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To Roderick Impey Murchison   [before 30 May 1849]

Summary

CD believes that floating ice and glaciers produce indistinguishable effects in actions such as scoring or polishing rocks.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st baronet
Date:  [before 30 May 1849]
Classmark:  Murchison 1849, p. 67 n.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1241A

From Roderick Impey Murchison   [1846?]

Summary

Gives CD page references [in The new statistical account of Scotland, vol. 14, pp 446, 507] for information regarding parallel roads.

Author:  Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1846?]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 319
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13830

To Roderick Impey Murchison   3 June [1855]

Summary

Accepts invitation for the 20th.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st baronet
Date:  3 June [1855]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13831

To Roderick Impey Murchison   19 June [1858]

Summary

There is much weight in what RIM says about not breaking up the natural history collection of the British Museum. The botanical collection might be moved to Kew, but CD thinks "it would be the greatest evil which could possibly happen to natural science in this country if the other collections were ever to be removed from the British Museum and Library".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st baronet
Date:  19 June [1858]
Classmark:  More Letters 1: 109–10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2286

To R. I. Murchison   24 [June 1858]

Summary

Extremely sorry for trouble he has given about his signature.

One child dangerously ill with diphtheria, another with much fever.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st baronet
Date:  24 [June 1858]
Classmark:  Wellcome Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2292

To Roderick Impey Murchison   1 May [1860]

Summary

Much obliged for note from Alexander von Keyserling. Geologist going one inch with CD more important than naturalist going two or three.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st baronet
Date:  1 May [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 249: 133 (photocopy: British Library Surrogate RP 7400)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2779

From Roderick Impey Murchison   19 August 1864

Summary

Is sending CD an article which he hopes will make him see that there are more causes than ice to account for the structure and wearing away of rocks. [Possibly "On the relative powers of glaciers and floating ice-bergs in modifying the surface of the earth", Can. Nat. 2 (1865): 21–33.] [J. of R. Geog. Soc. London 34 (1864)]

Author:  Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Aug 1864
Classmark:  DAR 171: 320
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4596

To Thomas Spring Rice   [before 7 July 1838]

Summary

Express their concern that the offer for sale to the British Museum, by G. A. Mantell and Thomas Hawkins, of two valuable collections, has been declined.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin; William Buckland; Adam Sedgwick; John Phillips; William Whewell; Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st baronet; Charles Lyell, 1st baronet; Charles Stokes; William John Hamilton; Edward Stanley; Richard Owen; William Clift; Charles Babbage; John Bostock; Peter Mark Roget; John Taylor; Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton, 2d Marquess of Northampton; William John Broderip
Addressee:  Thomas Spring Rice
Date:  [before 7 July 1838]
Classmark:  House of Commons papers; accounts and papers, 1837/38, XXXVI, 307
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-421F
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