Charles Darwin

Standard Name: Darwin, Charles


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Cultural formation John Millington Synge
Born into the Protestant Anglo-Irish ascendancy (of a family with close ties on both sides to the Anglican, that is Protestant, Church ofIreland ), JMS grew up in his mother's atmosphere of Calvinistic fervour. He...
Cultural formation Annie Besant
In the course of her life, AB explored many facets of religion and politics. Early in her life she entertained a passionate Christian devotion and was inspired by the idea of sacrifice, even martyrdom. She...
Education May Kendall
Nothing concrete is known about MK 's schooling. As the daughter of a minister she probably received a better education than most. She was clearly well-read, most notably in the sciences. It seems, from the...
Education Mary Kingsley
He was impressed with the specimens she had collected while in West Africa, and encouraged her to continue. Like Kingsley, both Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace admitted to being highly indebted to Günther and...
Education Elizabeth Bowen
EB attended Downe House School , which then occupied Charles Darwin 's former house at Downe inKent.
Glendinning, Victoria. Elizabeth Bowen. Alfred A. Knopf.
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Education Winifred Peck
From there WP went to board at the newly founded Wycombe Abbey School (as one of its first intake of forty), which she calls at least twenty years ahead of its time.
Peck, Winifred. A Little Learning; or, A Victorian Childhood. Faber and Faber.
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Education Jessie Fothergill
She acquired much knowledge through her voracious consumption of books: I loved books, and read all that I could get hold of, and have had many a rebuke for poring over those books instead of...
Education C. E. Plumptre
Though nothing is know of CEP 's early education, in later life she kept an extensive library. On visiting her, Frederick James Gould noted that it was selected and arranged in an impressive order which...
Education Anne Ridler
Downe House had been founded at Charles Darwin 's old home by Olive Willis , a remarkable woman who was still headmistress, who exercised an important influence on AR , and whose biography Ridler later...
Education Virginia Woolf
Between 1 January and 30 June 1897, her reading included but was not limited to the following: Charlotte Brontë , Lady Barlow (a commentator on Charles Darwin ), Dinah Mulock Craik , George Eliot ,...
Family and Intimate relationships Frances Cornford
Frances's father, Francis Darwin , later Sir Francis, was a Cambridge botanist. He had earlier worked as an assistant and secretary to his father, Charles Darwin .
Cornford, Hugh et al. “Frances Cornford 1886-1960”. Selected Poems, edited by Jane Dowson and Jane Dowson, Enitharmon Press, p. xxvii - xxxvii.
His niece Gwen thought him the most...
Family and Intimate relationships Frances Cornford
The whole family of Darwins and their relations formed almost a separate society—gentle, religiously agnostic, geared to scholarship but not to worldly success—both at Cambridge, where they all lived near each other, and on visits...
Family and Intimate relationships Ruth Padel
RP has expressed pride in her grandmother Nora (Darwin) Barlow , editor from the manuscript of Charles Darwin 's Diary of the Voyage of H.M.S. "Beagle", published in 1933.
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This was, says Padel, the...
Family and Intimate relationships Ruth Padel
Another great-great-grandfather was the scientist Charles Darwin . RP has written that the first time it really impinged was at school: we had to write an essay on the life of a scientist, and I...
Family and Intimate relationships Julia Wedgwood
JW , along with her two younger brothers, stayed with their uncle by marriage, the famous scientist Charles Darwin , at his country house, Downe in Kent.
Herford, Charles Harold, and Julia Wedgwood. “Frances Julia Wedgwood: A Memoir by the Editor”. The Personal Life of Josiah Wedgwood the Potter, Macmillan, p. xi - xxx.


1831-1836: Charles Darwin's journey as naturalist on...

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Charles Darwin 's journey as naturalist on board The Beagle laid the foundation for his work on evolution.

1839: Charles Darwin published Journal of Researches...

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Charles Darwin published Journal of Researches into the Geology and Natural History of the Various Countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle, 1832-1836.

1844: The anonymous publication of Robert Chambers's...

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The anonymous publication of Robert Chambers 's Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation influenced the evolutionary thinking of Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace .

By 1851: The early volumes of Alexander von Humboldt's...

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By 1851

The early volumes of Alexander von Humboldt 's Kosmos (published between 1845 and 1862) had sold 80,000 copies.

1856: Richard Owen, a rival of Darwin and Huxley,...

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Richard Owen , a rival of Darwin and Huxley , was appointed superintendent of the natural history departments of the British Museum .

1857: Philip Gosse published Omphalos, a Creationist...

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Philip Gosse published Omphalos, a Creationist approach to evolution which attempted to explain the existence of Adam's navel.

1 July 1858: Papers on the theory of natural selection...

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1 July 1858

Papers on the theory of natural selection by Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin were read at a meeting of the Linnean Society .

: Papers announcing geologists' new evolutionary...

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Papers announcing geologists' new evolutionary arguments for human antiquity appeared, scant months before Darwin 's Origin of Species was published.

24 November 1859: Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species...

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24 November 1859

Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection; or, The Preservation of the Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.

30 June 1860: T. H. Huxley and Bishop Samuel Wilberforce...

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30 June 1860

T. H. Huxley and Bishop Samuel Wilberforce clashed over evolution at the annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science at Oxford.

1864-1867: The Reader, a weekly Review of Literature,...

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The Reader, a weekly Review of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Roos, David A. “The Aims and Intentions of Nature”. Victorian Science and Victorian Values: Literary Perspectives, edited by James Paradis and Thomas Postlewait, New York Academy of Sciences, pp. 159-80.

7 October 1865: Governor Edward Eyre ruthlessly suppressed...

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7 October 1865

Governor Edward Eyre ruthlessly suppressed a rebellion which began at Morant Bay in Jamaica.

1867-1870: During this period, photographer Julia Margaret...

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During this period, photographer Julia Margaret Cameron took some of her best known portraits of famous men.

By 4 March 1871: Charles Darwin published another important...

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By 4 March 1871

Charles Darwin published another important scientific work, The Descent of Man.

1881: The Land Nationalisation Society was founded...

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The Land Nationalisation Society was founded by Alfred Russel Wallace and others to work for the abolition of private ownership of land.


Darwin, Emma, and Charles Darwin. Emma Darwin: A Century of Family Letters, 1792-1896. Editor Litchfield, Henrietta Emma, J. Murray, 1915.
Williams-Ellis, Amabel et al. H.M.S. Beagle in South America. Watts, 1930.