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To Annals and Magazine of Natural History   [December 1846]

Summary

Discusses enclosed MS of CD’s review [of G. R. Waterhouse, A natural history of the Mammalia, vol. 1 (1846); Collected papers 1: 214–17].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist.
Date:  [Dec 1846]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.56)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1000

To W. B. Carpenter   [October–December 1846]

Summary

Asks for address of the artist who drew the sections exhibited by WBC at BAAS meeting in September. CD needs drawings of minute corallines, Articulata, and Mollusca.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Benjamin Carpenter
Date:  [Oct–Dec 1846]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1001

To Robert FitzRoy   1 October 1846

Summary

Has just heard of RF’s return [from New Zealand]. Hopes to see him.

CD and family are well, but he is a different man in strength and energy from when he was "Flycatcher" in the Beagle.

Has just finished his book [South America].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  1 Oct 1846
Classmark:  DAR 144: 119
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1002

To J. D. Hooker   [2 October 1846]

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Hopes to start looking over his species notes in about a year.

Very much enjoyed Southampton [meeting of BAAS, 9–12 Sept].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [2 Oct 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 65
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1003

To Charles Lyell   [3 October 1846]

Summary

Discusses A. C. Ramsay’s article ["On the denudation of South Wales", Mem. Geol. Surv. G. B. 1 (1846)]. Mentions his own paper ["Volcanic phenomena in South America", Collected papers 1: 53–86]. Emphasises that sedimentary deposits are not ordinarily preserved.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [3 Oct 1846]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.50)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1004

To J. S. Henslow   [5 October 1846]

Summary

The third and last part of the Geology [South America] will be published in a few days. Apologises for not sending JSH the other volumes.

Has attended Southampton [BAAS] meeting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [5 Oct 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A15–A16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1005

To J. D. Hooker   [6 October 1846]

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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

To J. D. Hooker   [8 October 1846]

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Can JDH bring a good book on Corallina or Nullipora of Lamarck?

CD intends writing paper on their propagation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [8 Oct 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1007

To A. C. Ramsay   10 October [1846]

Summary

Thanks ACR for paper and comments on it ["On the denudation of South Wales", Mem. Geol. Surv. G. B. 1 (1846): 297–335].

Sends copy of South America.

Discusses action of the sea.

Criticises ACR’s views on sudden elevation of mountain chains.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Andrew Crombie Ramsay
Date:  10 Oct [1846]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1008

To Leonard Jenyns   17 October [1846]

Summary

Comments on LJ’s Observations [in natural history (1846)].

Discusses variation among British birds, and the conflicting treatment of bird species by C. W. L. Gloger and C. L. Brehm.

Describes collecting incident of his student days involving Carabus.

Mentions squirrels eating insects.

Astonished to hear of terrestrial Planaria.

Comments on BAAS meeting in Southampton.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Jenyns; Leonard Blomefield
Date:  17 Oct [1846]
Classmark:  Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1009

To Joseph Beete Jukes   [18 October 1846]

Summary

Knows nothing about missing fossils collected by J. L. Stokes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Beete Jukes
Date:  [18 Oct 1846]
Classmark:  University of Oklahoma Libraries (History of Science collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1010

To Smith, Elder & Co.   [19 October 1846]

Summary

Objects to the stupid way a plate is bound into South America.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Smith, Elder & Co
Date:  [19 Oct 1846]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.51)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1011

To J. D. Hooker   [26 October 1846]

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Many thanks for JDH’s beautiful cirripede drawing. Questions on JDH’s observations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [26 Oct 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1012

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

To Robert FitzRoy   28 October [1846]

Summary

Has read RF’s pamphlet on New Zealand [Remarks on New Zealand (1846)]. Sympathises with his difficulties as Governor.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  28 Oct [1846]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 120
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1014

To J. D. Hooker   [18 October 1846]

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Will be in London tomorrow and will try to pop over to Kew.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [18 Oct 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1015

To Daniel Sharpe   [1 November 1846]

Summary

Discusses foliation and cleavage. Comments on dip of cleavage laminae in mountains. Mentions views of Sedgwick and Studer. Suggests reading C. L. von Buch [Travels through Norway and Lapland (1813)] "as an amusement". Praises views of William Hopkins. Suggests reading paper by H. D. Rogers ["On cleavage of slate-strata", Edinburgh New Philos. J. 41 (1846): 422–3)]. Comments on the paper.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Sharpe
Date:  [1 Nov 1846]
Classmark:  British Library (Add 37725: 4–5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1016

To J. L. Stokes   3 November 1846

Summary

CD’s note to Stokes [see 940] has been forwarded to George Grey; CD fears he may be offended. Asks how it could have happened.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lort Stokes
Date:  3 Nov 1846
Classmark:  Auckland Public Library (Grey collection GL D8 (1))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1017

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

To J. D. Hooker   [6 November 1846]

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Observations on barnacles.

Would like to meet JDH in London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [6 Nov 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1018
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