RECORD: Darwin, C. R. [1881]. [Draft fragment concerning pension for A.R. Wallace] CUL-DAR91.101 Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker. (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker and John van Wyhe 3.2010. RN1

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had some capital to take him out to S. America. It was a speculation to provide dealers with specimens. I do not think he had much. - as far as I can remember no very important scientific results were obtained from this expedition ??

I must look the Catalogue of Royal Soc. for his scientific papers, before the one on natural slection in Journal of Linn. Soc. The subsequent volume of Essays (on natural selction) (see title & date) might be here introduced.

Date & length of the great Expedition to the Malay


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he obtained from sale of his Malayan collections & from profits of his scientific works, which count the year [rest obscured]
by writing for journals. But at his present age of 58 with two children he finds this hard labour, & it is a great misfortune for science that he shd. not have his time left free free for scientific work. - He has endeavoured to obtain some permanent post or office, he has failed, & it is not likely on account of his age that he will succeed.

Anyth Any hints or advice or corrections wd. be most gratefully received. I must be beyond everything accurate. —


He then attended to marine zoology & [published] read before the Plinian Society at the close of 1826 two short papers, - one on the movement of the ova of Flustra.

From Edinburgh he went to

[This autobiographical fragment, written by Darwin, refers to his student time in Edinburgh]

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