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Scientific Networks

Summary

Friendship|Mentors|Class|Gender In its broadest sense, a scientific network is a set of connections between people, places, and things that channel the communication of knowledge, and that substantially determine both its intellectual form and content,…

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  • activities for building and maintaining such connections. Darwin's networks extended from his
  • correspondence. Other contacts such as William Bernard Tegetmeier and George Frederick Cupples, …
  • when strong institutional structures were largely absent. Darwin had a small circle of scientific
  • section contains two sets of letters. The first is between Darwin and his friend Kew botanist J. D. …
  • about Hookers thoughts. Letter 729Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D., [11 Jan 1844] …
  • confessing a murder”. Letter 736Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D., 23 Feb [1844] …
  • Darwin and Gray Letter 1674Darwin, C. R. to Gray, Asa, 25 Apr [1855] Darwin
  • species. Letter 1685Gray, Asa to Darwin, C. R., 22 May 1855 Gray recalled
  • flora in the USA. Letter 2125Darwin, C. R. to Gray, Asa, 20 July [1857] Darwin
  • information exchange. Letter 1202Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D., 6 Oct [1848] …
  • name. Letter 1220Hooker, J. D. to Darwin, C. R., 3 Feb 1849 In this gossipy
  • species descriptions. Letter 1260Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D., 12 Oct 1849
  • Letter 1979Darwin, C. R. to Lubbock, John, 27 Oct [1856] Darwin provides detailed
  • correspondence with the poultry expert William Bernard Tegetmeier and the Scottish gardener John
  • forms of address and acknowledgement. Darwin and W. B. Tegetmeier Letter 1751 — …

Origin

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Darwin’s most famous work, Origin, had an inauspicious beginning. It grew out of his wish to establish priority for the species theory he had spent over twenty years researching. Darwin never intended to write Origin, and had resisted suggestions in 1856…

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  • Darwins most famous work, Origin, had an inauspicious beginning. It grew
  • species theory he had spent over twenty years researching. Darwin never intended to write Origin, …
  • of the first public presentation of documents relating to Darwins species theory together with
  • Down for a few weeks to the Isle of Wight. Although Darwin and Wallaces papers were
  • … . In reply, Hooker provided reassurance by suggesting that Darwin might be able to have 100 to 150
  • the big book on large and small genera, and was able to tell Darwinyou overrate the extent of my
  • than I now do. ’  Even with this endorsement, Darwins spirits remained low. ‘ We are too
  • on 18 July. Just two days later, he told his cousin William Darwin FoxAfter all, I am now
  • because Fox had been instrumental in persuading Darwin not to publish an abstract in 1856 , …
  • … & I shall have separate copies & will send you one . Darwins weariness in
  • the Isle of Wight, and having started work on his abstract, Darwin was in an altogether more
  • continued in August, while he was still away from DownDarwin knew that these puzzles had to be
  • to hear your objections to my species speculations’, Darwin wrote to Henslow, ‘ The difficulties
  • full abstract of all my notions on this subject. ’ Darwin evidently continued to fret about the
  • published. ’ It was clear that the big book remained Darwins focus of attention for the full
  • … & have just killed all the scores of cross-breds’, he told W. B. Tegetmeier on 8 September, …
  • pamphlet. ’ On the 4 October, in a letter to T. C. Eyton explaining his change of plans regarding
  • views were apparent when he reported to Wallace thatD r . Hooker has become almost as
  • I have been thinking that if I am much execrated as atheist &c, whether the admission of
  • of all living beings,—on their lines of migration &c &c. ’   Reference: …

Women’s scientific participation

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Observers | Fieldwork | Experimentation | Editors and critics | Assistants Darwin’s correspondence helps bring to light a community of women who participated, often actively and routinely, in the nineteenth-century scientific community. Here is a…

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  • … |  Editors and critics  |  Assistants Darwins correspondence helps bring to light a
  • community. Here is a selection of letters exchanged between Darwin and his workforce of women
  • Women: Letter 1194 - Darwin to Whitby, M. A. T., [12 August 1849] Darwin
  • peculiarities in inheritance. Letter 3787 - Darwin, H. E. to Darwin, [29 October
  • in her garden. Letter 4523 - Wedgwood, L. C. to Darwin, [6 June 1864] …
  • Egypt. Letter 7223 - Darwin to Wedgwood, L. C., [8 June 1867 - 72] Darwin
  • Henrietta. Letter 7179 - Wedgwood, L. C. to Darwin, [5 May 1870] …
  • the wallpaper. Letter 5756 - Langton, E. & C. to Wedgwood S. E., [after 9
  • Letter 1701 - Morris, M. H. to Prior, R. C. A., [17 June 1855] Margaretta Hare Morris
  • in Llandudno. Letter 4823  - Wedgwood, L. C. to Darwin, H. E., [May 1865] …
  • Letter 8144 - Darwin to Wedgwood, L. C., [5 January 1872] Darwin asks his niece, …
  • Lychnis diurna. Letter 8168 - Ruck, A. R . to Darwin, H., [20 January 1872] …
  • lawn. Letter 8224 - Darwin to Ruck, A. R., [24 February 1872] Darwin
  • Himalaya and Tibet. Letter 4139  - Darwin, W. E. to Darwin, [4 May 1863] …
  • Letter 1701  - Morris, M. H. to Prior, R. C. A., [17 June 1855] Margaretta Hare Morris
  • Wilmington. Letter 10390 - Herrick, S. M. B . to Darwin, [12 February 1876] …
  • detail. Family letter: Darwin, E. to Darwin, W. E., [January 23rd 1887]: Emma
  • Letter 1836  - Berkeley, M. J. to Darwin, [7 March 1856] Clergyman and botanist
  • borders of his garden. Letter 4233  - Tegetmeier, W. B. to Darwin, [29 June - 7 July
  • garden ”. Letter 6083  - Casparay, J. X. R. to Darwin, [2 April 1868] …
  • and edited bya lady”. Darwin, E. to Darwin, W. E. , (March, 1862 - DAR 219.1:49) …
  • Letter 7858 - Darwin to Wa llace, A. R., [12 July 1871] Darwin tells Wallace that
  • over. Letter 8153  - Darwin to  Darwin, W. E., [9 January 1872] Darwin
  • Letter 1836  - Berkeley, M. J. to Darwin, [7 March 1856] Clergyman and botanist Miles
  • service. Letter 3298  - Darwin to Clarke, W. B., [25 October 1861] Darwin asks

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
  • the University of Cambridge. These works, catalogued by H. W. Rutherford ( Catalogue of the library
  • to be Read [DAR *119: Inside Front Cover] C. Darwin June 1 st . 1838
  • Prichard; a 3 d . vol [Prichard 183647] Lawrence [W. Lawrence 1819] read Bory S t
  • 1822] Falconers remark on the influence of climate [W. Falconer 1781] [DAR *119: 2v. …
  • … [Dampier 1697] Sportsmans repository 4 to . [W. H. Scott 1820]— contains much on dogs
  • Read M r  Bennetts & other Edit. by Hon. & Rev. W. Herbert.— notes to White Nat. Hist of
  • Analysis & theory of the Emotions by G. Ramsay B.M. 6. 6. Black Edin. Longman [Ramsay 1848] …
  • … [Fellows 1839] Catherine 48 Life of Collins R.A. [Collins 1848] Phases of Faith
  • … [Martins 1849]. 53 [DAR 119: 1a] 54 N.B. These books have been read since I
  • of London ] from Vol I to Vol VII. part III or p 433. N.B. I think the three first of Hort T. …
  • … “Ancient & Modern Tattleon Fish [Badham 1854]. M r  Tegetmeier says very curious.— …
  • … [DAR *128: 160] Mansfields Paraguay [Mansfield 1856] } read Chesterton Prison Life
  • Hutchison Dog Breaking 3 d . Edit [Hutchinson 1856] new information on Pointer & Retriever
  • Annal des Sc. Nat. 4 th  Series. Bot. Vol 6 [Naudin 1856]. Read Notes to Jardine & …
  • 1854] [DAR 128: 14] 1855 Sept. Tegetmeier on Poultry [Tegetmeier 18567
  • 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. …
  • of holy dying . London. [Other eds.]  *119: 13 Tegetmeier, William Bernhard. 18567.  …