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To Caroline Sarah Wedgwood   [after 21 November 1859]

Summary

Astounded she cares for his book [Origin] as much as she seems to.

Comments on variation among domestic dogs; believes domestic dog has descended from several wild species and those species from a single ancient ancestor.

Athenæum review is unfair.

Expects to convert four or five "really good judges".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Darwin; Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Date:  [after 21 Nov 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2538

Matches: 1 hit

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

From E. A. Darwin   15 August [1859 or later]

Summary

Wonders whether CD would be interested in a book by Dr Bucknell [J. C. Bucknill?] on psychology.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Aug [1859 or later]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7301

Matches: 1 hit

DCP-LETT-2501F

Summary

Cancelled: Known only from reference in letter to Charles Lyell, 11 October [1859]

Author:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4 October 1859]
Classmark:  
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2501F

Matches: 1 hit

To John Higgins   4 December 1859

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of £241 19s. 10d.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  4 Dec 1859
Classmark:  Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2570F

Matches: 1 hit

To Charles Lovegrove   14 December [1859–71]

Summary

Acknowledges contribution to Down Coal and Clothing Club.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lovegrove
Date:  14 Dec [1859-71]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13822

Matches: 1 hit

  • Darwin, C. R. Lovegrove, Charles …

To Matthias Mull   [1859 or later]

Summary

Thanks MM for reference to Shakespeare’s eleventh sonnet.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Mathias Mull
Date:  [1859 or later]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 424a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13829

Matches: 1 hit

To John Higgins   15 June 1859

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of £244 15s. 11d.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  15 June 1859
Classmark:  Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2469F

Matches: 1 hit

To John Higgins   13 July [1859]

Summary

His uncle, Sir Francis Sacheverel Darwin, has asked if FSD’s son-in-law, Marcus Huish, can shoot over CD’s Beesby property. Can JH advise?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  13 July [1859]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/4/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2476F

Matches: 1 hit

From John Higgins   15 July 1859

Summary

Suggests giving Marcus Huish permission to shoot over CD’s Beesby estate, but not to revoke JH’s occasional privilege to take a visitor shooting there.

Author:  John Higgins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 July 1859
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/4/2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2476G

Matches: 1 hit

To John Higgins   18 July [1859]

Summary

Has written to his uncle, Sir Francis Sacheverel Darwin, to say that without revoking the right of shooting over Beesby, granted to JH, he is happy to allow Marcus Huish to shoot over the farm.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  18 July [1859]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/4/4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2476H

Matches: 1 hit

To ?   [after 2 November 1859]

Summary

Origin will be published 22 Nov. Fears correspondent will find the conclusions "abominable".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [after 2 Nov 1859]
Classmark:  Michael S. Hollander (dealers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2541

Matches: 1 hit

From E. A. Darwin   23 November [1859]

Summary

Writes of "the Dr’s" [Henry Holland’s] mixed reactions to the book.

Adds a personal opinion, "it is the most interesting book I ever read".

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Nov [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 98: B14–15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2545

Matches: 1 hit

To J. S. Henslow   11 November 1859

Summary

Sends the Origin to his "dear old master in natural history"; fears he will not approve of his pupil in this case. Asks for criticisms. If JSH is even in slight degree staggered on the immutability of species, CD is convinced that he will be more staggered on further reflection – this has been the process of his own mind.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  11 Nov 1859
Classmark:  DAR 145: 100
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2522

Matches: 1 hit

To W. E. Darwin   [23 October–20 November 1859]

Summary

Tells how to get information on, and gain membership in, the London Library.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [23 Oct – 20 Nov 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2497

Matches: 1 hit

To W. E. Darwin   [14 October 1859]

Summary

Discusses events at Ilkley.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [14 Oct 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2498

Matches: 1 hit

DCP-LETT-2530

Summary

Cancelled: same as 2528. Invites criticisms of his book [Origin] which is "only an abstract & very much condensed". Knows LJ will not agree with the lengths to which CD goes. It took long years to convert CD, but he cannot persuade himself "that a theory which explains … several large classes of facts, can be wholly wrong".

Hopes to publish his full MS if he ever gets strong enough.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Jenyns; Leonard Blomefield
Date:  13 Nov [1859]
Classmark:  LL 2: 219
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2530

Matches: 1 hit

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

CD memorandum   24 April 1859

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Summary

Questions about stripes on mules.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  24 Apr 1859
Classmark:  DAR 206 (Letters)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2454

Matches: 2 hits

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

To George Howard Darwin   24 [February 1859]

Summary

Writes about their new billiard table.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  24 [Feb 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2420

Matches: 1 hit

From A. C. Ramsay   6 January 1859

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Summary

Responds to CD’s queries concerning faults; is sending sections of the kind he wants. The Merionethshire fault with a downthrow of 12000ft. [See Origin, p. 285.]

Author:  Andrew Crombie Ramsay
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Jan 1859
Classmark:  DAR 205.9: 399
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2398

Matches: 1 hit

To W. E. Darwin   [13 February 1859]

Summary

Discusses events at Moor Park and domestic matters.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [13 Feb 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2414

Matches: 2 hits

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