: Ray Society. 1854. …
  • … s letter, CD recorded ( Living Cirripedia (1854):  273): Mr. Thompson goes on to say, that …
  • … or another letter ( Living Cirripedia (1854):  272): I am informed by Mr. Thompson, that …

To J. D. Dana   6 December [1853]

Summary

Responds to JDD’s objections to his views on the three pairs of appendages in larvae of cirripedes. Reports observations which confirm his views.

Gives his confidential opinion of A. White, C. S. Bate, T. Bell, and W. Baird.

Interested in JDD’s observation that Crustacea are not most developed in the tropics. If JDD ever works it out either in number of species or rank, CD would be glad to have result.

Comments on article by Henri Milne-Edwards ["Crustacés", Ann. Sci. Nat. (Zool.) 18 (1852): 109–66].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Dwight Dana
Date:  6 Dec [1853]
Classmark:  Yale University Library: Manuscripts and Archives (Dana Family Papers (MS 164) Series 1, Box 2, folder 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1542

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  • … etc. By Charles Darwin. London: Ray Society. 1854. Milne-Edwards, Henri. 1834–40. Histoire …
  • … work in Natural History. ’ In Living Cirripedia (1854):  107, CD wrote ‘With regard to the …
  • … abilities. CD dedicated Living Cirripedia (1854) to Milne-Edwards, ‘with the most sincere …
  • … 2d ser. 19: 34–86. Living Cirripedia (1854): A monograph of the sub-class Cirripedia, with …
  • … notion is expressed in Living Cirripedia (1854):  107–8 n. : ‘A far more tenable view is …
  • … was repeated in Living Cirripedia (1854):  106, 580. CD and Dana had earlier disagreed …
  • … also letter to J.  D. Dana, 8 May [1852] . Living Cirripedia (1854):  106–8 and nn. Dana’s …
  • … on CD’s list of presentation copies of Living Cirripedia (1854) (MS attached to CD’ …
  • … s copy of Living Cirripedia (1854) in the Cambridge University Library). Dana had earlier …
  • … 25 November [1852] ). Living Cirripedia (1854) was noticed in American Journal of Science …
  • … in Madeira on 18 December. On 18 February 1854 they landed in Tenerife and remained in the …
  • … 1, p.  9) and CD ( Living Cirripedia (1854):  565 n. ) had reservations about using these …

From Thomas Vernon Wollaston   2 March [1855]

Summary

Hybrid insects.

Description of the Salvages.

Variability of "transition groups" of insects; relation of variability to ranges of insects. The variability of wings, even within species. Reduction of flying ability on isolated islands.

Forbes’s "Atlantis" theory and insect fauna of the Atlantic islands, considered with regard to insect migrations.

Author:  Thomas Vernon Wollaston
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Mar [1855]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 136
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1640

Matches: 15 hits

  • … s Insecta Maderensia ( Wollaston 1854 ) in the first months of 1855 ( Correspondence …
  • … 1855. ’ CD’s extensive notes on Wollaston 1854  are in DAR 197.1 and 197.2. CD frequently …
  • … necessarily encompassing Spain ( Wollaston 1854 , pp. xiii–xiv). Wollaston described his …
  • … species (p. ix). The concluding sentence of the introduction to Wollaston 1854 , p. xviii. …
  • … arithmetic and the ‘principle of divergence’, 1854–1858. Journal of the History of Biology …
  • … John Murray. 1859. Wollaston, Thomas Vernon. 1854. Insecta Maderensia; being an account of …
  • … between the Harpalides and Chlœniidea ( Wollaston 1854 , pp.  22–3). CD’s reference is to …
  • … and Calathus complanatus in Wollaston 1854 , p.  25. Wollaston’s collection of four …
  • … of Dezerta Grande in the Madeiras ( Wollaston 1854 , p.  25). CD had evidently counted the …
  • … Leacock of Funchal is described in Wollaston 1854 , p.  501. Richard Thomas Lowe, a friend …
  • … abundant individually of all with which we are concerned. ’ ( Wollaston 1854 , p. xiii). …
  • … Actually Wollaston 1854 , pp.  483–4, with reference to the taxonomic position of the …
  • … a tendency to be wingless ( Wollaston 1854 , p. xii). CD discussed the origin of apterous …
  • … on apterous beetles are cited from Wollaston 1854  in Origin , pp.  135–6. Wollaston, like …
  • … grand and comprehensive idea. ’ ( Wollaston 1854 , p. xiii). The island of Porto Santo. CD …

To Francis Galton   28 May [1854]

Summary

Discusses how Fuegians and other primitive peoples light fires.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  28 May [1854]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1881

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To Francis Galton   28 May [1854] …
  • … Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/2) Charles Robert Darwin Down 28 May [1854] Francis Galton …
  • 1854 is the most likely year for this letter as the information was probably requested by …
  • … in England only between March and 6 August 1854 before the publication of Galton 1855 . A …

To the Ray Society   [before 23 January 1854]

Summary

"A letter having been read from Mr. Darwin stating that the MSS of the 2nd vol. of his work [Living Cirripedia] extended to 900 pages it was resolved that the whole be published in one volume."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ray Society
Date:  [before 23 Jan 1854]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Library MSS RAY)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1549

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To the Ray Society   [before 23 January 1854] …
  • … General Library MSS RAY) Charles Robert Darwin unstated [before 23 Jan 1854] Ray Society …
  • … meeting of the Ray Society, 23 January 1854. William Spence chaired the meeting, and James …

To G. R. Waterhouse   29 August [1854]

Summary

Sends fossil cirripedes for the museum’s collection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Waterhouse
Date:  29 Aug [1854]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (Archives DF PAL/100/7/)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1583

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To G.  R. Waterhouse   29 August [1854] …
  • … Archives DF PAL/100/7/) Charles Robert Darwin Down 29 Aug [1854] George Robert Waterhouse …
  • … CD described in Fossil Cirripedia (1851) and (1854). Wood’s collection is mentioned in …

To John Edward Gray   [January 1851]

Summary

Is coming tomorrow to see Lorenz Spengler on cirripedes [Auserlesne Schnecken, Muscheln und andre Schaalthiere (1758)] and the remaining sessile cirripedes in the collection. Has finished Balanus.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Edward Gray
Date:  [Jan 1851]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (Zoology letters 2: 57)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1383

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  • … in the letter. Spengler 1790 . CD cited this work in Fossil Cirripedia (1854) and in …
  • … Living Cirripedia (1854) . CD had requested permission from the trustees of the British …
  • … perhaps why CD wished to examine Cocks’s collection (see Living Cirripedia (1854):  196). …
  • … University Press. 1985–. Fossil Cirripedia (1854): A monograph of the fossil Balanidæ and …
  • … Verrucidæ of Great Britain. By Charles Darwin. London: Palaeontographical Society. 1854. …
  • … Living Cirripedia (1854): A monograph of the sub-class Cirripedia, with figures of all the …
  • … etc. By Charles Darwin. London: Ray Society. 1854. Spengler, Lorenz. 1790. Beskrivelse og …

To a librarian   [early September? 1854]

Summary

Will return all but two volumes; requests four titles, including Pepys’s Diaries, but not the first volume.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [early Sept? 1854]
Classmark:  British Library (Surrogate RP 9763)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1592F

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To a librarian   [early September? 1854] …
  • … British Library (Surrogate RP 9763) Charles Robert Darwin [early Sept? 1854] Unidentified …

To J. S. Bowerbank   [8 March 1850]

Summary

Thanks JSB for cirripede specimens. Discusses publication [of Fossil Cirripedia].

Discusses his membership in Palaeontographical Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Scott Bowerbank
Date:  [8 Mar 1850]
Classmark:  University of London, Senate House Library (AL 44a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1310

Matches: 8 hits

  • … Sylvanus Charles Thorpe Hanley. CD thanked him in both Living Cirripedia (1854):  277 n. …
  • … and Fossil Cirripedia (1854):  25 n. for providing a reference to a work by Ascanius that …
  • … Bibliography Fossil Cirripedia (1854): A monograph of the fossil Balanidæ and Verrucidæ of …
  • … Darwin. London: Palaeontographical Society. 1854. Living Cirripedia (1851): A monograph of …
  • … Ray Society. 1851. Living Cirripedia (1854): A monograph of the sub-class Cirripedia, with …
  • … are described in Living Cirripedia (1854):  447–69, but none that is new or described as …
  • … for B.  perforatus ( Living Cirripedia (1854):  231). William Eling was a dealer in shells …
  • … By Charles Darwin. London: Ray Society. 1854. Post Office London directory : Post-Office …

Kidd, William. [1854.] The canary. London: Groombridge & Sons.

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  • … Kidd, William. [1854. ] The canary. London: Groombridge & Sons. Dar Lib–CUL 16 …

[Bates, George Washington.] 1854. Sandwich Island notes. By a Häolé. New York: Harper & Brothers.

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  • … Bates, George Washington. ] 1854. Sandwich Island notes. By a Häolé. New York: Harper & …

Living Cirripedia (1854): A monograph of the sub-class Cirripedia, with figures of all the species. The Balanidæ (or sessile cirripedes); the Verrucidæ, etc. By Charles Darwin. London: Ray Society. 1854.

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  • … Living Cirripedia (1854): A monograph of the sub-class Cirripedia, with figures of all the …
  • … the Verrucidæ, etc. By Charles Darwin. London: Ray Society. 1854. WB2 CCA.24.16 …

Mantegazza, Paolo. 1854. Fisiologia del piacere. Milano: n.p.

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  • … Mantegazza, Paolo. 1854. Fisiologia del piacere . Milano: n.p. WorldCat - no publisher …

Newman, Edward. 1854. A history of British ferns. 3d ed. London.

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  • … Newman, Edward. 1854. A history of British ferns. 3d ed. London. 5 …
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Darwin in letters, 1851-1855: Death of a daughter

Summary

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,…

Matches: 5 hits

  • … cirripedes and culminated in  Living Cirripedia  (1854) and  Fossil Cirripedia  (1854), again …
  • … series of letters pertaining to the Royal Society. In April 1854, when his cirripede study was …
  • … indicated by his comment in a letter to Hooker on 29 [May 1854] : ‘Very far from disagreeing with …
  • … Back to species theory In September 1854, as soon as the final proofs of the last barnacle …
  • … do as I wish it Throughout the correspondence of 1854 and 1855, the overwhelming …

Darwin and Down

Summary

Charles and Emma Darwin, with their first two children, settled at Down House in the village of Down (later ‘Downe’) in Kent, as a young family in 1842.   The house came with eighteen acres of land, and a fifteen acre meadow.  The village combined the…

Matches: 1 hits

  • … [24 July 1842] To P. G. King,  21 February 1854 : ‘I live in the country about 16 miles …

Scientific Practice

Summary

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 1587 — Darwin, C. R. to Huxley, T. H., 2 Sept [1854] Darwin mentions that the second …
  • … of creation in [ Br. & Foreign Med.-Chir. Rev. 13 (1854)], but notes that he himself is …
  • … Letter 1592 — Darwin, C. R. to Huxley, T. H., 13 Sept [1854] Letter 1635 — Darwin, …

Darwin’s reading notebooks

Summary

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: 23 hits

  • … [Wellesley 1832] Sir. W. Nott’s Life [W. Nott 1854].— [DAR *119: 15v.] From …
  • … de la Boheme [Barrande 1852–1911] must be deeply studied 1854 The Zoologist by E. Newman [ …
  • … [Pepys 1825] (Read).— Sir W. Notts life [W. Nott 1854] read [DAR *128: 177] …
  • … r . Nott & Gliddon: Trübner & Co [J. C. Nott and Gliddon 1854] (read) A Lecture by …
  • … not published but reported fully in Literary Gazette Sept 30 1854 91 Agricult. Journal …
  • … d’un Naturaliste A. de Quatrefages [Quatrefages de Bréau 1854]. (light reading) (??) read …
  • … Domestic animals. 94 Lloyd Scandinavian Adventures 1854 [L. Lloyd 1854]. praised in …
  • … sur les Migration des Vegetaux 4 to  Pamphlet [Godron 1854] (read) Journal of Asiatic Soc. …
  • … specially of central platform of France 8 fr. [Lecoq 1854–8] Read Journal de la Soc. Imp. d …
  • … Sir J. Lubbock. member Ferguson on Poultry [Ferguson 1854], recommended by M r  Brent, but …
  • … D r . Badham “Ancient & Modern Tattle” on Fish [Badham 1854]. M r  Tegetmeier says very …
  • … (read) From Nott & Gliddon [J. C. Nott and Gliddon 1854] Roselini Monumenta [ …
  • … Carboniferous strata, translated in Bull. General [Heer 1854].— Hooker has it.— Very important …
  • … I ought to read Murchinson’s Siluria [Murchison 1854]— I  must  read it. & buy it.— …
  • … W. R. Wilde in Dublin University Magazine early month of 1854 on food of Irish. ( Pig ) [Wilde] …
  • … translated into French by Gaudin—with additions [Heer 1854]. Archives du Museum [ Archives …
  • … Himmalaya [T. Thomson 1852] [DAR 128: 7] 1854 Jan 11 th . Pulsky Red, …
  • … 1848]. March 7 th . Hooker’s Himmalaya [Hooker 1854].— —— 23 Stansbury. Exploration …
  • … July 3 d . Sir B. B. Psychological Essays [Brodie] 1854] —— Duval Histoire du Pommier, …
  • … Isidore Geoffroy St. Hilaire [I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1854–62] Tome I [DAR 128: 9] …
  • … Williams Missionary in T. del Fuego [Hamilton 1854] March 28 th . Sir G. Stephens Lectures …
  • … Richardson 1784] (poor) [DAR 128: 10] 1854.  Microscopical Journal [ …
  • … 1855. Wollastons Insecta Maderensia [Wollaston 1854] —— Johnston Physical Atlas [A. K. …

Darwin and the Church

Summary

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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  • … Lubbock, the principal landowner in Down, in a letter of 1854 in which he said, From all I have seen …
  • … [of the Poor Fund]’ (letter to J. W. Lubbock, 28 March [1854] ). Despite their differences, they …

Living and fossil cirripedia

Summary

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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  • … on the crustacean sub-class Cirripedia between 1851 and 1854, two on living species and two on …
  • … in manuscript form to the Ray Society at the beginning of 1854 , where it took longer than the ‘ …
  • … to tell his friend Thomas Henry Huxley in early September 1854, ‘ My second volume on the …
  • … Society; the monograph itself was printed in 1854. This volume appears not to have been discussed …
  • … but he wrote to the Palaeontographical Society in February 1854 and the society confirmed that he …

Darwin in letters, 1847-1850: Microscopes and barnacles

Summary

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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  • … sub-class of Crustacea,  Living Cirripedia  (1851, 1854) and  Fossil Cirripedia  (1851, 1854). …
  • … spermatozoa’ attached to the female (Living Cirripedia (1854): 23). Darwin had previously worked out …
  • … from monoecious forms (Living Cirripedia (1851): 214; (1854): 29, 528 n.) and, at another level, to …

Darwin’s study of the Cirripedia

Summary

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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  • … Darwin’s work on barnacles, conducted between 1846 and 1854, has long posed problems for historians. …
  • … In both volumes of Living Cirripedia (1851 and 1854), Darwin devoted an introductory section to …
  • … was best placed among the Lepadidae ( Living Cirripedia (1854): 527–8).^1^1^    Both …
  • … segments are quite aborted . . . ( Living Cirripedia (1854): 562–3)    Indeed, …
  • … be the most natural arrangement. ( Living Cirripedia (1854): 588)    The fact that the …
  • … with his figure of the mature animal ( Living Cirripedia (1854), Plate XXV).    Throughout …
  • … (1851): 37–8)    In Living Cirripedia (1854), Darwin ventured to suggest the possible …
  • … by a new and anomalous course. ( Living Cirripedia (1854): 151–2)    Crisp (1983) has …
  • … from bisexuality to unisexuality. ( Living Cirripedia (1854): 29)^16^    Darwin’s …
  • … merely varieties (Southward 1983). In Living Cirripedia (1854), Darwin clearly stated the …
  • … be found eminently variable. ( Living Cirripedia (1854): 155)    One of the first …
  • … a very direct and curious manner’ ( Living Cirripedia (1854): 529). Modern systematists place …
  • … nature was demonstrated.’ ( Living Cirripedia (1854): 555). See also Rachootin 1984, pp. 235–6.   …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

Summary

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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  • … Dramatist 23 Middelburg 20 june 1854 Middelburg 13 october …
  • …   Deventer 11 september 1854 Deventer 8 march 1936 Haarlem …
  • … Phil.nat.cand   Leiden 18 july 1854 Batavia 8 march 1896 …
  • … University.   Utrecht 16 april 1854 Amsterdam 4 january 1928 …
  • … Phil.nat.cand.   Utrecht 16 april 1854 Amsterdam 4 january …
  • … Phil.nat.stud   Leiden 19 august 1854 Oud-Beijerland 23 …

Before Origin: the ‘big book’

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Darwin began ‘sorting notes for Species Theory’ on 9 September 1854, the very day he concluded his eight-year study of barnacles (Darwin's Journal). He had long considered the question of species. In 1842, he outlined a theory of transmutation in a…

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  • … began ‘sorting notes for Species Theory’ on 9 September 1854, the very day he concluded his eight …
  • … what he came to call his ‘big book’.   In March 1854, six months before he started sorting …

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.   …

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  • … Dramatist 23 Middelburg 20 june 1854 Middelburg 13 october …
  • …   Deventer 11 september 1854 Deventer 8 march 1936 Haarlem …
  • … Phil.nat.cand   Leiden 18 july 1854 Batavia 8 march 1896 …
  • … University.   Utrecht 16 april 1854 Amsterdam 4 january 1928 …
  • … Phil.nat.cand.   Utrecht 16 april 1854 Amsterdam 4 january …
  • … Phil.nat.stud   Leiden 19 august 1854 Oud-Beijerland 23 …

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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  • … his barnacle books ( Fossil Cirripedia  (1851 and 1854) and  Living Cirripedia  (1851 and 1854)) …

Editorial policy and practice

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Full texts are added to this site four years after the letter is published in the print edition of the Correspondence. Transcriptions are made from the original or a facsimile where these are available. Where they are not, texts are taken from the best…

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  • … used in a strict sense. Thus a letter dated ‘after 8 July 1854’ is judged to have been written very …

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 1585 — Darwin, C. R. to Lubbock, John, [Sept 1854] Darwin sends Lubbock a beetle he …

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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  • … of logical thought and language. On 20 May 1854, Darwin again took over the notebook and, …
  • … a bit of red glass at the garden) 47v.  May 1854. Before tea Ch. asked Lenny P. Have you …
  • … give me a kiss if you like”. 48 [74] May 20— 1854.— I saw a pile of sand lying on the lawn …
  • … I could not help it awfully”.— 49  June 1854— About 9 months ago, Lenny defined being in …
  • … Horace Lenny. When ill with Fever & recovering (Dec 1854) used constantly to ask in the …

Charles Darwin’s letters: a selection 1825-1859

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The letters in this volume span the years from 1825, when Darwin was a student at the University of Edinburgh, to the end of 1859, when the Origin of Species was published. The early letters portray Darwin as a lively sixteen-year-old medical student. Two…

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  • … taxonomic study of the entire order. By this time, 1854, Darwin had become a family man. In …
  • … field notes exist that record the observations made between 1854 and 1861 by five of his children, …

Asa Gray

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Darwin’s longest running and most significant exchange of correspondence dealing with the subjects of design in nature and religious belief was with the Harvard botanist Asa Gray.  Gray was one of Darwin’s leading supporters in America. He was also a…

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  • … consisting of about 300 letters written between 1854 and 1881, is now available for the first time. …

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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  • … and wrote about barnacles on a daily basis from 1846 to 1854. Ultimately, Darwin's deep and …

Alfred Russel Wallace

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Wallace was a leading Victorian naturalist, with wide-ranging interests from biogeography and evolutionary theory to spiritualism and politics. He was born in 1823 in Usk, a small town in south-east Wales, and attended a grammar school in Hertford. At the…

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  • … able to finance another extended voyage to Malaysia. Between 1854 and 1862, he travelled some 14,000 …

Thomas Henry Huxley

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Dubbed “Darwin’s bulldog” for his combative role in controversies over evolution, Huxley was a leading Victorian zoologist, science popularizer, and education reformer. He was born in Ealing, a small village west of London, in 1825. With only two years of…

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  • … an appointment as paleontologist to the Geological Survey in 1854. He moved quickly to the inner …
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