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1908. The Darwin-Wallace celebration held on Thursday, 1st July, 1908 by the Linnean society of London. Text A281

1909. Darwin Centenary Number. Christ's College Magazine. XXIII, Easter Term. Text Image A36 Darwin's room at Christ's 1909

1909. Order of the proceedings at the Darwin celebrations held at Cambridge June 22-June 24, 1909. With a sketch of Darwin's life. Text Image F1481

1960. Handlist of Darwin papers at the University Library Cambridge. Text A94

Abbott, L. F. 1927. Charles Darwin, the saint. In Ibid. Twelve great modernists. New York: Doubleday. Text Image PDF A876

Anon. 1882. [Obituary] Charles Darwin. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (series 5) 9 (no. 53, May): 402-404. Text A886

Anon. 1882. Review of The Life of Charles Darwin by G.W. Bacon. Journal of Science, and Annals of Astronomy, Biology, Geology, Industrial Arts, Manufactures, and Technology, (3rd series) 4: 549-550. Image A305

Anon. 1887. Charles Darwin at Christ's. Christ's College Magazine October Term, pp. 17-27. Image A552

Anon. 1894. Proposed memorial to the late Charles Darwin. Public meeting in Shrewsbury. Shrewsbury Chronicle (2 February). [offprint] Image A537

Anon. 1911. Darwin's lodgings. Christ's College Magazine Easter Term, pp. 248-50. Image A553

Anon. [n.d.] Charles Darwin in Shrewsbury. Shrewsbury: Information Centre for Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council. Image A590

Allen, G. 1885. Charles Darwin. Image A254

Armstrong, P. 1985. Charles Darwin in Western Australia: A young scientist's perception of an environment. Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press. Text A587

Armstrong, P. 1991. Under the blue vault of heaven: A study of Charles Darwin's sojourn in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Nedlands: Indian Ocean Centre for Peace Studies. Text A588

Armstrong, P. 1992. Charles Darwin's last island: Terceira, Azores, 1836. Geowest no. 27. Text A591

Armstrong, P. 1992. Darwin's desolate islands: A naturalist in the Falklands, 1833 and 1834. Chippenham: Picton Publishing, 1992. Text A589

Ashworth, J. H. 1935. Charles Darwin as a student in Edinburgh, 1825-1827. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 55: 97-113, pls. 1-2. Text Image A349

Atkins, H. 1976. Down: the home of the Darwins; the story of a house and the people who lived there. London: Royal College of Surgeons [Phillimore]. Text A668

Banks, M. R. 1971. A Darwin manuscript on Hobart Town. Papers and proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 105: 5-19. Text Image PDF F1829

Banks, M. R. and D. Leaman eds. 1999. Charles Darwin's Field Notes on the geology of Hobart Town — A modern appraisal. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 133(1): 29-50. Text Image F1821

Barlow, N. 1932. Robert FitzRoy and Charles Darwin. Cornhill Magazine (April): 493-510. Text Image A536

Barlow, N. ed. 1933. Charles Darwin's diary of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle. Text Image PDF F1566 [Editorial matter only].

Barlow, N. 1935. Charles Darwin and the Galapagos Islands. Nature 136 (7 September): 391. Text F2112

Barlow, N. ed. 1945. Charles Darwin and the voyage of the Beagle. Text Image PDF F1571 Click to see illustrations

Barlow, N. ed. 1958. The autobiography of Charles Darwin 1809-1882. With the original omissions restored. Edited and with appendix and notes by his grand-daughter Nora Barlow. Text Image PDF F1497 Click to see illustrations

Ornithological notesBarlow, N. ed. 1963. Darwin's ornithological notes. Bulletin BMNH (Hist.) 2, No. 7, pp. 201-278. With introduction, notes & appendix by the editor. Text Image PDF F1577

Barlow, N. ed. 1967. Darwin and Henslow. The growth of an idea. Text Image PDF F1598 Click to see illustrations

Barrett, P. H. ed. 1960. A transcription of Darwin's first notebook [B] on 'Transmutation of species'. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard 122: [245]-296, for 1959-1960 (April). Text Image F1575 [Since superceded by F1817]

Barrett, Paul H. 1974. The Sedgwick-Darwin geologic tour of North Wales. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 118, No. 2. (19 April): 146-164. Text Image PDF F1964

Barrett, P. H. 1974. Early writings of Charles Darwin. In Gruber, H. E., Darwin on man.London: Wildwood.
[Notebooks M, N, Old and useless notes, Essay on theology and natural selection, Questions for Mr. Wynne, Extracts from B-C-D-E transmutation notebooks, A Biographical Sketch of Charles Darwin's Father, Plinian Society Minutes Book]
Text F1582 [Since superceded by F1817]

Barrett, P. H. ed. 1977. On the Ova of Flustra, or, Early Notebook, Containing Observations Made by C.D. When He Was at Edinburgh, March 1827. In Collected papers of Charles Darwin. 2 vols. Chicago: University Press, 2: 285-91. Text F1583a

Besancenet, A. de. 1892. Charles Darwin (1809-1882). Les Contemporains (Paris) No. 11 (25 December): 1-16. Text Image A352

Bettany, G. T. 1887. Life of Charles Darwin. London: Walter Scott. Text Image A75

Blackman, F. F. 1932. Obituary notice of Francis Darwin. (With portrait). 1848-1925. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 110: i-xxi. Text Image A346

Bölsche, W. 1908. Darwin als Reisender. Kosmos 5 (12): 377-381. Image A880

Bradford, G. 1926. Darwin. Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin. Text Image PDF A875

Burke, H. F. 1888. Pedigree of the family of Darwin. Image PDF A163

Carpenter, W. B. 1882. Charles Darwin: his life and work. Modern Review 3: 500-24. Text Image A7

Chancellor, G., A. diMauro, R. Ingle, G. King. 1988. Charles Darwin's Beagle Collections in the Oxford University Museum. Archives of Natural History 15 (2): 197-231. Text Image F1838

Chancellor, G. 1990. Charles Darwin's St Helena Model Notebook. Bulletin BMNH (Hist.) 18, No. 2: 203-228. Text Image PDF F1839

Chancellor, J. 2007. FitzRoy's Beagle. [Previously unpublished manuscript c. 1980]. Introduction Text

Cunningham, J. T. 1886. Charles Darwin, naturalist. The Round Table series. Text Image A76

Darwin, F. ed. 1887. The life and letters of Charles Darwin, including an autobiographical chapter. Click to see illustrations
Vol. 1 Text Image PDF F1452.1
Vol. 2 Text Image PDF F1452.2
Vol. 3 Text Image PDF F1452.3

Darwin, F. 1899. The botanical work of Darwin. Annals of Botany 13: ix-xix. Text A261

Darwin, F. & Seward, A. C. eds. 1903. More letters of Charles Darwin. Click to see illustrations
Vol. 1. Text Image PDF F1548.1
Vol. 2. Text Image PDF F1548.2

Darwin, F. ed. 1909. The foundations of The origin of species. Two essays written in 1842 and 1844. Text Image PDF F1556 Click to see illustrations

de Beer, G. ed. 1959. Darwin's journal. Bulletin BMNH (Hist.) 2, No. 1: 1-21. Image PDF F1573 [Since superceded by: [Darwin's personal 'Journal' (1809-1881)]. Introduction Text CUL-DAR158.1-76]

de Beer, G. ed. 1960. Darwin's notebooks on transmutation of species. Part I. First notebook [B] (July 1837-February 1838). Bulletin BMNH (Hist.) 2, No. 2 (January): 23-73. Text Image PDF F1574a [Since superceded by F1817]

de Beer, G. ed. 1960. Darwin's notebooks on transmutation of species. Part II. Second notebook [C] (February to July 1838). Bulletin BMNH (Hist.) 2, No. 3 (May): 75-118. Text Image PDF F1574b [Since superceded by F1817]

de Beer, G. ed. 1960. Darwin's notebooks on transmutation of species. Part III. Third notebook [D] (July 15 to October 2nd 1838). Bulletin BMNH (Hist.) 2, No. 4 (July):119-150. Text Image PDF F1574c [Since superceded by F1817]

de Beer, G. ed. 1960. Darwin's notebooks on transmutation of species. Part IV, Fourth notebook [E] (October 1838-10 July 1839). Bulletin BMNH (Hist.) 2, No. 5 (September): 151-183. Text Image PDF F1574d [Since superceded by F1817]

de Beer, G., Rowlands, M. J. eds. 1961. Darwin's notebooks on transmutation of species. Addenda and corrigenda. Bulletin BMNH (Hist.) 2, No. 6 (October): 185-200. Text Image PDF F1574e [Since superceded by F1817]

de Beer, G., Rowlands, M. J. and Skramovsky, B. M. eds. 1967. Darwin's notebooks on transmutation of species. Part VI. Pages excised by Darwin. Bulletin BMNH (Hist.) 3, No. 5 (21 March): 129-176. Text Image PDF F1574f [Since superceded by F1817]

de Beer, G. 1968. The Darwin letters at Shrewsbury School. Notes and Records of the Royal Society 23 (1) (June): 68-85. Text Image A538

de Beer, G. 1968. 1968. Questions About the Breeding of Animals. with introduction by Sir Gavin de Beer. London: Society for the Bibliography of Natural History (Sherborn Fund Facsimile no. 3). Facsimile edition. Text F263

de Varigny, H. 1889. Charles Darwin. Paris: Librairie Hachette. Text Image A330

Fenton, C. L. [1924]. Darwin and the theory of evolution. Text Image A260

Foote, G. W. 1889. Darwin on God. Text Image PDF A551

Freeman, R. B. ed. 1968. Charles Darwin on the routes of male humble bees. Bulletin BMNH (Hist.) 3: 177-189. Text Image PDF F1581

Freeman, R. B. and P. J. Gautrey. 1969. Darwin's Questions about the Breeding of Animals, with a Note on Queries about Expression. Journal of the society for the bibliography of natural history 5 (3): 220-225. Text Image F1923

Freeman, R. B. and P. J. Gautrey. 1975. Charles Darwin's Queries about Expression. Journal of the society for the bibliography of natural history 7 (3): 259-263. Text Image F1924

CompanionFreeman, R. B. 1977. The Works of Charles Darwin: An Annotated Bibliographical Handlist. 2d ed. Text Image A1 [Superceded by the Freeman bibliographical database here.]

Freeman, R. B. 1978. Charles Darwin: A companion. Text Image A27 [Superceded by the 2d edition here]

Freeman, R. B. 1984. Darwin Pedigrees. London, printed for the author. Text Image PDF A303

Freeman, R. B. 2007. Charles Darwin: A companion. 2d online edition compiled by Sue Asscher. Text A27b [a work-in-progress]

Geikie, A. 1888. The life and letters of Charles Darwin. Littell's Living Age 176, 2271 (7 January): 3-10. Text Image A873

Geikie, A. 1909. Charles Darwin as geologist: The Rede Lecture given at the Darwin Centennial Commemoration on 24 June 1909. Cambridge: University Press. Image A211

Ghiselin, M. T. 2009. Darwin: A reader's guide. Occasional Papers of the California Academy of Sciences (155 [12 February]), 185 pp, 3 figs. Text PDF A622

Glick, T. F. 1982. Darwin en España. Barcelona: Col. Libros de Bolsillo 574, Ediciones Peninsula. Text Image PDF A338

Gray, A. 1888. Darwiniana: Essays and reviews pertaining to Darwinism. New York: D. Appleton. Text Image PDF A336

Hamilton, T.H. 1967. [Recollection of Darwin on the speed of natural selection.] The Darwin-Wallace concept of evolution by natural selection. In: Process and pattern in evolution, pp. 1-6. Text

Harker, A. 1907. Notes on the rocks of the "Beagle" Collection. Geological Magazine 5th ser. 4: 100-106. Text Image A104

Harmer, S. F and W. G. Ridewood eds. 1910. Memorials of Charles Darwin: a collection of manuscripts portraits medals books and natural history specimens to commemorate the centenary of his birth and the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of "The origin of species" 2d edition. British Museum (Natural History). Special guide No. 4. Text Image PDF A313

H. A. S. [1888]. Darwin and his works: a biological & metaphysical study. London: John Bale and Sons. Text Image PDF A315

RN notebookHerbert, S. ed. 1980. The red notebook of Charles Darwin. Bulletin BMNH (Hist.) 7 (24 April): 1-164. Text Image PDF F1583e Click to see illustrations

Herbert, S. 1991. Charles Darwin as a prospective geological author. British Journal for the History of Science 24: 159-192. Text Image PDF A342

Herbert, S. 1995. From Charles Darwin's portfolio: An early essay on South American geology and species. Earth Sciences History 14, no. 1, pp. 23-36. Text Image PDF F1956

Herbert, S. 1999. An 1830s View from Outside Switzerland: Charles Darwin on the "Beryl Blue" Glaciers of Tierra del Fuego. Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae 92: 339-346. Text Image A345

Herbert, S., Gibson, S. A., Norman, D. B., Geist, D., Estes, G., Grant, T. and Miles, A. J. 2009. Into the field again: re-examining Charles Darwin's 1835 geological work on Isla Santiago (James Island) in the Galápagos archipelago. Earth Sciences History 28, No. 1, pp. 1-31. Text Image PDF A578

Hird, D. 1903. An easy outline of evolution. Text Image A39

Hodge, J. 2009. Darwin, the Galapagos and his changing thoughts about species origins: 1835-1837. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences Ser. 4, vol. 61, Supplement II, No. 7, pp. 89-106. Text PDF A623

Hodge, J. 2012. Darwin's book: On the Origin of Species. Science & Education 21: 10.1007/s11191-012-9544-7 PDF A884

Holder, C. F. 1892. Charles Darwin: his life and work. New York: G. P. Putnam's sons. Text Image A268

Horblit, H. D. 1964. One hundred books famous in science: based on an exhibition held at the Grolier Club. New York: Grolier Club. Text A616

Hovey, E. O. ed. 1909. Darwin memorial celebration. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 19, No. 1, Part 1 (31 July): 1-40. Text A288

Howarth, O. J. R. and E. K. Howarth. [1933.] A history of Darwin's parish: Downe, Kent. With a foreword by Sir Arthur Keith. Southampton: Russell & Co. Text Image A540

Huxley, L. 1921. Charles Darwin. London: Watts. Text Image PDF A874

Keynes, Milo. 1998. The Portland Vase: Sir William Hamilton, Josiah Wedgwood and the Darwins. Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London 52, No. 2 (July): 237-259. Text Image A347

Keynes, R. D. ed. 2000. Charles Darwin's zoology notes & specimen lists from H.M.S. Beagle. Text Image PDF F1840

Darwin's Beagle diaryKeynes, R. D. ed. 2001. Charles Darwin's Beagle Diary. Text Image PDF F1925 Click to see illustrations

Johannesen, W. 1916. Darwin. In Salmonsens store illustrerede Konversationsleksikon - En nordisk Encyklopaedi, pp. 827-829. Image A165

Judd, J. W. 1910. The coming of evolution: The story of a great revolution in science. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Text Image A34

Judd, J. W. 1911. Charles Darwin's earliest doubts concerning the immutability of species. Nature 88, No. 1292 (2 November): 8-12. Text A579

Lankester, E. R. 1896. [Recollections of Darwin]. In 'Charles Robert Darwin'. In C. D. Warner ed. Library of the world's best literature ancient and modern. New York: R. S. Peale & J. A. Hill, vol. 2, pp. 4835-4393. Text F2113

Martínez, S. and G. Veroslavsky. 2000. Darwin, la geología y el Uruguay. In Carlos A. Altuna y Martín Ubilla eds. El prisma de la evolución A 140 años de El origen de las especies. Montevideo, Uruguay: DI.R.A.C., pp. 81-98. Text PDF A574

Miall, L. C. 1883. The life and work of Charles Darwin: a lecture delivered to the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, on February 6th, 1883. Leeds: Richard Jackson. Text Image PDF A314

Murray, J. 1909. Darwin and his publisher John Murray. Science progress in the twentieth century 3: 537-542. Text A593

Olby, R. C. ed. 1963. Charles Darwin's manuscript of pangenesis. British Journal of the History of Science 1: 251-263. Text Image F1578

Parkyn, E. A. 1894. Darwin his work and influence a lecture delivered in the hall of Christ's College Cambridge. London: Methuen. Text Image PDF A316

Pasquarè, G., Chiesura, G., Battaglia, T.A., Guaraldi Vinassa de Regny, I. and Pezzotta, F. 2009. Charles Darwin geologist at Santiago (Cape Verde Islands): a field reappraisal. Acta Vulcanologica 20-21: 223-231. Text A715

Pearson, K. 1914. Darwin Portraits & Ancestry. In The Life, Letters and Labours of Francis Galton. Image A256 (Reproduced from http://galton.org/)

Pearson, K. 1923. Charles Darwin, 1809-1882: an appreciation - being a lecture delivered to the teachers of the London County Council, March 21, 1923. Image A78

Peile, J. ed. 1913. Biographical register of Christ's College 1505-1905. [Darwin entries only] Text A239

Pearson, P. N. 1996. Charles Darwin on the origin and diversity of igneous rocks. Earth Sciences History 15, no. 1, pp. 49-67. Text Image A860

Porter, D. M. 1980. Charles Darwin's plant collections from the voyage of the Beagle. Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History 9: 515-525. Text PDF A879

Porter, D. M. 1987. Darwin's notes on Beagle plants. Bulletin BMNH (Hist.) 14, No. 2: 145-233. Text Image F1827

Porter, D. M. 1999. Charles Darwin's Chilean plant collections. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 72: 181-200. Text F2214

Poulton, E. B. 1896. Charles Darwin and the theory of natural selection. London: Cassell & Co. Text Image A334

Poulton, E. B. 1909. Charles Darwin and the Origin of species: addresses, etc., in America and England in the year of the two anniversaries. London: Longmans, Green, and Co. Text Image A331

[Poulton, E. B.]. 1910. Darwin, Charles Robert. The Encyclopaedia Britannica. 11th ed. Cambridge: University Press, vol. 7, pp. 840-843. Text A596

Preyer, W. T. 1891. Briefe von Darwin: mit Erinnerungen und Erlaeuterungen. Deutsche Rundschau 9 (June): 356-390. Text Image F6

Revista: Darwin in Argentina. Revista de la Asociación Geológica Argentina 64, No. 1 (February 2009): 1-180. Text PDF A194

Richardson, R. 1888. Darwin's geological work. Transactions of the Edinburgh Geological Society 1-16. Text Image A105

[Robinson, W.] 1876. Charles Darwin. Garden, an illustrated weekly journal of gardening in all its branches 8 (Supplement, 1 January): xi-xii, plate [frontispiece portrait]. Text Image A662

Rookmaaker, Kees. 2009. Darwin's itinerary on the voyage of the Beagle. Text A575

Rosen, B. 1982. Darwin, coral reefs, and global geology. BioScience 32 (6): 519-525. Text Images PDF A320

Rudwick, M. J. S. 1974. Darwin's Agenda for Lochaber. In Rudwick, M., Darwin and Glen Roy: a 'great failure' in scientific method? Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science 5: 97-185. (CUL-DAR50) Text F1909

Rutherford, H. W. 1908. Catalogue of the library of Charles Darwin now in the Botany School, Cambridge. Compiled by H. W. Rutherford, of the University Library; with an Introduction by Francis Darwin. Text Image PDF A4

Schroeter, J. Fr. 1895. Darwin. In Blangstrup, Chr. ed., Salmonsens store illustrerede Konversationsleksikon - En nordisk Encyklopaedi. IV (Candian River - Dase): 1142-1144. Image A164

Seward, A. C. ed. 1909. Darwin and modern science. Essays in commemoration of the centenary of the birth of Charles Darwin and of the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of The origin of species. Text Image A162 Click to see illustrations

Shipley, A. E. [1909]. Charles Darwin. [Cambridge, Privately Printed]. Text Image A35

[Shipley, A. E. and J. C. Simpson eds.] 1909. Darwin centenary: the portraits, prints and writings of Charles Robert Darwin, exhibited at Christ's College, Cambridge 1909. [Cambridge: University Press]. Text Image A490

Shipley, A. E. [1924.] Charles Darwin (1809-1882). In Cambridge Cameos. London: Jonathan Cape, pp. 118-147. Image A555

Smith, K. G. V. 1987. Darwin's insects: Charles Darwin's entomological notes, with an introduction and comments by Kenneth G. V. Smith. Bulletin BMNH (Hist.) 14, No. 1: 1-143. Text Image F1830

Smith, K. G. V. 1996. Supplementary notes on Darwin's insects. Archives of natural history 23 (2): 279-286. Text PDF A783

Spengel, J. W. 1872. Die Darwinsche Theorie: Verzeichniss der über dieselbe in Deutschland, England, Amerika, Frankreich, Italien, Holland, Belgien und den Skandinavischen Reichen erschienenen Schriften und Aufsätze. 2d enlarged ed. Berlin. Text Image A582

Natural SelectionStauffer, R. C. ed. 1975. Charles Darwin's Natural Selection; being the second part of his big species book written from 1836 to 1858. Cambridge: University Press. Text Image PDF F1583 Click to see illustrations

Steinheimer, F. D. 2004. Charles Darwin's bird collection and ornithological knowledge during the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, 1831-1836. Journal of Ornithology 145(4): 300-320, (appendix [pp. 1-40]). Text Image PDF A161

Stoddart, D. R. ed. 1962. Coral islands. Atoll Research Bulletin No. 88: 1-20. Text Image PDF F1576

Sulloway, F. J. 1982. The Beagle collections of Darwin's finches (Geospizinae). Bulletin BMNH (Zool.) 43, No. 2: 49-94. Text Image PDF A86

[Titheridge, P.]. 1981. The Charles Darwin memorial at Down House, Downe, Kent. [St. Ives, Cornwall: B. Tempest & Co.] Text A691

Vavilov, N. I. 1913-14. [Darwin's Library]. In Origin and geography of cultivated plants, trans. Doris Love. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 255, 422. Text A657

Venn, J. A. ed. 1944. Alumni Cantabrigienses... [Darwin & Wedgwood family entries]. Text Image A291

Ward, H. 1927. Charles Darwin: The man and his warfare. London: John Murray. Text Image A179

Weismann, A. 1909. Charles Darwin und sein Lebenswerk: Festrede gehalten zu Freiburg i. Br. am 12. Februar 1909. Jena: Gustav Fischer. Text Image PDF A318

Winstanley, D. A. ed. 1932. Henry Gunning: Reminiscences of Cambridge. Cambridge: University Press, pp. 32-41. Text Image A337

Woodall, E. 1884. Charles Darwin. a paper contributed to the Transactions of the Shropshire Archæological Society. London: Trubner. Text Image PDF A317

Wyhe, John van. 2002. The authority of human nature: the Schädellehre of Franz Joseph Gall. British Journal for the History of Science (March): 17-42. Text A889

Wyhe, John van. 2004. Alfred Russel Wallace: in a court of his own. Evolution 58, No. 12 (December): 2840-2841. Text A888

Wyhe, John van. 2007. Mind the gap: Did Darwin avoid publishing his theory for many years? Notes and Records of the Royal Society 61: 177-205. Text Image PDF A544

Wyhe, John van. 2007. A Darwin manuscript at Christ's College, Christ's College Magazine no. 232, pp. 66-8. Text A577

Wyhe, John van. 2009. Darwin vs God. BBC History Magazine 10, No. 1 (January): 26-31. Text PDF A669

Wyhe, John van. 2010. 'Almighty God! what a wonderful discovery!': Did Charles Darwin really believe life came from space? Endeavour 34, no. 3, (September): 95-103. Text A690

 

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