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dc.title"My appointment received the sanction of the Admiralty": Why Charles Darwin really was the naturalist on HMS Beagle
dc.contributor.authorVan Wyhe, J
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-26T02:06:25Z
dc.date.available2022-07-26T02:06:25Z
dc.date.issued2013-09-01
dc.identifier.citationVan Wyhe, J (2013-09-01). "My appointment received the sanction of the Admiralty": Why Charles Darwin really was the naturalist on HMS Beagle. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C :Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 44 (3) : 316-326. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsc.2013.03.022
dc.identifier.issn13698486
dc.identifier.issn18792499
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/229167
dc.description.abstractFor decades historians of science and science writers in general have maintained that Charles Darwin was not the 'naturalist' or 'official naturalist' during the 1831-1836 surveying voyage of HMS Beagle but instead Captain Robert FitzRoy's 'companion', 'gentleman companion' or 'dining companion'. That is, Darwin was primarily the captain's social companion and only secondarily and unofficially naturalist. Instead, it is usually maintained, the ship's surgeon Robert McCormick was the official naturalist because this was the default or official practice at the time. Although these views have been repeated in countless accounts of Darwin's life, this essay aims to show that they are incorrect. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
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dc.publisherElsevier BV
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dc.subjectCharles Darwin
dc.subjectHMS Beagle
dc.subjectNaturalist
dc.subjectBiological Evolution
dc.subjectEngland
dc.subjectFamous Persons
dc.subjectHistory, 19th Century
dc.subjectNatural History
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2022-07-20T14:49:18Z
dc.contributor.departmentDEPT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
dc.description.doi10.1016/j.shpsc.2013.03.022
dc.description.sourcetitleStudies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C :Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
dc.description.volume44
dc.description.issue3
dc.description.page316-326
dc.identifier.isiut000437271300011
dc.published.statePublished
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