In which I write a letter to an Observer journalist, asking for the original source of a Darwin quote.
On 7th August 1838, Charles Darwin described his first ever railway journey. He was not overly impressed.
How Charles Darwin invested in the railways.
Darwin quizzes his cousin on nests.
Not impressed with Emma's choice of wallpaper.
On 1st March 1853, Charles Darwin wrote to his son William about, erm… playing ice-hockey!
Darwin admires a young lady.
On 3rd May 1859, the first reviewer of ‘On the Origin of Species’, Whitwell Elwin, politely suggested Darwin might do better writing a book about pigeons.
Last week, I finished reading volume 7 of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin, which deals with the years 1858–1859.
Darwin writes to Philip Gidley King.
On 17th September 1842, Charles Darwin moved into Down House. It was to remain his home for the rest of his life.
In which I repeat some observations made by Darwin 166 years earlier.