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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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The evolution of honeycomb

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Honeycombs are natural engineering marvels, using the least possible amount of wax to provide the greatest amount of storage space, with the greatest possible structural stability. Darwin recognised that explaining the evolution of the honey-bee’s comb…

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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 …

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   Enkhuizen 20-05-1849 Steenderen     …
  • … Burghal School.   Deventer 05 june 1844 Rotterdam 12 …

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 …

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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  • … during the day and in the evening (see LL 1: 113, 118-19, 121-5, and A. Desmond and Moore 1991, pp. …
  • … 1977, pp. 31-2, 47, 98. In his letter to J. D. Hooker, 5 March [1863] ( Correspondence vol. …

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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  • … geological changes. As he told Hooker in a letter of 5 June [1855] , ‘it shocks my philosophy to …

German poems presented to Darwin

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Experiments in deepest reverence The following poems were enclosed with a photograph album sent as a birthday gift to Charles Darwin by his German and Austrian admirers (see letter from From Emil Rade, [before 16] February 1877). The poems were…

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  • … gewidmete Gedichte sind dem Album besonders beigefügt. 5   Translation …

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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  • … it was a concern to him personally. 5. What was Darwin’s impact on the French …

Darwin in letters, 1862: A multiplicity of experiments

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1862 was a particularly productive year for Darwin. This was not only the case in his published output (two botanical papers and a book on the pollination mechanisms of orchids), but more particularly in the extent and breadth of the botanical experiments…

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  • … [2–3 August 1862] , and letter from W. E. Darwin, 5 August 1862 ). Botany is a new …

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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  • … Burghal School   Enkhuizen 20-05-1849 Steenderen     …
  • … Burghal School.   Deventer 05 june 1844 Rotterdam 12 …

New material added to the American edition of Origin

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A ‘revised and augmented’ American edition of Origin came on the market in July 1860, and was the only authorised edition available in the US until 1873. It incorporated many of the changes Darwin made to the second English edition, but still contained…

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  • … insert in brackets: [natural selection] Page 170, 5 twenty-first line from top, after …
  • … 28 April 1860?]. 4 Origin , p. 188. 5 Origin , p. 190. 6 …

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. 326 – 327. 5) “The chief distinction in the intellectual powers …
  • … Letter 8146 – Darwin to Treat, M., [5 January 1872] Darwin praises Mary Treat’s …

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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  • … represents a higher stage of development than the male.”[5] Although Gamble credited …
  • … (accessed February 21, 2011). [5]  Gamble, The Evolution of Woman , v. …

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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  • … 4  2 Vols. 8Vo. Darwins Zoonomia 2 Vols 4to. 5 Paris Pharmacologia 6  2 Vols 8 …
  • … House 20  3 Vos 12 mo Clarkes travels 21  5 Vols. 4to. Provenance: DAR 271.1: 5

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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  • … in a multinational empire   Session 5: Biocultural Diversity   Chair: Sujit …

Darwin in letters, 1856-1857: the 'Big Book'

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In May 1856, Darwin began writing up his 'species sketch’ in earnest. During this period, his working life was completely dominated by the preparation of his 'Big Book', which was to be called Natural selection. Using letters are the main…

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  • … set up during 1855 and 1856 (see  Correspondence  vol. 5), he tried to ‘break the constitution of …
  • … kind of belief in transmutation (see Wilson ed. 1970, pp. 54–5), but Darwin had no reason to suspect …
  • … detail in a long letter to Asa Gray ( letter to Asa Gray, 5 September [1857] ). From this letter …

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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  • … and ‘highness’ in particular groups, and, finally, (5) that embryology, by revealing homological …
  • … realised, the question of sexuality and its evolution.^1^5^    Darwin viewed his discovery of …
  • … Hooker on 25 September [1853] ( Correspondence vol. 5), Darwin again discussed this issue, …
  • … Spence Bate, 13 June [1851] ( Correspondence vol. 5), in which Darwin advised Bate on the art …
  • … . Informing Darwin about the award ( Correspondence vol. 5, letter from J. D. Hooker, [4 …
  • … to reptiles, and the hair and body of a mammal.   ^5^ In his species essay of 1844, for …

Darwin in letters, 1874: A turbulent year

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The year 1874 was one of consolidation, reflection, and turmoil for Darwin. He spent the early months working on second editions of Coral reefs and Descent of man; the rest of the year was mostly devoted to further research on insectivorous plants. A…

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  • … Academy   (2 January 1875; see Appendix V, pp. 644–5) . The affair rolled on into January …
  • … insane, as we all are occasionally’ ( letter to Asa Gray, 5 June [1874] ). The influence of …
  • … famous as the Belfast address ( letter from John Tyndall, 5 August 1874 ). It discussed the …

Science, Work and Manliness

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Discussion Questions|Letters In 1859, popular didactic writer William Landels published the first edition of what proved to be one of his best-selling works, How Men Are Made. "It is by work, work, work" he told his middle class audience, …

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  • … Letter 3901 - Darwin to Falconer, H., [5 & 6 January 1863] Darwin gives feedback on …

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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  • … ( letter from J.-B. Dumas and Joseph Bertrand, 5 August 1878 ). Despite his many botanical …
  • … he replied on 9 December, ‘on the other hand I have 5 sons & 2 daughters, & two of my sons …

Dining at Down House

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Sources|Discussion Questions|Experiment Dining, Digestion, and Darwin's Domestic Life While Darwin is best remembered for his scientific accomplishments, he greatly valued and was strongly influenced by his domestic life. Darwin's…

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  • … & giddiness”. Emma Darwin to Henrietta Darwin, [5 September 1868] In this chatty …
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