RECORD: Darwin, C. R. 'a sketch of the principal events in my life'. (1866-1872) CUL-DAR91.105-106 Transcribed by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed and edited by John van Wyhe 10.2009. Corrected against the manuscript 7.2010 RN1

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Continued from CUL-DAR91.102-104

(The Zoology of the voyage of H.M.S Beagle edited & superintended by C. Darwin
1840, consisting of 5 parts

A monograph of the Cirripedia. Part 1 Lepadidae

Roy Soc 1851 p1 to 400.

A monograph of the Cirripedia part 2. the Balanidae. Roy Soc. 1854 p 1 to 684

A monograph of the fossil Lepadidae; Palaeontological Soc.1 1851 p.1 to 86

A monograph of the fossil Balanidae, and Verrucidae Pal. Soc. 1854 p 1 to 44.

On the so called auditory sack of Cirripedes Natural History Review 1863. p. 175

Observations on the structure of the genus Sagitta Annals Nat. Hist. Vol 13. 1844 p. 1

Brief descriptions of several terrestrial Planariae and of some marine species Annals of nat. Hist. vol 14. 1844 p 241

1 Actually the Palæontographical Society.


(General works) Complete to March 27 - 1869

Narrative of the surveying voyages of the Adventure & Beagle 1839; the third volume of this work consists of "Journal & Remarks by C. Darwin." This latter vol. corrected & condensed, was published in 1845 by Murray under the title of "Journal of researches into the Nat. Hist. & geology of the countries visited by H. M. S. Beagle. 1845" As this work was

(On the origin of species by means of natural selection 1859.) Four five editions

This was [preceded] by a sketch, entitled
"On the variation of organic beings in a state of nature": published with Journal of Linnean Soc. Vol III (zoolog) 1859 p 46.—

by Professor Bronn & the third by Victor Carus. Two Three French, two three Russian & two American editions have appeared, & one in Dutch & in Italian.

(The Variation of plants & animals under Domestication in two vols. 1868) A second corrected

(The Descent of man & Selection in relation to sex in two vols. 1871

(The Expression of the Emotions in man & animals. 1872.

Continued in CUL-DAR91.107-109

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