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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
  • 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
  • of Anat.— Instinct by D r . Alison [W. P. Alison 1847]. No 19. July. 1840 27 Annales des
  • Hist: of Creation. Churchill: 1844. 7 s  ” 6 d . [Chambers] 1844] in which species are shown to
  • … . Hooker. read Fortunes Travels in China [Fortune 1847] read Lettres philosop. sur l
  • Travels in Peru (translated) [J. J. von Tschudi 1847] Gardners Travels in Brazil [Gardner
  • … [North 1826]. (Erasmus) read Hebrew Monarchy [Newman] 1847] Berniers
  • 1843]. (Emma) (read) M rs  Frys Life [Fry 1847] Horace Walpoles letter to C t . …
  • … [Fellows 1839] Catherine 48 Life of Collins R.A. [Collins 1848] Phases of Faith
  • … —— Vestiges of the Nat. History of Creation [Chambers] 1844] Pœppig Reisen
  • Copy) Feb 6 Explanations by Author of Vestiges [Chambers 1845] —— Bronns Gesickte
  • 1845]. Aug 16. Vestiges of Creation VI th  Edit. [Chambers 1847] —— Report of Brit. …
  • d . Hutchinson on Dog-breaking [Hutchinson 1850] 27. Chambers. Sanatory Reform [Anon. 1850]. …
  • … [Brewster 1831] March. 8 Houdins the conjurer Life [Robert-Houdin [1859] 19
  • 21  Erasmus Alvey Darwin. 22  Robert Waring Darwin. 23  The  …
  • The   cyclopædia of anatomy and physiology,  edited by Robert Bentley Todd, was issued in parts. …
  • Pulteney. 1847. Instinct. In vol. 3, pp. 129, of Todd, Robert BentleyThe cyclopædia of anatomy
  • on the progress of civilisation . Edinburgh: William and Robert Chambers119: 22a Anon. …
  • 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

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

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Here is a list of people that appeared in the photograph album Darwin received for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from scientific admirers in the Netherlands. Many thanks to Hester Loeff for identifying and researching them. No. …

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  • … list of people that appeared in the  photograph album Darwin received for his birthday on 12 …
  • … Society   Arnhem 14 july 1847? Gorssel?     …
  • … Middle School   Den Haag 15 october 1847 Dublin (Thomastown?) …
  • … Physician   Amsterdam 1847 Amsterdam 3 November 1909 …
  • … School.   Rotterdam 20 august 1847 Rotterdam 8 january 1934 …
  • … Architectural Inspector and Member of the Colonial Chambers at Paramaribo.   …
  • … Utrecht 132 Maitland R.T. (Robert Thomas) Director of …
  • … Society.   Rhoon 17 august 1847 Rhoon 19 November 1909 …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

Summary

List of people appearing in the photograph album Darwin received from scientific admirers in the Netherlands for his birthday on 12 February 1877. We are grateful to Hester Loeff for providing this list and for permission to make her research available.…

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  • … List of people appearing in the  photograph album Darwin received from scientific admirers in …
  • … Died just a few months after the album was sent to Charles Darwin at the age of 53 …
  • … Society   Arnhem 14 July 1847? Gorssel?     …
  • … Middle School   Den Haag 15 October 1847 Dublin (Thomastown?) …
  • … Physician   Amsterdam 1847 Amsterdam 3 November 1909 …
  • … Geologist, Economist an Darwinist. Corresponded with Darwin and translated The descent of Man in …
  • … School.   Rotterdam 20 August 1847 Rotterdam 8 January 1934 …
  • … Architectural Inspector and Member of the Colonial Chambers at Paramaribo.   …
  • … 132 Maitland R.T. (Robert Thomas) Director of the Hague Royal Zoological …
  • … Society.   Rhoon 17 August 1847 Rhoon 19 November 1909 …

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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  • results of the  Beagle  voyage still dominated Darwin's working life, but throughout these
  • species and varieties. In contrast to the received image of Darwin as a recluse in Down, the letters
  • Down House was altered and extended to accommodate Darwins growing family and the many relatives
  • The geological publications In these years, Darwin published two books on geologyVolcanic
  • papers for all these organisations. Between 1844 and 1846 Darwin himself wrote ten papers, six of
  • 2, letter to A. Y. Spearman, 9 October 1843, n. 1). Darwin's inner circle: first
  • not (it is like confessing a murder) immutable Darwins earlier scientific friendships
  • friends, with the addition of Hooker, were important to Darwin foramong other thingsthey were the
  • scientific issues that arose out of his work on species. Darwin discussed his ideas on species
  • Only two months after their first exchange, early in 1844, Darwin told Hooker that he was engaged in
  • correspondence that his close friends were not outraged by Darwins heterodox opinions and later in
  • But although eager for the views of informed colleagues, Darwin was naturally protective of his
  • the open. In the event, it was not until the beginning of 1847 that Hooker was given a fair copy of
  • …  vol. 4, letter to J. D. Hooker, 8 [February 1847]). Darwin can be seen as a cautious strategist, …
  • candidate, known to be working on species and varieties, was Darwin himself: as he told his cousin
  • the book to him. But, as his letters to Hooker show, Darwin carefully considered and then rejected
  • Perhaps the most interesting letter relating to Darwins species theory, which also bears on his
  • to his wife Emma, dated 5 July 1844 , just after Darwin had completed the final draft of his
  • who would undertake to see the work through the press. Darwin also listed possible editors: at first
  • on the work. But the list was subsequently altered after Darwins second, and possibly third, …
  • Hookers was added. Much later, by the autumn of 1854 when Darwin began sorting out his notes in
  • the cover to that effect. The full consideration that Darwin gave to the future editing and
  • he was for much of the time too ill even to write letters, Darwin felt that his life was only too
  • in his health. Volcanoes, rocks, and fossils Darwins published work during this
  • with drawings of his first dissection. The barnacle—‘M r  Arthrobalanusin Hookers and Darwins