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To Edward Cresy   [May 1848]

Summary

May go to Paris next summer about barnacles.

Unable to appreciate second volume of Alexander von Humboldt’s Cosmos [1848].

Recommends review by Sir John Herschel [Edinburgh Rev. 87 (1848): 170–229].

Recommends book by Mary Somerville [Physical geography (1848)].

Mentions article [on species] by M. E. Chevreul [Ann. Sci. Nat. (Bot.) 3d ser. 6 (1846): 142–214].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  [May? 1848]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 305
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1171

To Edward Cresy   [5 or 12 July 1848]

Summary

Has written to William Buckland, recommending EC for position.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  5 July 1848 or 12 July 1848
Classmark:  DAR 143: 306
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1188

To Edward Cresy   [15 July 1848]

Summary

Encloses note from William Buckland [1190], stating that no appointment of surveyor is to be made. Thinks further recommendation would be unwise, but will write to Sir Henry De la Beche and [Robert?] Hutton if EC wishes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  [15 July 1848]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 307
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1191

To Edward Cresy   [20 July 1848]

Summary

Will speak to Richard Owen, Henry De la Beche, and Robert Hutton concerning appointment for EC.

Leaving for sea-side on Saturday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  [20 July 1848]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 308
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1192

To Edward Cresy   [24 June 1849]

Summary

Declines to canvass for Richard King.

Water-cure has benefited health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  [24 June 1849]
Classmark:  DAR 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1238

To Edward Cresy   26 [December 1843 – April 1846 or September 1855 – October 1860?]

Summary

Says Hooker does not want plant.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  26 Dec 1843 or 26 Jan 1844 or 26 Feb 1844 or 26 Mar 1844 or 26 Apr 1844 or 26 May 1844 or 26 June 1844 or 26 July 1844 or 26 Aug 1844 or 26 Sept 1844 or 26 Oct 1844 or 26 Nov 1844 or 26 Dec 1844 or 26 Jan 1845 or 26 Feb 1845 or 26 Mar 1845 or 26 Apr 1845 or 26 May 1845 or 26 June 1845 or 26 July 1845 or 26 Aug 1845 or 26 Sept 1845 or 26 Oct 1845 or 26 Nov 1845 or 26 Dec 1845 or 26 Jan 1846 or 26 Feb 1846 or 26 Mar 1846 or 26 Apr 1846 or 26 Sept 1855 or 26 Oct 1855 or 26 Nov 1855 or 26 Dec 1855 or 26 Jan 1856 or 26 Feb 1856 or 26 Mar 1856 or 26 Apr 1856 or 26 May 1856 or 26 June 1856 or 26 July 1856 or 26 Aug 1856 or 26 Sept 1856 or 26 Oct 1856 or 26 Nov 1856 or 26 Dec 1856 or 26 Jan 1857 or 26 Feb 1857 or 26 Mar 1857 or 26 Apr 1857 or 26 May 1857 or 26 June 1857 or 26 July 1857 or 26 Aug 1857 or 26 Sept 1857 or 26 Oct 1857 or 26 Nov 1857 or 26 Dec 1857 or 26 Jan 1858 or 26 Feb 1858 or 26 Mar 1858 or 26 Apr 1858 or 26 May 1858 or 26 June 1858 or 26 July 1858 or 26 Aug 1858 or 26 Sept 1858 or 26 Oct 1858 or 26 Nov 1858 or 26 Dec 1858 or 26 Jan 1859 or 26 Feb 1859 or 26 Mar 1859 or 26 Apr 1859 or 26 May 1859 or 26 June 1859 or 26 July 1859 or 26 Aug 1859 or 26 Sept 1859 or 26 Oct 1859 or 26 Nov 1859 or 26 Dec 1859 or 26 Jan 1860 or 26 Feb 1860 or 26 Mar 1860 or 26 Apr 1860 or 26 May 1860 or 26 June 1860 or 26 July 1860 or 26 Aug 1860 or 26 Sept 1860 or 26 Oct 1860
Classmark:  DAR 143: 311
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13787

To Edward Cresy   8 January [1862 or 8]

Summary

Obliged for the Theophrastus. Will return it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  8 Jan 1862 or 8 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 143: 321
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13788

To Edward Cresy   [before May 1848?]

Summary

Obliged for account of change in quality of wool. "Some authors will not admit that climate has any perceptible action."

Hopes his health is re-established.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  [before May 1848?]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 303
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1545

To Edward Cresy   29 April [1853]

Summary

Discusses installation of watering system. Sent question to Gardeners’ Chronicle but, through EC’s kindness, superfluously.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  29 Apr [1853]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 310
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1677

To Edward Cresy   15 May [1853]

Summary

Apologises for the trouble he has given EC. CD has given up the siphon plan and intends to make only an ordinary tank with a pump.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  15 May [1853]
Classmark:  R. M. Smythe (dealer) (March 2002)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1682

To Edward Cresy   [12 November 1860]

Summary

Thanks for information about the weight of water.

Describes experiments on Drosera.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  [12 Nov 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2620

To Edward Cresy   20 January [1860]

Summary

Thanks EC for help in finding French translator [for Origin].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  20 Jan [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2657

To Edward Cresy   25 August [1860]

Summary

Invites EC to visit. Wants to discuss education of his sons.

Daughter [Henrietta] has been very ill for 15 weeks.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  25 Aug [1860]
Classmark:  Private collection
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2899

To Edward Cresy   [19 October 1860]

Summary

Obliged for note of 16th.

Failed to enclose letter from Hofmann.

Will be glad to read A. S. Taylor’s work [On poisons in relation to medical jurisprudence and medicine, 2d ed. (1859)].

Daughter Henrietta still weak.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  [19 Oct 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2933

From August Wilhelm von Hofmann to Edward Cresy   13 October 1860

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Summary

Has not himself experimented with delicacy of tests but sends several illustrations of what other authorities have done. Reference to James Marsh’s test for arsenic and that of Ashley Paston Price for iodine.

Author:  August Wilhelm von Hofmann
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  13 Oct 1860
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2947B

To Edward Cresy   14 October [1860]

Summary

Discusses letter from A. W. v. Hofmann concerning solution of iodine in water.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  14 Oct [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 314
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2950

From A. W. von Hofmann to Edward Cresy   27 October 1860

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Summary

Is enclosing Alfred Swaine Taylor’s book On poisons (1848). Reports on his own experiment with the starch test in dissolving iodine in different measures of water.

Author:  August Wilhelm von Hofmann
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  27 Oct 1860
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2966A

From Edward Cresy   30 October 1860

Summary

Sends CD passages from A. S. Taylor’s book [On poisons in relation to medical jurisprudence and medicine, 2d ed. (1859)], citing smallest portions of poisons that are chemically detectable. "Drosera beats the chemists hollow."

Author:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Oct 1860
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 6, 58.2: 49–52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2968

To Edward Cresy   2 November [1860]

Summary

Thanks for pamphlet by A. S. Taylor.

"… we have had a terrible week with my poor girl [Henrietta] on the point of death".

Discusses experiments involving placing solutions of ammonia and other substances on leaves of plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  2 Nov [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2973

To Edward Cresy   2 November [1860]

Summary

Discusses pamphlet by A. S. Taylor

and note by A. W. v. Hofmann concerning iodine solution.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  2 Nov [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2974
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