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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 C. W. Fox   10 [April] 1880

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Condolences upon the death of CWF’s father, William Darwin Fox.

[Wrongly dated March by CD.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Woodd Fox
Date:  10 [Apr] 1880
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Pearce/Darwin Fox collection RBSC-ARC-1721-3-04)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12572

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  • … Pearce/Darwin Fox collection RBSC-ARC-1721-3-04) Charles Robert Darwin Abinger Hall 10 [ …

From J. S. Burdon Sanderson   7 April [1875]

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Sends the Memorial [concerning animal experimentation].

Author:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Apr [1875]
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-2-04)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9917A

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  • … Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-2-04) John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet 7 Apr [ …

To W. D. Fox   28 August [1837]

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Proof-sheets [of Journal of researches] are tumbling in. Mentions future plans for Zoology and geological works. Has £1000 from Government for illustrations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  28 Aug [1837]
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Pearce/Darwin Fox collection RBSC-ARC-1721-10-04)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-374

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  • … Darwin Fox collection RBSC-ARC-1721-10-04) Charles Robert Darwin London, Gt Marlborough …

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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Books on the Beagle

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‘Considering the limited disposable space in so very small a ship, we contrived to carry more instruments and books than one would readily suppose could be stowed away in dry and secure places’. So wrote Captain FitzRoy in the Narrative (2: 18). CD, in his…

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  • … 1824–25 . London, 1826. (DAR 31.2: 333; Stoddart 1962, p.4). Byron, John.  The narrative of …
  • … 20). ‡ Cuvier, Georges.  Le règne animal.  4 vols. Paris, 1817. (DAR 30.1: 29v.). Darwin …
  • … de.  Voyage autour du monde . . . 1817–20.  9 vols., 4 vols. plates, Paris, 1824–44. (DAR 32.1: …
  • … formed . . . 1826–30.  Zoological Journal  5 (1832–4). (Inscribed ‘Charles Darwin Esq from the …
  • … and Spence, William.  An introduction to entomology.  4 vols. London, 1815–26. (DAR 30.2: 119; 30 …
  • … , p. 15e). ‡ Latreille, Pierre André. Vols. 4 and 5,  Crustacés , etc., of Cuvier, Georges, …
  • … historique d’un voyage fait aux Îles Malouines en 1763–4. 2 vols. Paris, 1770. (DAR 32.2: 132v.). …

Darwin on marriage

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On 11 November 1838 Darwin wrote in his journal ‘The day of days!’. He had proposed to his cousin, Emma Wedgwood, and been accepted; they were married on 29 January 1839. Darwin appears to have written these two notes weighing up the pros and cons of…

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  • … Depend upon health & vigour & how far I become Zoological[4] If I dont travel.— Work …
  • … [3] ‘Europe, yes’  circled in pencil. [4] ‘If I travel . . . Zoological’  circled in …

Results of the Darwin Online Emotions Experiment

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Thanks to all who took part in our online emotions experiment – over 18,000 of you! The formal stage of the experiment is now over, but it will be staying online as an activity, so if you don’t want to know the results, look away now.  If you’d like to…

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  • … over 50% identified photographs 2 (surprise), 3 (terror), 4 (grief and despair) with the correct or …

Darwin’s student booklist

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In October 1825 Charles Darwin and his older brother, Erasmus, went to study medicine in Edinburgh, where their father, Robert Waring Darwin, had trained as a doctor in the 1780’s. Erasmus had already graduated from Cambridge and was continuing his studies…

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  • … about inhaling <Ni>tric Oxide?   (DAR 19: 3–4) Darwin’s student booklist - …
  • … 3  1 Vol. Scoresby account of Polar Regions. 4  2 Vols. 8Vo. Darwins Zoonomia 2 …

Darwin’s hothouse and lists of hothouse plants

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Towards the end of 1862, Darwin resolved to build a small hothouse at Down House, for ‘experimental purposes’ (see Correspondence vol. 10, letter to J. D. Hooker, 24 December [1862], and volume 10, letter to Thomas Rivers, 15 January 1863). The decision…

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  • … told the botanist William Chester Tait that he had ‘4 houses of different temperatures’ (letter to W …
  • …     Canna Warscewisii— 4 2.6 …
  • … counties  1862). 3.  Asclepias curassavica. 4.  Canna Warszewiczii. 5.   …
  • …     Myroxylon cleriesii 4   Flacourtaceæ 5 — …

Race, Civilization, and Progress

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Darwin's first reflections on human progress were prompted by his experiences in the slave-owning colony of Brazil, and by his encounters with the Yahgan peoples of Tierra del Fuego. Harsh conditions, privation, poor climate, bondage and servitude,…

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  • … in all things." Letter 8658 : to Alpheus Hyatt, 4 December [1872] "I …

Henrietta Darwin's diary

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Charles Darwin’s daughter Henrietta wrote the following journal entries in March and July 1871 in a small lockable, leather-bound notebook now in the Darwin Archive of Cambridge University Library (DAR 247). They are published in volume 19 of The…

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  • … order— Two Mission priests Mr. Maclagan^3^ & Mr. Wilkinson^4^ had the bulk of the work. & v. …
  • … them of a higher life— The plan of the Mission is 3 or 4 services every day in the church with one …
  • … Hampshire Advertiser , 21 January 1871, p. 7. ^4^Probably John Bourdieu Wilkinson. ^5 …

Darwin and Gender Projects by Harvard Students

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Working in collaboration with Professor Sarah Richardson and Dr Myrna Perez, Darwin Correspondence Project staff developed a customised set of 'Darwin and Gender' themed resources for a course on Gender, Sex and Evolution first taught at Harvard…

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  • … his theory of sexual selection. Project #4: Physical Science, by Andrew Lea Our …

Religion

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Design|Personal Belief|Beauty|The Church Perhaps the most notorious realm of controversy over evolution in Darwin's day was religion. The same can be said of the evolution controversy today; however the nature of the disputes and the manner in…

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  • … Letter 6492 — Innes, J. B. to Darwin, C. R., 4 Dec 1868 J. B. Innes, vicar of Down provides …

The death of Anne Elizabeth Darwin

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Charles and Emma Darwin’s eldest daughter, Annie, died at the age of ten in 1851.   Emma was heavily pregnant with their fifth son, Horace, at the time and could not go with Charles when he took Annie to Malvern to consult the hydrotherapist, Dr Gully.…

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  • … “Oh Mamma, what should we do, if you were to die”.— 4 The other point in her character, …
  • … 3 ‘buoyant’: ‘o’  over  ‘y. 4 An interlineation in pencil in Emma Darwin’s hand reads: …

Was Darwin an ecologist?

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One of the most fascinating aspects of Charles Darwin’s correspondence is the extent to which the experiments he performed at his home in Down, in the English county of Kent, seem to prefigure modern scientific work in ecology.

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  • … I gave two seeds to a confounded old cock, but his gizzard ground them up; at least I cd. not …

Natural Science and Femininity

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Discussion Questions|Letters A conflation of masculine intellect and feminine thoughts, habits and feelings, male naturalists like Darwin inhabited an uncertain gendered identity. Working from the private domestic comfort of their homes and exercising…

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  • … of Natural Science problematic for Victorian men? Why? 4. How might this correspondence …

Darwin in letters,1870: Human evolution

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The year 1870 is aptly summarised by the brief entry Darwin made in his journal: ‘The whole of the year at work on the Descent of Man & Selection in relation to Sex’.  Descent was the culmination of over three decades of observations and reflections on…

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  • … accounting, Darwin reckoned that he had started writing on 4 February 1868, only five days after the …

Insectivorous Plants published

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Darwin's book, Insectivorous plants, demonstrating that some plant species not only attract animal prey but can digest it, is published. Darwin predicted poor sales but following initial publication on 2 July, two further printings were needed in…

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  • … Darwin's book , Insectivorous plants , demonstrating that some plant species not only attract …

All Darwin's letters from 1873 go online for the anniversary of Origin

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To celebrate the 158th anniversary of the publication of Origin of species on 24 November, the full transcripts and footnotes of over 500 letters from and to Charles Darwin in 1873 are now available online. Read about Darwin's life in 1873 through his…

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  • … To celebrate the 158th anniversary of the publication of Origin of species on 24 November, the …

Darwin in public and private

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Extracts from Darwin's published works, in particular Descent of man, and selected letters, explore Darwin's views on the operation of sexual selection in humans, and both his publicly and privately expressed views on its practical implications…

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  • …   Descent (1871), vol. 2, pp. 316 – 317. 4) “Difference in the Mental Powers of the two …

The evolution of a misquotation

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We gave you six things Darwin never said (despite what you may read elsewhere).   None of the fake soundbites is more insidious than the first: It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is…

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  • … Southwestern Social Science Quarterly  (1963) 44(1): 3-13, at p. 4. (A similar version is in …

Getting to know Darwin's science

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One of the most exciting aspects of Charles Darwin’s correspondence is the opportunity it gives to researchers to ‘get to know’ Darwin as an individual. The letters not only reveal the scientific processes behind Darwin’s publications, they give insight…

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  • … 3. relevant material from Darwin’s archive  4. discussion questions  5. examples and …

Climbing Plants

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Sources|Discussion Questions|Experiment A monograph by which to work After the publication of On the Origin of Species, Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, The Descent of Man, and The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals in…

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  • … of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences , Vol. 4 (May 1857-May 1860). Letters …

Darwin's notes for his physician, 1865

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On 20 May 1865, Emma Darwin recorded in her diary that John Chapman, a prominent London publisher who had studied medicine in London and Paris in the early 1840s, visited Down to consult with Darwin about his ill health. In 1863 Chapman started to treat…

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  • … gout’ by Henry Holland in 1849 ( Correspondence vol. 4, letter to W. D. Fox, 6 February [1849]). …
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