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DCP-LETT-1049

Summary

Cancelled: same as 1083. Discusses manuscript by DS on slaty cleavage. Thinks of cleavage analogous to his own explanation of laminated lava.

Author:  Daniel Sharpe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23 Jan 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 473
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1049

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To John Allen   25 May 1847

Summary

Thanks for JS’s note concerning a proposal [concerning some aspect of education of poor children?] which CD has to decline because of his poor health and his work in Natural History.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Allen
Date:  25 May 1847
Classmark:  Abraham Schwad Collection at the National Library of Israel (Schwad 03 04 07)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1090F

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DCP-LETT-1046

Summary

Cancelled: same as 1109. Will send carrier to collect the books [volumes of Trans Agric. & Hortic. Soc. India].

Author:  John Forbes Royle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [early 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 399
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1046

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To Emma Darwin   [31 October 1847]

Summary

Has had two bad days with boils.

Is reading Last days of Pompeii [Edward Bulwer Lytton (1834)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [31 Oct 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1132

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

To John Higgins   11 December [1847]

Summary

Discusses account. Glad that all is prosperous.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  11 Dec [1847]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1138

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  • Darwin, C. R. Higgins, John …
  • r Robarts & enclosing your account. — I am very glad to hear that all is going on prosperously; but I am sorry for the poor old man’s death. I thank you sincerely for your kind expressions about my Father— pray believe me— my dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | C.  Darwin

To Robert Chambers   [28 February 1847]

Summary

Asks to call on RC.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Chambers
Date:  [28 Feb 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 265
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1065

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To John Higgins   25 May [1847]

Summary

Discusses accounts.

Cannot visit Alford [farm] this summer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  25 May [1847]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1090

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  • Darwin, C. R. Higgins, John …
  • r Robarts, Curtis & Co. I am much obliged by your wish to see me at Alford this summer. — I sh d . like it much, but I fear other will hardly render it possible. Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | C.  Darwin

To Charles Lyell   [11 October 1847]

Summary

Discusses enclosed figures on elevation of terraces in several Scottish glens as surveyed by William Kemp and David Stevenson. Comments on Robert Chambers’ view of the terraces. Mentions a letter on the terraces, originally written for publication, which he has asked Robert Jameson [editor of the Edinburgh New Philos. J.] to destroy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [11 Oct 1847]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.64)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1126

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  • Darwin, C. R. Lyell, Charles …
  • … Ever yours | C.  Darwin Final measurements Lochaber Tweed–measured by M r Kemp Glen …

To Richard Owen   [November 1847 – 51]

Summary

"I had not heard before of Whench [Whewell?] having scolded you; I am rather glad of it …

What a grand number of novelties Hooker no doubt will bring home".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  [Nov 1847–51]
Classmark:  John K. Lattimer (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13833

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To M. A. T. Whitby   14 October [1847]

Summary

Thanks for a suite of male and female specimens of Lepidoptera. Lack of difference in size of wings surprises CD; the female’s being smaller than male’s in early growth is new to him. Will ask a friend in India for comparable facts.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Mary Anne Theresa Whitby
Date:  14 Oct [1847]
Classmark:  Lehigh University Libraries Special Collections (Honeyman Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1128

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To William Baxter    2 October [1847?]

Summary

Reorders six 2–oz bottles with corks.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Baxter
Date:  2 Oct [1847?]
Classmark:  Lehigh University Libraries Special Collections
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13775

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To Bernhard Studer   20 January [1847]

Summary

Much interested in BS’s letter on gneiss ["Remarks on the geological relations of the gneiss of the Alps", Edinburgh New Philos. J. 42 (1847): 186–7].

Sends copy of South America.

Has shown that lamination of metamorphic schists closely allied with cleavage.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bernhard Studer
Date:  20 Jan [1847]
Classmark:  Burgerbibliothek Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1054

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To Robert Patterson   17 April [1847]

Summary

Admires RP’s volume [Introduction to zoology, pt 1 (1846)]; he has condensed a great deal of accurate information. CD hopes some good naturalists will spring up as a result.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Patterson
Date:  17 Apr [1847]
Classmark:  Praeger 1935, p. 712
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1081

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To John Higgins   10 September [1847]

Summary

Agrees to lease land to Mr Mason. Discusses arrangements for bank draft.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  10 Sept [1847]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1117

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  • Darwin, C. R. Higgins, John …
  • … believe me my dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | C.  R. Darwin. To J.  Higgins Esq e …

To Charles Nichols, Geological Society   10 February [1847]

Summary

Encloses 12s for the year.

Anxious for February number of the Journal.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Nichols; Geological Society
Date:  10 Feb [1847]
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/10/36)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1060

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  • Darwin, C. R. Nichols, Charles Geological Society …
  • … to ask M r Charlton for any parcels for me. Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | C.  Darwin

To J. D. Hooker   [28 February 1847]

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Summary

Can JDH come to 7 Park St. on Wednesday?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [28 Feb 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1064

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To Henry Denny   21 July [1847]

Summary

Regrets not seeing HD at Oxford meeting [of BAAS].

He may keep duplicates of parasitic insects from CD’s collection. Lyell has collected Pediculi for HD from Negroes in North America.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Denny
Date:  21 July [1847]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 383
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1103

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  • Darwin, C. R. Denny, Henry …
  • r Lyell returns, I will make enquiries. Pray believe me, | dear Sir. | Yours very faithfully. | C.  Darwin. …

To Robert Hutton   [1847 – 12 November 1848]

Summary

Tells RH that he has secured an introduction to Lady Emily Finc[-Hatton] through a friend of his father’s. Thanks RH for his efforts.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Hutton
Date:  [1847 – 12 Nov 1848]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.67)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1040

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  • Darwin, C. R. Hutton, Robert …
  • r . Hutton The next morning after seeing you at the Geolog. Soc. I heard from my Father, that he had written to an old friend, who, as he thought probable, was intimate with Lady E.  Finch, & thus I have got a good introduction. I write this to save you or your friend any further trouble, & I thank you heartily for your very kind readiness to help me. Believe me | Very truly yours | C.  Darwin

To Richard Owen    23 December [1847–54]

Summary

Is searching for a tooth of Carcharias which he might have left with RO.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  23 Dec [1847-54]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13834

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To Abraham Clapham   [29 October 1847?]

Summary

Accepts AC’s offer to conduct hybridisation experiments, and offers suggestions.

Sends book [Journal of researches, 2d ed. (1845)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Abraham Clapham
Date:  [29 Oct 1847?]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.47)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1137

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