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To William Baxter or W. W. Baxter   21 March [1843–82]

Summary

Requests a mixture of verdigris, sal ammoniac, and lamp-black.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter; William Baxter
Date:  21 Mar [1843–82]
Classmark:  Bromley Central Library, Local Studies Library and Archives (Baxter Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13772

To Edward Cresy   26 [December 1843 – April 1846 or September 1855 – October 1860?]

Summary

Says Hooker does not want plant.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  26 [Dec 1843 - Apr 1846 or Sept 1855 - Oct 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 311
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13787

To [Susan? Darwin]   [1843 – 8 March 1846]

Summary

Reports events at Down.

The "atrocious doings" of "Old Price". Price’s dispute with Sir John Lubbock over a boundary fence.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Date:  [1843 – 8 Mar 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 154: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13798

To the London Library   1 February [1843 or later]

Summary

Orders John Pye Smith’s book [Relations between the Holy Scriptures and some parts of geological science (1839)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  London Library
Date:  1 Feb [1843 or later]
Classmark:  Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections, University of Birmingham (Corbett Autograph Collection MS21/3/1/39)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13821

To ?   1 March [1843 or later]

Summary

Regrets not having a duplicate of one of his books to give away. "You will before long no doubt be able to borrow a copy."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  1 Mar [1843-82]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (12 November 1963)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13865

To ?   7 August [1843–68?]

Summary

Declines invitation to ride because he is "so very subject to headache".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  7 Aug [1843-68]
Classmark:  Christie’s (dealers) (24 October 1979)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13867

To ?   23 January [1843–6 or 1856–69]

Summary

Obliged for memoir with illustrations on most interesting point [unspecified] to occur in many years.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  23 Jan [1843-6 or 1856-69]
Classmark:  Edward Ford (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13873

To Samuel Pickworth Woodward   [14 January 1843]

Summary

Asks SPW to have obsidian specimens and book [Dieudonné de Gratet de Dolomieu, Voyage aux îles de Lipari (1783)] ready when he comes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Samuel Pickworth Woodward; Geological Society of London
Date:  [14 Jan 1843]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-652

From [G. R. Waterhouse]   [1943?]

Summary

Cancelled: enclosures to DCP-LETT-869. List of recent and fossil mammalian species of Brazil.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1843?]
Classmark:  DAR 205.9: 173–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-655

From [G. R. Waterhouse]   [1943?]

Summary

Cancelled: enclosures to DCP-LETT-869. List of fossil Mammalia from the caverns of Minas Gerais purchased by the British Museum from Claussen.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1843?]
Classmark:  DAR 205.9: 172
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-656

To Richard Owen   [March 1843 – 15 May 1846]

Summary

Invites the Owens to stay at Down, joining Falconer and a few others.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  [Mar 1843 –15 May 1846]
Classmark:  Michael H. McHugh (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-657

To Smith, Elder & Co.   [14 January 1843]

Summary

Asks for account.

Discusses delay of Reptiles by Thomas Bell. Asks them to inform R. B. Hinds of delay.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Smith, Elder & Co
Date:  [14 Jan 1843]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-658

To Smith, Elder & Co.   21 January [1843]

Summary

Discusses his account.

Sends addresses [for subscribers to Zoology].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Smith, Elder & Co
Date:  21 Jan [1843]
Classmark:  The New York Public Library. Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-659

To J. S. Henslow   [22 January 1843]

Summary

Comments on JSH’s botanical work with his parishioners. Lyell will be pleased that he has done some fossil botanical work.

Describes a Geological Society meeting about Edward Charlesworth’s complaints.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [22 Jan 1843]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-660

To Charles Maclaren   [c. February 1843]

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Summary

[Written on CD’s annotated copy of a pamphlet reprint of CM’s review of Coral reefs.] CD asks CM to return the pamphlet to him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Maclaren
Date:  [c. Feb 1843]
Classmark:  DAR 69: A94v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-661

To the Royal Geographical Society    February 1843

Summary

George Suttor’s paper not worthy of publication in the Journal of the society. It contains no new facts worth insertion.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Royal Geographical Society
Date:  Feb 1843
Classmark:  Royal Geographical Society
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-662A

To the Geological Society of London   12 March [1843]

Summary

Asks how many copies of Proceedings are commonly sold.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Geological Society of London
Date:  12 Mar [1843]
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/7/354)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-663

To William Jackson Hooker   12 March [1843]

Summary

Asks WJH to thank his son [J. D. Hooker, away on Antarctic survey] for his note. Has also read a letter JDH wrote to Lyell. Hopes JDH will publish a journal. If he publishes an Antarctic flora, CD will place his collection of South American alpine plants at his disposal.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Jackson Hooker
Date:  12 Mar [1843]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: S. American letters 1838–44, 69: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-664

To W. D. Fox   [25 March 1843]

Summary

Sympathises with WDF’s persisting grief.

Describes Down House and additions being built, which interfere with Geology [of "Beagle"].

Bodily health is improved, but cannot stand mental excitement.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [25 Mar 1843]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 66)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-665

From William Mostyn Owen Sr   26 March 1843

Summary

Discusses the death of his son. Thanks CD for his letter of condolence and invites him to visit.

Author:  William Owen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Mar 1843
Classmark:  DAR 98: A3–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-666
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