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Naevius (fl. 235–04 BCE)

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  • … Naevius fl. 235–04 BCE Italian epic poet and dramatist. Oxford Classical Dictionary 20 …

To [John Colby?]   2 March [1877?]

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Does not think the pistil behaved as JC described, except by mere accident.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Colby
Date:  2 Mar [1877]
Classmark:  Abraham Schwadron Collection at the National Library of Israel (Schwad 03 04 07)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10873F

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  • … the National Library of Israel (Schwad 03 04 07) Charles Robert Darwin Down 2 Mar [1877] …

To ?   13 December [1869]

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Has given the right of translation [of Descent] to Julius Victor Carus of Leipzig, so the recipient should inform Alexander Duncker to communicate with JVC.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  13 Dec [1869]
Classmark:  Abraham Schwad Collection at the National Library of Israel (Schwad 03 04 07)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7028F

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  • … the National Library of Israel (Schwad 03 04 07) Charles Robert Darwin Down 13 Dec [1869] …

To John Allen   25 May 1847

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Thanks for JS’s note concerning a proposal [concerning some aspect of education of poor children?] which CD has to decline because of his poor health and his work in Natural History.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Allen
Date:  25 May 1847
Classmark:  Abraham Schwad Collection at the National Library of Israel (Schwad 03 04 07)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1090F

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  • … at the National Library of Israel (Schwad 03 04 07) Charles Robert Darwin Down 25 May 1847 …

From Asa Gray   4 August 1862

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Gives J. T. Rothrock’s observations on the structure and fertility of the two forms of Houstonia. Mentions his own observations on Rhexia virginica and Gymnadenia tridentata.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Aug 1862
Classmark:  DAR 110 (ser. 2): 67–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3679

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  • … styled: stigmatic hairs are in length —.04 mm. Short-styled — " " .023" long wide Long- …

From J. S. Burdon Sanderson   25 April 1874

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Purpose of experiments was to determine digestive activity of liquids containing pepsin. Gives required amounts of hydrochloric, propionic, butyric and valerianic acids. Describes experiment and gives results. Also experimented on digestive activity of butyric acid at greater temperatures than the termperature of the body.

Author:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Apr 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.2: 65–70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9427F

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  • … centimeters of HCl.  are in grammes 4 . 04 of Propionic acid, 4 . 82 of Butyric acid, and …
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Interview with Pietro Corsi

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Pietro Corsi is Professor of the History of Science at the University of Oxford. His book Evolution Before Darwin is due to be published in 2010 by Oxford University Press. Date of interview: 17 July 2009 Transcription 1: Introduction …

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  • … of developments in natural science. 4. Darwin’s knowledge of early …
  • … Europe. Well, Cuvier’s dictionary fails: after volume 4, no-one buys it. Now, there may be complex …

Darwin in letters, 1868: Studying sex

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The quantity of Darwin’s correspondence increased dramatically in 1868 due largely to his ever-widening research on human evolution and sexual selection.Darwin’s theory of sexual selection as applied to human descent led him to investigate…

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  • … the “Origin of Species”’ ( letter from A. R. Wallace, 4 October 1868 ). Heaven protect …
  • … The British envoy in China, Robert Swinhoe, remarked on 4 August that Darwin’s queries had …
  • … who had also criticised Darwin’s theory in print, wrote on 4 March, ‘you force public attention to …
  • … ). Barber’s paper was read before the Linnean Society on 4 February 1869, but remained unpublished …

Darwin’s observations on his children

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Charles Darwin’s observations on the development of his children,[1] began the research that culminated in his book The Expression of the emotions in man and Animals, published in 1872, and his article ‘A biographical sketch of an infant’, published in…

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  • … behaviour of infants from his relatives with young families.[4] However, it was Darwin’s personal …
  • … marked line—opens mouth.,—closes eyes— 4  Six weeks & four days. smiled repeatedly, …
  • … . 5 weeks & 3 days. 7 lb  – 10 4 wks 7 – 9½ …
  • … nor does she so readily gives slaps.— 38  April 4 th ——42. Willy’s observation on dress …
  • … is larger than mine Annie.” Jan. 1852 Lizzy 4½ years old.[60] She has always had the oddest …
  • … Lizzy No I’m not a drop old Aug. 52 Franky 4 years old. with some nuts. F. (to Papa) I’ll …

Darwin in letters, 1858-1859: Origin

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The years 1858 and 1859 were, without doubt, the most momentous of Darwin’s life. From a quiet rural existence filled with steady work on his ‘big book’ on species, he was jolted into action by the arrival of an unexpected letter from Alfred Russel Wallace…

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  • … what actually occurred in nature ( see letter to Asa Gray, 4 April [1858] , and  Natural …

Darwin in letters, 1872: Job done?

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'My career’, Darwin wrote towards the end of 1872, 'is so nearly closed. . .  What little more I can do, shall be chiefly new work’, and the tenor of his correspondence throughout the year is one of wistful reminiscence, coupled with a keen eye…

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  • … Cecil, to attend a séance ( letter from M. C. Stanley, 4 June 1872 ). There was increasing …
  • … habitual grounds of ill health ( letter from J. S. Craig, 4 November 1872 , and letter to J. S. …

Darwin in letters, 1878: Movement and sleep

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In 1878, Darwin devoted most of his attention to the movements of plants. He investigated the growth pattern of roots and shoots, studying the function of specific organs in this process. Working closely with his son Francis, Darwin devised a series of…

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  • … next considered sound. He explained to John Tyndall on 4 December: ‘The day before yesterday & …
  • … of himself at Belfast,’ Darwin wrote to Hooker on 3 or 4 March . ‘I have often called him “that …

Darwin on childhood

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On his engagement to his cousin, Emma Wedgwood, in 1838, Darwin wrote down his recollections of his early childhood.  Life. Written August–– 1838 My earliest recollection, the date of which I can approximately tell, and which must have been before…

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  • … about that period, in the field opposite our House.–– [4]   1817. 8½ old went to M …
  • … cases’ actually follows ‘yet she . . . day,’ (3.3––4) in the manuscript, but the passage has been …

Eliza Burt Gamble

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Women have interpreted and applied evolutionary theory in arguments about women’s nature for over a century. Eliza Burt Gamble (1841-1920) was a pioneer in this endeavor. Gamble was an advocate of the Woman Movement, a mother, a writer, and a teacher from…

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  • … eminence, in whatever he takes up, than woman can attain.”[4] Gamble, on the other hand, suggested …
  • … [3]  Ibid., 252. [4]  Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man, and Selection …

Biodiversity and its histories

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The Darwin Correspondence Project was co-sponsor of Biodiversity and its Histories, which brought together scholars and researchers in ecology, politics, geography, anthropology, cultural history, and history and philosophy of science, to explore how…

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  • … and the value of diversity   Session 4: Biogeography and Evolution   Chair: Jim …

Darwin’s Photographic Portraits

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Darwin was a photography enthusiast. This is evident not only in his use of photography for the study of Expression and Emotions in Man and Animal, but can be witnessed in his many photographic portraits and in the extensive portrait correspondence that…

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  • … endure the thought of sitting again, and I have refused 3 or 4 Photographers lately.” …
  • … in  Culture and Organization , 2006, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 341-357. Prodger, Philip.  …

Insectivorous plants

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 In this song the lyrics are based on Darwin's statements about insectivorous plants in his letters. Darwin’s work on insectivorous plants began by accident. When he was on holiday in the summer of 1860, staying with his wife’s relatives in…

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  • … given me a panic. I tried milk on 9 leaves thin Gelatine on 4 White of egg on 6 Saliva on 8 Urine on …

Referencing women’s work

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Darwin's correspondence shows that women made significant contributions to Darwin's work, but whether and how they were acknowledged in print involved complex considerations of social standing, professional standing, and personal preference.…

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  • … Letter 7428 - Wedgwood, F. to Darwin, [4 January 1871] Darwin’s brother-in-law, …

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 5429 — Müller, J. F. T. to Darwin, C. R., 4 Mar 1867 Müller reports observations on …

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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  • … development, exhibit arrested or retrograde development, (4) increasing specialisation in …
  • … its beak by retrograde ‘recurrent’ development.^4^ (When we consider that Bird & Mammal have …
  • … ( Correspondence vol. 5, letter from J. D. Hooker, [4 November 1853] ), Hooker wrote: ‘The RS. …

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 3139 — Tegetmeier, W. B. to Darwin, C. R., 4 May [1861] Tegetmeier sends some replies …

Darwin's health

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On 28 March 1849, ten years before Origin was published, Darwin wrote to his good friend Joseph Hooker from Great Malvern in Worcestershire, where Dr James Manby Gully ran a fashionable water-cure establishment. Darwin apologised for his delayed reply to…

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  • … to J. D. Hooker, 28 March 1849 ( Correspondence vol. 4). Throughout the winter of 1863 and …
  • … and care see, for example, Correspondence vol. 4, letter to Emma Darwin, [27-8 May 1848] . …
  • … the treatment (see, for example, Correspondence vol. 4, letter to W. D. Fox, 24 [March 1849] …

Exercise: Caricatures of Science

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Caricatures provide intriguing insights into both ideals and transgressions of gender. The following six images show caricatured representations of nineteenth-century men and women of science. They provide insight into the boundaries of what was deemed …

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  • … the gendering of intellect in the nineteenth century? 4. What do the images (and the people …
  • … Caricature of Lydia Becker from Comus, No. 4, (October 28th, 1877) …

6430_10256

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From Sven Nilsson to J. D. Hookerf1   25 October 1868Lund (Suède)25 Okt. 1868.Monsieur le Professeur! J’ai écrit à deux de mes amis qui ont des connaissances personnelles à la Lapponie, pour avoir les…

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  • … physical description of the reindeer in Linneaus 1785–90, 4: 149–50. f5 Nilsson refers to …
  • … physical description of the reindeer in Linneaus 1785–90, 4: 149–50. f5 Nilsson refers to …
  • … Refers him to Linnaeus, Amoenitates academicae , vol. 4. …

6248A_20488

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From Fritz Müllerf1   17 June 1868Itajahy, Sa. Catharina, Brazil,17. Juni 1868. .... . Sie werden schon aus meinem letzten Briefe ersehen haben, dass es mir sehr schmeichelhaft ist, wenn Sie meine…

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  • … war noch kein Spur zu sehen. Als ich auf der Rückreise nach 4 Wochen zu derselben Stelle kam, blühte …
  • … latter occurs in the eleventh” (Gerstäcker). f16 4. Their palæontological occurrence; “in a …
  • … some orchids in pollen deposition in Orchids , pp. 323–4. CD discussed the rostellum of …
  • … anthers to be found. When I returned to the same place after 4 weeks the plant was flowering and the …

6248A_20488A

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From Fritz Müllerf1   17 June 1868Itajahy, Sa. Catharina, Brazil,17. Juni 1868. .... . Sie werden schon aus meinem letzten Briefe ersehen haben, dass es mir sehr schmeichelhaft ist, wenn Sie meine…

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  • … war noch kein Spur zu sehen. Als ich auf der Rückreise nach 4 Wochen zu derselben Stelle kam, blühte …
  • … latter occurs in the eleventh” (Gerstäcker). f16 4. Their palæontological occurrence; “in a …
  • … some orchids in pollen deposition in Orchids , pp. 323–4. CD discussed the rostellum of …
  • … anthers to be found. When I returned to the same place after 4 weeks the plant was flowering and the …
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