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To George Moultrie Salt   5 February [1868]

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Forwards a letter from John Horner of Market Drayton, Shropshire, concerning £2000 he considers due to him from CD under the terms of the will of Sarah Bayley.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Moultrie Salt
Date:  5 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Rachel Salt (private collection); sold at Spink’s, July 2018
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5839G

To G. G. Stokes   5 February [1868]

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Thanks for congratulations on Francis Darwin’s success in the tripos examinations at the university of Cambridge.

The king of Prussia has awarded him the order Pour le Mérite für Wissenschaften und Künste.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Gabriel Stokes, 1st baronet
Date:  5 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Heritage Auctions (17–18 October 2013)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5839H
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Dramatisation script

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Re: Design – Adaptation of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Asa Gray and others… by Craig Baxter – as performed 25 March 2007

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  • … poor dear Hooker in his bereavement. DARWIN:  205   The death of Mrs Hooker has …
  • … 204  FROM A GRAY 11 DECEMBER 1874 205  TO A GRAY 25 DECEMBER 1874 206  …

The Mount, Shrewsbury

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Letters from home

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  • … Darwin writes in preparation for the voyage, and his father and sisters write with news from home …

The Voyage of the Beagle

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It was a letter from his friend and former teacher, John Stevens Henslow, that brought the 22-year-old Charles Darwin news of the offer of a place on board the Admiralty surveying vessel, HMS Beagle, on a voyage to chart the coast of South America. It took…

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  • … Capt. F. wants a man (I understand) more as a companion than a mere collector & would not take …

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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  • … While much of the material from these portfolios is in DAR 205, the letter from William Edward …
  • … islands by Arthur Adams . 2 vols. London. [Abstract in DAR 205.3: 180.] 119: 21a Bell, …
  • … Australis . 2 vols. and atlas. London. [Abstract in DAR 205.4: 50–2.]  *119: 1v.; 119: 20a …
  • …   the   river Zaire . London. [Abstract in DAR 205.4: 46–9.]  *119: 1v.; 119: 2a, 20a …
  • …   history of creation” . London. [Abstract in DAR 205.9(2): 215.]  119: 16a [——]. 1847.  …
  • … of Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. Philadelphia. [Abstract in DAR 205.3: 143–51.]  128: 6 Dana, …
  • … et La Zélée, 1837–40 . 23 vols. Paris. [Abstract in DAR 205.3: 47–9.]  119: 16a Dun, …
  • … 1822, 1823, 1824 et 1825 . 7 vols. Paris. [Abstract in DAR 205.3: 55–7.]  119: 1a …
  • … allemand, par M. de Keralio. 2 vols. Paris. [Abstract in DAR 205.2: 122.]  *128: 175 …
  • … vols. London. [Darwin Library. Abstract in DAR 71: 215–16; 205.3: 78.]  *119: 19v.; 119: 21a; 128: …
  • … by Lord Derby’s notes.  Knowsley. [Abstract in DAR 205.3: 165.]  *119: 21v. Gray, Thomas. …
  • … eastern part of Java.  2 vols. London. [Abstract in DAR 205.3: 138.]  119: 20a ——. 1857.  …