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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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Darwin became increasingly involved in botanical experiments in the years after the publication of Origin. The building of a small hothouse - a heated greenhouse - early in 1863  greatly increased the range of plants that he could keep for scientific…

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

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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 …

Dates of composition of Darwin's manuscript on species

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Many of the dates of letters in 1856 and 1857 were based on or confirmed by reference to Darwin’s manuscript on species (DAR 8--15.1, inclusive; transcribed and published as Natural selection). This manuscript, begun in May 1856, was nearly completed by…

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  • … [2] (not extant) 11 13 October 1856 …
  • … Laws of variation: varieties & species compared (DAR 11.1; Natural selection , pp. 279--338) …
  • … selection in relation to passages from form to form (DAR 11.2; Natural selection , pp. 339--86) …

The Darwin and Gender Project

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The ‘Darwin and Gender’ research and education project, funded by a grant from the Parasol Foundation, ran from 2009 until 2013. Conducted in parallel with a major international research initiative in the history of evolutionary views of human nature, it…

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  • … subject specific packs using Darwin’s letters aimed at 11 to 16 year olds.  These include a cross …

People featured in the German and Austrian photograph album

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Biographical details of people from the Habsburg Empire that appeared in the album of German and Austrian scientists sent to Darwin on 12 February 1877. We are grateful to Johannes Mattes for providing these details and for permission to make his…

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  • … v. Bergenstamm. In: Annalen des Naturhistorischen Hofmuseums 11, 1896. p. 55.   …

Anne Schlabach Burkhardt (1916–2012)

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Anne Burkhardt was associated with the Darwin Correspondence Project from its beginning in 1974, and her contribution to its work  helped ensure the regular publication of the volumes of correspondence. Anne was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and studied…

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  • … to know and to work with her. Anne Burkhardt died on 11 March 2012. …

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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  • … Letters & Poems 12 mo 10 Pennants Arctic Zoology 11  2 Vols 4to Several …
  • … n. 3). 10 White 1826. 12 mo: duodecimo. 11 Pennant 1784–5. 12 …

Darwin’s introduction to geology

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Darwin collected minerals as a child and was introduced to the science of geology at the University of Edinburgh, but he only became actively interested in the subject as he was completing his degree at Cambridge.

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  • … took them west-north-west toward Bangor between 5 and 11 August.  Although field notes by both …

Boat Memory

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Boat Memory was one of the indigenous people from Tierra del Fuego brought back to England by Robert FitzRoy, captain of HMS Beagle, in 1830, but he remains as ghostly a figure as his name. What he was called by his own people is unknown, but the name Boat…

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  • … Boat Memory, estimated to be just twenty years old, died on 11 November 1830. The death 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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  • … to J. D. Hooker, 5 March [1863] ( Correspondence vol. 11), Darwin remarked: ‘A good severe …
  • … in September and October 1863 (see Correspondence vol. 11, letter from Emma Darwin to W. D. Fox, …

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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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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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  • … thin Gelatine on 4 White of egg on 6 Saliva on 8 Urine on 11 Mucus on 4 infusion of meat 1 — 43 …

Joseph Simms

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The American doctor and author of works on physiognomy Joseph Simms wrote to Darwin on 14 September 1874, while he was staying in London. He enclosed a copy of his book Nature’s revelations of character (Simms 1873). He hoped it might 'prove…

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  • … ‘nearly as indistinguishable as sheep’ (Burrows 2008, p. 11). In 1912, Simms was involved in …

George James Stebbing

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George James Stebbing (1803—1860) travelled around the world with Charles Darwin on board HMS Beagle and helped him with measuring temperature on at least one occasion. However, Stebbing barely registers in Darwin’s correspondence. The only mention omits…

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  • … http://www.hantsandiowprovincialhistory.co.uk  (accessed 11 December 2020).  …
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