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To the Librarian of the Royal Geographical Society   [19 March 1839]

Mr Darwin would be much obliged to the Librarian of the Geographical Society to send him Lutke’s1 charts of the Caroline Isld, & likewise any charts of the Lagoon Isld. in the Pacific by Beechey, which the Society may possess.—2 12 Upper Gower St



Fedor Petrovich Lütke 1835–6.
See Coral reefs,‘Description of Plates’, Figs. 4, 7, 8.


Lütke, Fedor Petrovich. 1835–6. Voyage autour du monde, exécuté par ordre de Sa Majesté l’empereur Nicolas 1er^, sur la corvette le Séniavine, dans les années 1826, 1827, 1828 et 1829. 4 vols. and 2 atlases. Paris.


Formal request for F. Lutké’s charts of the Caroline Islands and any charts by Beechey of the Lagoon Islands [Ellice Islands] that the Society might possess.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Royal Geographical Society
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London, Upper Gower St, 12
Source of text
Royal Geographical Society
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 499,” accessed on 20 April 2024,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 2