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LIFE

OF

CHARLES DARWIN

BY

G. T. BETTANY

LONDON
WALTER SCOTT
24 WARWICK LANE, PATERNOSTER ROW

1887

51317.206 ✓

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

LIBRARY NOV 9 1960

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER II.

Darwin a member of the Plinian Society, of Edinburgh ; makes

natural history excursions ; his first scientific paper read
March, 27, 1827; friendship with Dr. Grant ; Jameson's.
lectures on zoology ; Darwin enters Christ's College, Camo
bridge, in 1828; his friendship with Prof. Henslow ; his
account of Henslow ; Darwin at this time specially an
entomologist ; his excursions with Henslow ; takes B.A.
degree in 1831, M.A. in 1837 ; voyage of Beagle proposed,
and Darwin appointed as naturalist; the Beagle sails on Dec.
27, 1831 ; Darwin's letters to Henslow published 1835 ;
1832, Darwin at Teneriffe, Cape de Verde Islands, St.
Paul's Rocks, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro (April); excursions
into interior and amusing adventures ; his experiences and
horror of slavery ; at Monte Video, July ; Maldonado,,

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CHAPTER IV.

Confusion in description of species ; labours of Professors Owen

and Huxley ; Darwin's ideas on the origin of species germi-
nated during the voyage of the Beagle ; he collected facts,
1837-42 ; drew up a sketch, 1842; enlarged it in 1844 ;
previous speculations on the subject ; views of Erasmus
Darwin, Geoffroy St. Hilaire, and Lamarck ; Darwin's
opinion of Lamarck; influence of Lyell ; influence of

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