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From Catherine Darwin   8 July 1841

Summary

Describes the appearance and occurrence of imperfect flowers of "Hex.[?] Trigynia".

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 July 1841
Classmark:  DAR 109: A95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-603

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  • … Darwin, Catherine Langton, Catherine Darwin, C. R. …

To [E. W. Brayley?]   8 May [1841]

Summary

Thanks recipient for finding reference on carbonate of lime. Doubtful when he will publish his geological memoranda.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  8 May [1841]
Classmark:  Christie’s, London (dealers) (online 31 October – 8 November 2018, lot 3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-598F

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From John Abberley (Darwin gardener) and R. W. Darwin   18 October 1841

Summary

The family gardener reports on seeds he has gathered. RWD transmits the letter.

Author:  John Abberley; Robert Waring Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Oct 1841
Classmark:  DAR 162: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-610

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  • … Abberley, John Darwin, R. W. Darwin, C. R. …

From G. E. Bearpark   12 February 1841

Summary

Requesting information about membership of the Geological Society of London.

Author:  George Edmundson Bearpark
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb 1841
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/6/126)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-587F

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From William C. Redfield    May 1841

Summary

Is sending through John Blunt a copy of the last geological report of the state of New York along with a short paper on the tornado that passed through the state of New Jersey in June 1835.

Author:  William C. Redfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  May 1841
Classmark:  Yale University: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (William C. Redfield’s outbound letter book 1835–41 (z117 00151 2) p. 239)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-598A

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To A. Y. Spearman   17 May 1841

Summary

The third number of part four of the Zoology has been published. CD transmits the Smith, Elder & Co. account.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Young Spearman
Date:  17 May 1841
Classmark:  The National Archives (TNA) (T1/4585 paper 10688)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-598B

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To J. P. Gaimard   14 October 1841

Summary

Asks if JPG can supply him with the source of M. Cordier’s assertion that the reef of Vanikoro is of recent formation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Paul Gaimard
Date:  14 Oct 1841
Classmark:  Ader Nordmann (dealers) (18 June 2015)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-609F

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To A. Y. Spearman   27 March 1841

Summary

The Smith, Elder & Co. account for the now published fifth number of the third part of the Zoology is presented.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Young Spearman
Date:  27 Mar 1841
Classmark:  The National Archives (TNA) (T1/4585 paper 10688)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-595A

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From Richard Owen   [17 September 1841?]

Summary

CD and [Emma Darwin] are invited to "a holiday musical evening".

Author:  Richard Owen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [17 Sept 1841?]
Classmark:  Royal College of Surgeons of England, T. M. Stone/J. H. Watson Collection
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-608F

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To Louis Agassiz   1 March [1841]

Summary

Has enjoyed reading LA’s book [Études sur les glaciers (1840)].

Hopes LA will pardon manner in which CD has alluded to his work on glaciers in his Journal of researches, of which he sends a copy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Rodolphe (Louis) Agassiz
Date:  1 Mar [1841]
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (MS Am 1419: 280)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-593

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To Emma Darwin   [1 July 1841]

Summary

Family news. Mainly concerned about Doddy’s [W. E. Darwin’s] health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [1 July 1841]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-600

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

To Emma Darwin   [3 July 1841]

Summary

The happy family life at Shrewsbury. CD is looking so well his father would not have known there was anything the matter with him. The year’s accounts come to £1380.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [3 July 1841]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-601

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

To G. R. Gray   [February–March 1841]

Summary

Sends proof of index of final number of Birds for checking.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Gray
Date:  [Feb–Mar 1841]
Classmark:  British Library (Egerton 2348: 240)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-589

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To William Lonsdale   14 April [1841]

Summary

Sends paper on erratic boulders [Collected papers 1: 145–63] to the Society. Has taken two months to complete it because of illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Lonsdale
Date:  14 Apr [1841]
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/6/299)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-597

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To W. A. Leighton   [1–23 July 1841]

Summary

Tells WAL where specimen of Cynoglossum sylvaticum may be seen growing.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Allport Leighton
Date:  [1–23 July 1841]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-631

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To Richard Owen   25 August [1841–2]

Summary

Sends elephant tooth from Africa. Suggests it may be interesting in light of his [mistaken] memory of Cuvier’s opinion about tusk brought from Peru by Humboldt.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  25 Aug [1841-2]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (Gen. lib. Owen collect: 207)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-608

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  • Darwin, C. R. Owen, Richard …
  • r . Shillinglaw’s at the Geographical Soc. a piece of a tusk of a Mastodon or Elephant, from Upper Peru. — Does not Cuvier enter into long discussion on a piece of tusk brought by Humboldt from S.  America, doubting whether it belonged to an elephant— Would this be worth your looking at for that end. — Your’s very truly | C.  Darwin

From Charles Lyell   [c. 16 July 1841]

Summary

Regrets not seeing CD before leaving on trip [to the U. S.]. CD’s move from London will be a privation for CL.

Returns charts on coral reefs.

Author:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 16 July 1841]
Classmark:  DAR 98: A1–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-604

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To G. R. Gray   [February 1841]

Summary

In a revise [of Birds] CD has altered "Colaptes Chilensis Vigors" to "Chrysoptilus Chilensis G. R. Gray". Is that right?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Gray
Date:  [Feb 1841]
Classmark:  British Library (Egerton 2348: 239)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-587

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  • Darwin, C. R. Gray, G. R. …
  • R. Gray”— Is this right. ? — You need not look at any other part of this Revise. — Will you please leave these sheets, as you return home. — Yours most truly | C.  Darwin

To Charles Lyell   [21 February – 4 April 1841]

Summary

Answers a number of queries from Lyell concerning geography and geology of Chiloé Island and its relationship to the Cordilleras.

Asks about "perched rocks" on Jura and notes their relevance to Louis Agassiz’s theory. Discusses Agassiz’s view on Jura.

Mentions seeing Robert Brown.

Notes R. I. Murchison’s discovery of shells in central England.

Weakness of negative evidence.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [21 Feb – 4 Apr 1841]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.26)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-590

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  • Darwin, C. R. Lyell, Charles …
  • … Yours most truly | C.  Darwin Excuse this untidy note: my talk with R.  Brown after that …

From Leonard Jenyns   [c. 30 March 1841]

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Summary

LJ has had a letter from R. T. Lowe in Madeira who thinks Scorpaena histrio, a species from Galapagos described in no. 1 [of Fish], is the same as the one in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. LJ does not think it is possible.

Author:  Leonard Jenyns; Leonard Blomefield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c.30 Mar 1841]
Classmark:  DAR 205.3: 279
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-596

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  • … Jenyns, Leonard Blomefield, Leonard Darwin, C. R. …
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