Charles Darwin’s approach to book-writing went through four key stages…
Writing tagged: ‘francis darwin’
Charles Darwin’s note-making system
An exploration of how Darwin kept track of his various notes, enabling him to produce a huge body of work.
26-Apr-1882: Charles Darwin buried in Westminster Abbey
On 26th April 1882, Charles Darwin was buried in Westminster Abbey. How this honour came about is described by his son Francis Darwin in The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin…
Thomas Wedgwood: the Uncle of Photography
As historians of science are forever reminding us (although nobody listens to those killjoys), we enter dangerous territory when we start to discuss the ‘first’ person to do X, the ‘lone genius’ who invented Y, or the ‘Father of’ Great Idea Z.
Book review: ‘Darwin & His Children’ by Tim M. Berra
His other legacy.
Charles Darwin: book-vandal
On Charles Darwin's horrific mistreatment of books.
Darwin struggles with German
Sir Francis Darwin's reminiscences about his father include an amusing passage describing Charles Darwin's approach to reading German.
Darwin's favourite tune
Reminiscing about his father, Charles Darwin's son Francis wrote: In the evening, that is, after he had read as much as his strength would allow, and before the reading aloud began, he would often lie on the sofa and listen to my mother playing the piano. He had not a good ear, yet in spite… Continue reading Darwin's favourite tune