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From Catherine Darwin   8 January – 4 February 1832

Summary

News of family and friends, much of it about forthcoming marriages: Fanny Owen and R. M. Biddulph, Fanny Mackintosh and Hensleigh Wedgwood. Charlotte Wedgwood will write to him of her own engagement to Charles Langton.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Jan – 4 Feb 1832
Classmark:  DAR 204: 83
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-154

From Charlotte Wedgwood   12 January – 1 February 1832

Summary

Writes about Hensleigh Wedgwood’s marriage to Frances Mackintosh and her own engagement to Charles Langton. Also gives news of other relatives and friends.

Author:  Charlotte Wedgwood; Charlotte Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 & 29 Jan & 1 Feb 1832
Classmark:  DAR 204: 116
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-155

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

From J. S. Henslow    6 February 1832

Summary

News of Cambridge: the recent examinations; memorial tablet for Marmaduke Ramsay.

Author:  John Stevens Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Feb 1832
Classmark:  DAR 204: 110
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-157

To R. W. Darwin   8 February – 1 March 1832

Summary

Writes with great happiness about the first part of the voyage, after his misery from seasickness passed. He finds himself well prepared, the ship quiet, comfortable, and compact; he has already a "rich harvest" and finds the natural history (especially geology) exceedingly interesting. The tropics are full of great beauty.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Waring Darwin
Date:  8 & 26 Feb & 1 Mar [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 223: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-158

To R. W. Darwin   10 February 1832

Summary

Sends a short résumé of his trip on the chance that it will arrive in England earlier than longer letter [158] which he hopes to send by surer means.

He is "incessantly occupied by new and most interesting animals" and thinks he will be able to do some original work in natural history.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Waring Darwin
Date:  10 Feb 1832
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-159

From Susan Darwin   12 February [– 3 March] 1832

Summary

Chronicles the events of February, principally of the family and of a few friends: engagements, marriages, deaths, some visits.

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb[-3 Mar] 1832
Classmark:  DAR 204: 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-160

From William Mostyn Owen Sr    1 March 1832

Summary

Writes of his family and Shropshire events. Comments on the slow progress of the Reform Bill.

Author:  William Owen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Mar 1832
Classmark:  DAR 204: 115
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-161

From Fanny Owen    1 March 1832

Summary

Writes affectionately of the good times they have had and of her friendship for CD. Tells him of her forthcoming marriage to R. M. Biddulph.

Author:  Fanny Myddelton Biddulph
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Mar 1832
Classmark:  DAR 204: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-162

From Caroline Darwin (with postscript by Marianne Parker)   12[–29] March [1832]

Summary

Describes the gathering at Maer and the events culminating in Charlotte Wedgwood’s marriage to Charles Langton.

Author:  Caroline Sarah Darwin; Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 & 29 Mar [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 71
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-163

To Caroline Darwin    2–6 April 1832

Summary

CD’s enjoyment of the beauty of the tropics is worth all the misery of seasickness. His mail gave him great pleasure. For two weeks he will visit a large estate in the country, and on return live at Botofogo for some weeks, collecting and learning to know the tropics.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Darwin; Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Date:  [2] & 5 & 6 Apr [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-164

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: 113
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-165

To Caroline Darwin    25–6 April [1832]

Summary

His trip to the interior was full of interest, but exhausting physically. Expects to stay at least a fortnight at Botofogo, because the Beagle returns to Bahia to correct a difference in the longitude measurements. Writes of his companions, of FitzRoy, and of his journal – which he has sent home.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Darwin; Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Date:  25–6 Apr [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 223: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-166

From Catherine Darwin   26–7 April [1832]

Summary

Writes chiefly of family affairs: Erasmus’ visit, further delay in Fanny Owen’s marriage, Sarah [Owen] Williams’ illness, Arthur Owen’s sad departure for India; cholera.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26[–7] Apr [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-167

To W. D. Fox   May 1832

Summary

Writes of voyage and his work in natural history: geology, collecting insects (freshwater beetles and spiders at Botofogo Bay); life at sea, sublime views ashore.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  May 1832
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-168

To Catherine Darwin   May–June [1832]

Summary

Lists letters received and those sent; comments on family happenings.

The Beagle is back [from Bahia]; two sailors and "little [Charles] Musters" died of fever. In 14 days they sail for Montevideo, then to Rio Negro, then on to where no man is known to have been before.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Date:  May–June [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-169

From Susan Darwin   12 May [– 2 June] 1832

Summary

News from Maer and Shrewsbury of family, friends, and reports of reactions to CD’s first letters.

Sedgwick suggests he look for fossils in gravel banks of rivers.

Fanny Owen is married to R. M. Biddulph. Reform Bill prospects.

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 May [– 2 June] 1832
Classmark:  DAR 204: 96
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-170

To J. S. Henslow   18 May – 16 June 1832

Summary

His first letter to JSH since December. Recounts his seasickness, geologising and marine collecting at St Jago [Santiago, Cape Verde Is.]; his first tropical forest. Collecting small insects from the tropics. His Welsh trip with Sedgwick has been extremely valuable.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  18 May & 16 June 1832
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-171

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

From Caroline Darwin   12–28 June [1832]

Summary

Brings CD up to date on family and many friends. Describes the wedding of Fanny Owen and R. M. Biddulph. Sedgwick called on return from Wales. W. D. Fox has been very ill.

Author:  Caroline Sarah Darwin; Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12–28 June [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 72
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-173
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Darwin and the Church

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The story of Charles Darwin’s involvement with the church is one that is told far too rarely. It shows another side of the man who is more often remembered for his personal struggles with faith, or for his role in large-scale controversies over the…

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  • … of Palms.—’ (letter to Caroline Darwin, 25–6 April [1832] ). Darwin’s sisters were extremely …
  • … learned place’ (letter from E. A. Darwin, 18 August [1832] ). Writing to Fox from Lima, Peru, …

Darwin’s hothouse and lists of hothouse plants

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Darwin became increasingly involved in botanical experiments in the years after the publication of Origin. The building of a small hothouse - a heated greenhouse - early in 1863  greatly increased the range of plants that he could keep for scientific…

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  • …  vol. 1, letter to Catherine Darwin, May–June [1832] ). Years later, the great hothouses at …

Natural Science and Femininity

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Discussion Questions|Letters A conflation of masculine intellect and feminine thoughts, habits and feelings, male naturalists like Darwin inhabited an uncertain gendered identity. Working from the private domestic comfort of their homes and exercising…

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  • … 158 - Darwin to Darwin, R. W., [8 & 26 February & 1 March 1832] Darwin writes to …

Darwin’s reading notebooks

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In April 1838, Darwin began recording the titles of books he had read and the books he wished to read in Notebook C (Notebooks, pp. 319–28). In 1839, these lists were copied and continued in separate notebooks. The first of these reading notebooks (DAR 119…

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  • … hommes & des Animaux by Isid. Geoffroy de S t  Hilaire 1832 [I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1832–7] …
  • … on Sensitive Plants in his Physiology [A. P. de Candolle 1832] Col. le Couteur has written on …
  • … [W. F. Edwards 1829]; read Letter to M. Therry [Broughton 1832]— a 2 d  Edit preparing in 1841.— …
  • … Hilaire, 3 vols. 8vo. et atlas de 20 planches. ibid, 1832–36. £1 7 s . 25  [I. Geoffroy Saint …
  • … animale, par A. Dugés, 4to. avec 6 planches, ibid, 1832. 6 s . [Dugés 1832] Azara Voyages …
  • … America [Robertson 1777] Zorab the Hostage [Morier] 1832] La Vaillant. Travels …
  • … 1797] Wellington’s General Orders [Wellesley 1832] Sir. W. Nott’s Life [W. Nott 1854]. …
  • … Birds of Himalaya [Gould 1834] (& of Europe?) [Gould 1832–7] & of Australia [Gould 1848]; …
  • …  vol March 16 Gardner’s Music of nature [Gardiner 1832] Life of Haydn & Mozart …
  • … Ap 5 D r  Edwards on Influence of causes [W. F. Edwards 1832]— well skimmed 25 Lockhart’s …
  • … Dec 1 st . Jesse Gleanings [Jesse 1832–5] (3 d  series) full of ill-attested stories. 25 …
  • … G. St. Hilaire Anomalies 3. vols. [I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1832–7] Wilkes [Wilkes 1845]. …
  • … Necker 1823] —— Owen on pearly Nautilus [R. Owen 1832].— —— 20 th  Temminck. Hist. …
  • … 2 d  vol. —— Jesses Gleanings [Jesse 1832–5] 3 d . Series —— Bucklands Bridgewater …
  • … [Stephen 1853] Warrens Diary of a Physician [Warren 1832–8] De Quincy Opium Eater [De …
  • … l’espèce [Naudin 1852].— Bib. Universelle. March 1832. paper on cultivation of Dahlias [Anon. …
  • … Nott and Gliddon 1854] Roselini Monumenta [?Rosellini 1832–44]. Lipsius Denkmaller [Lepsius …
  • … Journal   of the Asiatic Society of Bengal ]. Vol. I. (1832) 2. 3. 4. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. (1843) …
  • … 1822] (very poor) —— Diary of a Physician [Warren 1832–8]. (detestable) Nov. 27 th . …
  • … . Ulm. [Darwin Library.]  128: 20 Anon. 1832. Catalogue contenant un choix des plus beaux …
  • … pts. London.  119: 21b Broughton, William Grant. 1832.  A letter in vindication of   …
  • … of plants . Edinburgh.  *119: 1v. ——. 1832.  Physiologie végétale; ou, exposition des   …
  • … 4 in Darwin Library.]  119: 3a Dugès, Antoine. 1832.  Memoir sur la conformité organique …
  • … voyages   and adventures in the Indian Archipelago, in 1832, 1833,   1834 . London.  119: 3a …
  • … l’histoire . Paris. *119: 8v.; 119: 20a ——. 1832.  On the influence of physical agents …
  • … [Darwin Library.]  128: 11 Gardiner, William. 1832.  The music of nature; or, an   …
  • … . 17 vols. Paris. 1822–31.  *119: 14v. ——. 1832–7.  Histoire générale et   particulière …

Bibliography of Darwin’s geological publications

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This list includes papers read by Darwin to the Geological Society of London, his books on the geology of the Beagle voyage, and other publications on geological topics.  Author-date citations refer to entries in the Darwin Correspondence Project’s…

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  • … of the east and west coasts of South America, in the years 1832, 1833, 1834, and 1835, with an …
  • … under the command of Capt. FitzRoy RN, during the years 1832 to 1836 . By Charles Darwin. London: …
  • … under the command of Capt. FitzRoy RN, during the years 1832 to 1836.  By Charles Darwin. London: …
  • … under the command of Capt. FitzRoy RN, during the years 1832 to 1836.  By Charles Darwin. London: …

Books on the Beagle

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The Beagle was a sort of floating library.  Find out what Darwin and his shipmates read here.

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  • … 1831. (DAR 31.1: 276v.; 33: 253v.). Darwin Library–CUL, 1832 Philadelphia edition ††. Bible …
  • … in vol. 2: ‘Charles Darwin Rio Plata Aug 7 th . 1832’). Darwin Library–CUL †. ‡ Bory de …
  • … of Science.  Report of the 2d meeting . . . Oxford, 1832 . London, 1833.  (Letter to J. S. …
  • … months’ residence in New Zealand in 1827 . . . London, 1832. (Letter to Caroline Darwin, 27 …
  • … formed . . . 1826–30.  Zoological Journal  5 (1832–4). (Inscribed ‘Charles Darwin Esq from the …
  • … America.  Journal of the Royal Geographical Society  1 (1832): 155–175. (DAR 32.1: 120v.). …
  • … vol. 1 (1830), ‘Given me by Capt. F.R C. Darwin’; vol.2 (1832), ‘Charles Darwin M: Video. Novem r …
  • …  London, 1825. (Inscription: ‘Chas. Darwin Octob: 1832 Buenos Ayres’; DAR 33: 160). Darwin Library …
  • … diary , p. 107; letter to J. S. Henslow, 24 November 1832). * Molina, Juan Ignacio.  …
  • … London, 1824. (Inscription in vol. 2: ‘Chas. Darwin Octob: 1832 Buenos Ayres’; DAR 32.1: 7). Darwin …
  • … The sacred history of the world . . .  Vol. 1. London, 1832. (DAR 30.1: 2v.; letter to J. M. …
  • … 2 vols. Paris, 1828. (Letter to Catherine Darwin, 5 July [1832]). Linnaeus, (Carl von Linné). …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

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Here is a list of people that appeared in the photograph album Darwin received for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from scientific admirers in the Netherlands. Many thanks to Hester Loeff for identifying and researching them. No. …

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  • … Botanist 45 Apeldoorn 25 august 1832 Amsterdam 21 December …
  • …   Djokdjakarta (Java) 15 august 1832 Zutphen 2 December 1912 …
  • … Illustre"   Amsterdam 20 january 1832 Greifswald 6 june …
  • … Society.   Rotterdam 30 august 1832 Rotterdam  29 march 1911 …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

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Here is a list of people that appeared in the photograph album Darwin received for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from scientific admirers in the Netherlands. Many thanks to Hester Loeff for identifying and researching them.   …

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  • … Botanist 45 Apeldoorn 25 august 1832 Amsterdam 21 December …
  • …   Djokdjakarta (Java) 15 august 1832 Zutphen 2 December 1912 …
  • … Illustre"   Amsterdam 20 january 1832 Greifswald 6 june …
  • … Society.   Rotterdam 30 august 1832 Rotterdam  29 march 1911 …

Religion

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Design|Personal Belief|Beauty|The Church Perhaps the most notorious realm of controversy over evolution in Darwin's day was religion. The same can be said of the evolution controversy today; however the nature of the disputes and the manner in…

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  • … Letter 182 — Darwin, E. A. to Darwin, C. R., 18 Aug [1832] Darwin’s brother Erasmus A. Darwin …

Darwin in letters, 1837–1843: The London years to 'natural selection'

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The seven-year period following Darwin's return to England from the Beagle voyage was one of extraordinary activity and productivity in which he became recognised as a naturalist of outstanding ability, as an author and editor, and as a professional…

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  • … The seven-year period following Darwin's return to England from the Beagle  voyage was one of …

Thomas Burgess

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As well as its complement of sailors, the Beagle also carried a Royal Marine sergeant and seven marines, one of whom was Thomas Burgess. When the Beagle set sail he was twenty one, having been born in October 1810 to Israel and Hannah Burgess of Lancashire…

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  • … and crew copied from the ship’s watch-bill on 24 July 1832 ( ‘Beagle’ diary p. 81); and he …

Tierra del Fuego

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The Beagle reaches Tierra del Fuego

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  • … The Beagle reaches Tierra del Fuego …

Emma Darwin

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Emma Darwin, Charles Darwin's wife and first cousin, was born Emma Wedgwood, the eighth and youngest child of Josiah Wedgwood II and Bessy Allen. Her father was the eldest son of the famous pottery manufacturer, Josiah Wedgwood I. Her mother was one…

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  • … as the Dovelies, or Miss Pepper and Salt) died in 1832. Her father's eldest sister, …

Philip Gidley King

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King was born in Parramatta, New South Wales on 31 October 1817, son of Captain Phillip Parker King and Harriett (Lethbridge). His grandfather, also named Philip Gidley King, had been governor of New South Wales. As a child, King travelled to England with…

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  • … (1831-36) and here met Charles Darwin, who described King in 1832 as ‘ the most perfect, pleasant …

St Jago

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Landfall at St Jago

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  • … Landfall at St Jago …

Elleparu (York Minster)

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Elleparu was one of the Alakaluf, or canoe people from the western part of Tierra del Fuego. He was captured by Robert FitzRoy, captain of HMS Beagle, in 1830 after one the small boats used for surveying the narrow inlets of the coast of Tierra del Fuego…

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  • … Elleparu was one of the Alakaluf, or canoe people from the western part of Tierra del Fuego. He …

Mary Everest Boole

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Mary Everest was born in 1832 in Wickwar, Gloucestershire, daughter of Reverend Thomas Everest. Her uncle was George Everest, Surveyor General of India, after whom Mount Everest is named. Her family moved to France seeking to improve her father’s ill…

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  • … Mary Everest was born in 1832 in Wickwar, Gloucestershire, daughter of Reverend Thomas Everest. Her …

South America

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The Beagle arrives in South America

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  • … The Beagle arrives in South America …

Darwin in letters, 1844–1846: Building a scientific network

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The scientific results of the Beagle voyage still dominated Darwin's working life, but he broadened his continuing investigations into the nature and origin of species. Far from being a recluse, Darwin was at the heart of British scientific society,…

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  • … The scientific results of the  Beagle  voyage still dominated Darwin's working life, but …

John Stevens Henslow

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The letters Darwin exchanged with John Stevens Henslow, professor of Botany and Mineralogy at Cambridge University, were among the most significant of his life. It was a letter from Henslow that brought Darwin the invitation to sail round the world as…

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  • … curate of Little St Mary’s Church, Cambridge, from 1824 to 1832, then vicar of Cholsey-cum- …
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