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CD’s notes arising from conversations with J. D. Hooker   8 December 1844

Summary

[Notes on conversations with J. D. Hooker.] Geographical distribution; diffusion and distribution of species. Island and mountain floras; means of migration (high-roads, icebergs).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Dec 1844
Classmark:  DAR 100: 35–40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-798

Notes on marriage   [July 1838]

Summary

Published as an appendix to vol. 2 of the Correspondence; see https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/tags/about-darwin/family-life/darwin-marriage. Debates with himself the pros and cons of marriage. Considers plans for future.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [July 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-420

Notes on marriage   [after 7 Apr 1838]

Summary

Published as an appendix to vol. 2 of the Correspondence; see https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/tags/about-darwin/family-life/darwin-marriage. Considers his options for the future. Debates marriage and the best place to live. Feels the need for experiment and direct observation which would be difficult living in London; he "could not go on as Lyell does correcting & adding up new information to old train".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 7 Apr 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8 :1, DAR 210.8: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-409

From Emma and Charles Darwin   13 May 1865

Summary

CD and ED bequeath an annuity of £50 to J. Parslow [the Darwins’ butler].

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin; Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 May 1865
Classmark:  DAR 210.10: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4832

To ?   20 November [1871]

Summary

Asks for some pamphlets, the titles of which have been sent to him by Dr Spengel [see 8053].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  20 Nov [1871]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (9 April 1963)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8076

To [?]   [1872?]

Summary

Queries about the pitch of children’s crying.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1872?]
Classmark:  British Library (Surrogate RP 8051)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8135F

To ?    2 January [1873 or 1874]

Summary

CD appreciates the correspondent’s suggestion.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  2 Jan [1873-4]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Nachl. 141 (Slg. Adam) 33, Darwin, Charles)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8139F

To ?   8 January [1872]

Summary

Declines to join movement; has not sufficiently considered subject.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  8 Jan [1872]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.405)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8150

To ?   [13 February – 21 March 1872]

Summary

"Be so good as the send receipt to above address".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [13 Feb – 21 Mar 1872]
Classmark:  Famous Notables (dealers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8211F

To ?   23 March [1872–4]

Summary

CD has lost his reference to cross between gold and silver pheasants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  23 Mar [1872-4]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.406)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8250

To ?   21 April 1872

Summary

[An autograph.] "With Mr Darwin’s compliments."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  21 Apr 1872
Classmark:  Wellcome Library (MS.7781/9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8297

To ?   22 May 1872

Summary

Agrees to contribute £10 towards a new road in the area of Beckenham, although he doubts whether the road will be of much use to him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  22 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 221.5: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8347

To ?   27 May 1872

Summary

Invites correspondent to dinner and overnight the next Friday, and gives directions at length from London to Down. "I have heard from Mr Litchfield that you are in London … will you give us the pleasure of seeing you here".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  27 May 1872
Classmark:  R. F. Batchelder (Cat. 22)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8355

To ? [a bookseller?]   13 June [1872–4]

Summary

Asks recipient to send parcels to his brother, Erasmus Alvey Darwin, at 6 Queen Anne Street, London, and not by post.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  13 June [1872-4]
Classmark:  Brandes Autographs (dealers) (January 2018)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8379F

To ?   12 July [1872–4]

Summary

Has not strength or time to hunt for Herminium monorchis; has failed to make orchid seeds germinate.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  12 July [1872-4]
Classmark:  National Library of Russia (Collection of P. Waxell (F. 965): no 637)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8406F

To ?   30 July [1872–4]

Summary

Thanks recipient for information about eye colour of his shepherd dogs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  30 July [1872-4]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8438

To Nature   3 August [1872]

Summary

Replies to C. R. Bree’s letter of 27 July [Nature 6 (1872): 260] contending that CD was wrong about early pedigree of man.

Defends the statement of CD’s view in Wallace’s review [Nature 6 (1872): 237–9] of Bree’s book [Exposition of fallacies … of Darwin (1872)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  3 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  Nature, 8 August 1872, p. 279
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8448

To ?   9 August [1872–4]

Summary

Will see that the error is corrected in the next reprint.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  9 Aug [1872-4]
Classmark:  Courtesy of the Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department, Brandeis University (Autograph Collection (Bremer–Drew), box 3, folder 309)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8460F

From ?   September 1872

Summary

On cats’ habit of leaving the room or house in which a corpse is lying.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  Sept 1872
Classmark:  DAR 159: 141
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8503

To ?   5 December 1872

Summary

Obliged for the note of reference, but does not know what to think of the statement about the watering mouth.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  5 Dec 1872
Classmark:  Joseph R. Sakmyster, ADS Autographs (dealer) (no date)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8660F
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