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From E. A. Darwin   [24 January 1825]

Summary

Asks CD to do an experiment for him.

Has found a curious stone in his fire.

Price’s iron in tea measured 13 per cent.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [24 Jan 1825]
Classmark:  DAR 204.9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11

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To ?   11 March [1862–9]

Summary

Gives permission to insert in his magazine anything from CD’s works.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  11 Mar [1862-9]
Classmark:  Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13877F

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  • … To ?    11 March [1862–9] …
  • … Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Mar …
  • … 1862 11 Mar …
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  • … 1868 11 Mar 1869 Unidentified …
  • … Down Bromley Kent March 11 th . Dear Sir You are most entirely welcome to insert anything …

To Mr S.   11 September [1875–81]

Summary

Sends a photograph.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johannes Japetus Smith (Japetus) Steenstrup
Date:  11 Sept [1875-81]
Classmark:  Kantonsbibliothek Vadiana (VadSlg NL 202: 33: 27q)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9632F

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  • … To Mr S.    11 September [1875–81] …
  • … Kantonsbibliothek Vadiana (VadSlg NL 202: 33: 27q) Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Sept …
  • … 1875 11 Sept …
  • … 1876 11 Sept …
  • … 1877 11 Sept …
  • … 1878 11 Sept …
  • … 1879 11 Sept …
  • … 1880 11 Sept 1881 Johannes Japetus Smith (Japetus) Steenstrup …

To ?   11 June [1861–8]

Summary

CD regrets he has to turn down an invitation because of his ill health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  11 June [1861-8]
Classmark:  Christie’s, London (dealers) (online 31 October – 8 November 2018, lot 6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3179F

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  • … To ?    11 June [1861–8] …
  • … dealers) (online 31 October – 8 November 2018, lot 6) Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 June …
  • … 1861 11 June …
  • … 1862 11 June …
  • … 1863 11 June …
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  • … 1865 11 June …
  • … 1866 11 June …
  • … 1867 11 June 1868 Unidentified …

[Hesse-Wartegg, Ernst A. von.] 1875c. Insektenfressende Pflanzen. Fremden-Blatt, 10 August 1875, pp. 11–12, and 11 August 1875, pp. 11–12.

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  • … A. von. ] 1875c. Insektenfressende Pflanzen. Fremden-Blatt , 10 August 1875, pp. 11–12, …
  • … and 11 August 1875, pp. …
  • 11–12. Online from ANNO. 23 …

Agassiz, Louis. 1863b. The Silurian beach. Atlantic Monthly 11: 460–71.

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  • … Agassiz, Louis. 1863b. The Silurian beach. Atlantic Monthly 11: 460–71. …
  • … NW6 P900.1.c.6.11 11

Juvenal (c. 60–140)

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  • … Juvenal c. 60–140 Roman poet and satirist. ( EB. ) [Vol. 11] …
  • … EB 11 Roman poet satirist …

To Menyhért Lónyay   [after 11 June 1872]

Summary

Thanks for his election to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Menyhért Lónyay
Date:  [after 11 June 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 154r
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8383

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  • … To Menyhért Lónyay   [after 11 June 1872] …
  • … DAR 96: 154r Charles Robert Darwin Bassett [after 11 June 1872] Menyhért Lónyay …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter from Menyhért Lónyay, 11 June 1872 . …
  • … See letter from Menyhért Lónyay, 11 June 1872 . H.  A.  of Sc. : Hungarian Academy of …
  • … the receipt of your obliging letter of June 11 th . in which you announce to me that the …

To J. D. Hooker   11 April [1859]

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Murray has read first three chapters of Origin and abides by his offer to publish.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  11 Apr [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2452

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   11 April [1859] …
  • … DAR 115: 11 Charles Robert …
  • … Darwin Down 11 Apr [1859] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Down Bromley Kent Ap. 11 My dear Hooker I write one line to say that I heard from Murray …
  • … early in March (see letter to J.  D. Hooker, 11 March [1859] ). CD requested their return …

Balfour, John Hutton. 1873. Obituary notice of Thomas Anderson, MD, FLS. Transactions of the Botanical Society [of Edinburgh] 11: 41–5.

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  • … Thomas Anderson, MD, FLS. Transactions of the Botanical Society [of Edinburgh] 11: 41–5. …
  • … SF5 P370.c.105.7 11

[Oliver, Daniel.] 1863. [Review of J. D. Hooker’s study of Welwitschia.] Natural History Review n.s. 3: 201–11.

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  • … Review of J. D. Hooker’s study of Welwitschia. ] Natural History Review n.s. 3: 201–11. …
  • … NF6 Q382.c.14.9 11

Torell, Otto Martin. 1859. Bidrag till Spitsbergens molluskfauna. Jemte en allmän öfversigt af Arktiska regionens naturförhârcurbr;llanden och forntida utbredning. Stockholm: Typografiska föreningens boktryckeri.

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  • … och forntida utbredning. Stockholm: Typografiska föreningens boktryckeri. WB4 MB.55.36(11) …
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From Henrietta Grace Powell   11 February 1863

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Invites CD to visit on Sunday afternoon, for a quiet discussion with Huxley, the Bishop of Natal [J. W. Colenso], and herself. Will not trouble him with any eating.

Author:  Henrietta Grace Powell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Feb 1863
Classmark:  DAR 160: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3977

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  • … to Down on Saturday 14 February (see ‘Journal’ ( Correspondence vol.  11, Appendix II)). …
  • … From Henrietta Grace Powell   11 February 1863 …
  • … Henrietta Grace Powell London, Hyde Park Gate South, 1 11 Feb 1863 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Truly your’s | Henrietta G Powell. February 11. 1863. Address | M rs . Baden Powell | 1. …

To J. D. Hooker   11 October 1869

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Is glad that JDH is willing to try Candolle’s experiment [see 6915]. Encloses all the seeds except a few taken from the Moscow and Palermo packets.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  11 Oct 1869
Classmark:  Kenneth W. Rendell (dealer) (catalogue 123)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6932

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  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   11 October 1869 …
  • … dealer) (catalogue 123) Charles Robert Darwin unstated 11 Oct 1869 Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … October 11, 1869 I am very glad that you are willing to try DeCandolle’s experiment which …
  • … 4, and letter to Alphonse de Candolle, 11 October 1869 . The original letter is complete …

From D. F. Nevill   [11 September 1874]

Summary

Has sent the Utricularia with the bladders that CD described.

In Variation CD does not mention a rare breed of Siamese cat, which she owns.

Asks for another photograph.

Author:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [11 Sept 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 172: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9633

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  • … From D.  F.  Nevill   [11 September 1874] …
  • … 172: 19 Dorothy Fanny Nevill Dangstein, Petersfield [11 Sept 1874] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … relationship between this letter and the letter to D.  F.  Nevill, 11 September [1874] . …
  • … In 1874, 11 September was a Friday. Nevill refers to Utricularia montana , an epiphytic …
  • … to D.  F.  Nevill, 7 September 1874 and 11 September [1874] and n.  2. Utricularia montana …

To ?   11 March 1874

Summary

Thanks correspondent for offer of [unidentified] rare book but does not accept it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  11 Mar 1874
Classmark:  Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9351

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  • … To ?    11 March 1874 …
  • … The University of Texas at Austin Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Mar 1874 Unidentified …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Mar 11 1874 Sir I am much obliged for your offer, which I will …

From J. D. Hooker   11 March 1869

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Orchids translation should goad [French] Academy into electing CD.

JDH will be sent to St Petersburg congress by Government.

Huxley on protoplasm; his address to Geological Society.

Fertilised an Aucuba with pollen of various species. Reports on results.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Mar 1869
Classmark:  DAR 103: 10–11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6655

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  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   11 March 1869 …
  • … DAR 103: 10–11 Joseph Dalton …
  • … Hooker Kew 11 Mar 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 1868] and n.  8). He left England on 11 November 1868 on the Matoaka , which arrived in …
  • … Royal Gardens Kew March 11 /69. Dear Darwin That is a capital letter of Fritz Mueller’s, …

To John Scott   12 April [1863]

Summary

Encourages JS to publish on sterility of orchids and to experiment on Passiflora.

Doubted Hooker’s poppy case.

Describes case of primrose with three pistils: when pulled apart allowed pollen to be placed directly on ovules. This supports JS’s explanation of H. Crüger’s case.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott
Date:  12 Apr [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 93: B59, B77–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4084

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  • … auricula (see letter from John Scott, [1–11] April [1863] ). To investigate the cause of …
  • … their expansion (see letter from John Scott, [1–11] April [1863] ). See letter from James …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter from John Scott, [1–11] April [1863] . …
  • … Letter from John Scott, [1–11] April [1863]. CD wrote a draft of the section of Variation …
  • … 191; see ‘Journal’ ( Correspondence vol.  11, Appendix II)). Scott’s observations on self- …
  • … 22 September 1862 ( ibid. ). See letter from John Scott, [1–11] April [1863] and n.  13. …
  • … See letter from John Scott, [1–11] April [1863] and nn.  16–17. CD subsequently discussed …
  • … 1854a). See letter from John Scott, [1–11] April 1863 and n.  19. See letter to Daniel …
  • … April 1863] . See letter from John Scott, [1–11] April [1863] and n.  25. Hermann Crüger …
  • … 1863 ). See letter from John Scott, [1–11] April [1863] and n.  30. In Orchids , p.  324  …
  • … letter to John Scott, 24 March [ 1863] , and letter from John Scott, [1–11] April [1863] . …
  • … See letter from John Scott, [1–11] April [1863] . In his letter to CD of 23 February 1863, …
  • … had suggested (see letter from John Scott, [1–11] April [1863] ) that the pollen-tubes …
  • … tubes. As he explained in his letter of [1–11] April [1863], Scott believed that the …

To the Spectator   11 January 1873

Summary

Discusses two factors possibly causing modification of body or mind of an organism; habit and direct action of external conditions on the one hand, and selection, natural or artificial, on the other; considers their relative importance.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Spectator
Date:  11 Jan 1873
Classmark:  Spectator, 18 January 1873, p. 76.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8731

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  • … To the Spectator    11 January 1873 …
  • … of life. — I am, Sir, &c. , | C harles D arwin . Down, Beckenham, Kent, Jan. 11, 1873. …
  • … Spectator , 18 January 1873, p.  76. Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Jan 1873 Spectator …
  • … In the Spectator , 11 January 1873, pp.  42–4, there was a discussion, headed ‘Dr …

Pim, F. W. (1839/40–1925)

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  • … www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai003736975, accessed 11 September 2015), 1911 ( …
  • … reels/nai000432674, accessed 11 September 2015) England & Wales, national probate …
  • … 1858–1966 (Ancestry.com, accessed 11 September 2015) Thom’s Irish almanac , 1877–1901 25 …
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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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  • … Letter 3597 —Darwin to Joseph Dalton Hooker, 11 June [1862] Among bits of family news and …

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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  • … On 11 November 1838 Darwin wrote in his journal ‘The day of days!’. He …
  • … live in London like a prisoner? If I were moderately rich, I[11] would live in London, with pretty …
  • … interl . [10] ‘C’  over illeg . [11] ‘I’  over  ‘l’. [12] The date is …
  • … Lyell that his cousin Emma Wedgwood had accepted him (on 11 November), he says, ‘I determined, when …

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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  • … (letters to Charles Lyell, 1 June [1860] and 11 August [1860] ). As the months passed …

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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  • … carried out in different ways (letter from Jeffries Wyman, 11 January 1866 ). Concurrently …

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 4928  - Henslow, G. to Darwin, [11 November 1865] J. S. Henslow’s son, George, …
  • … Letter 2461  - Darwin to Hooker, J. D., [11 May 1859] Darwin expresses anxiety over …

Darwin in letters, 1858-1859: Origin

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The years 1858 and 1859 were, without doubt, the most momentous of Darwin’s life. From a quiet rural existence filled with steady work on his ‘big book’ on species, he was jolted into action by the arrival of an unexpected letter from Alfred Russel Wallace…

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  • … ideas (see letters to J. D. Hooker, 2 March [1859] , 11 March [1859] , and 7 April [1859] ) …

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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  • … be ‘a form of typhus fever’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 11 May 1860 ). This hope was realised. By …
  • … of war. Darwin wrote, almost disbelievingly, to Gray on 11 December: ‘What a thing it is, that when …

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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  • … perhaps more complex emotions depicted in photographs 5 to 11, hardly any of the participants …
  • … 6 (crying from grief), 8 (suffering), 9 (deep grief) and 11 (hardness) where the proportion of …
  • … before making a decision.  They also looked at photograph 11 (hardness) for 9 seconds, possibly …

'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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  • … September 1863] (DAR 219.1: 77), and Correspondence vol. 11, letter to W. D. Fox, [29 September …
  • … (Down House MS), 20 August 1863, recording a payment of £2 11 s. 6 d. for distributing the & …
  • … Kensington, in June 1864 ( The Times , 27 May 1864, p. 11, and 28 May 1864, p. 14). However, …

Abstract of Darwin’s theory

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There are two extant versions of the abstract of Darwin’s theory of natural selection. One was sent to Asa Gray on 5 September 1857, enclosed with a letter of the same date (see Correspondence vol. 6, letter to Asa Gray, 5 September [1857] and enclosure).…

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  • … whole internal organization—who never was capricious,— 11  who should go on selecting for one end …
  • … but who could’ (Darwin and Wallace 1858, p. 51). 11 The manuscript includes a passage at this …

5935_4582

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From J. D. Hooker   26[–7] February 1868KewFeby 26th/68Dear Darwin I have been bursting with impatience to hear what you would say of the Athenæum Review & who wrote it— I could not conceive who…

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Darwin in letters, 1869: Forward on all fronts

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At the start of 1869, Darwin was hard at work making changes and additions for a fifth edition of  Origin. He may have resented the interruption to his work on sexual selection and human evolution, but he spent forty-six days on the task. Much of the…

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  • … experiments on rabbits ( letter from Francis Galton, 11 December 1869 ). This was the beginning of …

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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  • … acid solutions to aid digestion ( Correspondence vol. 11, Emma Darwin to W. D. Fox, 8 December …

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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  • … gave his list of plants to Hooker when he visited Kew on 11 February (see Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR …
  • …     Mormodes auraticum 11 21   …
  • … in pencil. CD misspelled Cyrtopodium punctatum. 11.  Mormodes aurantiaca 12.   …
  • …     Alloplectis chrysanthum 11   Gesneraceæ …
  • … 9.  Onagrae. 10.  Ampelidae. 11.  Alloplectus chrysanthus. 12.  Bulbophyllum …

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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  • … to Keith Thompson (1975), the cabin measured 10 feet by 11 feet. The books in the Poop Cabin …
  • … vols. London, 1829. (DAR 37.2: 798; Stoddart 1962, pp. 6, 8, 11). Encyclopædia Britannica. …
  • … Hope and the interjacent ports.  2 pts. London, 1809–11. (DAR 30.1: 2v.). ‡ Humboldt, …

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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  • … some took books, some went to walk spite of the rain, & at 11, some went to church— I was a …
  • … some took books, some went to walk spite of the rain, & at 11, some went to church— I was a …
  • … Generally the walkers started for a long tramp at about 11 or ½ past, to get back to lunch at 1½—Mrs …

Amy Darwin dies

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Darwin's daughter-in-law, Amy, dies four days after the birth of her son, Bernard.  He was the Darwins' first grandchild.

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  • … Darwin's daughter-in-law, Amy, dies four days after the birth of her son, Bernard.  He was the …

Engagement to Emma Wedgwood

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Darwin proposes to his cousin, Emma Wedgwood, and is accepted

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  • … Darwin proposes to his cousin, Emma Wedgwood, and is accepted …

Mary Everest Boole

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Mary Everest was born in 1832 in Wickwar, Gloucestershire, daughter of Reverend Thomas Everest. Her uncle was George Everest, Surveyor General of India, after whom Mount Everest is named. Her family moved to France seeking to improve her father’s ill…

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  • … her childhood. The family returned to England when she was 11 where she assisted in her father’s …

Marriage

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Charles Darwin and Emma Wedgwood are married. They were first cousins. Darwin had proposed on 11 November 1838, describing it as the 'day of days!'.

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  • … are married. They were first cousins. Darwin had proposed on 11 November 1838, describing it as the …
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