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From William Andrew Fane De Salis   8 July 1839

Summary

A newly-elected Fellow sends a signed obligation and subscription to CD as Secretary of the Geological Society of London.

Author:  William Andrew Fane De Salis
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 July 1839
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/4/225)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-525

To A. Y. Spearman   13 July 1839

Summary

Transmits, as on former occasions, the Smith, Elder & Co. account for the now published third number of the third part of the Zoology.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Young Spearman
Date:  13 July 1839
Classmark:  The National Archives (TNA) (T1/4524 paper 25824)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-525A

From William Yarrell   14 July 1839

Summary

Acknowledges Journal of researches and in return sends the first volume of his History of British birds [1839–43].

Author:  William Yarrell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 July 1839
Classmark:  DAR 204: 185
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-526

To Leonard Jenyns   15 July [1839]

Summary

Discusses details of LJ’s part of Zoology [Fish].

CD is working hard on Coral reefs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Jenyns; Leonard Blomefield
Date:  15 July [1839]
Classmark:  Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-527

From John Grant Malcolmson   24 July 1839

Summary

Detailed evidence for and against geological elevation along coast of the Indian subcontinent, South Asia, and Arabia. Extensive references to geological literature about these areas.

Describes coral sand-dune and salt-marsh formation.

Author:  John Grant Malcolmson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 July 1839
Classmark:  DAR 39: 7–10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-528

From Jean Baptiste Armand Louis Léonce Élie de Beaumont   31 July 1839

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of CD’s gift of the Journal of researches. Praises CD’s "ingenious" views.

Author:  Jean-Baptiste-Armand-Louis-Léonce (Léonce) Elie de Beaumont
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 July 1839
Classmark:  DAR 204: 177
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-529