To E. A. Darwin 30 June 1864
June 30th, 1864.
I had not heard a word about the Copley Medal.1 Please give Falconer my cordial thanks for his interest about me.2 I enclose the list of everything published by me except a few unimportant papers. Ask Falconer not to mention that I sent the list, as some one might say I had been canvassing, which is an odious imputation. The origin of the Voyage in the Beagle was that Fitz-Roy generously offered to give up half his cabin to any one who would volunteer to go as naturalist.3 Beaufort4 wrote to Cambridge, and I volunteered. Fitz-Roy never persuaded me to give up the voyage on account of sickness, nor did I ever think of doing so, though I suffered considerably; but I do not believe it was the cause of my subsequent ill-health, which has lost me so many years,5 and therefore I should not think the sea-sickness was worth notice. It would save you trouble to forward this with my kindest remembrances to Falconer.6
Journal of Researches during the Voyage of the Beagle 1831–36, published 1839 & 1845.7
On the Connexion of certain Volcanic Phenomena in South America. Transact. Geolog. Soc. (read 1838)8
On the Parallel Roads of Glen Roy. Phil. Transact. 18399
The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs. 1842.10
Geological Observations on Volcanic Islands. 1846.11
Geological Observations on South America. 1846.12
Notes on the Habits and Distribution of animals in the Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle 1840–1843.13
On the Formation of Mould. Transact. Geolog. Soc.14
On the Distribution of Erratic Boulders in South America. Transact. Geolog. Soc.15
On the effects produced by the Ancient Glaciers of Caernarvonshire. Phil. Mag.16
On the Geology of the Falkland Islands. Journal of Geolog. Soc.17
On the Structure and Propagation of Sagitta. Annals of Nat. Hist.18
Descriptions of several terrestrial and marine Planariae Annals of Nat. Hist.19
Monograph of Cirripedia. Lepadidæ. 1851.20
Monograph of Cirripedia. Balanidæ. 1853.21
Fossil Lepadidæ. Fossil Balanidæ. Palæontograph. Soc.22
On the action of Sea-water on the germination of seeds. Journal Linn. Soc. 1856.23
Origin of Species. 1859.24
Fertilisation of Orchids. 1862.25
On the two Forms of Primula. Journal Linn. Soc. 1862.26
On the two Forms and their reciprocal sexual relations in Linum. Journal Linn. Soc. 1863.27
On the sexual relations of the three Forms of Lythrum. Linn. Soc. 1864.28
Has heard nothing about the Copley Medal. Is grateful for Hugh Falconer’s interest [see 4546].
Supplies details about circumstances of his voyage on the Beagle.
Does not believe that his sea-sickness was the cause of his subsequent ill-health.
Encloses the requested list of publications [see 4550].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4548A,” accessed on 23 April 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4548A