RECORD: Darwin, C. R. 1856. Books to be certainly read [many references]. CUL-DAR91.881-88b. Edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed from the manuscript by Kees Rookmaaker, corrections by John van Wyhe 3.2010. RN2

NOTE: See record in the Darwin Online manuscript catalogue, enter its Identifier here. Reproduced with permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library and William Huxley Darwin. The volume CUL-DAR91 contains early notes on guns & shooting. Darwin's draft of recollections of Henslow, 1861. Notes on the moral sense. Wallace pension. 'a sketch of the principal events in my life' & list of Darwin's works. Loose notes found with CUL-DAR119 'Books to be read'. [88a] 210 x 330 mm. recto only, verso blank. [88b] ca. 80 x 130 mm. Text on recto only.

[88a 1]

May 2d 1856: Books to be certainly read.

Barrande Syst. Silurien de Bohemie

Zoologist vol 1 - 10 inclusive X

Agricultural Journal of England vol 9 - to now

Geograph. Distrib. of Plants & Animals C. Pickering: Chapman (Read)

Memoires de l'Acad. de Nancy

Highland Agricultural Reports

Forbes & Hanley Mollusca Linn. Soc. Lin. Soc.

Gardeners Magazine of Botany

Journal Loudon of Botany 1 & 2d issues except see Catalogue

Journal de la Soc. Imp. de [Berl] except -

Revue Horticole Imp.

Anatomy of Ornithorhynchus & Ostrich

Jackenot & Himbron Consid. Gen. (Read)

Consid. Gen.Voyage R. Soc.

Sykes Cat. on Dogs of India R.Soc.

Guerin Revue Zoologique

Pictet Paleontologie New Edit. (Read)

Annales des Sc. Nat. 3d series Tom VII et seq. Read to Vol. X Zool & Bot

[88a 2]

Sillimans Journal 2d. series

Edinburgh New Phil. since I left off taking this

Agassiz Fishes

Griffith Indian Journal (Read)

Mortons Crania Americana Preface; Royal

Journal Hort. Soc. London vol 8 10 et seq.

Gleanings in Nat. Hist. Ld Derby R. Soc. (Read)

Sweet on Geraniaceae

Proceedings Nat. Hist. of Mauritius

Jardine Nat. Lib. vol 26 on Domestic & Foreign Bees

Audubons Ornith. Biography. Read

Yarrells Birds last Edit. Read

Brehm Handbuch (Gould) Read

Comtes Rendus


Dr H. Stover Synopsis of Fishes of S. America Read


order Bochart de animalibus


Linnaeus Fauna Suecica 1761

Royal Soc

p. 445 [Calilega]

For Pigeons in Royal Soc

Browne Nat History of Jamaica p 46 on Domestic Pigeon

Meckel 1 & 3 Tr. sur anat comp.

Blumenbach Naturgeschichte

Manual Nat. Hist. [Div] vol I

French Manuel d'Hist. Nat.

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