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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, …

From Charles and Francis Darwin to G. J. Romanes   5 December 1877

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Discusses planting onions for experiment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin; Francis Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  5 Dec 1877
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.527)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11270

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  • … ever tried Thymol with your Medusæ— I find .05% solution causes contraction of my teasel …
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Darwin in letters, 1861: Gaining allies

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The year 1861 marked an important change in the direction of Darwin’s work. He had weathered the storm that followed the publication of Origin, and felt cautiously optimistic about the ultimate acceptance of his ideas. The letters from this year provide an…

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  • … Anne Elizabeth, in 1851 (see  Correspondence  vol. 5), the Darwins had feared that the same fate …
  • … interesting’, Darwin told the Harvard botanist Asa Gray on 5 June, and added, despite the British …

Origin: the lost changes for the second German edition

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Darwin sent a list of changes made uniquely to the second German edition of Origin to its translator, Heinrich Georg Bronn.  That lost list is recreated here.

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  • …  Etienne    Page xiv, n., lines 2–5, delete ‘It is curious  . . .  in 1794’. 2    …
  • … Page xiv, n., line 11, delete ‘in the years 1794–5’.    Page xviii, par. 3, line 9, insert …
  • … xix, par. 1, line 2, insert after ‘and clearness.’: 5                    Von Baer, towards …
  • … Page 99, par. 2, line 26, to page 100, par. 1, line 5, substitute for ‘The difference  . . .  hive …
  • …  some reason    Page 275, par. 2, line 5, delete ‘and with P. versicolor’. 30     …
  • … and becoming naturalised.    Page 411, par. 2, line 5, insert after ‘regions.’: 49   …

Darwin in letters, 1864: Failing health

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On receiving a photograph from Charles Darwin, the American botanist Asa Gray wrote on 11 July 1864: ‘the venerable beard gives the look of your having suffered, and … of having grown older’.  Because of poor health, Because of poor health, Darwin…

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  • … philosophy of Ludwig Buchner ( letter from Hermann Kindt, 5 September 1864 ). Fritz Müeller sent …

Darwin in letters, 1875: Pulling strings

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‘I am getting sick of insectivorous plants’, Darwin confessed in January 1875. He had worked on the subject intermittently since 1859, and had been steadily engaged on a book manuscript for nine months; January also saw the conclusion of a bitter dispute…

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  • … to bring about a reconciliation, writing to Darwin on 5 April : ‘Having occasion to write to Mr. …
  • … Darwin in his work on barnacles ( Correspondence vol. 5). Though not yet thirty, he had already …

Bibliography of Darwin’s geological publications

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This list includes papers read by Darwin to the Geological Society of London, his books on the geology of the Beagle voyage, and other publications on geological topics.  Author-date citations refer to entries in the Darwin Correspondence Project’s…

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  • …  2 (1838): 446-9.  [ Shorter publications , pp.  32-5.  F1645.] —A sketch of the deposits …
  • … of the Geological Society of London  2nd ser., pt. 3, 5 (1840): 505-9.  [ Shorter publications , …
  • … of the Geological Society of London  2nd ser., pt. 3, 5 (1840): 601-31.  [ Shorter publications , …
  • … Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal  34 (1843): 47-50.  [ Shorter publications , pp.  162-5.  …
  • …  19 (1863): 68-71.  [ Shorter publications , pp.  342-5.  F1724.] — The structure and …

Darwin in letters,1866: Survival of the fittest

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The year 1866 began well for Charles Darwin, as his health, after several years of illness, was now considerably improved. In February, Darwin received a request from his publisher, John Murray, for a new edition of  Origin. Darwin got the fourth…

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  • … published the results in  Forms of flowers , pp. 293–5, he credited observations of the different …
  • … we look at every thing’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 5 August [1866] ). Yet both men seemed to relish …

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 13037 - Darwin to Darwin, W. E., [5 February 1881] Darwin discusses …

Darwin in letters, 1860: Answering critics

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On 7 January 1860, John Murray published the second edition of Darwin’s Origin of species, printing off another 3000 copies to satisfy the demands of an audience that surprised both the publisher and the author. It wasn't long, however, before ‘the…

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  • … the Book considerably.—’ ( letter to John Murray, 5 December [1860] ). Although he took Lyell’s …

Darwin in letters, 1876: In the midst of life

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1876 was the year in which the Darwins became grandparents for the first time.  And tragically lost their daughter-in-law, Amy, who died just days after her son's birth.  All the letters from 1876 are now published in volume 24 of The Correspondence…

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  • … Michael Foster), he requested an abstract of the report. On 5 May, Darwin had the unenviable task …
  • … told that the book was dull ( letter to Otto Zacharias, 5 October [1876] ). Darwin repeated the …

Darwin's in letters, 1873: Animal or vegetable?

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Having laboured for nearly five years on human evolution, sexual selection, and the expression of emotions, Darwin was able to devote 1873 almost exclusively to his beloved plants. He resumed work on the digestive powers of sundews and Venus fly traps, and…

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  • … happiness & enjoyment in life” ( letter to G. H. Darwin, 5 March [1873] ). Darwin worried too …

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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  • … experimets— physiological observation on lower animals[5] B Live in London for where else …
  • … I travel . . . Zoological’  circled in pencil. [5] ‘If I dont travel . . . animals’  …

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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  • … the perhaps more complex emotions depicted in photographs 5 to 11, hardly any of the participants …
  • … is between 40% and 60% of the total. With photographs 5 (agony, torture and fright) and 10 (fright …

Insectivorous plants

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Darwin’s work on insectivorous plants began by accident. While on holiday in the summer of 1860, staying with his wife’s relatives in Hartfield, Sussex, he went for long walks on the heathland and became curious about the large number of insects caught by…

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  • … different species of Drosera from Kew . After 4 or 5 weeks hard work, he reported back to Gray …

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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  • … advance.— " Letter 6728 : from Charles Lyell, 5 May 1869 "I feel that …

Origin

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Darwin’s most famous work, Origin, had an inauspicious beginning. It grew out of his wish to establish priority for the species theory he had spent over twenty years researching. Darwin never intended to write Origin, and had resisted suggestions in 1856…

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  • … to prepare a longer abstract of his species theory . On 5 July 1858, Darwin stated his intention to …
  • … chapters to write, the work proved too much for Darwin. From 5 to 19 February, he again took the …

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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  • … in me to care at all about priority. ’ By 5 July, the Darwin family was less ‘panic-struck’ …

Books on the Beagle

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The Beagle was a sort of floating library.  Find out what Darwin and his shipmates read here.

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  • … 1817. (DAR 30.1: 29v.). Darwin Library–CUL, 2d edition, 5 vols., Paris, 1829–30, vols. 4, 5,  …
  • … du monde . . . sur la corvette . . .La Coquille 1822–5. Zoologie  par MM. [R. P.] Lesson et [P.] …
  • … collection formed . . . 1826–30.  Zoological Journal  5 (1832–4). (Inscribed ‘Charles Darwin Esq …
  • … , p. 15e). ‡ Latreille, Pierre André. Vols. 4 and 5,  Crustacés , etc., of Cuvier, Georges, …

5873_1488

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From B. J. Sulivan   13 February [1868]f1 Bournemouth Feby. 13. My dear Darwin As Mr Stirling has sent me the recpt. you may as well have it with the Photo of the four Fuegian boys which he wishes me to send you in case you have not seen it. He…

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  • … 3.2 As] after opening square bracket pencil 3.5 and it is … fighting— 3.6] double …
  • … Society, responsible for Tierra del Fuego. A donation of £5 to the ‘Fuegian mission’ is recorded in …
  • … Database, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/entry-5873 accessed on 5 May 2015 …

Orchids

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Why Orchids? Darwin  wrote in his Autobiography, ‘During the summer of 1839, and, I believe, during the previous summer, I was led to attend to the cross-fertilisation of flowers by the aid of insects, from having come to the conclusion in my…

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  • … in May 1862 ( Orchids ). A letter to Hooker, on 5 June [1860] reveals why orchids might, …
  • … significance of this structure in a letter to More on 5 August 1860, ‘ Dr. H. is considerably …

Biogeography

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Sources|Discussion Questions|Experiment Observations aboard the Beagle During his five year journey around the world on HMS Beagle, Charles Darwin encountered many different landscapes and an enormous variety of flora and fauna. Some of his most…

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  • … How does this relate to the salt water experiments? 5. How do Darwin’s experimental results …
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