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From G. R. Waterhouse   [c. June 1845]

Summary

Discusses his paper on CD’s Galapagos beetles ["Coleopterous insects … in the Galapagos Islands", Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 16 (1845): 19–41] which he will forward when printed. Has drawn up descriptions of several other insects from CD’s collections.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. June 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-874

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From G. R. Waterhouse   [11 July 1845]

Summary

Notes the islands, where known, on which CD’s Galapagos beetles were found. Remarks that in none of the species whose place of origin is known, does he have specimens from more than one island.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [11 July 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-890

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From G. R. Waterhouse   [c. June 1845]

Summary

Is about to send his paper on Galapagos beetles to press. Has written some introductory material on which he invites CD’s comments.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. June 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-873

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  • … Waterhouse, G. R. Darwin, C. R. …
  • c. The third is a wood-feeding insect ( apate ) and might be transported considerable distances by floating trees— “Some of the insects in M r . Darwin’ …

From G. R. Waterhouse   [c. June 1845]

Summary

Notes on Galapagos Coleoptera.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. June 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 46.2: B3–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-807

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From Woodbine Parish   [1845?]

Summary

Sends names of species found in banks of marine shells near Buenos Aires. Shells identified by G. B. Sowerby (elder). [See South America, pp. 2–3.]

Author:  Woodbine Parish
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1845?]
Classmark:  DAR 43.1: 56a–57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-808

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From Edward Forbes   [March? 1845]

Summary

Comments on G. B. Sowerby’s identifications of South American fossil shells [812]. [Notes from more than one original memorandum].

Author:  Edward Forbes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Mar? 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 43.1: 53–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-834

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From G. R. Waterhouse   21[–22] May 1845

Summary

Discusses insects collected by CD on St Paul’s Island and the Galapagos.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 May 1845
Classmark:  DAR 181: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-869

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From Louis Fraser   [24? July 1845]

Summary

Discusses colour of Zenaida from the Galapagos.

Author:  Louis Fraser
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [24? July 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 214
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-894

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From J. E. Gray   [1845–75]

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Summary

Lateral teeth in Arcadae.

Author:  John Edward Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1845–75]
Classmark:  DAR 205.5: 216 (Letters)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13814

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To David Thomas Ansted, assistant secretary, Geological Society of London   [c. January 1845]

Summary

Asks about Fuegian specimens stored at the Geological Society. CD needs them soon.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  David Thomas Ansted
Date:  [c. Jan 1845]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Archives (George P. Merrill photograph collection, R. U. 7177)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-811

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  • Darwin, C. R. Ansted, D. T. …
  • … photograph collection, R. U. 7177) Charles Robert Darwin Down [ c . Jan 1845] David Thomas …

To Ernst Dieffenbach   6 April 1845

Summary

With thanks for ED’s publication. "I consider your having made my work known in Germany a full & ample recompense to such exertions as I made during our Voyage".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Dieffenbach
Date:  6 Apr 1845
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealers) Cat. 574 1965.11.11–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-852

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  • Darwin, C. R. Dieffenbach, Ernst …

From John Higgins   2 October 1845

Summary

Sends a list of the work he feels should be done at Beesby [Lincolnshire] to put the farm in order. Hopes to get purchase deeds completed by 10 October.

Author:  John Higgins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Oct 1845
Classmark:  DAR 210.10: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-918

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  • … Higgins, John Darwin, C. R. …
  • … to D r . Darwin I remain Dear Sir | Your faithful Servant | John Higgins C.  R. Darwin Esq …

From Edward Forbes   [9 May 1845]

Summary

Has marked probable depths of the specimens on CD’s list of S. American shells. Asks for details which would provide more precise conclusions. [See South America, p. 226.]

Author:  Edward Forbes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [9 May 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 43.1: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-866

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From A. C. V. D. d’Orbigny   [14 February 1845?]

Summary

Identifications of CD’s fossil shells. New species marked; many described previously by ADd’O.

Author:  Alcide Charles Victor Dessalines (Alcide) d’Orbigny
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [14 Feb 1845?]
Classmark:  DAR 43.1: 68–89
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-830

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  • … Orbigny, Alcide d’ Darwin, C. R. …

To C. G. Ehrenberg   19 April [1845]

Summary

Sends small specimens for CGE to examine if he wishes.

Thanks CGE for his letter on Atlantic Dust: CD hopes to send a little paper to the Geological Society of London.

If CGE should examine Pampæan mud, CD would like to know the result.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg
Date:  19 Apr [1845]
Classmark:  Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MfN/HBSB, N005 NL Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg Nr. 43 Bl. 9–10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-857F

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To Hugh Falconer   8 March [1845?]

Summary

Has written down what he gathered from HF on Tibetan dogs. Would welcome a few more details at any time, as he knows of nothing parallel to it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hugh Falconer
Date:  8 Mar [1845?]
Classmark:  Raab Collection (dealer) (2 October 2013)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1839

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From Trenham Reeks   25 February 1845

Summary

Encloses analysis of salt from Patagonia. Cannot account for its inferiority.

Author:  Trenham Reeks
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Feb 1845
Classmark:  DAR 39: 45–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-831

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From John Higgins   15 March 1845

Summary

Reports that he has an offer of an estate of about 325 acres that CD may find suitable.

Author:  John Higgins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Mar 1845
Classmark:  DAR 210.10: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-839

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To Ernst Dieffenbach   8 April [1845]

Summary

Thanks ED for copy of German edition of Journal of researches. Asks him to write and ask German publisher to return plates and MS.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Dieffenbach
Date:  8 Apr [1845]
Classmark:  Swiss National Library, Helvetic Archives (SLA-Rhyn-06-d/01)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-854

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  • Darwin, C. R. Dieffenbach, Ernst …

From Louis Fraser   23 July 1845

Summary

Informs CD about characteristics of certain species of Galapagos birds.

Author:  Louis Fraser
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 July 1845
Classmark:  DAR 164: 213
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-893

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