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

Summary

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.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Librarian, Royal Geographical Society
Date:  [19 Mar 1839]
Classmark:  Royal Geographical Society
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-499

To J. Shillinglaw, Secretary, Royal Geographical Society   [1839 – May 1842]

Summary

Asks for volumes of F. W. Beechey’s work [Narrative of a voyage to the Pacific and Bering Strait (1831)] and Nautical magazine and an order on [John] Arrowsmith for atlas of Dumont d’Urville’s Voyage in the "Astrolabe".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  J. Shillinglaw; Royal Geographical Society
Date:  [1839 – May 1842]
Classmark:  Fitzwilliam Museum
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-477

To John Washington   14 October [1839]

Summary

Returns proof-sheets of an article he has reviewed for the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society. He will find it useful when he comes to describe the Cordilleras of Chile.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Washington; Royal Geographical Society
Date:  14 Oct [1839]
Classmark:  Royal Geographical Society
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-536

To John Washington   [14 October 1839]

Summary

Returns proofs of J. O. French’s article ["Account of the province of La Rioja: S. America", J. R. Geogr. Soc. 9 (1839): 381–406].

Gratified by Humboldt’s praise of Journal of researches [J. R. Geogr. Soc. 9 (1839): 502].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Washington; Royal Geographical Society
Date:  [14 Oct 1839]
Classmark:  Royal Geographical Society
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-537

To John Washington   1 November [1839]

Summary

CD thinks report of a rock imbedded in an iceberg is remarkable; wants to write a note for the [Journal] about it. Asks for location of the sighting and a chart of the Antarctic Sea. [See "Rock seen on an iceberg", Collected papers 1: 137–9.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Washington; Royal Geographical Society
Date:  1 Nov [1839]
Classmark:  Royal Geographical Society
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-544
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