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Wielka encyklopedia: Wielka encyklopedia PWN. 31 vols. Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, 2001–05.

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  • … Wielka encyklopedia PWN. 31 vols. Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, 2001–05. RR R900.P9 16 …

Kennard, C. A. (1827–1907)

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  • … published as Boston Daily Journal; Date: 05-28-1881; Volume: XLVIII; Issue: 15872; Page: [ …
  • … published as Boston Daily Journal; Date: 05-31-1884; Volume: LI; Issue: 16816; Page: [4]; …
  • … Type: News/Opinion Paper: Boston Journal, published as Boston Evening Journal; Date: 05- …
  • 05-1886; Volume: LIII; Issue: 17419; Page: [4]; Location: Boston, Massachusetts [America’s …
  • … Opinion Paper: Boston Daily Advertiser; Date: 05-02-1888; Volume: 151; Issue: 24471; Page: …
  • … published as Boston Daily Journal; Date: 05-14-1890; Volume: LVII; Issue: 18680; Page: [ …

Syrski, Szymon (1829–82)

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  • … Wielka encyklopedia PWN. 31 vols. Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, 2001–05. 16 …

From George M’Ilvaine Ramsey   5 April 1869

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Describes the work he is writing, Cosmology (Ramsay 1870).

Author:  George M’Ilvaine Ramsey
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  05 Apr 1869
Classmark:  DAR 271.6: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6692F

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  • … DAR 271.6: 3 George M’Ilvaine Ramsey 05 Apr 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …

From E. A. Darwin   [19 June 1858]

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Discusses geometry related to the structure of bees’ cells. Encloses notes and diagrams dealing with intersections of spheres.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [19 June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2287

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  • … sphere = .306 in diameter’ pencil ; ‘.05 or 0425 .00448 0448 .0052 157’ pencil, altered …
  • … magnified 10 times a b c d basin, bd = 0 in .05 (real dimension A E F G Rhomb in position, …
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Interview with Tim Lewens

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Dr Tim Lewens is a Lecturer in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of Organisms and artifacts (2004), which examines the language and arguments for design in biology and philosophy, and of…

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  • … not just, even, within biology. 5. Does historical accuracy about Darwin …

Darwin as mentor

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Darwin provided advice, encouragement and praise to his fellow scientific 'labourers' of both sexes. Selected letters Letter 2234 - Darwin to Unidentified, [5 March 1858] Darwin advises that Professor C. P. Smyth’s observations are not…

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  • … Letter 2234 - Darwin to Unidentified, [5 March 1858] Darwin advises that Professor C. P. …
  • … aid. Letter 8146 - Darwin to Treat, M., [5 January 1872] Darwin praises Mary …

The Lyell–Lubbock dispute

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In May 1865 a dispute arose between John Lubbock and Charles Lyell when Lubbock, in his book Prehistoric times, accused Lyell of plagiarism. The dispute caused great dismay among many of their mutual scientific friends, some of whom took immediate action…

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  • … in Danish (Morlot 1859, Forchhammer et al. 1851–5); Lubbock cited Morlot as the source of many …
  • … work in the Brixham cave explorations of 1858 and 1859. 5 Another controversy arose when …
  • … editions of Antiquity of man , see Grayson 1985. 5. For two interpretations of Hugh …
  • … Correspondence vol. 11, letter to J. D. Hooker, 24[–5] February [1863] . On Lyell’s …
  • … 1865 (University of Edinburgh, Lyell 1, Gen. 113: 3644–5). 17. Rough notes for letter …

Vivisection: first sketch of the bill

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Strictly Confidential Mem: This print is only a first sketch. It is being now recast with a new & more simple form – but the substance of the proposed measure may be equally well seen in this draft. R.B.L. | 2 586 Darwin and vivisection …

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  • … “ 4. —Duration of license. “ 5. —Professors not to make painful experiments for …
  • … to make painful experiments for illustration. 5.—It shall not be lawful for any …
  • … restrictions set forth in the said Act, during the period of 5 years from the date hereof. …

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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  • … without hurting it much?’ ( letter to A. D. Bartlett, 5 January [1870] ). Darwin made a similar …

St George Jackson Mivart

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In the second half of 1874, Darwin’s peace was disturbed by an anonymous article in the Quarterly Review suggesting that his son George was opposed to the institution of marriage and in favour of ‘unrestrained licentiousness’. Darwin suspected, correctly,…

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  • … be thought to endorse them ( letter from G. H. Darwin, 5 August 1874 ). He sent a second draft, …

Darwin in letters, 1877: Flowers and honours

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Ever since the publication of Expression, Darwin’s research had centred firmly on botany. The year 1877 was no exception. The spring and early summer were spent completing Forms of flowers, his fifth book on a botanical topic. He then turned to the…

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  • … we sh d . have broken down’, Darwin wrote back on 5 September . ‘As it is we have made out …
  • … flagella of some Infusoria’ ( letter from F. J. Cohn, 5 August 1877 ). Francis’s paper eventually …

Frank Chance

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The Darwin archive not only contains letters, manuscript material, photographs, books and articles but also all sorts of small, dry specimens, mostly enclosed with letters. Many of these enclosures have become separated from the letters or lost altogether,…

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  • … that CD had observed on 13 May 1871. William’s letter of 5 June 1871 reported the forest pony …

Interview with Emily Ballou

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Emily Ballou is a writer of novels and screenplays, and a prize-winning poet. Her book The Darwin Poems, which explores aspects of Darwin’s life and thoughts through the medium of poetry, was recently published by the University of Western Australia Press.…

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  • … as a body rather than just a mind. 5. Unconventional ways of approaching …

Women’s scientific participation

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Observers | Fieldwork | Experimentation | Editors and critics | Assistants Darwin’s correspondence helps bring to light a community of women who participated, often actively and routinely, in the nineteenth-century scientific community. Here is a…

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  • … Letter 7179 - Wedgwood, L. C. to Darwin, [5 May 1870] Darwin’s niece, Lucy, …
  • … Letter 8144 - Darwin to Wedgwood, L. C., [5 January 1872] Darwin asks his niece, …

'An Appeal' against animal cruelty

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The four-page pamphlet transcribed below and entitled 'An Appeal', was composed jointly by Emma and Charles Darwin (see letter from Emma Darwin to W. D. Fox, [29 September 1863]). The pamphlet, which protested against the cruelty of steel vermin…

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  • … a boy and as a young naturalist ( Autobiography , pp. 44, 54–5, 78, and Correspondence vol. 2, …
  • … was passed in 1822, 1835, and 1849 (see nn. 1 and 5, below) to prevent cruelty to farm animals, and …
  • … and cock-fighting have rightly been put down by law; 5 I hope it may never be said that …

Darwin in letters, 1844–1846: Building a scientific network

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The scientific results of the Beagle voyage still dominated Darwin's working life, but he broadened his continuing investigations into the nature and origin of species. Far from being a recluse, Darwin was at the heart of British scientific society,…

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  • … for the future, is that addressed to his wife Emma, dated 5 July 1844 , just after Darwin had …

A tale of two bees

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Darwinian evolution theory fundamentally changed the way we understand the environment and even led to the coining of the word 'ecology'. Darwin was fascinated by bees: he devised experiments to study the comb-building technique of honey bees and…

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  • … standing. (letter to Herman Müller, [before 5 May 1872] ,  Correspondence , vol. 20) …

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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  • … his wife’s qualifications’ (letter from J. B. Innes, 5 June 1871 ). Particularly in the early …
  • … seeking to reconcile them (letter from John Lubbock, 5 April [1875] ). The tensions …

Darwin in letters, 1871: An emptying nest

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The year 1871 was an extremely busy and productive one for Darwin, with the publication in February of his long-awaited book on human evolution, Descent of man. The other main preoccupation of the year was the preparation of his manuscript on expression.…

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  • … his ‘clerical brethren’ ( letter from George Henslow, 5 December 1871 ). Ernst Haeckel boasted of …
  • … of all times and all circumstances’ (8 April 1871, p. 5). Darwin condemned the author of the review …
  • … ( letter from H. E. Litchfield to Charles and Emma Darwin, [5 November 1871] ). Her husband …

Darwin & Glen Roy

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Although Darwin was best known for his geological work in South America and other remote Beagle destinations, he made one noteworthy attempt to explain a puzzling feature of British geology.  In 1838, two years after returning from the voyage, he travelled…

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  • … Fitton, [c. 28 June 1842] To Charles Lyell, [5 and 7 October 1842] To William …

Interview with John Hedley Brooke

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John Hedley Brooke is President of the Science and Religion Forum as well as the author of the influential Science and Religion: Some Historical Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 1991). He has had a long career in the history of science and…

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  • … actually destructive of the faith. 5. Darwinism among liberal Anglicans …

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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  • … was no different in kind from that exhibited by animals.[5] The tone of the manuscript …
  • … earliest days.— such as[13] 3B  Long before 5 weeks old. it was curious to observe …
  • … & a little noise of pleasure very like a laugh. 5  Nine weeks old— During the last …
  • … lbs   oz Feb 3 rd . 5 weeks & 3 days. 7 lb  – 10 …
  • … balance himself when seated hardly at all yet.— just over 5 months 20v.  June. 5 th —10 …
  • … behind, in same manner as in looking glass.— Octob. 5 th . Knows the word “fire” & …
  • … did the first day she had her hair in curls. May 5 t . When Willy was at Maer, & I had …
  • … an hour. She does not like to be interrupted 43  5 yrs old “Oh Franky[62] you had better …
  • … in the room—”I’ll let you alone”— Lizzy 5½. I –get what the –ginning is –splain it to me— How …

The evolution of honeycomb

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Darwin recognised that explaining the evolution of the honey-bee’s comb-building abilities was essential if his theory of natural selection was to be taken seriously, and in the 1850s he carried out his own experiments at his home at Down House in Kent,…

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  • … of a meeting at the Entomological Society of London on 5 April. Since the notes he promised to send …
  • … Proceedings of the Entomological Society of London  n.s. 5: 17–18 is reproduced here: …
  • … isolated cylindrical cells (letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 5 June [1858] ). Tegetmeier suggested …
  • … below. In August 1858, Waterhouse’s remarks at the 5 April meeting of the Entomological …

Women as a scientific audience

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Target audience? | Female readership | Reading Variation Darwin's letters, in particular those exchanged with his editors and publisher, reveal a lot about his intended audience. Regardless of whether or not women were deliberately targeted as a…

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  • … Letter 2447 - Darwin to Murray, J., [5 April 1859] Darwin sends a manuscript copy of …
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