Charles Darwin

Standard Name: Darwin, Charles


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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...
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...
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, 1952.
Its founder...
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, 1978.
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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 ,...
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...
Family and Intimate relationships Eliza Meteyard
William Meteyard , EM 's father, was an army surgeon. He was an amateur classicist and antiquary and encouraged his daughter's intellectual interests. He also came to know the Darwin family through Robert Darwin ,...
Family and Intimate relationships Katharine Bruce Glasier
KBG 's father, Samuel Conway , was a Congregational minister, who was apparently given to quoting John Stuart Mill in his sermons and found little to dispute in Darwin 's The Origin of Species.
Thompson, Laurence. The Enthusiasts. Victor Gollancz Limited, 1971.
Family and Intimate relationships Katharine Bruce Glasier
John Bruce Glasier, also a founding member of the Independent Labour Party and NAC , was a devoted socialist like KBG , an aspiring poet, a determined agnostic, and at the end of his life...
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, Gwen Raverat, Christopher Cornford, Frances Cornford, Gwen Raverat, and Christopher Cornford. “Frances Cornford 1886-1960”. Selected Poems, edited by Jane Dowson and Jane Dowson, Enitharmon Press, 1996, 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...


Charles Darwin 's journey as naturalist on board The Beagle laid the foundation for his work on evolution.
Charles Darwin published Journal of Researches into the Geology and Natural History of the Various Countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle, 1832-1836.
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 Kosmos (published between 1845 and 1862) had sold 80,000 copies.
Richard Owen , a rival of Darwin and Huxley , was appointed superintendent of the natural history departments of the British Museum .
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 by Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin were read at a meeting of the Linnean Society .
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 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 clashed over evolution at the annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science at Oxford.
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, 1981, pp. 159-80.
7 October 1865
Governor Edward Eyre ruthlessly suppressed a rebellion which began at Morant Bay in Jamaica.
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 scientific work, The Descent of Man.
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, Charles Darwin, and Robert Fitzroy. H.M.S. Beagle in South America. Watts, 1930.