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From G. R. Waterhouse   [30 March 1846]

Summary

Sends a list of mammalian remains found in the Buenos Aires district and purchased by the British Museum.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [30 Mar 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 39: 64–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-968

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To Robert Fitzroy   [1846]

Summary

Cancelled: part of 1014. Thanks RF for his kindness on Beagle.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  [1846]
Classmark:  LL 1: 332
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-936

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To the Admiralty   9 [May 1846]

Summary

Encloses letter and paper to be forwarded to B. J. Sulivan.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Admiralty
Date:  9 [May 1846]
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Autograph File, D)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-694

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To Librarian   27 October [1846 or 1848?]

Summary

Orders Andrew Knight’s paper ["An account of some experiments on the fecundation of vegetables", Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. (1799): 195–204] and J. E. Gray’s book [Gleanings from the menagerie and aviary at Knowsley Hall (1846)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Librarian
Date:  27 Oct [1846 or 1848]
Classmark:  University of Michigan Library, Special Collections Research Center (Science and Philosophy Collection, gift of J. Christian Bay)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1013

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  • Darwin, C. R. Librarian …
  • Darwin’s Natural selection: being the second part of his big species book written from 1856 to 1858. Edited by R. C. …

From Roderick Impey Murchison   [1846?]

Summary

Gives CD page references [in The new statistical account of Scotland, vol. 14, pp 446, 507] for information regarding parallel roads.

Author:  Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1846?]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 319
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13830

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To Richard Owen   [21 April 1846]

Summary

Asks to visit RO to talk about mammifers of the [Rio] Plata.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  [21 Apr 1846]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.48)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-959

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  • Darwin, C. R. Owen, Richard …
  • r ” I have commenced your British Fossils with very great interest Most truly yours | C.  Darwin

To Emma Darwin   [25 June 1846]

Summary

CD has been stomachy and sick, but not very uncomfortable.

Working on proofs [of South America] and cannot keep printer supplied with manuscript.

His thoughts of her, and news of the children who are at Down with him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [25 June 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-981

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

From A. C. V. D. d’Orbigny   [June–July 1846]

Summary

ACVDdO asks CD to assist him in finding correspondents willing to provide British fossil shells for his proposed work, Paléontologie universelle, in exchange for parts of ACVDdO’s palaeontological works.

Author:  Alcide Charles Victor Dessalines (Alcide) d’Orbigny
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [June-July 1846]
Classmark:  Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London (Part 2) 2 1846: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-982A

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

To Ernst Dieffenbach   6 April [1846]

Summary

On geological works of Tschudi and Buch.

"My health keeps indifferent & I do not suppose I shall ever be a strong man again: everything fatigues me, & I can work but little at my writing: this summer, however, I shall get out my geology of S. America".

"I found Bronn’s Geschichte, which you recommended me, very useful, for references to facts on variation".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Dieffenbach
Date:  6 Apr [1846]
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealers) Cat. 574 1965.11.11–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-972

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  • Darwin, C. R. Dieffenbach, Ernst …

From Edward Forbes   [September 1846]

Summary

Returns corrected proof of his descriptions of S. American fossil shells [South America, appendix].

Author:  Edward Forbes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Sept 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 43.1: 46
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-995

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To Robert Hutton   [April 1846]

Summary

Returns copy [of J. Hortic. Soc. Lond.]. Mentions article by William Herbert ["Local habitation and wants of plants", J. Hortic. Soc. Lond. 1 (1846): 44–9].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Hutton
Date:  [Apr 1846]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.54)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-952

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  • Darwin, C. R. Hutton, Robert …
  • r . Herbert’s journal with interest. I will return the Journal today to the Athenæum Club & I hope it will not inconvenience you my sending it there, instead of direct to your house. — My wife joins me in kind remembrances to M rs . Hutton & your family. Believe me, Yours sincerely, with thanks | C.  Darwin

To Daniel Sharpe   [4 November 1846]

Summary

Supposes Sharpe does not want Von Buch’s tract, so sent Hopkins. Asks it be returned to CD at the Athenaeum Club.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Sharpe
Date:  [4 Nov 1846]
Classmark:  James Cummins, Bookseller (dealer) (December 2010)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1017F

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To Richard Owen   25 November [1846]

Summary

Asks to borrow specimens of sessile cirripedes from Museum of Royal College of Surgeons.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  25 Nov [1846]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (Gen. lib. Owen collect. 9: 201)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1033

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To Francis Wedgwood   27 November [1846]

Summary

Instructs FW to send off a bundle of deeds which he holds for their trust.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis (Frank) Wedgwood
Date:  27 Nov [1846]
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 26783–35)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1034

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To John Higgins   12 December [1846]

Summary

Thanks JH for draft. Glad to hear account of farmhouse.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  12 Dec [1846]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1037

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To David Thomas Ansted   25 November [1846]

Summary

Encloses a set of proof sheets of the fossil shells in South America.

Also encloses some specimen sheets by G. B. Sowerby to disseminate as an advertisement.

Asks that E. A. Darwin’s name be added to the lists of subscribers to John Price’s work on the Invertebrata.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  David Thomas Ansted
Date:  25 Nov [1846]
Classmark:  Hans A. O. Baumann (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1032F

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  • Darwin, C. R. Ansted, D. T. …
  • … Ever yours | C.  Darwin P.S. | If you have the means w d you kindly add to the list of M r

To Catherine Darwin   [22 November 1846]

Summary

Concerned about Father’s health.

Forwards a letter from FitzRoy.

Dr Erasmus Darwin’s scientific prophecies are the talk of London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Date:  [22 Nov 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 92: A1–A2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1029

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

To Emma Darwin   [24 June 1846]

Summary

News of progress in remodelling. He and Etty [Henrietta] miss the rest of the family.

Was sick, but "two pills of opium righted me".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [24 June 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-982

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

To J. D. Hooker   [6 October 1846]

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Summary

Sulivans are coming on Friday. Can JDH come?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [6 Oct 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 66
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1006

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To J. D. Hooker   [15 November 1846]

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Will come to Kew on Friday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [15 Nov 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 73
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1025

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