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To ?   [2? June? 1840]

Summary

Can give no information on the separation of the sexes in the guanaco.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [2 June 1840]
Classmark:  British Library (Charnwood Autographs Vol. IV Add MS 70951 f. 315
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-570F

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To William Walton   [1840–2]

Summary

Describes the range of conditions under which the guanaco thrives and the ease with which it can be tamed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walton
Date:  [1840–2]
Classmark:  Walton 1844, pp. 50–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-548B

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To Robert Fitzroy   [20 February 1840]

Summary

Cancelled. Same as To Robert FitzRoy   [20 February 1840]. Dated 21 [May 1840], in first edition of the printed Calendar, but cancelled before the second edition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  [20 Feb 1840]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 117
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-569

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To [W. A. Leighton]   [1840–77?]

Summary

Valediction only of a letter stuck into a writing case.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Allport Leighton
Date:  [1840–77?]
Classmark:  Mr D. Evans (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13770H

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To William Walton   [1840–2]

Summary

Comments on the quality of the meat of the guanaco.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walton
Date:  [1840–2]
Classmark:  Walton 1844, pp. 43–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-548A

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From Susan and Catherine Darwin   [22 July 1840]

Summary

Reference to W. Smellie’s Natural history [1791] requested by CD.

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [22 July 1840]
Classmark:  DAR 261.11: 24 (EH 88206076)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-575

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To J. S. Henslow   3 July [1840]

Summary

Describes an orange tree with curious "horned" fruit; sends specimen. Asks if the horns represent "metamorphoses of some organ into the fruit orange".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  3 July [1840]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A5–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-573

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To A. Y. Spearman   22 November 1840

Summary

The second number of part four of the Zoology has now been published. The account of Smith, Elder & Co. is presented.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Young Spearman
Date:  22 Nov 1840
Classmark:  The National Archives (TNA) (T1/4524 paper 25824)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-582A

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To A. Y. Spearman   16 January 1840

Summary

Presents the Smith, Elder & Co. account for the first number of the fourth part (now published) of the Zoology.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Young Spearman
Date:  16 Jan 1840
Classmark:  The National Archives (TNA) (T1/4524 paper 25824)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-550A

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To A. Y. Spearman   20 May 1840

Summary

The fourth number of part one of the Zoology has now been published. The Smith, Elder & Co. account is submitted.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Young Spearman
Date:  20 May 1840
Classmark:  The National Archives (TNA) (T1/4524 paper 25824)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-568A

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To Charles Babbage   26 May [1840]

Summary

Asks if he can bring his guests, J. C. L. and Mme [Simonde de] Sismondi and [Fanny] Allen, to CB’s parties.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Babbage
Date:  26 May [1840]
Classmark:  British Library (Add 37191: 294–5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-570

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From J. S. Henslow   2 November 1840

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Summary

Would like further experimentation to confirm report about germination of wheat from Egyptian tombs. Sir G. Wilkinson may have been deceived by the Arabs.

Author:  John Stevens Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Nov 1840
Classmark:  DAR 205.2: 236
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-579

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  • … Henslow, J. S. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … 1838? ], in the Darwin Library–CUL, inscribed ‘C.  Darwin Octob r 1841—’. The Royal …

To John Phillips   [November 1840]

Summary

Sends his paper on earthquakes [(1840), Collected papers 1: 53–86]. Now sets less value on theoretical reasoning in geology than when he wrote it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Phillips
Date:  [Nov 1840]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.22)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-578

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To W. A. Leighton   1 December 1840

Summary

Acknowledges election as Honorary Member of Shropshire and North Wales Natural History and Antiquarian Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Allport Leighton
Date:  1 Dec 1840
Classmark:  Shropshire Archives (SA 6001/133/57)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-584

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To Richard Owen   24 [February 1840]

Summary

Asks RO whether he has any MS [of Fossil Mammalia, no. 4] ready and to see that the plates are finished.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  24 [Feb 1840]
Classmark:  Royal College of Surgeons of England (MS Add 408)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-557

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From J. G. Malcolmson   2 January 1840

Summary

Discusses CD’s Glen Roy paper; would like to see the theory put beyond dispute. Tells of Mr Stables’ observations on the parallel roads. Discusses geological features of Scotland which he is sure are marine in origin.

Author:  John Grant Malcolmson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Jan 1840
Classmark:  DAR 171: 31, Geological Society of London (Membership certificates, 1840)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1147

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From W. C. Redfield   6 May 1840

Summary

Thanks CD for information about Captain Tillard’s account of the volcanic eruption in the Azores in 1811.

Author:  William C. Redfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 May 1840
Classmark:  Yale University: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (William C. Redfield’s outbound letter book 1835–41 (z117 00151 2), pp. 179–80)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-565H

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To Thomas Walker   5 May [1840]

Summary

Acknowledges TW’s letter supplying him with William Kemp’s address.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Walker
Date:  5 May [1840]
Classmark:  Jim Somerville (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-565G

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To Basil Hall   [7 January 1840]

Summary

CD regrets inconvenience caused by his having Royal Geographical Society’s copy of Krusenstern’s Atlas [de l’océan Pacifique (1824–7)]. Locates Sulphur Island from it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Basil Hall
Date:  [7 Jan 1840]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-550

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To Leonard Jenyns   5 April [1840]

Summary

Health is improved, but would do anything to get strong again. Is consulting his father; will return to London soon to see B. W. Hawkins.

Will send MS [of Fish, no. 2] to the printer, and be there when LJ comes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Jenyns; Leonard Blomefield
Date:  5 Apr [1840]
Classmark:  Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-563

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