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To B. J. Sulivan   20 March 1881

Summary

Thanks for BJS’s account of the Fuegians. CD would have predicted that "not all the missionaries in the world could have done what has been done".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  20 Mar 1881
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13092

From B. J. Sulivan   29 September 1881

Summary

Gives further details on his grapes.

Tells of his recent movements and state of health.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Sept 1881
Classmark:  DAR 177: 315
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13363

To B. J. Sulivan   30 September [1881]

Summary

BJS’s grape case is a mystery.

CD is still able to work a little but does not expect to do much more of any interest to naturalists.

The death of his brother [E. A. Darwin] was a heavy loss.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  30 Sept [1881]
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13365

To B. J. Sulivan   28 October [1881]

Summary

Has looked at BJS’s grapes. Can give no explanation of the case.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  28 Oct [1881]
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13439

From B. J. Sulivan   29 November 1881

Summary

BJS is looking forward to reading the life of Lyell [K. M. Lyell, Life, letters and journals of Sir Charles Lyell, 2 vols. (1881)].

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Nov 1881
Classmark:  DAR 177: 316
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13519

To B. J. Sulivan   1 December 1881

Summary

Sends his subscription for the adopted Fuegian [James FitzRoy Button].

Feels very old and wishes he could be idle but finds himself miserable without any daily work.

Is reading Lyell’s biography [K. M. Lyell (1881)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  1 Dec 1881
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13525

From B. J. Sulivan   3 December 1881

Summary

BJS’s son has seen six Fuegians being exhibited in Berlin; BJS hopes that they might be bought from their master and returned to Tierra del Fuego.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Dec 1881
Classmark:  DAR 177: 317
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13527

From B. J. Sulivan   [November 1838 – April 1839]

Summary

Observations on the geology of the Falkland Islands.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Nov 1838 – Apr 1839]
Classmark:  DAR 39: 20–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13847

From Bartholomew James Sulivan   2 February [1855]

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Summary

The only mainland vegetation he saw on Falkland Island shores were trees. Remembers no strange birds there, but on journey home saw a woodcock more than 500 miles from the nearest land.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Feb [1855]
Classmark:  DAR 205.2: 251
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1551

From Bartholomew James Sulivan   [17 January – 7 February 1832]

Summary

Heights of various points on Quail Island [Cape Verde Is.].

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [17 Jan – 7 Feb 1832]
Classmark:  DAR 32: 16a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-156

To Bartholomew James Sulivan   24 May [1861]

Summary

Thanks BJS for account of Mendoza earthquake.

FitzRoy sent CD the last London Review [& Weekly J. Polit.] and he read the article on Genesis, but feels it is an attempt to reconcile the irreconcilable.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  24 May [1861]
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3156

From Bartholomew James Sulivan   27 September [1862]

Summary

J. C. Wickham and Arthur Mellersh are in town and BJS wonders whether there is any chance CD might join them.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Sept [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 275
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3741

From B. J. Sulivan   2 October [1862]

Summary

Hopes to visit CD with Mellersh and Wickham the week after next.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Oct [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 276
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3749

From B. J. Sulivan   13 October [1862]

Summary

If Wickham remains in town and CD is well enough, BJS thinks they might come about the 22d.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Oct [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 277
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3759

From B. J. Sulivan   14 October [1862]

Summary

Arranges to come to Down on the 21st if CD is well enough.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Oct [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 278
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3763

From B. J. Sulivan   18 October [1862]

Summary

Confirms arrangements for his trip to Down.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Oct [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 276
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3775

From Bartholomew James Sulivan   4 February [1863]

Summary

Thinks he may be appointed Commodore commanding the Squadron on the west coast of S. America. Wishes to leave England for his health’s sake.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Feb [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 280
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3968

From B. J. Sulivan   10 February [1863]

Summary

Sends some tickets so that CD’s son might see [an unspecified] model.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Feb [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 281
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3976

From Bartholomew James Sulivan   20 October 1838

Summary

Reports arrival at Falklands; weather conditions, and unsuccessful search he made for a geological formation CD had seen. Describes cliffs, streams, rocks, and lines of elevation; includes two drawings.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Oct 1838
Classmark:  DAR 39: 18–19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-429

From Bartholomew James Sulivan   18 March [1864]

Summary

Has six months’ leave from the Admiralty because of his health; intends going to Europe for four months.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Mar [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 282
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4431
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