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From Adam Sedgwick   4 September 1831

Summary

Reports on his geological work in N. Wales since he and CD parted. Answers CD’s queries.

Author:  Adam Sedgwick
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Sept 1831
Classmark:  DAR 204.5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-116

From Adam Sedgwick   18 September 1831

Summary

Is glad of CD’s appointment and hopes it will be a source of happiness and honour.

Answers a query about books.

Suggests CD go to Geological Society, present himself, as AS’s friend, to William Lonsdale and study the Society’s collection.

Tells CD of his work in Wales; includes a diagram and explanations.

Ramsay’s death a grievous loss.

Author:  Adam Sedgwick
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Sept 1831
Classmark:  DAR 204.5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-129

To Adam Sedgwick   11 October [1850]

Summary

Thanks AS for a copy of his book, Discourse [on the studies of the University, 5th ed.].

Thinking of not sending his eldest son [William] to a classical school.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Adam Sedgwick
Date:  11 Oct [1850]
Classmark:  Gerald M. Friedman (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1369F

To Adam Sedgwick   24 August [1859]

Summary

Sorry to hear of AS’s poor health.

Would like to attend Aberdeen meeting [BAAS, 1859] but is unfit for so great an exertion. Has been told he has "suppressed gout".

Pleased that AS remembers their 1831 geological trip, which made CD appreciate the noble science of geology.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Adam Sedgwick
Date:  24 Aug [1859]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2482

To Adam Sedgwick   11 November 1859

Summary

Has told Murray to send AS a copy of Origin. CD’s conclusion is diametrically opposed to that which AS has often advocated, but he assures AS he does not send his book out of a spirit of bravado.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Adam Sedgwick
Date:  11 Nov 1859
Classmark:  Clark and Hughes eds. 1890, 2: 356
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2525

From Adam Sedgwick   24 November 1859

Summary

Thanks CD for the Origin; AS has read the book "with more pain than pleasure". CD has deserted "the true method of induction" and many of his wide conclusions are "based upon assumptions which can neither be proved nor disproved". His "grand principle – natural selection" is "but a secondary consequence of supposed, or known, primary facts".

Author:  Adam Sedgwick
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Nov 1859
Classmark:  DAR 98: B17–18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2548

To Adam Sedgwick   26 November [1859]

Summary

CD expected AS’s "strong disapprobation" of his book [Origin] but is grieved "to have shocked a man whom I sincerely honour". Has worked "like a slave" on the subject for over 20 years and is not conscious that bad motives have influenced the conclusions at which he has arrived. CD does not think the book will be mischievous and "if I be wrong I shall soon be annihilated". CD may have written too confidently from feeling confident that no "false theory would explain so many classes of facts".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Adam Sedgwick
Date:  26 Nov [1859]
Classmark:  British Library (Egerton 3020: 1–3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2555

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 (P4/2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-365

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 (P4/2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-414

To Adam Sedgwick   21 [December 1838]

Summary

CD informs AS of the position of the Council of the Geological Society on recommending J. B. Jukes for a geological survey of Newfoundland. Feels Jukes’s application would have best chance of success if Sedgwick, his Professor at Cambridge, wrote a letter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Adam Sedgwick
Date:  21 [Dec 1838]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library Add 7652 IB: 175
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-459

From Adam Sedgwick   11 October 1868

Summary

Congratulates CD on election of his son [George] as a Fellow of Trinity College.

Describes his ill health.

Invites CD to visit Cambridge.

[Letter dated November in error.]

Author:  Adam Sedgwick
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Oct 1868
Classmark:  DAR 177: 129
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6416

To Adam Sedgwick   13 October 1868

Summary

Thanks AS for congratulations on George Darwin’s Trinity fellowship.

Reminiscence of his geological tour of North Wales with AS and the encouraging messages received during the Beagle voyage.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Adam Sedgwick
Date:  13 Oct 1868
Classmark:  Mrs Romney Sedgwick (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6418

From Adam Sedgwick   30 May 1870

Summary

Writes of CD’s recent visit to Cambridge and the joy it gave him.

Author:  Adam Sedgwick
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 May 1870
Classmark:  DAR 177: 128
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7209

To Adam Sedgwick   1 June [1870]

Summary

Thanks AS for his kindness towards himself and his family. Looks back with great satisfaction to his last visit ("as it will probably prove") to Cambridge.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Adam Sedgwick
Date:  1 June [1870]
Classmark:  Stephen Jay Gould (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7213F

To Thomas Spring Rice   [before 7 July 1838]

Summary

Express their concern that the offer for sale to the British Museum, by G. A. Mantell and Thomas Hawkins, of two valuable collections, has been declined.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin William Buckland Adam Sedgwick John Phillips William Whewell Roderick Impey Murchison (1st baronet) Charles Lyell (1st baronet) Charles Stokes William John Hamilton Edward Stanley Richard Owen William Clift Charles Babbage John Bostock Peter Mark Roget John Taylor Compton, S. J. A. William John Broderip
Addressee:  Thomas Spring Rice (Rice, Thomas Spring)
Date:  [before 7 July 1838]
Classmark:  House of Commons papers; accounts and papers, 1837/38, XXXVI, 307
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-421F
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