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Darwin, Charles Robert, 1809-1882 (Naturalist)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1809 - 1882

Found in 47 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Alexander MacMillan, 19 June 1861

 Item
Identifier: Coll-74/11/3/47
Scope and Contents

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Alexander MacMillan lamenting the slow sales of his book 'Memoirs of Edward Forbes' and suggesting this is due to the popularity of "the Gorilla book", [3rd edition Charles Robert Darwin's Origin of the Species].

Dates: 19 June 1861

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Jessie Aitken Wilson, 24 January 1860

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Identifier: Coll-74/11/3/55
Scope and Contents

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Jessie Aitken Wilson concerning the ownership of letters which her late brother George Wilson had borrowed as background material for the 'Memoirs of Edward Forbes'. She suggests writing to the owners to let them know that she has transferred them to Sir Archibald Geikie, and writes a detailed action list. She discusses the health of Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay and her dislike of Emily M Yelverton.

Dates: 24 January 1860

Letters from Darwin, Charles Robert to Charles Lyell, 13 April 1857

 File — Box Box 1.2: Series Coll-203/1 (Lyell 1)
Identifier: Coll- 203/1/56
Scope and Contents

Darwin mentions that he is in the process of completing writing his book, however, he finds this process to be "overwhelming".

Dates: 13 April 1857

Letters from Duke of Argyll [Campbell, John Douglas Sutherland] to Charles Lyell, 19 January 1850 - 30 April 1903

 File — Box Box 1.1: Series Coll-203/1 (Lyell 1)
Identifier: Coll-203/1/9
Scope and Contents Lyell summarises the letters as: 1) Darwin's theory, pigeons not arboreal, 1860 2) Mull tertiary leaves, 1861 3) Non-arboreal habits of pigeons, March 22 1865 4) Darwin on correlation of growth, June 2 1865 5) Variety of Humming Bird, April 24 1867, Gould on ... of species in Humming Bird 6) Humming Birds, not opposed to Darwin's May 1 1867 7) Applicable to Humming Birds May 17 1867 8) Elephant in ivory of Perigord Cave, June 8th 1867 9)...
Dates: 19 January 1850 - 30 April 1903

Letters from Duncan, Peter Martin to Charles Lyell, 3 February 1866 - 19 January 1870

 File — Box Box 1.4: Series Coll-203/1 (Lyell 1)
Identifier: Coll-203/1/67
Scope and Contents Letters are summarised by Lyell as: 1) Dr Duncan on Bolderberg Flabellum [relating to Bolderberg formation in Northern Belgium] 2) Tropical corals, how far corals can indicate climate 3) Corals in Norway sea 4) 60 new Liassic [Early Jurassic] corals, showing imperfection of record 5) Lonsdale notes and Keeling island [Cocos, Australia] specimens 6) Scleractinia of antigua corals and explanation of Duncan's theory 7) reference to his paper on corals 8) Corals dredged up by the 'Porcupine'...
Dates: 3 February 1866 - 19 January 1870

Manuscript Papers relating to Published Works, c. 1840 - c. 1855

 Series — Box Lyell Temp Box 3.14: Series Coll-203/B18; Series Coll-203/B17
Identifier: Coll-203/B18
Scope and Contents Contains extensive autograph manuscript drafts of texts, with cancellations, revisions and additions, and with illustrative plates and maps: 1. 'On the Geology of some parts of Madeira' by Sir Charles Lyell. Notes on text about Las Palmas, Canary Islands. Index to Notebook 195. 2. Original packaging 'Original Geological MS Notes of Sir Charles Lyell (Lady Lyell preserved these - as she was asked at times for autographs, and as time advances, they may be still more valuable)'....
Dates: c. 1840 - c. 1855

Miscellaneous Papers, 1852-1864

 Series — Box Lyell Temp Box 1.22 (Formerly Gen 119): Series Coll-203/5 (Lyell 5); Series Coll-203/6 (Lyell 6); Series Coll-203/7 (lyell 7); Series Coll-203/8 (Lyell 8)
Identifier: Coll-203/7 (lyell 7)
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous Papers consists of:


  1. address by Sir Charles Lyell on Charles Darwin receiving the Copley Medal (1864)
  2. list of mollusca by Searles Valentine Wood
  3. translation of extracts from the letters of F Hoffman
  4. note of a lecture by Sir Charles Lyell given in Boston (1852)
Dates: 1852-1864

MS Notes I - Scientific Journal No. I, 20 November 1855 - 29 April 1856

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Identifier: Coll-203/A3/1
Scope and Contents

Scientific journal of Sir Charles Lyell, covers subjects such as creation of species - and thoughts on the evolution of man. Lyell refers to others such as Darwin, Hooker, Wollaston and topics such as the glacial epoch, rudimentary organs, volcanoes, Madeira, molluscs, fossil faunas, Australian fauna, Niagara, coal and New Zealand. Lyell provides his own index. Some writing is by Mary Lyell.

Dates: 20 November 1855 - 29 April 1856

MS Notes II - Scientific Memoranda or Journal II, 1 May 1856 - 6 April 1857

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Identifier: Coll-203/A3/2
Scope and Contents

Scientific memoranda or journal, includes 'Plan of Work on Origins of Species and Man' on pages 47-49. Subject matter includes, water plants, creation of genera, miracles, creation of species, evolution, genera of shells, radiation, organic nature, volcanoes, ice agency in transporting species, Plato's ideas and modern theory of species, race and races of man. Includes Lyell's own index.

Dates: 1 May 1856 - 6 April 1857

MS Notes V, 12 December 1858 - 24 April 1860

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Identifier: Coll-203/A3/5
Scope and Contents Handwritten in ink manuscript notes, includes some copy letters relating to Darwin and the critical reception of his Origins of Species. Subject matter includes basalt, oolite flora, protosaurus, archegosaurus, foraminifera, geological ages, Plato's ideas, creation speculations, intellect and development of humans, race, languages, submerged forests, the Dead Sea and the deluge, the existence of continents. Included is Lyell's own index. Written in flowing text, essay like, the index...
Dates: 12 December 1858 - 24 April 1860

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Archival Object 42
Collection 4
Digital Record 1
 
Subject
Geology 5
Lyell, Sir Charles, 1797-1875 (1st Baronet | Scottish geologist) -- correspondence to 4
Biography 3
Geology, Stratigraphic Eocene 3
Geology, Stratigraphic Miocene 3
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Geology, Stratigraphic Tertiary 3
Martha's Vineyard (Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 3
Miocene Epoch 3
Professional Interaction 3
Slavery--United States 3
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 2
Angus (Scotland) 2
Anthracite coal 2
Bones 2
Clay 2
Cromer (England) 2
Etna, Mount (Italy) 2
Falkland Islands 2
Falun (Sweden) 2
Geology, Stratigraphic Cambrian 2
Geology, Stratigraphic Cretaeceous 2
Georgia (United States) 2
Norfolk (England) 2
North Carolina United States of America 2
Norwich (England) 2
Oolite 2
Raised Beaches 2
Scholarly Publishing 2
Shells 2
Slavery 2
Social Interaction 2
South Carolina United States of America 2
Theory of Evolution 2
Alabama (United States) 1
Aldborough (North Yorkshire, England) 1
America 1
American Alligator 1
Ammonites (Mollusks) 1
Antiquities 1
Appalachian Mountains 1
Artesian wells 1
Athenæum Club (London, England) 1
Australia -- Queensland 1
Authors 1
Autobiographies 1
Auvergne (France) 1
Bahía Blanca (Argentina) 1
Banchory, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 1
Baptists 1
Barry Island (Barry, Wales) 1
Blackdown Hills (England) 1
Bonn (Germany) 1
Book Reviews 1
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Boston (Massachusetts, United States) 1
Cachalot 1
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Coal 1
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Commonplace-books 1
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Crassatella 1
Dance 1
Darwinism 1
Demerara 1
Denmark -- Copenhagen 1
Deposition and Sedimentation 1
Devon, England 1
Drumkilbo (Perthshire, Scotland) 1
Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland 1
Earth 1
Earth, Origin 1
Earthquakes 1
Eastern diamondback rattlesnakes 1
Echinus -- Sea Urchin 1
Elephant bones 1
Elgin, Moray, Scotland 1
England 1
England -- Newcastle Upon Tyne 1
England -- Norfolk -- Diss 1
England -- Scarborough 1
England -- Suffolk 1
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Erosion 1
Extinction (Biology) 1
Falmouth (Cornwall) 1
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Filey (England) 1
Folk music -- Georgia 1
Foraminifera 1
Formations (Geology) 1
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