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To Basil Hall   15 March 1840


Discussion of the geology of Coquimbo, Chile.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Basil Hall
Date:  15 Mar 1840
Classmark:  Musée royal de Mariemont, Belgium (Aut. 1061/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-558F

To Richard Owen   [March? 1840]


Sends a proof title page and asks RO to send a list of plates and contents [of Fossil mammalia] to the printer, Mr Stewart.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  [Mar? 1840]
Classmark:  Christie’s, New York (dealers) (29 October 1993)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-559F

To the President and Council of the Geological Society of London   24 March 1840


Regrets that state of his health forces him to resign as one of the Secretaries of the Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Geological Society of London
Date:  24 Mar 1840
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/5/8 )
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-561

To the Geological Society of London   28 March [1840]


Feels he has no choice but to comply with the request of Council that he remain in office. Is reluctant to do so as his health has caused him to miss meetings and he has never once attended without suffering the next day. Cannot hold office beyond next anniversary meeting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Geological Society of London
Date:  28 Mar [1840]
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/5/56)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-562

From David Milne   28 March 1840


Comments on CD’s paper on South American volcanoes [Trans. of the Geol. Soc. of London, 2d ser., pt 3, 5 (1840): 601–31]. Jets of steam or flame issuing from the side of a hill in Glen Almond.

Author:  David Milne Home
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Mar 1840
Classmark:  Milne Home 1891, pp. 69–72
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-562F

From Charles Maclaren to Thomas Walker   30 March 1840


CD has asked CM whether he can supply William Kemp’s address, and CM passes the enquiry to TW.

Author:  Charles Maclaren
Addressee:  Thomas Walker
Date:  30 Mar 1840
Classmark:  Ruth Cramond and David Cramond (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-562G