BOOK: Darwin in the Archives

This nice collection of journal articles came out in 2009:

Darwin in the Archives

E. C. Nelson & D. M. Porter, eds. Darwin in the Archives: Papers on Erasmus Darwin and Charles Darwin from the Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History and Archives of Natural History (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009), 288 pp.

To mark the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Darwin, and the 150th anniversary of On the Origin of the Species, the Society for the History of Natural History’s special publication Darwin in the Archives reproduces facsimiles of papers on Erasmus Darwin and Charles Darwin which were published in its internationally renowned journal before 2005 (from the Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History and Archives of Natural History). Also included here in facsimile is Charles Darwin’s Questions About the Breeding of Animals (1840), with an introduction by Sir Gavin de Beer. This volume opens with a specially commissioned essay by Professor Duncan M. Porter recounting the Society’s particular contribution to Darwin scholarship.

Here is the list of contents:

D. M. PorterDarwin in the Archives: an introduction.

STUDIES OF ERASMUS DARWIN

J. W. T. Moody, Erasmus Darwin, M.D., F.R.S.: a biographical and iconographical note. [Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History 4 (4): 210–213 (1964)]

M. McNeil, Nature, poetry and medicine in late eighteenth century England: a unified perspective of Erasmus Darwin. [Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History 7 (4): 537 (1976)]

GEOLOGICAL JOURNEYS

P. Lucas, Jigsaw with pieces missing: Charles Darwin with John Price at Bodnant, the walking tour of 1826 and the expeditions of 1827. [Archives of natural history29 (3): 359–370 (2002)]

M. B. Roberts, I coloured a map: Darwin’s attempts at geological mapping in 1831. [Archives of natural history 27 (1): 69–79 (2000)]

S. Herbert & M. B. Roberts, Charles Darwin’s notes on his 1831 geological map of Shrewsbury. [Archives of natural history 29 (1): 27–30 (2002)]

M. B. Roberts, Darwin’s dog-leg: the last stage of Darwin’s Welsh field trip of 1831. [Archives of natural history 25 (1): 59–73 (1998)]

P. Lucas, “A most glorious country”: Charles Darwin and North Wales, especially his 1831 geological tour. [Archives of natural history 29 (1): 1–26 (2002)]

THE BEAGLE SPECIMENS

D. M. Porter, Charles Darwin’s plant collections from the voyage of the Beagle. [Archives of natural history 9 (4): 515–525 (1980)]

G. Chancellor, A. DiMauro, R. Ingle & G. King, Charles Darwin’s Beagle collections in the Oxford University Museum. [Archives of natural history 15 (2): 197–231 (1988)]

K. G. V. Smith, Supplementary notes on Darwin’s insects. [Archives of natural history 23 (2): 279–285 (1996)]

D. M. Porter, More Darwin Beagle notes resurface. [Archives of natural history 11 (2): 315–316 (1983)]

W. R. P. Bourne, FitzRoy’s foxes and Darwin’s finches. [Archives of natural history 19 (1): 29–37 (1992)]

DARWIN’S DATA GATHERING: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BREEDING OF ANIMALS

G. De Beer, Charles Darwin. Questions about the breeding of animals. [1840]. [Sherborn Fund Facsimile number 3 (1968)]

C. DarwinQuestions about the breeding of animals. [Sherborn Fund Facsimile number 3 (1968)]

R. B. Freeman & P. J. Gautrey, Darwin’s Questions about the breeding of animals. With a note on Queries about expression. [Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History 5 (3): 220–225 (1969)]

R. B. Freeman & P. J. Gautrey, Charles Darwin’s Questions about the breeding of animals, [1839]. [Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History 8(2): 184 (1977)]

J. Browne, Darwin again. [Archives of natural history 13 (1): 98 (1986)]

D. M. Porter, Charles Darwin and ‘ancient seeds’. [Archives of natural history 13 (2): 165–168 (1986)]

NATURAL SELECTION AND AFTER

J. W. T. Moody, The reading of the Darwin and Wallace papers: an historical “non-event”. [Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History 5 (6): 474–476 (1971)]

T. Lie, The reception of Darwinism in Norway: the early years 1861–1900. [Archives of natural history 12 (1): 153–159 (1985)]

G. Kritsky, Darwin’s Archaeopteryx prophecy. [Archives of natural history 19 (3): 407–410 (1992)]

R. B. Freeman, Offprints of Darwin’s “Climbing plants”, 1865. [Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History 6 (4): 293 (1973)]

A.-K. Mayer, Note on the Fritz Muller–Charles Darwin correspondence. [Archives of natural history 26 (2): 293–295 (1999)]

R. B. Freeman & P. J. Gautrey, Charles Darwin’s Queries about expression. [Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History 7 (3): 259–263 (1975)]

J. W. Valentine, The early American printings of Darwin’s Descent of man . . . . [Archives of natural history 24 (1): 145–148 (1997)]

K. G. V. Smith & R. E. Dimick, Darwin’s American neighbour. [Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History 8 (1): 78–82 (1976)]

B. Coleman, Samuel Butler, Darwin and Darwinism. [Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History 7 (1): 93–105 (1974)]

H. P. Moon, Charles Darwin at Glenridding House, Ullswater, Cumbria. [Archives of natural history 10 (3): 509–514 (1982)]

R. B. Freeman, Darwin in Chinese. [Archives of natural history 13 (1): 19–24 (1986)]

P. J. P. Whitehead, Darwin in Chinese: some additions. [Archives of natural history 15 (1): 61–62 (1988)]

METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES IN DARWIN STUDIES

J. Browne, The Charles Darwin–Joseph Hooker correspondence: an analysis of manuscript resources and their use in biography. [Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History 8 (4): 351–366 (1978)]

T. Veak, Exploring Darwin’s correspondence: some important but lesser known correspondents and projects. [Archives of natural history 30 (1): 118–138 (2003)]

M. A. Di Gregorio, Unveiling Darwin’s roots. [Archives of natural history 13 (3): 313–324 (1986)]

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