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Record 16523

Reading Experience:

'After looking at my 11 books of Euclid, & first part of Algebra (including binomial theorem?) I may then begin Trigonometry after which must I begin Spherical? are there any important parts in the 2d & 3d parts of Woods Algebra.? '
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 30 Oct 1831
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Charles Darwin
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 12 Feb 1809
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Scientist and Writer
Religion: Atheist
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Euclid
Title: unknown
Genre: Mathematics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16523  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Darwin Correspondence Project:,

Citation: Darwin Correspondence Project:,, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:



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