Darwin's negro bird-stuffer

  title={Darwin's negro bird-stuffer},
  author={Richard B. Freeman},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={83 - 86}
  • R. Freeman
  • Published 1 August 1978
  • Sociology
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
Charles Darwin wrote in his Autobiography (1, 2) that when he was a medical student at Edinburgh (1825 Oct.—1827 Apr.) ‘a negro lived in Edinburgh, who had travelled with Waterton, and gained his livelihood by stuffing birds, which he did excellently: he gave me lessons for payment, and I often used to sit with him, for he was a very pleasant and intelligent man’. Darwin does not name him and he is not mentioned in Darwinian literature except in Ashworth’s account of the Edinburgh years (3) and… Expand
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Darwin's fishes : an encyclopedia of ichthyology, ecology, and evolution
List of figures Foreword J. S. Nelson Preface and acknowledgements Conventions used in the text Darwin and ichthyology Darwin's fishes: a dry run Entries (A to ZZZ) Appendix I. Fish in spirits ofExpand
Darwin's Fishes: Entries (A to ZZZ)
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African Naturalists, Collectors and Taxidermists
  • Tanja Hammel
  • History
  • Shaping Natural History and Settler Society
  • 2019
This chapter deals with Africans’ scientific work, exploring their roles in the collection and compilation of knowledge on flora and fauna. It demonstrates that European experts in the second half ofExpand
One Hundred Fourth Critical Bibliography of the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (to January 1979)
  • J. Neu
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • Isis
  • 1979
The present Critical Bibliography,* which includes 2735 citations, is the twenty-fifth to be classified according to the system established in 1953 and is both chronological and by subject, preference is given to the former. Expand