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Anon. 1845. [Review of] Journal of Researches into the Geology and Natural History of the various countries visited by His Majety's ship Beagle. North American Review 61, Issue 128 (July): 181-199. Text Image A40

Anon. 1846. [Review of] Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the various countries visited by H.B.M.S Beagle round the world. United States Democratic Review 18, no. 95 (May): 398. Text Image A41

Anon. 1847. [Review of] Geological observations made during the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle. British Quarterly Review 5: 358-387. Text A680

Anon. 1859. Charles Darwin on the origin of species. Chambers's Journal 11: 388-391. Text Image A507

Anon. 1859. [Review of] On the origin of species. Saturday Review (London) (24 December): 775-776. Text Image [Including 15 October 1859 advertizement for Origin of species] A514

Anon. 1860. Darwin on the Origin of Species. New Englander 18 (70) (May): 516-519. Text Image A561

Anon. 1860. Natural selection. All the Year Round 3 no. 63 (7 July): 293-299. Text Image A509

Anon. 1860. [Review of] On the Origin of Species, by Means of Natural Selection. Charles Darwin. Living Age 66, Issue 848 (1 September): 474-506. Text Image A58

Anon. 1868. [Review of] Variation of animals and plants under domestication. Gardeners' Chronicle (22 February): 184. Text Image A610

Anon. 1868. Artificial selection and pangenesis. Popular Science Review 7 (April): 176-80. Text Image A611

Anon. 1868. [Review of] Variation of animals and plants under domestication. Lancet 1 (18 April, 16 May): 501, 622-3; 2 (5 September): 313-14. Text Image A605

Anon. 1868. [Review of] The Variation of animals and plants under domestication. American Naturalist 2 (4) (June) 208-209. Text Image A117

Anon. 1868. Darwin and pangenesis. Quarterly Journal of Science 5 (July): 295-313. Text Image A609

Anon. 1868. [Review of] Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication. North American Review 107 (Issue 220, July): 362-368. Text Image A67

Anon. 1868. [Review of] Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication. Atlantic Monthly 22 (Issue 129, July): 122-124. Text Image A65

Anon. 1868. [Review of] Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication. Putnam's monthly magazine of American literature, science and art 12 (10 October): 505-506. Text Image A66

Anon. 1868. [Review of] The Variation of animals and plants under domestication. American Naturalist 2 (10) (December) 547-553. Text Image A116

Anon. 1871. [Review of the Descent of Man]. Annual Register 368. Text A28

Anon. 1873. [Review of] The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland 2: 444-446. Image A70

Anon. 1876. Darwin's Insectivorous Plants. North American Review 122 (Issue 251, April): 425-437. Text Image A71

Anon. 1878. [Review of] Darwin's Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species. The American Naturalist 12(2) (February) 115-116. Text Image A111

Anon. 1881. [Review of] The Power of Movement in Plants. by Charles Darwin; Francis Darwin. Science 2 (No. 39, 26 March): 144. Text Image A72

Anon. 1882. [Review of] Darwin's Formation of Vegetable Mold Through the Action of Worms. The American Naturalist 16(6) (June) 499-500. Text Image A110

Adams, L. T. 1874. Mr. Darwin and the theory of natural selection. New Englander (Issue 129, October) 33: 741-770. Text Image A59

Agassiz, J. L. R. 1860. [Review of] On the Origin of species. American Journal of Science and Arts (Ser. 2) 30 (July): 142-154. Image A45

A. M. 1875. [Review of] Insectivorous plants. Garden, an illustrated weekly journal of gardening in all its branches 8 (24 July): 63-65. Text Image A664

B. 1836. Darwin, C.:- Extracts from Letters to Professor Henslow of Cambridge. Magazine of natural history 9 (64): 441-5. Image A594

Bain, A. 1873. Review of 'Darwin on expression:' being a postcript to The senses and the intellect. London: Longmans, Green, & Co. Text Image A251

[Bowen, F.] 1860. [Review of] On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. North American Review 90: 474-506. Text Image A15

Boyd, T. 1859. [Review of] On the Tendency of Species to Form Varieties. Zoologist 17: 6357-6359. Text Image A42

[Brewer, W. H.]. 1868. [Review of] The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication. American journal of science and arts 46 (136) (July): 140-143. Image A881

[Broderip, W. J.] 1839. [Review of] Narrative... [and] Journal of researches... Quarterly Review 65, no. 129 (December): 194-234. Text Image A515

Bronn, H. G. 1860. [Review of] Ch. Darwin: on the Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life (502 pp. 8o, London 1859). Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geognosie, Geologie und Petrefaktenkunde 112-116. Text A16

Carpenter, W. B. 1860. The Theory of Development in Nature. British and Foreign Medico-Chirurgical Review 25 (April): 367-404. Text Image A46

[Carpenter, W. B.] 1860. Darwin on the Origin of Species. National Review 10: 188-214. Text A17

C. E. B. 1881. [Review of] Darwin's The Power of Movement in Plants. American Naturalist 15(9) (September) 729. Text Image A112

[Crawford, J.] 1859. [Review of] Origin of species. Examiner pp. 772-773. Text  Image

[Church, W. R.] 1860. [Review of] On the origin of species. Guardian (London) (8 February): 134-135. Text Image A512

[Dallas, W. S.?]. 1868. [Review of] Variation of animals and plants under domestication. Westminster Review n.s. 35 (January): 207-27. Text Image A606

Daubeny, C. G. B. 1861. Remarks on the final causes of the sexuality of plants, with particular reference to Mr Darwin's work "On the origin of species by natural selection". Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 30th meeting (1861), Transactions of the sections: 109-110. Text Image A62

[Dawkins, W. B.]. 1868. [Review of] Variation of animals and plants under domestication. Edinburgh Review 128 (October): 414-50. Text Image A603

Dawson, J. W. 1860. [Review of] Darwin on the origin of species by means of natural selection. Canadian Naturalist and Geologist 5: 100-120. Image A47

DuBois H. A. 1865. The origin and antiquity of man: Darwin, Huxley and Lyell [part I]. American Quarterly Church Review, and Ecclesiastical Register 17 (2) (July): 169-197. Text Image A564.1

DuBois H. A. 1865. The origin and antiquity of man: Darwin, Huxley and Lyell, part II. American Quarterly Church Review, and Ecclesiastical Register 17 (3) (October): 337-366. Text  Image A564.2

DuBois H. A. 1866. The origin and antiquity of man: Darwin, Huxley and Lyell, part III. American Quarterly Church Review, and Ecclesiastical Register 17 (4) (January): 505-534. Text Image A564.3

DuBois H. A. 1866. Analysis of Darwin, Huxley and Lyell: being a critical examination of the views of these authors in regard to the origin and antiquity of man. Republication from the American Quarterly Church Review. Text Image A565

[Duns, J.] 1860. [Review of] On the Origin of species. North British Review 32 (May): 455-486. Text Image A48

D. T. A. 1860. Palaeontology. Dublin University Magazine 55 (June): 712-722. Text Image A510

EJC. 1860. [Review of] The Origin of Species. Canadian Journal of Industry, Science and Art (N.S.) 5 (28): 367-387. Image A877

Fawcett, H. 1860. A Popular Exposition of Mr Darwin on the Origin of Species. Macmillan's Magazine (3 December): 81-92. Text Image A23

Frost, S. T. 1867. Darwin and Domestication. Harper's new monthly magazine 36 (Issue 211): 58-63. Text Image A64

Galton, F. 1871. Pangenesis. Nature 4 (4 May): 5-6. Image A68

[Gray, A.] 1860. Review of Darwin's theory on the origin of species by means of natural selection. American Journal of Science and Arts (Ser. 2) 29 (March): 153-184. Text Image A50

[Gray, A.] 1860. [Review of] On the Origin of Species. Atlantic Monthly 6 (July-August): 109-116, 229-239. Text Image A49

Gray, A. 1860. The origin of species. Athenaeum (4 August): 161. [Extract from Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 4 (1860): 411-15]. Text Image A213

Gray, A. 1860. Discussion between two readers of Darwin's treatise on the Origin of Species, upon its natural theology. American Journal of Science and Arts 30 (89) (September): 226-239. Text Image A566

[Gray, A.] 1860. Darwin and his reviewers. Atlantic Monthly 6 (October): 406-425. Text Image A51

Gray, A. 1861. A free examination of Darwin's treatise on the Origin of Species, and of its American reviewers. Reprinted from the Atlantic monthly for July, August, and October, 1860. London: Trübner & Co., Boston: Ticknor and Fields. Image A567

[Hall]. 1860. [Review of] On the Origin of Species. New York Times 9 (2658) (28 March): 3. Text Image A562

[Hall, B.] 1839. [Review of] Narrative of the Voyages of H. M. S. Adventure and Beagle; .... London: 1839. Edinburgh Review or Critical Journal 69, no. 140 (July): 467-493. Text Image A225

Hibberd, S. 1861. The genesis of organic forms. Recreative Science 2 (January): 266-267. Text Image A513

Higgins, H. H. 1860. On Darwin's theory of the "Origin of species". Proceedings of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool 15: 42-49. Text Image A52

Hooker, J. D. 1859. [Review of] On the origin of species. Gardeners' Chronicle (31 December): 1052. part 1. Image A511

Hopkins, W. 1860. Physical Theories of the Phenomena of Life. Fraser's Magazine 61 (June): 739-752; 62 (July): 74-90. Image A53

Hussey, A. 1859. [Review of] On the Tendency of Species to Form Varieties. Zoologist 17: 6474-6475. Text Image A44

Hutton F. W. 1860. [Review of] On the origin of species. Geologist 3 (December): 464-472. Text Image A55

Hutton, F. W. 1861. Some remarks on Darwin's theory. Geologist 4: 132-136, 183-188. Text Image A54

Huxley, T. H. 1859. Time and life: Mr Darwin's "Origin of species." Macmillan's Magazine 1: 142-148. Text Image A43

[Huxley, T. H.] 1859. Darwin on the origin of species. The Times (26 December): 8-9. Text Image A166

Huxley, T. H. 1860. On species and races, and their origin. Medical Circular No. 401 (7 March): 149-150. Text Image A327

[Huxley, T. H.] 1860. [Review of] The origin of Species. Westminster Review 17 (n.s.): 541-70. Text Image A32

Huxley, T. H. 1860. On species, races and their origin. Journal Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Great Britain 3 (February): 195-200. Text Image A56

Huxley, T. H. 1864. Criticisms on "The origin of species." Natural History Review. n.s. 4: 566-80. Text Image A63

Jackson, 1842. [Review of] The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs.... Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London 12: 115-120. Text A13

[Jardine, W.] 1860. [Review of] On the origin of species. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal n.s. 11: 280-289. Text Image A57

J. D. 1868. Darwin's theory of pangenesis. Scientific Opinion (18 November): 49. Text A20

[Jenkin, F.] 1867. [Review of] The origin of species. North British Review 46 (June): 277-318. Text Image A24

Kirchner, [Oskar von]. 1881. [Review of 'Movement of plants'] Charles Darwin (mit Unterstützung von Francis Darwin), Das Bewegungsvermögen der Pflanzen. Biologisches Centralblatt 1 (6, 30 June): 161-168. PDF

Laugel, A. 1860. Nouvelle théorie d'histoire naturelle: l'origine des espèces (On the Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin; London, John Murray, 1859). Revue des deux mondes 26, no. 3 (1 April): pp. 644-671. Image A583

[Leifchild, J. R.] 1859. [Review of] On the origin of species. Athenaeum no. 1673 (19 November): 659-660. Text Image A506

Lewes, G. H. 1860. Studies in animal life. Cornhill Magazine 1: 438-447. (Reprinted from John Bull 24 December 1859). Text Image A508

Lewes, G. H. 1868. Mr. Darwin's hypotheses. Fortnightly Review n.s. 3 (April, June); 353-73, 611-28, 4 (July), (November): 61-80, 492-509. Text Image A604

[Lowell, J. A.] 1860. [Review of] Darwin's Origin of Species. Christian Examiner and Theological Review 6: 449-464. Text A22

[Maclaren, C.] 1842. [Review of] `Coral islands' The Scotsman Text Image

Mantegazza, P. 1868. Carlo Darwin e il suo ultimo libro. [Review of] Variation and Origin of Species, 4th ed.] Nuova Antologia 8 (May): 70-98. Text Image A608

Mivart, St. G. J. 1871. [Review of] The Descent of Man, and selection in relation to sex. Quarterly Review 131 (July): 47-90. Text Image A69

[Morris, J.] 1860. [Review of] On the origin of species. Dublin Review 48: 50-81. Text Image A253

Murray, A. 1860. On Mr Darwin's theory of the origin of species. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 4: 274-291. Text A14

[Owen, R.] 1860. [Review of Origin & other works.] Edinburgh Review 111: 487-532. Text Image A30

Parsons, T. 1860. [Review of] On the Origin of species. American Journal of Science and Arts (Ser. 2) 30 (July): 1-13. Text Image A60

Pictet, F. J. 1860. Sur l'origine de l'espèce par Charles Darwin. Archives des Sciences, Bibliotheque Universelle (Ser. 2) 7 (March): 233-255. Text Image A61

Pye-Smith, P.H. 1871. Review of Descent of Man. Nature 3 (6 April): 443-445; (part 2): (13 April): 463-465. Text Image A887

S. 1873. Bain's review of "Darwin on expression". Nature (6 November): 2-3. Text Image A21

Tegetmeier, W. B. 1862. Darwin on orchids. Register (August): 38-9. Text Image A81

[Thurber, G.]. 1868. Varieties and variation. American Agriculturalist 27 (May): 176-7. Text Image A601

[Wallace, A. R.] 1867. [Review of Origin 4th edn] Mimicry, and other protective resemblances among animals. Westminster and foreign quarterly review Vol. 88, No. 173, n.s. 32 No.1 (1 July): 1-43. Text A272

Wallace, A. R. 1873. [Review of] The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. By Charles Darwin, M.A., F.R.S., &c. London: Murray. 1872. Quarterly Journal of Science 3, no. 37 (January): 113-118. Text A271

WH. 1863. [Review of] The Origin of Species. Canadian Journal of Industry, Science and Art (N.S.) 8 (47): 390-404. Image A878

Whittaker, T. 1884. [Review of] Mental evolution in animals. Mind 9 (34) (April): 291-295. Image A119

[Wilberforce, S.] 1860. [Review of] On the Origin of Species, by means of Natural Selection; or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. By Charles Darwin, M. A., F.R.S. London, 1860. Quarterly Review 108: 225-264. Text Image A19

[Wollaston, T. V.] 1860. [Review of] On the Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection; or, the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.—By Charles Darwin, M.A., F.R.S., F.G.S., &c. London, 1859. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 5: 132-143. Text Image A18

 

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