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From [G. R. Waterhouse]   [1943?]

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Cancelled: enclosures to DCP-LETT-869. List of recent and fossil mammalian species of Brazil.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1843?]
Classmark:  DAR 205.9: 173–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-655

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From [G. R. Waterhouse]   [1943?]

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Cancelled: enclosures to DCP-LETT-869. List of fossil Mammalia from the caverns of Minas Gerais purchased by the British Museum from Claussen.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1843?]
Classmark:  DAR 205.9: 172
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-656

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To ?   7 August [1843–68?]

Summary

Declines invitation to ride because he is "so very subject to headache".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  7 Aug [1843-68]
Classmark:  Christie’s (dealers) (24 October 1979)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13867

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From G. R. Waterhouse   [c. 2 August 1843]

Summary

Discusses classification of animals. Degree of affinity different for different taxonomic groups. Discusses affinity of Ornithorhynchus or Echidna to reptiles.

Brain of whale is highly developed; on differences among brains of Quadrumana.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 2 Aug 1843]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-686

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To ?   1 March [1843 or later]

Summary

Regrets not having a duplicate of one of his books to give away. "You will before long no doubt be able to borrow a copy."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  1 Mar [1843-82]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (12 November 1963)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13865

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From C. C. Babington   26 October 1843

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Identifies Atriplex raised from seeds found by W. Kemp as A. angustifolia.

Author:  Charles Cardale Babington
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Oct 1843
Classmark:  DAR 50: A28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-708

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From G. R. Waterhouse   9 August 1843

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Explains what he means when he attempts a "natural classification", defining his words and using man as a standard; gives examples. Classification of Aptera and Diptera.

Discusses his discharge from the Zoological Society. Is to see Robert Brown about the British Museum position.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Aug 1843
Classmark:  DAR 181: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-688

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From R. B. Hinds   19 July [1843]

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CD will be gratified to learn that RBH has recognised a species of Cactornis as a native of Bow Island [Hao, Tuamotu Archipelago].

Author:  Richard Brinsley Hinds
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 July [1843]
Classmark:  DAR 205.3: 276
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-683

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To the London Library   1 February [1843 or later]

Summary

Orders John Pye Smith’s book [Relations between the Holy Scriptures and some parts of geological science (1839)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  London Library
Date:  1 Feb [1843 or later]
Classmark:  Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections, University of Birmingham (Corbett Autograph Collection MS21/3/1/39)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13821

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To G. A. Mantell   21 [April 1843]

Summary

Regrets that he can offer little aid. If he sees Captain FitzRoy, he will give him GAM’s letter to read at leisure.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gideon Algernon Mantell
Date:  21 [Apr 1843]
Classmark:  Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand (Mantell papers MS-Papers-0083-033-4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-671A

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To ?   23 January [1843–6 or 1856–69]

Summary

Obliged for memoir with illustrations on most interesting point [unspecified] to occur in many years.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  23 Jan [1843-6 or 1856-69]
Classmark:  Edward Ford (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13873

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From John Lindley   [after 8 April 1843]

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Will be happy to report on seeds sent by CD. Suggests names.

Author:  John Lindley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 8 Apr 1843]
Classmark:  DAR 50: A23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-669

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To Susan Darwin   [8 December 1843]

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Thanks father for loan. Explains difficulty of acquiring the land through which the approach to Down House now runs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Date:  [8 Dec 1843]
Classmark:  DAR 92: A14–15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-674

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  • Darwin, C. R. Darwin, S. E. …
  • r Drummonds own lawyers, it appears, have never seen the receipt for the money for the purchase of the two plots of land, so were (or pretended to be) in entire ignorance of the whole transaction. — Your affect. | C.  Darwin

To [Susan? Darwin]   [1843 – 8 March 1846]

Summary

Reports events at Down.

The "atrocious doings" of "Old Price". Price’s dispute with Sir John Lubbock over a boundary fence.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Date:  [1843 – 8 Mar 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 154: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13798

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To A. Y. Spearman   9 October 1843

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The work of the Zoology is now completed. The Smith, Elder & Co. account for the second number of part five is presented. CD expresses his "grateful thanks" to the Lords Commissioners.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Young Spearman
Date:  9 Oct 1843
Classmark:  The National Archives (TNA) (T1/4861 paper 21128)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-702A

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From J. S. Henslow   [5 August 1843]

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Calls CD’s attention to an article about William Herbert’s hybrid Narcissus.

Author:  John Stevens Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [5 Aug 1843]
Classmark:  DAR 205.7: 282
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-687

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From William Kemp   4 November 1843

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Thanks CD for kind letter concerning seeds. Believes soil in which they were planted was contaminated.

Author:  William Kemp
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Nov 1843
Classmark:  DAR 50: A16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-711

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To Susan Darwin   27[–8] April [1843]

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Describes alterations being made at Down House. Accepts father’s offer to lend him money.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Date:  27[-8] Apr [1843]
Classmark:  DAR 92: A11–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-673

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To Susan Darwin   2 December 1843

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Thanks SD for some furniture. Describes arrangement of furnishing at Down and work carried out on the grounds. Children are "very full of their approaching lessons".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Date:  2 Dec 1843
Classmark:  DAR 154: 87
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-719

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To G. A. Mantell   13 May [1843]

Summary

Capt. FitzRoy has read GAM’s letter to CD regarding an appointment for GAM’s son and is disposed to help, but has resolved to make no appointments until he arrives in New Zealand [as Governor].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gideon Algernon Mantell
Date:  13 May [1843]
Classmark:  Alexander Turnbull Library, National Librayr of New Zealand (Mantell Papers: MS-Papers-0083-487 p.41)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-676

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  • Darwin, C. R. Mantell, G. A. …
  • r Murchison) & I hope & think it may very likely lead to something. — I hope your health is somewhat improved. with my best wishes | Believe me, very faithfully yours | C.  Darwin
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