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Notes on marriage   [July 1838]

Summary

Published as an appendix to vol. 2 of the Correspondence; see https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/tags/about-darwin/family-life/darwin-marriage. Debates with himself the pros and cons of marriage. Considers plans for future.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [July 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-420

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Notes on marriage   [after 7 Apr 1838]

Summary

Published as an appendix to vol. 2 of the Correspondence; see https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/tags/about-darwin/family-life/darwin-marriage. Considers his options for the future. Debates marriage and the best place to live. Feels the need for experiment and direct observation which would be difficult living in London; he "could not go on as Lyell does correcting & adding up new information to old train".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 7 Apr 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8 :1, DAR 210.8: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-409

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From Emma Wedgwood   [30 December 1838]

Summary

Seeks to persuade CD to leave town at once, go to Shrewsbury for doctoring and some rest, then come to Maer for more rest, for he has looked "so unwell". She knows it must be hard for him to be unable to do his work.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [30 Dec 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 157
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-465

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  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Darwin, C. R. …

From Erasmus Alvey Darwin   [14 November 1838]

Summary

Sends congratulations on CD’s engagement. "It is a marriage which will give almost as much pleasure to the rest of the world as it does to yourselves."

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [14 Nov 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 164
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-435

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To Caroline Wedgwood   [May 1838]

Summary

His books grow in size. Hopes to bring out work on volcanic islands and coral formations in the autumn or winter. The Journal of researches will not be published until autumn [actually not until 1839]. Whewell and Lyell flatter him about it. Has given up all society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Darwin; Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Date:  [May 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 154: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-411

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  • Darwin, C. R. Darwin, C. S. Wedgwood, C. S. …

From Emma Wedgwood   [23 December 1838]

Summary

Describes the journey home and the long talks on their return. No maid has been found, so he should engage the one she saw, "for ten guineas & tea & sugar a year". She thought CD looked unwell and overtired.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23 Dec 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 154
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-460

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  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Darwin, C. R. …

From Emma Wedgwood   [3 December 1838]

Summary

She agrees that London is the place to settle. She is eager to see him and full of plans.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3 Dec 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 153
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-449

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  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Darwin, C. R. …

From Emma Wedgwood   [29 December 1838]

Summary

Is delighted to learn they have "Macaw Cottage" [12 Upper Gower Street] – their second choice; hopes they have disposed of the dead dog in the garden. Much family news.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [29 Dec 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 156
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-464

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  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Darwin, C. R. …

From Caroline Wedgwood   [11 November 1838]

Summary

Expresses her pleasure at CD’s engagement.

Author:  Caroline Sarah Darwin; Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [11 Nov 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 173
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-431

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  • … Darwin, C. S. Wedgwood, C. S. Darwin, C. R. …

To Charles Wood   24 May 1838

Summary

Asks for permission to have a copy of the published Admiralty chart of the Island of Ascension. The engraved chart will add value to the geological observations to be published in the natural history of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Wood, Lord Halifax, 1st Viscount Halifax
Date:  24 May 1838
Classmark:  The National Archives (TNA) (ADM 1 4548/Pro D170)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-415A

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Letter from J. S. Henslow   [after 3 Nov 1838]

Summary

Whilst a genus of plants is comon to two of three islands [in the Galápagos] the species are often different in different islands. [Text only known from Journal of researches; published in Correspondence vol. 13 supplement, p. 351, letter to John Stevens Henslow, 3 November 1838, n. 5.]

Author:  John Stevens Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 3 Nov 1838]
Classmark:  Journal of researches, p. 629
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-431F

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From Emma Wedgwood   [25–6 November 1838]

Summary

Responds to items in CD’s letter, just received. Suggests parts of London where he might look for a house. Gives news of friends and relatives.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [25 or 26] Nov 1838
Classmark:  DAR 204: 151
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-444

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  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Darwin, C. R. …

From Emma Wedgwood   [30 November 1838]

Summary

Has accepted the Hensleigh Wedgwoods’ invitation to go to London with them; can look at houses with CD. She wishes to avoid extravagance; asks him to choose three or four for her to see.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [30 Nov 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 152
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-447

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  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Darwin, C. R. …

From Emma Wedgwood   [26 December 1838]

Summary

Responds to his "business letter" about the maids, then chides herself for feeling dull and disagreeable when she has had everything all her life.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [26 Dec 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 155
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-462

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  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Darwin, C. R. …

From Emma Wedgwood   [21–2 November 1838]

Summary

Writes lovingly of small events since he left Maer. Fears their opinions may differ on "the most important subject", religion, but is grateful for his openness about his "honest & conscientious doubts".

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [21–2 Nov 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 150
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-441

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  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Darwin, C. R. …

From Francis Beaufort   26 May [1838]

Summary

Has been commanded to supply CD with a copy of the plan of Ascension Island to be engraved for the natural history of the Beagle’s voyage. Suggests that a lithographer be sent to the [Hydrographic] office to take a transfer proof.

Author:  Francis Beaufort
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 May [1838]
Classmark:  United Kingdon Hydrographic Office Archive (Letter Book no. 8, p. 190)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-415B

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From Francis Walker   6 July [1838]

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Summary

Thanks CD for suggestions for improving his descriptions of species by indicating localities. With few exceptions the Chalcidites of South America and Australia are remarkably like European species.

Author:  Francis Walker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 July [1838]
Classmark:  DAR 205.3: 293
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-421

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From Jean Pierre Sylvestre de Grateloup   18 July 1838

Summary

Sends to CD, as Secretary of the Geological Society, his work on fossil shells ["Mémoire sur les coquilles fossiles", Actes de la Société Linnéenne de Bordeaux 10 (1838): 92–152].

Author:  Jean Pierre Sylvestre de Grateloup
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 July 1838
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/4/5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-421A

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  • … Grateloup, J. P. S. de Darwin, C. R. …

To [unidentified]   12 September [1838]

Summary

Seeks permission to make another visit to Addiscombe [Military College] to see again the model of St Helena. He needs to correct proportion of some geological sections in his Geology [see Volcanic islands, ch. 4].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  12 Sept [1838]
Classmark:  The Morgan Library and Museum (Gordon N. Ray collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-427

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From Harriet Henslow   22 November [1838]

Summary

Sends congratulations and expresses her pleasure on hearing of CD’s forthcoming marriage.

Author:  Harriet Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Nov [1838]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 165
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-442

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