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To the Librarian of the Royal Geographical Society   [19 March 1839]

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Formal request for F. Lutké’s charts of the Caroline Islands and any charts by Beechey of the Lagoon Islands [Ellice Islands] that the Society might possess.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Librarian, Royal Geographical Society
Date:  [19 Mar 1839]
Classmark:  Royal Geographical Society
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-499
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Frank Chance

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The Darwin archive not only contains letters, manuscript material, photographs, books and articles but also all sorts of small, dry specimens, mostly enclosed with letters. Many of these enclosures have become separated from the letters or lost altogether,…

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  • … to the following passage in Descent of Man (vol. 2, p. 319): Even in the colour of …

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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  • … the years 1819 . . . 21 . 2 vols. London, 1825. (DAR 31.2: 319; 32.1: 60v.). Candolle, …
  • … Chile and La Plata . . .  2 vols. London, 1826. (DAR 31.2: 319; letter to Robert Fitzroy, 28 August …

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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  • … books he wished to read in Notebook C ( Notebooks , pp. 319–28). In 1839, these lists were copied …
  • … Statistics, &c. ]. Vol I p. 79–159 & p. 241 to 319. } to end of vol …