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To Caroline Darwin   [31?] October [1831]

Summary

Questions about his college bills.

Describes the living conditions he will have on the Beagle.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Darwin
Date:  [31?] Oct [1831]
Classmark:  Copy
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-145

To Caroline Darwin   12 November [1831]

Summary

The outfitting of the Beagle progresses.

CD has been dining out more than he wishes. He has met W. S. Harris of "Electricity" fame.

His fears and hopes about seasickness.

A new continent has been discovered "somewhere far South". "Perhaps we may be sent in search."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Darwin
Date:  12 Nov [1831]
Classmark:  Copy
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-146

From Caroline Darwin   (with postscript by Marianne Parker) 12[–29] March [1832]

Summary

Describes the gathering at Maer and the events culminating in Charlotte Wedgwood’s marriage to Charles Langton.

Author:  Caroline Sarah Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 & 29 Mar [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 204.6.1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-163

To Caroline Darwin    2–6 April 1832

Summary

CD’s enjoyment of the beauty of the tropics is worth all the misery of seasickness. His mail gave him great pleasure. For two weeks he will visit a large estate in the country, and on return live at Botofogo for some weeks, collecting and learning to know the tropics.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Darwin
Date:  [2] & 5 & 6 Apr [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-164

To Caroline Darwin    25–6 April [1832]

Summary

His trip to the interior was full of interest, but exhausting physically. Expects to stay at least a fortnight at Botofogo, because the Beagle returns to Bahia to correct a difference in the longitude measurements. Writes of his companions, of FitzRoy, and of his journal – which he has sent home.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Darwin
Date:  25–6 Apr [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 223: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-166

From Caroline Darwin   12–28 June [1832]

Summary

Brings CD up to date on family and many friends. Describes the wedding of Fanny Owen and R. M. Biddulph. Sedgwick called on return from Wales. W. D. Fox has been very ill.

Author:  Caroline Sarah Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12–28 June [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 204.6.1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-173

DCP-LETT-174

Summary

Cancelled. Third party letter. Referred to in Correspondence 1: 253–5, but full text not published. Forwards letters, adding that Capt. FitzRoy expresses "unqualified satisfaction in Mr. Darwin’s society" and says "D is equally liked and respected by every person in the ship".

Author:  Francis Beaufort
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Darwin
Date:  
Classmark:  DAR 223: 12a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-174

From Caroline Darwin   12[–18] September 1832

Summary

News of the Darwin, Wedgwood, and Owen families, including a report on Frances Wedgwood’s death.

Author:  Caroline Sarah Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12[-18] Sept 1832
Classmark:  DAR 204.6.1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-185

To Caroline Darwin   24 October – 24 November [1832]

Summary

During the past two months CD has been lucky with fossil bones, and he is also finding new specimens of living animals.

He describes an ostrich hunt.

Has received several letters from home.

He enjoys Buenos Aires and admires the señoritas. Tierra del Fuego is next.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Darwin
Date:  24 Oct & 24 Nov [1832]
Classmark:  AL incomplete
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-188

From Caroline Darwin   13 January 1833

Summary

Family news. Uncle Jos [Josiah Wedgwood II] has been returned to Parliament with a fine majority.

Author:  Caroline Sarah Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Jan 1833
Classmark:  DAR 204.6.1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-195

To Caroline Darwin   6 January 1826

Summary

CD comments on lectures and lecturers at Edinburgh.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Darwin
Date:  6 Jan 1826
Classmark:  Copy
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-20

From Caroline Darwin   7 March [1833]

Summary

Sends her love and family news.

Author:  Caroline Sarah Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Mar [1833]
Classmark:  DAR 204.6.1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-202

To Caroline Darwin   30 March – 12 April 1833

Summary

Account of the four-month voyage to Tierra del Fuego, Cape Horn, and return. The Fuegians are landed with Richard Matthews [the missionary in charge of them]. Storms, seasickness, hostile savages, and scenery are described. His increasing interest in all branches of natural history makes the hardships worth while. FitzRoy buys a schooner. CD will stay at Rio Negro while it is fitted.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Darwin
Date:  30 Mar – 12 Apr 1833
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-203

From Caroline Darwin   1–4 May 1833

Summary

News of family and friends.

Author:  Caroline Sarah Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1-4 May 1833
Classmark:  DAR 204: 76
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-205

From Caroline Darwin   1 September 1833

Summary

News of family and friends. "I tell you all the gossip I can that you may know how the Shropshire world is going on."

Author:  Caroline Sarah Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Sept 1833
Classmark:  DAR 204.6.1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-214

To Caroline Darwin   20 September [1833]

Summary

With the help of General Rosas, CD has just finished an overland journey from Patagones to Buenos Aires; he tells of fossil finds at Bahia Blanca and Guardia del Monte. Spring reminds him of home.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Darwin
Date:  20 Sept [1833]
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-215

To Caroline Darwin   23 [October 1833]

Summary

Describes his trip to north of Santa Fé, his illness, and return by boat to Buenos Aires – which he found in the throes of a revolution. Covington is cut off from the town, which some expect to be plundered.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Darwin
Date:  23 [Oct 1833]
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-222

From Caroline Darwin   28 October [1833]

Summary

Finds CD’s journal very entertaining and interesting, but thinks his style in first part too much influenced by Humboldt.

Sends some books by Harriet Martineau and Archbishop Whately.

Rejoices that the more he sees of Negroes, the better he thinks of them.

Author:  Caroline Sarah Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Oct [1833]
Classmark:  DAR 204.6.1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-224

To Caroline Darwin   13 November 1833

Summary

His troubles during the revolution have ended well.

Now plans to investigate geological formations at Rio Negro. Is concerned about the expense but cannot bear to miss seeing "one of the most curious pieces of Geology".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Darwin
Date:  13 Nov 1833
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-230

From Caroline Darwin   30 December [1833] – 3 January 1834

Summary

News of family and friends. Hensleigh Wedgwood’s scruples about swearing oaths.

Author:  Caroline Sarah Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Dec [1833] & 3 Jan 1834
Classmark:  DAR 204.6.1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-234
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