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46 These emotive responses to the natural world did not shape Darwin’s scientific research in a straightforward way. Rather, they reveal the general, holistic tenor of Darwin’s reflections in this period, and so throw light on why it is we cannot draw sharp distinctions between ‘geography’, ‘geology’, ‘zoology’ and ‘botany’ in characterising Darwin’s work at this time. Attention to the Humboldtian, integrative dimensions of Darwin’s thought likewise makes sense of Cambridge Collections Online © Cambridge University Press, 2009 38 phillip r.
Viii ‘my head is quite confused with so much delight’53 Following short stops at New Zealand, Australia, the Keeling (now Cocos) Islands, Mauritius, the Cape of Good Hope (where Darwin conversed with Herschel himself), the central Atlantic Islands, Bahia (again), Brazil and the Azores, the Beagle reached Falmouth on Cambridge Collections Online © Cambridge University Press, 2009 40 phillip r. sloan 2 October 1836. The England he found on disembarking had changed much in his five years of absence.
Together, Charles and Erasmus created their own makeshift chemistry laboratory at Shrewsbury, in which they carried out an array of chemical experiments during school holidays, replicating those enacted in Cumming’s lectures. Nearly all of the very earliest surviving letters to Charles are instructions sent from Cambridge by Erasmus, detailing glassware and chemicals to be purchased in preparation for their joint chemical enquiries. ii studies in edinburgh Following his own graduation from Shrewsbury School, in autumn 1825, at the age of sixteen, Charles travelled with Erasmus to Edinburgh to begin the study of medicine at Edinburgh University medical school.