Thomas Malthus (1766–1834)

28-Sep-1838: Darwin brainstorms Malthus

On 28 September 1838, Charles Darwin made some notes inspired by the writings of Rev. Thomas Malthus, and a famous simile was born.

Charles and Emma Darwin (1840).
(Composite image from two contemporaneous portraits by George Richmond.)

29-Jan-1839: Charles Darwin marries Emma Wedgwood

On 29th January 1839, after a short courtship and engagement, Charles Darwin married his cousin Emma Wedgwood at St Peter's Church, Maer, Staffordshire.