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To ?   [after 1836?]

Summary

[Excised fragment only.] "I am greedy for facts.—"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [after 1836?]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.626)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13858

From Caroline and Catherine Darwin   28 January [1835]

Summary

Concerned over CD’s illness. His father strongly urges him to come home lest his health be ruined.

News of family and friends.

Twelve Tories elected in Shropshire.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Jan [1835]
Classmark:  DAR 97 (ser. 2): 16–18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-266

From Charles Whitley   5 February 1835

Summary

Replies to CD’s letter [250], giving news of himself and mutual friends.

Author:  Charles Thomas Whitley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Feb 1835
Classmark:  DAR 204: 132
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-267

From Susan Darwin   16 February 1835

Summary

Met Capt. Harding who said FitzRoy was promoted to Post-Captain.

News of family and friends. Forthcoming marriages of Robert Wedgwood and Tom Eyton.

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Feb 1835
Classmark:  DAR 97 (ser. 2): 18–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-268

From Charles D. Douglas   24 February 1835

Summary

Sends CD large beetles from Chiloé.

Describes an earthquake at Caucague.

Gives exact location and measurements of two blocks of granite; has seen and heard of others; will report if he surveys the Potrero on Chiloé.

Author:  Charles D. Douglas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Feb 1835
Classmark:  DAR 35.1: 329–30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-269

To W. D. Fox   [7–11] March 1835

Summary

Congratulates WDF on his marriage,

reminisces about Cambridge and early entomology. Now neglects entomology for geology.

Describes Concepción after earthquake.

Hopes to cross Cordilleras before they leave South America in September.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [7–11] Mar 1835
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 47)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-270

To Caroline Darwin   10–13 March 1835

Summary

Definite plans now to leave Valparaiso 1 June and to arrive in Sydney in January; then Cape of Good Hope and home in September 1836.

Describes Concepción after earthquake.

Will cross the Cordilleras. Hopes snow will hold off.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  10-13 Mar 1835
Classmark:  DAR 223: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-271

To J. S. Henslow   [10] – 13 March 1835

Summary

The termination of the voyage has been decided – September 1836.

The earthquake of Concepción.

His geological observations (since November). Can now prove both sides of the Andes have recently risen to considerable heights.

Zoological collection.

Plans to cross the Cordilleras.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [10]–13 Mar 1835
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters: 25 DAR/1/1/25)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-272

From Caroline Darwin   30 March 1835

Summary

Urges him to return home. News of family and friends; the Langtons will go to Rio in April and then winter in the West Indies. Henslow has a son.

Author:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Mar 1835
Classmark:  DAR 97 (ser. 2): 20–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-273

To J. S. Henslow   18 April 1835

Summary

Has just returned from crossing the Cordilleras. Geological observations of formations representing great epochs of violence which broke up the earth’s crust. Shells at over 12000 feet. Silicified trees in sandstone formations at great heights. Red snow and viviparous lizards. Botanical specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  18 Apr 1835
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters: 26 DAR/1/1/26)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-274

To Susan Darwin   23 April 1835

Summary

His trip across the Andes and back was his most successful excursion: can clearly demonstate that the western part of the double line of mountains is much older, with fossil shells at 12000ft; the eastern line may be as modern as the Patagonian plains. If proved, this is an important fact in the theory of the formation of the world. Has found petrified trees.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Date:  23 Apr 1835
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-275

To Catherine Darwin   31 May [1835]

Summary

Slow and tedious trip through miserable country, but geology prospers, and CD will have a good general idea of the structure of Chile by the time he leaves the country. Will send a last large cargo of specimens to Henslow.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Date:  31 May [1835]
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-276

From R. E. Alison   25 June 1835

Summary

Gives details of his observations which lend support to the view that Chile is rising with respect to the sea. Reports some observations and opinions with regard to earthquakes and volcanic action in the area.

Author:  Robert Edward Alison
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 June 1835
Classmark:  DAR 36.1: 427–427a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-277

From R. H. Corfield   26–7 June 1835

Summary

Greatly enjoyed CD’s company; has worried about his health. Adds some European and English news.

Author:  Richard Henry Corfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 & 27 June 1835
Classmark:  DAR 204: 130
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-278

From Charles San Lambert   [c. July 1835]

Summary

Describes volcanic formations capping granite hills from Copiapò to Atacama [Chile]. [See South America, pp. 230–1.]

Author:  Charles San Lambert
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. July 1835]
Classmark:  DAR 37: 648
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-279

From R. H. Corfield   14 — 18 July 1835

Summary

Passes on news from England and some Shrewsbury papers.

Author:  Richard Henry Corfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 & 18 July 1835
Classmark:  DAR 204: 131
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-280

To Caroline Darwin   [19] July – [12 August] 1835

Summary

Describes his trip from Coquimbo to Copiapò, where he rejoined the Beagle – a hard and wearisome journey, but geologically interesting.

FitzRoy piloted the [Blonde] to rescue crew of wrecked Challenger.

CD has received letters that were missing, and others; for ten months there will be none to or from him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  [19] July – [12 Aug] 1835
Classmark:  DAR 223: 29
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-281

To W. D. Fox   [9–12 August] 1835

Summary

Expresses envy for WDF’s life as a clergyman.

Outlines homeward voyage; tells of his hope of seeing active volcanoes and Tertiary strata in Galapagos. Recommends geology to Fox. Discusses Lyell’s views; CD has become "a zealous disciple".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [9–12 Aug] 1835
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 47a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-282

To J. S. Henslow   12 [August] 1835

Summary

Looks forward to seeing volcanoes in Galapagos Islands.

Has altered his views on Cordillera formations as a result of another trip. Discusses his theory of their origin and history.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  12 [Aug] 1835
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters: 27 DAR/1/1/27)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-283

To H. S. Fox   15 August 1835

Summary

Sends some geological specimens. Describes his recent trips and findings on the geology of the Andes. Asks if HSF has seen large beds of shells on elevated land – possibly at Rio Grande or S. Brazil.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Stephen Fox
Date:  15 Aug 1835
Classmark:  Bodleian Libraries, Oxford (MS. Eng. lett. c. 235, fol. 28)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-284
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Darwin’s earthquakes

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Darwin experienced his first earthquake in 1834, but it was a few months later that he was really confronted with their power. Travelling north along the coast of Chile, Darwin and Robert FitzRoy, captain of HMS Beagle, were confronted with a series of…

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  • … that they were perfectly placed to study. On 19 January 1835 they witnessed the volcanic eruption of …
  • … of desolation. Letter to W. D. Fox, [7-11] March 1835 It was not just the …
  • … of ideas. Letter to J. S. Henslow, 18 April 1835 From his personal …

Darwin and barnacles

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In a letter to Henslow in March 1835 Darwin remarked that he had done ‘very little’ in zoology; the ‘only two novelties’ he added, almost as an afterthought, were a new mollusc and a ‘genus in the family Balanidæ’ – a barnacle – but it was an oddity. Who,…

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  • … In a letter to Henslow in March 1835 Darwin remarked that he had done ‘very little’ in zoology; …

Titus Coan

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In 1874, when Darwin was preparing the second edition of Descent of Man, he received letters from all over the world in reply to his queries about human behaviour; one in particular would have stirred up unexpected memories of his own time among the native…

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  • … were published in the Missionary Herald in 1834 and 1835 , and a complete transcript of Coan’s …
  • … he and his wife had been running a mission station since 1835, his next posting after his return …

Darwin’s reading notebooks

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In April 1838, Darwin began recording the titles of books he had read and the books he wished to read in Notebook C (Notebooks, pp. 319–28). In 1839, these lists were copied and continued in separate notebooks. The first of these reading notebooks (DAR 119…

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  • … Entomological Magazine.—? paper on Geograph. range [Anon. 1835] read Study Buffon on varieties of …
  • … laws about sexes relative to the age of marriage [Quetelet 1835] Brown at end of Flinders [R. Brown …
  • … 1834, 1837]. Verey Philosophie d’Hist. Nat. [Virey 1835] read Marcel de Serres …
  • … C. Watson on Geog. distrib: of Brit: plants [H. C. Watson 1835] read Hume’s Essay on Human …
  • … & Medic. researches on the Horse in N. America— [Harlan 1835] Owen has it. & Royal Soc …
  • … Birds. 10 s  6 d . translated by Rennie [Bechstein 1835] Some facts on cross-bred animals, M r …
  • … Pœppig Travels in S. America. German [Pöppig 1835–6].— Zoologie Generale. Iside. St Hilaire …
  • … 1815]— Colon Library Hogarth Hist of Music [Hogarth 1835] Wilkinson Ægyptian [J. G. …
  • … 1833]: Suite— Decandolle on Botany [A. de Candolle 1835]: Lacordaire Introduction Entomologique …
  • … ) on Dogs [C. H. Smith 1839–40] /on Ruminants [Jardine ed. 1835–6]// on Horses [C. H. Smith 1841]// …
  • … Hilaire Progress de un Naturalist [E. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1835] (Gerard [Gérard 1844]) …
  • … (Perry can give me order) Virey Philosoph [Virey 1835]. Forbes thinks worth reading Royal Soc …
  • … kind [Jardine 1834b]. 9. Columbidæ (Pigeons.) [Selby 1835] 11. Ruminating Animals …
  • … l’etude Botanique (Suite a Buffon) [A. de Candolle 1835] has many Geographical aphorisms & …
  • … Trials [Feuerbach 1846] Godwins Work & Life [Godwin 1835] Brookes last Journal by …
  • … 1849–57] Tocquevilles Democracy [Tocqueville 1835–40] Fellow’s Lycia (1 st  Travels) …
  • … de Beaumont 1830–8] & C Prevost on l’Ile Julie [Prévost 1835]. 1838 Oct 2 …
  • … and 1830]— skimmed well Lutke’s voyage [Lütke 1835–6]— carefully read Reynold’s …
  • … May 18 Stanley Familiar Hist. of Birds [E. Stanley 1835] Mackintosh’s Ethical Philosophy …
  • … 25. Owen & Botelers Africa [W. F. Owen 1833 and Boteler 1835] well skimmed Gleanings of …
  • … 1757] Swainson Geograph. Distrib of Animals [Swainson 1835] I see Swainsons Book has notes at …
  • … 1774] nothing Coleridges Table Talk [Coleridge 1835]. Campbell’s Poems [T. Campbell …
  • … Simple Story. Sir. J. Mackintosh life [Mackintosh 1835]. reread Priestley Life & …
  • … [T. Moore 1825] & Liebers remains of Niebuhr [Lieber 1835]. 8 Paley’s Evidence. of Christ …
  • … & Morning [Bulwer-Lytton] 1841]; Rienzi [Bulwer-Lytton] 1835]: Barnaby Rudge [Dickens 1841] …
  • … —— 15 th . Harlans Med & Phys. Researches [Harlan 1835] abstracted. Smith Moral …
  • … 1844] Pœppig Reisen [Pöppig 1835–6]— } skimmed.— …
  • … poor.— —— Visey Philosoph. d’Hist Nat. [Virey 1835] } Alder & Hancock. Nudibran …
  • … (nothing) 21. Van Mons Arbres Fruitiers 2. Vols [Mons 1835–6] July 7 th  N. C. …

Darwin & coral reefs

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The central idea of Darwin's theory of coral reef formation, as it was later formulated, was that the islands were formed by the upward growth of coral as the Pacific Ocean floor gradually subsided. It overturned previous ideas and would in itself…

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  • … elevation of the Chilean coast, makes clear that by April 1835, when he was still at Valparaiso, …
  • … suggests that he was writing before the late summer of 1835, for about that time he adopted …
  • … Darwin had begun reading about ‘the South Sea’ in May 1835. The  Beagle  library  was well …
  • … no. 1.17, written shortly after a visit to Lima in August 1835: ‘Corall rapidly growing in Low …
  • … of both annular and barrier reefs. This was in November 1835 at Tahiti and the neighbouring reef of …
  • … draft of his theory in a memorandum headed ‘Coral islands 1835.’ It is the first account of the …
  • … was matched by the sinking of Pacific islands:  25 June 1835 . Darwin confides to his …

Darwin and the Church

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The story of Charles Darwin’s involvement with the church is one that is told far too rarely. It shows another side of the man who is more often remembered for his personal struggles with faith, or for his role in large-scale controversies over the…

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  • … to think about—’ (letter to W. D. Fox, [9–12 August] 1835 ). Darwin’s doubts about orthodox …

Science, Work and Manliness

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Discussion Questions|Letters In 1859, popular didactic writer William Landels published the first edition of what proved to be one of his best-selling works, How Men Are Made. "It is by work, work, work" he told his middle class audience, …

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  • … Letter 282 - Darwin to Fox, W. D., [9 - 12 August 1835] Darwin discusses with Fox his …

Darwin in letters, 1837–1843: The London years to 'natural selection'

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The seven-year period following Darwin's return to England from the Beagle voyage was one of extraordinary activity and productivity in which he became recognised as a naturalist of outstanding ability, as an author and editor, and as a professional…

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  • … but his theory of coral reef formation, first conceived in 1835, had soon demonstrated that he was …
  • … 13 October 1834 , and letter from R. E. Alison, 25 June 1835 ). Henry Holland did not …

Bibliography of Darwin’s geological publications

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This list includes papers read by Darwin to the Geological Society of London, his books on the geology of the Beagle voyage, and other publications on geological topics.  Author-date citations refer to entries in the Darwin Correspondence Project’s…

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  • … by the Cambridge Philosophical Society, 1 December 1835.  [ Shorter publications , pp.  2-15.  F1. …
  • … coasts of South America, in the years 1832, 1833, 1834, and 1835, with an account of a transverse …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

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Here is a list of people that appeared in the photograph album Darwin received for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from scientific admirers in the Netherlands. Many thanks to Hester Loeff for identifying and researching them. No. …

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  • … 42 Broek in Waterland 13 july 1835 Didam 11 august 1882   …
  • … Clerk   Kimswerd 8 june 1835 Odoorn 7 july 1917 …
  • … Teacher    Amsterdam 21 oktober 1835 Veenendaal 25 february …
  • … Society.   Java 16 november 1835 Den Haag 6 November 1911 …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

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List of people appearing in the photograph album Darwin received from scientific admirers in the Netherlands for his birthday on 12 February 1877. We are grateful to Hester Loeff for providing this list and for permission to make her research available.…

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  • … 42 Broek in Waterland 13 July 1835 Didam 11 August 1882   …
  • … Clerk   Kimswerd 8 June 1835 Odoorn 7 July 1917 …
  • … Teacher    Amsterdam 21 October 1835 Veenendaal 25 February …
  • … Society.   Java 16 November 1835 Den Haag 6 November 1911 …

Scientific Networks

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Friendship|Mentors|Class|Gender In its broadest sense, a scientific network is a set of connections between people, places, and things that channel the communication of knowledge, and that substantially determine both its intellectual form and content,…

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  • … 272 — Darwin, C. R. to Henslow, J. S., [10–13] Mar 1835 Darwin tells Henslow the termination …

Darwin’s study of the Cirripedia

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Darwin’s work on barnacles, conducted between 1846 and 1854, has long posed problems for historians. Coming between his transmutation notebooks and the Origin of species, it has frequently been interpreted as a digression from Darwin’s species work. Yet…

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  • … he collected during the Beagle voyage.    In 1835, in the Chonos Archipelago off the …
  • … (DAR 31.2: 307). This observation was notable, for in 1835 the presence of larval stages of …

Conrad Martens

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Conrad Martens was born in London, the son of an Austrian diplomat. He studied landscape painting under the watercolourist Copley Fielding (1789–1855), who also briefly taught Ruskin. In 1833 he was on board the Hyacinth, headed for India, but en route in…

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  • … Zealand, and continued to Australia, arriving there in April 1835. In Sydney he was befriended by …

Tahiti

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The Beagle arrives in Tahiti

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  • … The Beagle arrives in Tahiti …

George Robert Waterhouse

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George Waterhouse was born on 6 March 1810 in Somers Town, North London. His father was a solicitor’s clerk and an amateur lepidopterist. George was educated from 1821-24 at Koekelberg near Brussels. On his return he worked for a time as an apprentice to…

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  • … as a curator at the Royal Institution at Liverpool in 1835, he returned to London the following year …

San Carlos de Ancud, Chiloé

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Description of an eathquake

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  • … sends a detailed report of an earthquake in February 1835 and subsequent volcanic activity until …

New Zealand

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The Beagle arrives in New Zealand

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  • … The Beagle arrives in New Zealand …

The Galapagos

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The Beagle arrives in the Galápagos Islands

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  • … The Beagle arrives in the Galápagos Islands …

Darwin & Geology

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The lessons Darwin learned from Adam Sedgwick at Cambridge, and in the field in North Wales, stood him in good stead during the Beagle voyage. While he was attached to the Beagle from 1831 to 1835, Darwin actually spent about two-thirds of his time ashore,…

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  • … voyage. While he was attached to the Beagle from 1831 to 1835, Darwin actually spent about two …
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