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To the Geological Society of London   5 May 1876

Summary

Asking to borrow three wood blocks.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Geological Society of London
Date:  5 May 1876
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/19/188)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10496F

To the Geological Society of London   27 March 1837

Summary

Recommends David Williams’ paper on raised beaches of Devon [David Williams, "Letter … on the raised beaches of Barnstaple", Trans. Geol. Soc. Lond. 2d ser. 5 (1840): 287–8] be shortened and published immediately after Sedgwick’s and Murchison’s paper ["Description of a raised beach in Barnstaple", ibid., pp. 279–86] as chief point of paper is to support their conclusions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Geological Society of London
Date:  27 Mar 1837
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/COM/P/4/2/216)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-352

From Adam Sedgwick to the Geological Society of London   10 July 1837

Summary

Referee’s report on "Elevation on the coast of Chili" [(1838), Collected papers 1: 41–3] and paper by Alexander Caldcleugh on same subject. Recommends printing CD’s in Transactions and shortening Caldcleugh’s. [W. Lonsdale’s note shows CD’s paper withdrawn 15 Nov 1837, Caldcleugh’s ordered not printed 15 Nov 1837.]

Author:  Adam Sedgwick
Addressee:  Geological Society of London
Date:  10 July 1837
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/COM/P/4/2/49)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-365

To the Geological Society of London   20 October 1837

Summary

Report on J. G. Forchhammer’s communications on changes of levels of land in Denmark [Proc. Geol. Soc. Lond. 2 (1838): 554–6].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Geological Society of London
Date:  20 Oct 1837
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/COM/P/4/2/65)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-383

From William Buckland to the Geological Society of London   9 March 1838

Summary

Recommends CD’s paper on "Formation of mould" [Collected papers 1: 49–53; read 1 Nov 1837] be printed in Transactions. Praises it as establishing a new "geological power".

Author:  William Buckland
Addressee:  Geological Society of London
Date:  9 Mar 1838
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/COM/P/4/2/47)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-404

From Adam Sedgwick to the Geological Society of London   [after 15 May 1838]

Summary

Referee report on CD’s "Volcanic phenomena in South America" [Collected papers 1: 53–86]. Deductions incontrovertible, but theoretical remarks not clearly stated.

Author:  Adam Sedgwick
Addressee:  Geological Society of London
Date:  [after 15 May 1838]
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/COM/P/4/2/48)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-414

To the Geological Society of London   7 September 1838

Summary

Report on R. A. C. Austen’s paper on the origin of limestone in Devonshire [Proc. Geol. Soc. Lond. 2 (1838): 669–70]. CD deems it not worthy of publication in Transactions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Geological Society of London
Date:  7 Sept 1838
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/COM/P/4/2/8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-426

To the Geological Society of London   [c. 28 December 1863]

Summary

Recommendation of the admission of George Maw to the fellowship of the Geological Society of London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Geological Society of London
Date:  [c. 28 Dec 1863]
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/F/1/6 No.2179)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4360F

To the Geological Society of London   22 January 1840

Summary

W. B. Clarke’s paper on ashes falling at sea off Cape Verde Islands [Proc. Geol. Soc. Lond. 3 (1839): 145–6] need not be published in Transactions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Geological Society of London
Date:  22 Jan 1840
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/COM/P/4/2/38)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-551

To the President and Council of the Geological Society of London   24 March 1840

Summary

Regrets that state of his health forces him to resign as one of the Secretaries of the Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Geological Society of London
Date:  24 Mar 1840
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/5/8 )
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-561

To the Geological Society of London   28 March [1840]

Summary

Feels he has no choice but to comply with the request of Council that he remain in office. Is reluctant to do so as his health has caused him to miss meetings and he has never once attended without suffering the next day. Cannot hold office beyond next anniversary meeting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Geological Society of London
Date:  28 Mar [1840]
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/5/56)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-562

To the Geological Society of London   18 November [1840]

Summary

Recommends that Consul Chatfield’s communication on an earthquake in San Salvador [read 5 Feb 1840; Proc. Geol. Soc. Lond. 3 (1840): 179] not be published in Transactions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Geological Society of London
Date:  18 Nov [1840]
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/COM/P/4/2/35)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-580

To the Geological Society of London   31 January [1842]

Summary

Hopes to meet with museum committee after 11 o’clock next day.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Geological Society of London
Date:  31 Jan [1842]
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/7/25)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-616

To the Geological Society of London   4 October 1842

Summary

Papers by T. J. Newbold [Proc. Geol. Soc. Lond. 3 (1842): 702–5], T. C. Hunt [3 (1842): 565–6] and J. Phillips [3 (1842): 705–6] need not be printed in Transactions of the Geological Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Geological Society of London
Date:  4 Oct 1842
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/COM/P/4/2/130)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-647

To the Geological Society of London   12 March [1843]

Summary

Asks how many copies of Proceedings are commonly sold.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Geological Society of London
Date:  12 Mar [1843]
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/7/354)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-663

To Geological Society of London   [3 January 1844]

Summary

Asks that A. d’Orbigny’s geological map of S. America be sent to him with a card of the Society’s evening meetings.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Geological Society of London
Date:  [3 Jan 1844]
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/8/92)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-728

To Samuel Pickworth Woodward   [14 January 1843]

Summary

Asks SPW to have obsidian specimens and book [Dieudonné de Gratet de Dolomieu, Voyage aux îles de Lipari (1783)] ready when he comes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Samuel Pickworth Woodward; Geological Society of London
Date:  [14 Jan 1843]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-652

To the Council of the Geological Society of London   [before 6 December 1841]

Summary

Committee suggests Council resolve to have William Lonsdale pack away non-fossil specimens from S. America and volcanic islands of the Atlantic [signed G. B. Greenough, A. Aiken, C. Darwin, C. J. F. Bunbury].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin; Charles James Fox Bunbury, 8th baronet; Arthur Aikin; George Bellas Greenough
Addressee:  Geological Society of London
Date:  [before 6 Dec 1841]
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (CM1/5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-612
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