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To George Henry Kendrick Thwaites   7 February [1858]

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Thanks GHKT for letter on plant acclimatisation and variation among alpine and lowland forms in Ceylon.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Henry Kendrick Thwaites
Date:  7 Feb [1858]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.150)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2211
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Scientific Practice

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Specialism|Experiment|Microscopes|Collecting|Theory Letter writing is often seen as a part of scientific communication, rather than as integral to knowledge making. This section shows how correspondence could help to shape the practice of science, from…

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  • … the use and importance of the microscope. Letter 207 — Darwin, C. R. to Fox, W. D., 23 …

Dramatisation script

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Re: Design – Adaptation of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Asa Gray and others… by Craig Baxter – as performed 25 March 2007

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  • … winters might make all the difference. GRAY:   207   Vermiform piles are common …
  • … 206  TO A GRAY 15 JANUARY [1872] 207  FROM A GRAY 2 FEBRUARY 1872 208  …

Maldonado, Uruguay

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Disgusted by slavery

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  • … Collected 70 species of birds and 19 mammals, asks his father for money to take on Syms Covington …

Darwin in public and private

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Extracts from Darwin's published works, in particular Descent of man, and selected letters, explore Darwin's views on the operation of sexual selection in humans, and both his publicly and privately expressed views on its practical implications…

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  • … to sex , (London: John Murray, 1st ed., 1871), vol. 1., pp. 207 – 208. 3) “Man is more …

Orundellico (Jemmy Button)

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Orundellico was one of the Yahgan, or canoe people of the southern part of Tierra del Fuego.  He was the fourth hostage taken by Robert FitzRoy, captain of HMS Beagle, in 1830 following the theft of the small surveying boat. This fourteen-year old boy was…

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  • … Darwin and say ‘Poor, poor fellow!’ (Darwin 1845, p. 207). When Orundellico returned home, …

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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  • … 21 august 1902 Groningen 207 Weitzel A.W.P. (August …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

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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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  • 207 Weitzel A.W.P. (August Willem Philip) Major …

Darwin’s study of the Cirripedia

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Darwin’s work on barnacles, conducted between 1846 and 1854, has long posed problems for historians. Coming between his transmutation notebooks and the Origin of species, it has frequently been interpreted as a digression from Darwin’s species work. Yet…

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  • … Darwin’s work on barnacles, conducted between 1846 and 1854, has long posed problems for …