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To Hugh Falconer   8 March [1845?]

Summary

Has written down what he gathered from HF on Tibetan dogs. Would welcome a few more details at any time, as he knows of nothing parallel to it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hugh Falconer
Date:  8 Mar [1845?]
Classmark:  Raab Collection (dealer) (2 October 2013)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1839

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  • … DCP-LETT-1839

To Charles Babbage   19 [February 1839 – August 1842]

Summary

Asks to be allowed to bring his sister to CB’s party "that she may see the World".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Babbage
Date:  19 [Feb 1839 - Aug 1842]
Classmark:  British Library (Add 37191: 299)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-479

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  • … To Charles Babbage   19 [February 1839 – August 1842] …
  • … Library (Add 37191: 299) Charles Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 19 Feb 1839 19 …
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From William Yarrell   14 July 1839

Summary

Acknowledges Journal of researches and in return sends the first volume of his History of British birds [1839–43].

Author:  William Yarrell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 July 1839
Classmark:  DAR 204: 185
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-526

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  • … From William Yarrell   14 July 1839
  • … DAR 204: 185 William Yarrell London, Ryder St, 6 14 July 1839 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 1837–43. The first bound volume, dated 1839, is annotated by CD (Darwin Library–CUL). …
  • … researches and in return sends the first volume of his History of British birds [1839–43]. …
  • … Ryder Street | S t . Jamess 14 July 1839 – Many thanks, my dear Sir, for your interesting …

To John Washington   [14 October 1839]

Summary

Returns proofs of J. O. French’s article ["Account of the province of La Rioja: S. America", J. R. Geogr. Soc. 9 (1839): 381–406].

Gratified by Humboldt’s praise of Journal of researches [J. R. Geogr. Soc. 9 (1839): 502].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Washington; Royal Geographical Society
Date:  [14 Oct 1839]
Classmark:  Royal Geographical Society
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-537

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  • … To John Washington   [14 October 1839] …
  • … Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 [14 Oct 1839] John Washington Royal Geographical Society …
  • … Rioja: S. America", J. R. Geogr. Soc. 9 (1839): 381–406]. Gratified by Humboldt’s praise …
  • … of Journal of researches [ J. R. Geogr. Soc. 9 (1839): 502]. …
  • … éditeur-imprimeur. French, John Oliver. 1839. On the province of La Rioja in South America …
  • … French 1839 . Dumont d’Urville, ed. 1830–5 , the account of a voyage to the South …
  • … reefs. Horsburgh 1809–11 . Humboldt 1839 , p.  505: ‘The volume of Mr. Charles Darwin is …
  • … and Kingsbury. Humboldt, Alexander von. 1839. On the longitude of Valparaiso and Callao, …

Wiegmann, A. F. A. 1839. [Über die Unfruchtbarkeit bei den Bastardpflanzen.] Flora oder allgemeine botanische Zeitung 22 (1839): 703.

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  • … Wiegmann, A. F. A. 1839. [Über die Unfruchtbarkeit bei den Bastardpflanzen. ] …
  • … Flora oder allgemeine botanische Zeitung 22 (1839): 703. 9 …

From Andrew Smith   16 March 1839

Summary

Sends his congratulations and best wishes on CD’s marriage.

Author:  Andrew Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Mar 1839
Classmark:  DAR 204: 172
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-498

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  • … From Andrew Smith    16 March 1839
  • … DAR 204: 172 Andrew Smith Fort Pitt, Chatham 16 Mar 1839 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 6s’ Burgess’s Physiology or mechanism of blushing ( Burgess 1839 ) is listed in the The …
  • … Publishers’ Circular of 15 March 1839, p.  120. CD cites it frequently in chapter 13 of …
  • … for his early interest in blushing. A copy of Burgess 1839  is in the Darwin Library–CUL. …
  • … Bibliography Burgess, Thomas Henry. 1839. The physiology or mechanism of blushing. London. …
  • … C : 265, an entry reads ‘March 20 t h. 1839. Philosophy of Blushing lately advertised. / …
  • … Fort Pitt Chatham 16 March 1839 My Dear Darwin I have been making inquiries of late …

From Robert FitzRoy   [2 or 16 June 1839]

Summary

Has not yet had time to read CD’s Journal of researches attentively. He is sure there is no expression referring to himself personally that he could wish were not in it.

Author:  Robert FitzRoy
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [2 or 16] June 1839
Classmark:  DAR 204: 144
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-516

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  • … From Robert FitzRoy   [2 or 16 June 1839] …
  • … DAR 204: 144 Robert FitzRoy London, Chester St 2 June 1839 16 …
  • … June 1839 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … referred to is either the Athenæum of 1 June 1839, which carried a review of Narrative, …
  • … vols. 1 and 2, or the issue of 15 June 1839, in which CD’s volume was reviewed. …
  • … and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry Colburn. 1839. …
  • … was advertised in the issue of 1 June 1839 of The Publishers‘ Circular under the heading ’ …

To William Whewell   16 February [1839]

Summary

Asks WW to alter, before printing, the passages in WW’s Presidential Address to the Geological Society [Proc. Geol. Soc. Lond. 3 (1839): 93] which pointedly allude to the delay in publication of CD’s Beagle journal; they might annoy FitzRoy, who, as Captain, has a right to first use of the papers of all officers on board.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Whewell
Date:  16 Feb [1839]
Classmark:  Trinity College, Cambridge (Add c 88: 4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-496

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  • … To William Whewell   16 February [1839] …
  • … c 88: 4) Charles Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 16 Feb [1839] William Whewell …
  • … of the account of its results to be given to the world. ’ ( Whewell 1839 , p.  93). …
  • … Bibliography Whewell, William. 1839. Address to the Geological …
  • … at the anniversary, on the 15th February, 1839. Proceedings of the Geological Society of …
  • … Society [ Proc. Geol. Soc. Lond. 3 (1839): 93] which pointedly allude to the delay in …
  • … of the Geological Society, 15 February 1839. It is not known whether Whewell altered his …

To Charles Lyell   [c. 9 January 1839]

Summary

Discusses his Glen Roy paper [(1839), Collected papers 1: 87–137], which he is sending to CL.

Remarks on Charles MacLaren’s treatment of alluvium. Comments on alluvial action in Lochaber.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [c. 9 Jan 1839]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.15)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-480

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  • … To Charles Lyell   [ c. 9 January 1839] …
  • … Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 [c. 9 Jan 1839] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … Discusses his Glen Roy paper [(1839), Collected papers 1: 87–137], which he is sending to …
  • … at the Royal Society on 7 February 1839 ( Collected papers 1: 87–137). The Secretaries of …
  • … 87). Collected papers 1: 134 n.  26. Maclaren 1839 . CD added an appendix to Journal and …
  • … of the globe. London: Henry Colburn. 1839. [Separately published as Journal of …
  • … researches. ] Maclaren, Charles. 1839. A sketch of the geology of Fife and the Lothians, …
  • … By Charles Darwin. [ Read 7 February 1839. ] Philosophical Transactions of the Royal …

To the Geological Society of London   22 January 1840

Summary

W. B. Clarke’s paper on ashes falling at sea off Cape Verde Islands [Proc. Geol. Soc. Lond. 3 (1839): 145–6] need not be published in Transactions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Geological Society of London
Date:  22 Jan 1840
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/COM/P/4/2/38)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-551

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  • … William Branwhite Clarke. Clarke 1839 . …
  • … Islands [ Proc. Geol. Soc. Lond. 3 (1839): 145–6] need not be published in Transactions . …
  • … Bibliography Clarke, William Branwhite. 1839. A notice of showers of ashes which fell …
  • … on board the Roxburgh, at sea, off the Cape de Verd islands, February, 1839. [ …
  • … Read 6 November 1839. ] Proceedings of the Geological Society of London 3 (1838–42): 145– …

From William Whewell   11 April 1839

Summary

Sends a book [his translation of Goethe’s Hermann u. Dorothea] as a wedding gift.

Author:  William Whewell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Apr 1839
Classmark:  DAR 204: 175
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-504

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  • … From William Whewell   11 April 1839
  • … DAR 204: 175 William Whewell Trinity College, Cambridge 11 Apr 1839 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … translated from the Hexameters of Göthe [by W.  Whewell, privately printed, 1839]. …
  • … love story. Believe me always | Very truly yours | W Whewell Trin. Col. Ap. 11. 1839

To William Shoberl   [21 March 1839]

Summary

Captain FitzRoy has no objection to appending advertisement of other works connected with Beagle voyage to CD’s volume [Journal of researches].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Shoberl; Henry Colburn
Date:  [21 Mar 1839]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.18)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-501

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  • … To William Shoberl    [21 March 1839] …
  • … Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 [21 Mar 1839] William Shoberl Henry Colburn …
  • … Charles Darwin. London: Henry Colburn. 1839. Mammalia : Pt 2 of The zoology of the voyage …
  • … of Colburn book advertisements dated August 1839 in at least some copies of the Journal of …
  • … letter from Robert FitzRoy, [20 March 1839] , n.  1). This announcement had been printed …
  • … recipient is conjectural. The endorsement, ‘1839’, is in the distinctive hand attributed …
  • … the letter from Robert FitzRoy, [20 March 1839] . However, the advertisement referred to …

Clarke, William Branwhite. 1839. A notice of showers of ashes which fell on board the Roxburgh, at sea, off the Cape de Verd islands, February, 1839. [Read 6 November 1839.] Proceedings of the Geological Society of London 3 (1838–42): 145–6.

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  • … Clarke, William Branwhite. 1839. A notice of showers of ashes which fell …
  • … on board the Roxburgh, at sea, off the Cape de Verd islands, February, 1839. [ …
  • … Read 6 November 1839. ] Proceedings of the Geological Society of London 3 (1838–42): 145– …

Hood, Thomas. 1839. The railway. In extracts from The comic annual for 1839. Athenæum No. 586: 47–8.

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  • … Hood, Thomas. 1839. The railway. …
  • … In extracts from The comic annual for 1839. Athenæum No. 586: 47–8. 2 …

Lund, Peter Wilhelm. 1839–40. Coup-d’oeil sur les espèces éteintes de Mammifères du Brésil; extrait de quelques mémoires présentés à l’Académie royale des Sciences de Copenhague. Annales des Sciences Naturelles (Zoologie) 2d ser. 11 (1839): 214–34; 12 (1839): 205–8; 13 (1840): 310–19. [Vols. 6,10]

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  • … Lund, Peter Wilhelm. 1839–40. Coup-d’oeil sur les espèces éteintes de Mammifères du …
  • … Sciences de Copenhague. Annales des Sciences Naturelles (Zoologie) 2d ser. 11 (1839): 214– …
  • … 34; 12 (1839): 205–8; 13 (1840): 310–19. [Vols. 6,10] SF5 P382.c.46 …

Silfverstrârcurbr;hle, Gustaf. 1839. Om Blads och Knoppars ställning: ârcurbr; Växters yta. Königlich Vetenskapsacademiens Handlingar (1839): 212–21.

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  • … Silfverstrârcurbr;hle, Gustaf. 1839. Om Blads och Knoppars ställning: …
  • … Växters yta. Königlich Vetenskapsacademiens Handlingar (1839): 212–21. SC T340.7.d.1.96 11 …

Thomas, T. H. (1839–1915)

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  • … Thomas Henry Thomas 1839–1915 Welsh artist. …

Rust, M. O. (1839–1913)

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  • … Mary Olivia Rust 1839–1913 Botanist. …

From Emma Wedgwood   [20–1 January 1839]

Summary

Preparations for the wedding, various callers, and other bits of news.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [20–1 Jan 1839]
Classmark:  DAR204: 161
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-490

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  • … From Emma Wedgwood   [20–1 January 1839] …
  • … DAR204: 161 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Maer [20–1 Jan 1839] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Frances Mosley Wedgwood, wife of Francis (Frank) Wedgwood. Talfourd 1837 . Hood 1839 . …
  • … Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. 1977. Hood, Thomas. 1839. The railway. …
  • … M ) was continued in Notebook N during 1839. The baby was Hensleigh Wedgwood’s son Ernest, …
  • … his own son William was born in December 1839, CD began to keep systematic notes on the …
  • … In extracts from The comic annual for 1839. Athenæum No. 586: 47–8. Notebook M. See …

From Thomas Evans Blackwell   26 January 1839

Summary

A newly-elected Fellow returns the obligation to be signed upon entering the Geological Society.

Author:  Thomas Evans Blackwell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Jan 1839
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/4/121)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-494

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  • … obed t Ser t , | Tho s : E.  Blackwell Hungerford 26 th . Jan y 1839— Chas Darwin Esq re . …
  • … From Thomas Evans Blackwell   26 January 1839
  • … London (GSL/L/R/4/121) Thomas Evans Blackwell Hungerford 26 Jan 1839 Charles Robert Darwin …
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Darwin’s reading notebooks

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In April 1838, Darwin began recording the titles of books he had read and the books he wished to read in Notebook C (Notebooks, pp. 319–28). In 1839, these lists were copied and continued in separate notebooks. The first of these reading notebooks (DAR 119…

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  • … to read in Notebook C ( Notebooks , pp. 319–28). In 1839, these lists were copied and continued in …
  • … in the Royal Society of London (Royal Society of London 1839) has been heavily marked, and quite a …
  • … Pierquin, published in Paris (in 2 vols.), so long ago as 1839 4  [Pierquin de Gembloux 1839]. …
  • … 1814–29] D r  Royle on Himmalaya types [Royle 1839] (read) Smellie Philosophy of …
  • … 12  by Owen in Encyclop. of Anat. & Physiology [R. Owen 1839] Dampier probably worth …
  • … on subjects of science connected with Nat. Theol: [Brougham 1839] on instinct & animal …
  • … 1808] Brit. & Foreign Medical Rev. N o  14. Ap 1839 [Anon. 1839b] Rev. on Walker on …
  • … Smart 17  Beginning of a New School of metaphysic. [Smart 1839] about connection of language & …
  • … Babbington on Flora of Channel Isl d . [Babington 1839] says he has remarks on affinities of …
  • … 1816 [Gallesio 1816]— quoted by D r . Holland [Holland 1839] (p. 27) as good— Decandoelle …
  • … [Thacker 1834–5] p. 291 Athenæum 1839. p. 546— M r  Conrad has published …
  • … Arboretum [Loudon 1838] in Edinburgh Review July 1839 [Anon. 1839a]— there are pencil remarks on it. …
  • … would contain facts for me [DAR *119: 9v.] 1839. Decemb. Advertised . …
  • … Dog with illustrations of about 100 varieties [?C. H. Smith 1839–40] 24 Flourens “Resume …
  • … publishing Travels into interior of N. America [Wied-Neuwied 1839–41]— in Geograph Soc …
  • … 1840. Octob & Jan. Papers on Instinct by Flourens [Flourens 1839] (read) Index of Clarkes …
  • … S. Bellamy on Nat. Hist. of S. Devonshire [Bellamy 1839] chiefly on distribution of forms said to be …
  • … at end of Catalogue of Royal Soc. [Royal Society of London 1839]— Meckel’s Anatomy. French …
  • … ed. 1834] read Vol. (2 d ) on Dogs [C. H. Smith 1839–40] /on Ruminants [Jardine ed. 1835–6] …
  • … on the Obligations of man to the inferior animals’ [Youatt 1839] discusses their minds. …
  • … by  Hooker . [A. P. de Candolle 1839–40] Jussieus …

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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  • … they show for one another’s sensibilities. Early in 1839 the couple set up house in London and at …
  • … and set in type by November 1837, though not published until 1839, when it appeared as the third …
  • … of species” ( Letter to J. S. Henslow, [November 1839] ).   note book, after note …
  • … Marriage Darwin married Emma Wedgwood in January 1839. His hopes and fears about married life …
  • … to act’ ( Letter from Emma Darwin, [  c.  February 1839] ). These are not matters that she would …

Science: A Man’s World?

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Discussion Questions|Letters Darwin's correspondence show that many nineteenth-century women participated in the world of science, be it as experimenters, observers, editors, critics, producers, or consumers. Despite this, much of the…

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  • … Letter 489 - Darwin to Wedgwood, E., [20 January 1839] Written shortly before their …

Natural Science and Femininity

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Discussion Questions|Letters A conflation of masculine intellect and feminine thoughts, habits and feelings, male naturalists like Darwin inhabited an uncertain gendered identity. Working from the private domestic comfort of their homes and exercising…

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  • … Letter 542 - Darwin to Wedgwood, C. S., [27 October 1839] Darwin details his typical …

Darwin’s observations on his children

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Charles Darwin’s observations on the development of his children,[1] began the research that culminated in his book The Expression of the emotions in man and Animals, published in 1872, and his article ‘A biographical sketch of an infant’, published in…

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  • … races, lunatics, the blind, and animals. And as early as 1839 Darwin had begun to collect …
  • … development from the day of his birth, 27 December 1839, until September 1844. Parallels in the …
  • … 1 [9] W. Erasmus. Darwin born. Dec. 27 th . 1839.—[10] During first week. yawned, streatched …
  • …  vol. 2, letter from Emma Wedgwood, [23 January 1839] . [7]  Correspondence  vol. 2, …

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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  • … on subjects connected with natural theology  (1839), Brougham commented that bees acted with a …
  • … suppose when we recollect who is her teacher’ (Brougham 1839, 1: 35, 77). William Kirby wrote of the …
  • … no bee in the world ever made cylindrical cells (Brougham 1839, 1: 32). However, Darwin knew that …

Religion

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Design|Personal Belief|Beauty|The Church Perhaps the most notorious realm of controversy over evolution in Darwin's day was religion. The same can be said of the evolution controversy today; however the nature of the disputes and the manner in…

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  • … Letter 471 — Darwin, Emma to Darwin, C. R., [c. Feb 1839] Emma discusses Darwin’s religious …

Journal of researches

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The Journal of researches, Darwin’s account of his travels round the world in H.M.S. Beagle, was his first published book. The circumstances of its publication were not shaped by Darwin, however, but by the Beagle’s captain, Robert FitzRoy, who, according…

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  • … his ship . The Journal of Researches thus began life in 1839 as the third volume of the N …
  • … the time the Narrative was eventually published in May 1839, FitzRoy’s volume showed just how …
  • … with the title Journal of researches as early as August 1839. The speed with which this occurred …

York Minster (Elleparu)

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York Minster was known as Elleparu among the Alakaluf, or canoe people from the western part of Tierra del Fuego. He was captured by FitzRoy in 1830 after one the small boats used for surveying the narrow inlets of the coast of Tierra del Fuego had been…

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  • … FitzRoy.] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry Colburn. 1839. …

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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  • … Transactions of the Royal Society of London  (1839) pt 1: 39-81. [ Shorter publications , pp.  50 …
  • … Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London  9 (1839): 528-9.  [ Shorter publications , …

Fuegia Basket (Yokcushlu)

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Fuegia Basket was known as Yokcushlu among the Alakaluf, or canoe people from the western part of Tierra del Fuego. She was one of the hostages seized by Robert FitzRoy, after the small boat used for surveying the narrow inlets of the coast of Tierra del…

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  • … FitzRoy.] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry Colburn. 1839. …

Jemmy Button (Orundellico)

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Jemmy Button was known as Orundellico among the Yahgan, or canoe people of the southern part of Tierra del Fuego.  He was the fourth hostage taken by FitzRoy in 1830 following the theft of the small surveying boat. This fourteen-year old boy was called…

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  • … FitzRoy.] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry Colburn. 1839. …

Darwin in letters, 1821-1836: Childhood to the Beagle voyage

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Darwin's first known letters were written when he was twelve. They continue through school-days at Shrewsbury, two years as a medical student at Edinburgh University, the undergraduate years at Cambridge, and the of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle.…

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  • … until FitzRoy completed his volume of the Narrative  in 1839. London scientific society …

Syms Covington

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When Charles Darwin embarked on the Beagle in 1831 Syms Covington was ‘fiddler & boy to Poop-cabin’. Covington died in 1861 reportedly 47 years old, so he would have been 17; although if he was the Simon Covington born in Bedford on 30 January 1809,…

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  • … employ, paying him extra for secretarial duties. In January 1839 CD married his cousin, Emma …

Journal of Researches published

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Darwin's account of the Beagle voyage, based on his personal diaries, is published and is a great success. It appeared as the third volume of the Narrative of the surveying voyage of H.M.S. Adventure and Beagle, with the title Journal and remarks but…

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  • … Darwin's account of the Beagle voyage, based on his personal diaries, is published and is a …

Darwin and Fatherhood

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Charles Darwin married Emma Wedgwood in 1839 and over the next seventeen years the couple had ten children. It is often assumed that Darwin was an exceptional Victorian father. But how extraordinary was he? The Correspondence Project allows an unusually…

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  • … Charles Darwin married Emma Wedgwood in 1839 and over the next seventeen years the couple had ten …

Darwin's works in letters

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To celebrate Darwin's 210th birthday, we present a new section on Darwin's works in letters, featuring Journal of researches, Living and fossil cirripedia, Descent of man, and Expression of emotions. And here is a song with lyrics based on…

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  • … the hidden life of: Journal of researches (1839; better known as The voyage of the …

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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  • … Charles Darwin and Emma Wedgwood are married. They were first cousins. Darwin had proposed on 11 …

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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  • … Wedgwood, and been accepted; they were married on 29 January 1839. Darwin appears to have written …

Alexander Burns Usborne

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Alexander Burns Usborne was born in Kendal, Westmorland, in 1808, the son of Alexander and Margaret Usborne; his father died in 1818 and in his will was described as the purser on HMS Hannibal. His son joined the navy in 1825 aged 16 as a second-class…

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  • … coast of Australia is named after him. However in May 1839 he was so badly injured when a musket …
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