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To Caroline Darwin   10–13 March 1835

Summary

Definite plans now to leave Valparaiso 1 June and to arrive in Sydney in January; then Cape of Good Hope and home in September 1836.

Describes Concepción after earthquake.

Will cross the Cordilleras. Hopes snow will hold off.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  10-13 Mar 1835
Classmark:  DAR 223: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-271

From Caroline Darwin   30 March 1835

Summary

Urges him to return home. News of family and friends; the Langtons will go to Rio in April and then winter in the West Indies. Henslow has a son.

Author:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Mar 1835
Classmark:  DAR 97 (ser. 2): 20–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-273

To Caroline Darwin   [19] July – [12 August] 1835

Summary

Describes his trip from Coquimbo to Copiapò, where he rejoined the Beagle – a hard and wearisome journey, but geologically interesting.

FitzRoy piloted the [Blonde] to rescue crew of wrecked Challenger.

CD has received letters that were missing, and others; for ten months there will be none to or from him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  [19] July – [12 Aug] 1835
Classmark:  DAR 223: 29
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-281

To Caroline Darwin   27 December 1835

Summary

At sea 25 days from Galapagos to Tahiti, where they stayed ten days. It was delightful. Then three weeks to New Zealand, where they will be for ten days.

Convinced of high merit of missionaries.

Dislikes Augustus Earle’s book.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  27 Dec 1835
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-289

From Caroline and Catherine Darwin   28 January [1835]

Summary

Concerned over CD’s illness. His father strongly urges him to come home lest his health be ruined.

News of family and friends.

Twelve Tories elected in Shropshire.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Jan [1835]
Classmark:  DAR 97 (ser. 2): 16–18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-266

From Caroline Darwin   29 December [1835]

Summary

CD’s fame is spreading: she quotes Henslow ["Letters to Professor Henslow" (1835), Collected papers 1: 3–16], and a passage in the Athenæum.

Adds news of family and friends.

Author:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood; Charlotte Wedgwood; Charlotte Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Dec [1835]
Classmark:  DAR 97 (ser. 2): 26–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-291
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