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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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  • In April 1838, Darwin began recording the titles of books he had read and the books he wished to
  • … (DAR 119) opens with five pages of text copied from Notebook C and carries on through 1851; the
  • used these notebooks extensively in dating and annotating Darwins letters; the full transcript
  • … *128). For clarity, the transcript does not record Darwins alterations. The spelling and
  • book had been consulted. Those cases where it appears that Darwin made a genuine deletion have been
  • a few instances, primarily in theBooks Readsections, Darwin recorded that a work had been
  • of the books listed in the other two notebooks. Sometimes Darwin recorded that an abstract of the
  • own. Soon after beginning his first reading notebook, Darwin began to separate the scientific
  • scientific books in Darwins library were catalogued in 1875, and this manuscript catalogue is in
  • to be Read [DAR *119: Inside Front Cover] C. Darwin June 1 st . 1838
  • … [DAR *119: 2v.] Whites regular gradation in man [C. White 1799] Lindleys
  • 8 vo  p 181 [Latreille 1819]. see p. 17 Note Book C. for reference to authors about E. Indian
  • in brutes Blackwood June 1838 [J. F. Ferrie 1838]. H. C. Watson on Geog. distrib: of Brit: …
  • Wiegman has pub. German pamphlet on crossing oats &c [Wiegmann 1828] Horticultural
  • … [Fellows 1839] Catherine 48 Life of Collins R.A. [Collins 1848] Phases of Faith
  • to Borneo [Keppel 1846] 31. Foxs Hist of James 2 d . [Fox 1808] June 23 d  Guizot
  • … (amusing) 27 Abbott Travels from Khiva to Heraut [James Abbott 1843] (very good) Nov. …
  • … [Haydon 1853] (very interesting) —— 25. Sir James Brooks Private Letters [Brooke 1853] …
  • 24] 1859 Pagets Lectures on Pathology [James Paget 1853] Ch 13 & Last
  • notes for both William Bennetts edition (1837) and for James Rennies edition (1833) of Gilbert
  • de   Neuchâtel . 47  Possibly a slip for James AbbottNarrative of a journey
  • Translated   by John Black. With notes …   by Robert Jameson . London. [Darwin Library.]  119: …
  • 1848Memoirs of the life of William   Collins, Esq., R.A.  2 vols. London.  *119: 23; 119: …
  • by Richard Owen.  Vol. 4 of  The works of John Hunter, F.R.S. with notes . Edited by James F. …
  • Robert. 1843Memoirs of the life of John   Constable, R.A., composed chiefly of his letters. …
  • Peacock, George. 1855Life of Thomas Young, M.D., F.R.S.  London.  *128: 172; 128: 21
  • improvements, &c. in the sciences, &c.  Edited by R. Jameson. Edinburgh. 182654. New