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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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Darwin in letters, 1863: Quarrels at home, honours abroad

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At the start of 1863, Charles Darwin was actively working on the manuscript of The variation of animals and plants under domestication, anticipating with excitement the construction of a hothouse to accommodate his increasingly varied botanical experiments…

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  • … as he put it in a letter to J. D. Hooker of 24[–5] February [1863] . When Huxley’s book described …
  • … mentor had not said a word ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 24[–5] February [1863] ). Darwin did …
  • … for a fitting opportunity’ ( letter to Hugh Falconer, 5 [and 6] January [1863] ). …
  • … been filled in the fossil record ( letter to Hugh Falconer, 5 [and 6] January [1863] ). Only until …
  • … the  Athenæum  in response ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 5 March [1863] ). He later expressed …
  • … honours like the Copley Medal ( see letter to J. D. Hooker, 5 [December 1863] ). Plants and …
  • … reminder of their loss (see  Correspondence  vol. 5). Unable to find Annie’s gravestone in 1863, …

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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  • … able to throw off thick dictionaries by flexing. On 5 April , Edward Blyth, who had supplied …
  • … 3 June 1868 ). ‘It was very kind’, Darwin wrote on 5 June , ‘almost heroic, in you to sacrifice …
  • … distributed it in Japan ( letter from J. D. Hooker, 5 September 1868 ); Edward Wilson, a neighbour …
  • … Molendo and Alexander Walther addressed themselves on 5 August to ‘the Reformator of Natural …
  • … had sent four letters the previous year, wrote again on 5 October , ‘I am quite distressed that …

Darwin in letters, 1847-1850: Microscopes and barnacles

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Darwin's study of barnacles, begun in 1844, took him eight years to complete. The correspondence reveals how his interest in a species found during the Beagle voyage developed into an investigation of the comparative anatomy of other cirripedes and…

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  • … ( Correspondence  vol. 3, letter to J. D. Hooker, [5 or 12 November 1845] ). In the event, the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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 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’  …

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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  • … remarkably cordial, frank, open, straightforward natural 5  and without any shade of reserve. Her …
  • … ‘Mamma: what shall we do when you are dead?’ 5 ‘natural’  interl . 6 …

What did Darwin believe?

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What did Darwin really believe about God? the Christian revelation? the implications of his theory of evolution for religious faith? These questions were asked again and again in the years following the publication of Origin of species (1859). They are…

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  • … letter to Galatians, chapter six: ‘read [verses] 4, 5, 6, as practical’. Some of the Biblical …
  • … him following the death of Huxley’s first son, Noel, aged 5. Kingsley offered Huxley the consolation …

Darwin and vivisection

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Darwin played an important role in the controversy over vivisection that broke out in late 1874. Public debate was sparked when the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals brought an unsuccessful prosecution against a French physiologist who…

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  • … The Playfair bill was not the only one before Parliament. On 5 May, Lord Hartismere (John Major …
  • … a vice-president of the RSPCA. The commission met between 5 June and 15 December 1875, examining …

Darwin in letters, 1837–1843: The London years to 'natural selection'

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The seven-year period following Darwin's return to England from the Beagle voyage was one of extraordinary activity and productivity in which he became recognised as a naturalist of outstanding ability, as an author and editor, and as a professional…

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  • … The seven-year period following Darwin's return to England from the Beagle  voyage was one of …

Visiting the Darwins

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'As for Mr Darwin, he is entirely fascinating…'  In October 1868 Jane Gray and her husband spent several days as guests of the Darwins, and Jane wrote a charming account of the visit in a sixteen-page letter to her sister.  She described Charles…

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  • … met them, & bro’t the ladies home— At 4½ or 5 all were generally gathered in the drawing …
  • … cab to Waterloo, & so back to Kew, getting here about 5¼— We found a note from Mrs. …