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From J. M. Herbert   28 December 1880

Summary

News of JMH’s second marriage.

Death of Charles Whitley’s wife.

Thinks CD’s fame in Europe is greater than that of Cuvier.

Author:  John Maurice Herbert
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Dec 1880
Classmark:  DAR 166: 187
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12884

To J. M. Herbert   25 December [1880]

Summary

Recalls student days at Cambridge and microscope JMH gave him.

Discusses his children, health, and work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Maurice Herbert
Date:  25 Dec [1880]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.577)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12937

From J. M. Herbert   9 October 1881

Summary

Thanks for Earthworms.

Condolences on death of Erasmus.

Author:  John Maurice Herbert
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 166: 188
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13383

From J. M. Herbert   15–17 April 1832

Summary

Writes news of Cambridge friends, professors, music, the Reform Bill, and cholera. Expresses belief that CD will take his place with Cuvier and Humboldt.

Author:  John Maurice Herbert
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15–17 Apr 1832
Classmark:  DAR 204.6.2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-165

To J. M. Herbert   [1–6] June 1832

Summary

Summarises experiences since leaving England. "How intimately what may be called the ""moral part"" is connected with the enjoyment of scenery." The loneliness of the voyage.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Maurice Herbert
Date:  [1–6] June 1832
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-172

To John Maurice Herbert   2 January [1856]

Summary

Thanks JMH for book of poems.

Recalls early days together. He cannot visit due to health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Maurice Herbert
Date:  2 Jan [1856]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.121)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1814

From J. M. Herbert   1[–4] December 1832

Summary

Sends news of himself and CD’s friends. Discusses changes in England, the coming elections, Cambridge politics.

Author:  John Maurice Herbert
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1[-4] Dec 1832
Classmark:  DAR 204.6.2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-193

To J. M. Herbert   18 November [1856]

Summary

Defers a visit with Lieutenant Blakiston; "my wife is out of health & expects her confinement in a few weeks, & I cannot possibly receive any one here or leave home . . ."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Maurice Herbert
Date:  18 Nov [1856]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s New York (June 1991); Remember When Antiquities (catalogue 26, 1992); Gerard A. J. Stodolski Inc. (1995)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2020A

To J. M. Herbert   2 June 1833

Summary

Describes Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn; was reminded of hours at Barmouth; chafes at the length of the trip.

Hopes the Whigs will do away with slavery – has seen enough of it and Negroes to be disgusted with the lies heard in England.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Maurice Herbert
Date:  2 June 1833
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-209

From J. M. Herbert   [28 March] 1834

Summary

A letter full of news of Cambridge and friends: the BAAS meeting at Cambridge; charges of corruption in the University; the Cambridge petition on behalf of Dissenters.

Author:  John Maurice Herbert
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 Mar] 1834
Classmark:  DAR 204.8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-240

From J. M. Herbert   [19 November 1836]

Summary

Welcomes CD; has tried to find him. May see him in Cambridge. Reminisces about CD’s musical taste and memory. Describes Charles Whitley’s wedding and wife. Mentions friends.

Author:  John Maurice Herbert
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [19 Nov 1836]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 137
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-323

To John Maurice Herbert   [1 January 1837]

Summary

Enjoyed the merry evening with JMH.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Maurice Herbert
Date:  [1 Jan 1837]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-339

To John Maurice Herbert    [13 September 1828]

Summary

Asks JMH to collect some insects at Barmouth.

Reports on his shooting luck.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Maurice Herbert
Date:  [13 Sept 1828]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-47

To John Maurice Herbert   [January 1839 – September 1842]

Summary

Suggests the names of two bird-preservers for JMH’s friend.

In reference to an earlier letter, replies: "As for Birds of Paradise from the West Indies, tell that to the marines, as we used to say on board the Beagle".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Maurice Herbert
Date:  [Jan 1839 – Sept 1842]
Classmark:  Bonhams, New York (dealers) (11 December 2013)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-476A

From J. M. Herbert   13 January [1839]

Summary

Sends congratulations on CD’s engagement, with a gift.

Author:  John Maurice Herbert
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Jan [1839]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 168
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-487

To J. M. Herbert    [3 October 1828]

Summary

CD obliged for JMH’s labours in "the science". He reports having spent a pleasant month. Entomological pursuits succeeded.

Looks forward to receiving beetles and butterflies from JMH when he passes through Shrewsbury.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Maurice Herbert
Date:  [3 Oct 1828]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-49

From John Maurice Herbert   3 May 1867

Summary

Asks whether CD will subscribe to a memorial for Richard Dawes [1793–1867].

Author:  John Maurice Herbert
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 May 1867
Classmark:  DAR 166: 184
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5526

To J. M. Herbert   7 May [1867]

Summary

Contributes to a memorial for Richard Dawes.

Describes his health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Maurice Herbert
Date:  7 May [1867]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.327)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5529

To J. M. Herbert   [after 5 June 1840]

Summary

Writes to find whether the date of the event [JMH’s marriage?] has been fixed.

Has been unwell and does not yet feel up to work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Maurice Herbert
Date:  [after 5 June 1840]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.19)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-571

From John Maurice Herbert   26 January 1868

Summary

Congratulates CD on George’s success.

Author:  John Maurice Herbert
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 166: 185
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5802
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