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From B. J. Sulivan   29 December 1875

Summary

BJS has just moved.

Gives the information he has of their old shipmates.

Tells of his brother’s misfortunes.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Dec 1875
Classmark:  DAR 177: 302
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10331

From B. J. Sulivan   25 December 1877

Summary

BJS was pleased to see CD’s son [William] and his wife at Charles Langton’s.

His own son is preparing for marriage.

Reports meeting a former Beagle shipmate.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Dec 1877
Classmark:  DAR 177: 303
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11288

From B. J. Sulivan  [14–20] April [1878]

Summary

Asks whether CD wishes to join other old "Beagles" in supporting an orphan grandson of Jemmy Button.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [14–20] Apr [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 304
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11459

To B. J. Sulivan   22 April 1878

Summary

Will be happy to subscribe to support Jemmy FitzRoy Button. Supposes BJS has considered whether it would be a real kindness to educate the boy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  22 Apr 1878
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11481

From B. J. Sulivan   10 May 1878

Summary

Scheme for Jemmy Button’s grandson has fallen through, as he has already been "adopted".

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 May 1878
Classmark:  DAR 177: 305
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11501

From B. J. Sulivan   3 November 1878

Summary

Encloses a letter [missing] on the progress of the Fuegians.

His eldest son has married.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Nov 1878
Classmark:  DAR 177: 306
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11734

To B. J. Sulivan   5 November [1878]

Summary

Thanks for account of Fuegians

and news about old "Beaglers".

Has been reading A. A. Brassey [Around the world in the yacht "Sunbeam" (1878)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  5 Nov [1878]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (B/D25.358)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11736

From B. J. Sulivan   7 November 1878

Summary

Explains the occurrence of cattle on the Fuegian islands.

Discusses intentions with regard to missionary stations and steamers in the area.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Nov 1878
Classmark:  DAR 177: 307
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11739

From B. J. Sulivan   2 January [1880]

Summary

Repeats extracts of a letter received from Bishop Stirling’s daughter containing anecdotes and observations of the Fuegian natives.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Jan [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 308
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11818

From B. J. Sulivan   9 June 1879

Summary

Reports on his family’s illnesses and other domestic matters.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 June 1879
Classmark:  DAR 177: 309
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12097

To B. J. Sulivan   10 June 1879

Summary

The progress of the Fuegians is wonderful.

Sympathises with the "lamentable state" BJS and his family have been in.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  10 June 1879
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12101

From B. J. Sulivan   13 October 1879

Summary

The "Beagles" are, after all, to provide for Jemmy Button’s grandson [see 11501].

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 177: 310
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12255

To B. J. Sulivan   15 October 1879

Summary

Sends £2 for the "Buttonian subscription" [see 9229].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  15 Oct 1879
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12258

To B. J. Sulivan   3 January 1880

Summary

Returns BJS’s Christmas good wishes.

The progress of Tierra del Fuego is almost as wonderful as that of Japan.

Is sorry to hear about Mellersh.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  3 Jan 1880
Classmark:  DAR 147: 515
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12399

To B. J. Sulivan   16 May [1880]

Summary

Lends BJS Titus Coan’s Adventures in Patagonia [1880].

Thanks him for copies of the missionary journal.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  16 May [1880]
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12608

From B. J. Sulivan   20 May 1880

Summary

Thanks CD for the loan of a book;

discusses his family’s health and other domestic affairs.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 May 1880
Classmark:  DAR 177: 311
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12612

From B. J. Sulivan   12 November 1880

Summary

Is collecting annual subscriptions for the support of J[emmy] FitzRoy Button. Has only just been told of the death of Miss [Sarah Elizabeth] Wedgwood.

Gives news of some former Beagle crew members.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Nov 1880
Classmark:  DAR 177: 312
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12809

From B. J. Sulivan   16 November 1880

Summary

Wonders whether CD can explain why white muscat grapes growing between two black grapevines have started turning black on ripening but retain the muscat flavour.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Nov 1880
Classmark:  DAR 177: 313
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12823

To B. J. Sulivan   17 November 1880

Summary

BJS’s case is one of the direct action of the pollen of one variety on the mother plant of another variety. Gives references to analogous cases.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  17 Nov 1880
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12825

From B. J. Sulivan   18 March 1881

Summary

Reports the observations of Thomas Bridges on the Fuegian natives. Discusses especially the languages of the area.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Mar 1881
Classmark:  DAR 177: 314
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13089
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