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To Caroline Darwin   27 February 1837

Summary

Has just given a paper [on "Sand tubes"] at Cambridge Philosophical Society and exhibited some specimens. It went well, with Whewell and Sedgwick taking an active part.

Herschel thinks 6000–odd years since the creation not nearly long enough to explain the separations from a single stock.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Darwin; Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Date:  27 Feb 1837
Classmark:  DAR 154: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-346

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To Caroline Darwin   [19 May – 16 June 1837]

Summary

Sends a number of questions (to put to his father), mainly concerned with transmission of diseases, between Europeans and natives, "people packed together", etc.

Is investigating how to get Government support [for Zoology].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Darwin; Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Date:  [19 May – 16 June 1837]
Classmark:  DAR 154: 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-360

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  • R t . Browne’s assistance the Duke of S—— signature—so all that is settled, but whether Government will help me is another question. If they do I shall thank Providence, & if they don’t I shall thank Providence for having rid me of a heavy job, so I am determined to be pleased. I most devoutly long to be with you, my very dear Caroline. Give my most affectionate love to my Father & say I hope the questions wont plague him. Good bye. C.  Darwin— …

To a member of Downing College, Cambridge   [19 January 1837]

Summary

Declines invitation to dine at Downing College because of influenza.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [19 Jan 1837]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 142v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-342

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From Charles Cardale Babington   1 July 1837

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Summary

Reports on the insect specimens [collected by CD] from Australia, New Zealand, and Tierra del Fuego. Has not completed descriptions.

Author:  Charles Cardale Babington
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 July 1837
Classmark:  DAR 29.1: C3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-363

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To J. S. Henslow   [20 June 1837]

Summary

Upon the advice of Captain Beaufort and with embarrassment to himself CD asks JSH whether he would be perfectly willing personally to take the letter requesting government assistance directly to Thomas Spring Rice [Chancellor of the Exchequer].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [20 June 1837]
Classmark:  The National Archives (TNA) (T1/4524 paper 25824)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-361A

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To Francis Beaufort   16 June 1837

Summary

CD wants to request the assistance of Government to support the expense of the numerous engravings necessary for the publication of the results of the extensive collections in various departments of Natural History during the Beagle voyage. To what quarter should he apply?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Beaufort
Date:  16 June 1837
Classmark:  The National Archives (TNA) (T1/4524 paper 25824)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-360A

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To William Lonsdale   [May? 1837]

Summary

Sends an abstract made by J. F. Royle of CD’s paper ["On certain areas of elevation and subsidence in the Pacific and Indian Oceans"]. G. B. Greenough will have problems with the altered references in the coral island section.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Lonsdale
Date:  [May? 1837]
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/3/169)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-383A

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From Susan Elizabeth Darwin   [early December 1837?]

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Father says he sowed broom plants soon after house was built in 1798; these never came up. In 1835 the terrace was made; thereafter the broom sprang up.

Advice on a medicine CD is taking.

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [early Dec 1837?]
Classmark:  DAR 205.2: 226
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-390

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From Caroline Darwin   [21 February 1837]

Summary

Interested in Lyell’s address [Proc. Geol. Soc. Lond. 2 (1833–8): 479–523]. Asks what the points are on which CD and Lyell are fully agreed.

Inquires about the paper FitzRoy and CD wrote on missionaries ["Moral state of Tahiti" (1836), Collected papers 1: 19–38].

News of family.

Author:  Caroline Sarah Darwin; Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [21 Feb 1837]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 141
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-345

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To J. S. Henslow   [23 September 1837]

Summary

Proof-reading arrangements for Journal of researches. CD’s difficulty in writing correctly.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [23 Sept 1837]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Henslow letters: 41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-381

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From Emily Catherine Darwin   15 [January 1837]

Summary

Morning Herald had an account of CD’s 80 specimens of Mammalia and 450 birds at the Zoological Society.

John Gould has described new species in CD’s Galapagos birds.

Much interest in CD’s "Laurels".

Family news.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 [Jan 1837]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 142
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-341

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To Alexander Young Spearman   20 September 1837

Summary

Encloses a statement [see 377a] from Smith, Elder & Co., which appears to provide the best plan for the expenditure of the grant. Asks that it be presented for their Lordships’ consideration. Also encloses a prospectus.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Young Spearman
Date:  20 Sept 1837
Classmark:  The National Archives (TNA) (T1/4524 paper 25824)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-378A

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To the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Thomas Spring Rice   3 August 1837

Summary

With the encouragement of several scientific gentlemen and supported by the opinions of the Presidents of the three Learned Societies, CD ventures to request a grant of £1000 from Government to cover the cost of 150 engravings to illustrate results of his Beagle collections.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Spring Rice
Date:  3 Aug 1837
Classmark:  The National Archives (TNA) (T1/4524 paper 25824)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-370A

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From Smith, Elder & Co.   12 September 1837

Summary

Suggestions are presented respecting CD’s proposed publication of his zoological work in accordance with the Government requirement.

Author:  Smith, Elder & Co
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Sept 1837
Classmark:  The National Archives (TNA) (T1/4524 paper 25824)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-377A

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To William Lonsdale   3 August [1837]

Summary

Asks to withdraw abstract of his paper on coral formations ["Elevation and subsidence in the Pacific" (1838), Collected papers 1: 46–9].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Lonsdale
Date:  3 Aug [1837]
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/3/123)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-370

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To Charles Babbage   [14 March 1837 – 31 December 1838]

Summary

Would have had great pleasure in accepting CB’s invitation, "whether for beauty or for shells", but has another engagement.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Babbage
Date:  [14 Mar 1837–31 Dec 1838]
Classmark:  British Library (Add 37190: 326)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-349

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To Charles Babbage   [June–September 1837]

Summary

At Lyell’s request sends his copy of Whewell’s History of inductive sciences [1837] to CB.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Babbage
Date:  [June – Sept 1837]
Classmark:  British Library (Add 37190: 322)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-358

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From Robert FitzRoy   15 November 1837

Summary

RF declines to give an opinion on the wording of the preface to CD’s volume [Journal and remarks, vol. 3 of Narrative, published separately as Journal of researches] and refers him to a disinterested third party.

Author:  Robert FitzRoy
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Nov 1837
Classmark:  DAR 164: 132
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-386

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To Richard Owen   28 [December 1837]

Summary

Sends perfect revise of "Toxodon" [Fossil Mammalia] which he has read and marked.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  28 [Dec 1837]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (Gen. lib. Owen collect. 9: 209)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-395

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To William Shoberl   2 August [1837]

Summary

Asks WS to write to his friend to make his corrections [in CD’s MS of Journal of researches] in ink.

Capt. FitzRoy agrees with the propriety of beginning to print [CD’s volume separately] at once.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Shoberl
Date:  2 Aug [1837]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-369

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