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Hybrid fish.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  DAR 205.7: 283–4 (Letters)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13860

From [?]   [?]

Summary

"but most of them [verily?] Christened by myself they may be indulged with a"

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  DAR (CD Library-Eschwege 1832)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13861

From [?]   [?]

Summary

[Fragmentary strip.] Discusses pigeons, Australia, Regents Park.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  DAR (CD Library - Volz 1852)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13862

To ?   [?]

Summary

Asks correspondent if he would prefer the President’s signature alone or with those of other scientific men.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  B. Altman (dealer) (3 October 1982)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13864

To ?   [?]

Summary

Can the correspondent get some pamphlets written by Dr [Max?] Stengel.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  Robert F. Batchelder (dealer) (Cat. 39)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13864A

To [?]   [?]

Summary

Last page of a letter with a P.S. "I am getting together a few points to investigate".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (18 December 1995)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13864G

To ?   [?]

Summary

[Signature cut from a letter; the reverse contains the words "you must … that I know nothing of your private".]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  Eric Korn (dealer)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13864H

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 1809 or 1 Mar 1810 or 1 Mar 1811 or 1 Mar 1812 or 1 Mar 1813 or 1 Mar 1814 or 1 Mar 1815 or 1 Mar 1816 or 1 Mar 1817 or 1 Mar 1818 or 1 Mar 1819 or 1 Mar 1820 or 1 Mar 1821 or 1 Mar 1822 or 1 Mar 1823 or 1 Mar 1824 or 1 Mar 1825 or 1 Mar 1826 or 1 Mar 1827 or 1 Mar 1828 or 1 Mar 1829 or 1 Mar 1830 or 1 Mar 1831 or 1 Mar 1832 or 1 Mar 1833 or 1 Mar 1834 or 1 Mar 1835 or 1 Mar 1836 or 1 Marc 1837 or 1 Mar 1838 or 1 Mar 1839 or 1 Mar 1840 or 1 Mar 1841 or 1 Mar 1842 or 1 Mar 1843 or 1 Mar 1844 or 1 Mar 1845 or 1 Mar 1846 or 1 Mar 1847 or 1 Mar 1848 or 1 Mar 1849 or 1 Mar 1850 or 1 Mar 1851 or 1 Mar 1852 or 1 Mar 1853 or 1 Mar 1854 or 1 Mar 1855 or 1 Mar 1856 or 1 Mar 1857 or 1 Mar 1858 or 1 Mar 1859 or 1 Mar 1860 or 1 Mar 1861 or 1 Mar 1862 or 1 Mar 1863 or 1 Mar 1864 or 1 Mar 1865 or 1 Mar 1866 or 1 Mar 1867 or 1 Mar 1868 or 1 Mar 1869 or 1 Mar 1870 or 1 Mar 1871 or 1 Mar 1872 or 1 Mar 1873 or 1 Mar 1874 or 1 Mar 1875 or 1 Mar 1876 or 1 Mar 1877 or 1 Mar 1878 or 1 Mar 1879 or 1 Mar 1880 or 1 Mar 1881 or 1 Mar 1882
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (12 November 1963)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13865

To ?   2 May [1869 or later]

Summary

"When a man has laboured hard in science & has proved that he is capable of original research, he may [some]times indulge in speculation [&] the public will indulge him. But even in this case it is a common error to speculate too largely, for speculation is far easier than observation or experiments . . ."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  2 May 1809 or 2 May 1810 or 2 May 1811 or 2 May 1812 or 2 May 1813 or 2 May 1814 or 2 May 1815 or 2 May 1816 or 2 May 1817 or 2 May 1818 or 2 May 1819 or 2 May 1820 or 2 May 1821 or 2 May 1822 or 2 May 1823 or 2 May 1824 or 2 May 1825 or 2 May 1826 or 2 May 1827 or 2 May 1828 or 2 May 1829 or 2 May 1830 or 2 May 1831 or 2 May 1832 or 2 May 1833 or 2 May 1834 or 2 May 1835 or 2 May 1836 or 2 May 1837 or 2 May 1838 or 2 May 1839 or 2 May 1840 or 2 May 1841 or 2 May 1842 or 2 May 1843 or 2 May 1844 or 2 May 1845 or 2 May 1846 or 2 May 1847 or 2 May 1848 or 2 May 1849 or 2 May 1850 or 2 May 1851 or 2 May 1852 or 2 May 1853 or 2 May 1854 or 2 May 1855 or 2 May 1856 or 2 May 1857 or 2 May 1858 or 2 May 1859 or 2 May 1860 or 2 May 1861 or 2 May 1862 or 2 May 1863 or 2 May 1864 or 2 May 1865 or 2 May 1866 or 2 May 1867 or 2 May 1868 or 2 May 1869 or 2 May 1870 or 2 May 1871 or 2 May 1872 or 2 May 1873 or 2 May 1874 or 2 May 1875 or 2 May 1876 or 2 May 1877 or 2 May 1878 or 2 May 1879 or 2 May 1880 or 2 May 1881 or 2 May 1882
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (28 March 1983)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13866A

To [?]   7 August [?]

Summary

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

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  7 Aug 1809 or 7 Aug 1810 or 7 Aug 1811 or 7 Aug 1812 or 7 Aug 1813 or 7 Aug 1814 or 7 Aug 1815 or 7 Aug 1816 or 7 Aug 1817 or 7 Aug 1818 or 7 Aug 1819 or 7 Aug 1820 or 7 Aug 1821 or 7 Aug 1822 or 7 Aug 1823 or 7 Aug 1824 or 7 Aug 1825 or 7 Aug 1826 or 7 Aug 1827 or 7 Aug 1828 or 7 Aug 1829 or 7 Aug 1830 or 7 Aug 1831 or 7 Aug 1832 or 7 Aug 1833 or 7 Aug 1834 or 7 Aug 1835 or 7 Aug 1836 or 7 Aug 1837 or 7 Aug 1838 or 7 Aug 1839 or 7 Aug 1840 or 7 Aug 1841 or 7 Aug 1842 or 7 Aug 1843 or 7 Aug 1844 or 7 Aug 1845 or 7 Aug 1846 or 7 Aug 1847 or 7 Aug 1848 or 7 Aug 1849 or 7 Aug 1850 or 7 Aug 1851 or 7 Aug 1852 or 7 Aug 1853 or 7 Aug 1854 or 7 Aug 1855 or 7 Aug 1856 or 7 Aug 1857 or 7 Aug 1858 or 7 Aug 1859 or 7 Aug 1860 or 7 Aug 1861 or 7 Aug 1862 or 7 Aug 1863 or 7 Aug 1864 or 7 Aug 1865 or 7 Aug 1866 or 7 Aug 1867 or 7 Aug 1868 or 7 Aug 1869 or 7 Aug 1870 or 7 Aug 1871 or 7 Aug 1872 or 7 Aug 1873 or 7 Aug 1874 or 7 Aug 1875 or 7 Aug 1876 or 7 Aug 1877 or 7 Aug 1878 or 7 Aug 1879 or 7 Aug 1880 or 7 Aug 1881 or 7 Aug 1882
Classmark:  Christie’s (dealers) (24 October 1979)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13867

From Mary Congreve 27 October [1821]

Summary

Writes about London plays; wishes CD had been of the party.

Author:  Mary Congreve
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Oct [1821]
Classmark:  DAR 204.16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1

To Dear Friend   1 January 1822

Summary

Erasmus Alvey Darwin has rheumatism; his sisters complain of his bad temper but CD thinks him very good tempered. CD has received a new cabinet. [This is the first of six entries written in a "Memorandum book" comprising four sheets folded into a gather and sewn together in book form. The entries are in the style of letters addressed to an unnamed friend and are dated between 1 and 12 January 1822, shortly before CD’s thirteenth birthday. As they were written straight into the memorandum book, it is clear that they were never sent through the post, but were either to an imaginary recipient, or intended to be read by someone in the household, possibly CD’s youngest sister, Emily Catherine Darwin (Catherine).]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dear Friend
Date:  1 Jan 1822
Classmark:  Ursula Mommens, Memorandum book, Darwin Archive, CUL
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1F

To Dear Friend   2 January 1822

Summary

Erasmus Alvey Darwin is good tempered and their sisters have "not abused at all". Hopes the recipient will help "in looking out and washing the fossils out of the plate closet".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dear Friend
Date:  2 Jan 1822
Classmark:  Ursula Mommens, Memorandum book, Darwin Archive, CUL
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1G

To Dear Friend   3 January 1822

Summary

"Monseur Beodoes" is inquisitive and impertinent; Mr Bayly "was formerly a devlish boor". Asks who his sisters have been talking about.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dear Friend
Date:  3 Jan 1822
Classmark:  Ursula Mommens, Memorandum book, Darwin Archive, CUL
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1H

To Dear Friend   4 January 1822

Summary

Likes Mariane who is very good to Miss Jones; CD bought cakes in town while Mariane visited Miss Jones; he was embarrassed to be shown into her bedroom when he returned. Miss Clare has had an accident.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dear Friend
Date:  4 Jan 1822
Classmark:  Ursula Mommens, Memorandum book, Darwin Archive, CUL
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1J

To Dear Friend   4 January 1822

Summary

Caroline disapproves of his not washing.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dear Friend
Date:  4 Jan 1822
Classmark:  Ursula Mommens, Memorandum book, Darwin Archive, CUL
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1K

To Dear Friend   12 January 1822

Summary

Was joined by Colonel Burgh Leighton when walking in the quarry. Plans to make caves next summer to store "warlike instruments" and "relicks". Sketches a design for a signalling device. May go with his father to visit the Earl of Powys at Walcot; visited Mrs and Miss Reynolds and William Pemberton Cludde.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dear Friend
Date:  12 Jan 1822
Classmark:  DAR 271.1.1: 6v, Darwin Archive, CUL
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1M

From Erasmus Alvey Darwin   25 [October 1822]

Summary

Has found a shop with supplies of chemical equipment, and a mineral collector.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 [Oct 1822]
Classmark:  DAR 204.1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2

From E. A. Darwin   14 November 1822

Summary

EAD wants changes made and shelves built to improve the laboratory at the Mount [Darwin residence]; sends drawings and will bring chemical instruments, a book, and his record of experiments done in his chemistry course.

He has now been matriculated.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Nov 1822
Classmark:  DAR 204.1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3

From E. A. Darwin   8 December 1822

Summary

Suggestions for laboratory equipment. Will buy some mineral specimens. Describes experiments he has seen.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Dec 1822
Classmark:  DAR 204.1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4
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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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Darwin in letters, 1858-1859: Origin

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The years 1858 and 1859 were, without doubt, the most momentous of Darwin’s life. From a quiet rural existence filled with steady work on his ‘big book’ on species, he was jolted into action by the arrival of an unexpected letter from Alfred Russel Wallace…

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The writing of "Origin"

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From a quiet rural existence at Down in Kent, filled with steady work on his ‘big book’ on the transmutation of species, Darwin was jolted into action in 1858 by the arrival of an unexpected letter (no longer extant) from Alfred Russel Wallace outlining a…

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  • … When I was in spirits I sometimes fancied that my book w d  be successful; but I never even …

Interview with Randal Keynes

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Randal Keynes is a great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin, and the author of Annie’s Box (Fourth Estate, 2001), which discusses Darwin’s home life, his relationship with his wife and children, and the ways in which these influenced his feelings about…

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Interview with John Hedley Brooke

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John Hedley Brooke is President of the Science and Religion Forum as well as the author of the influential Science and Religion: Some Historical Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 1991). He has had a long career in the history of science and…

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German poems presented to Darwin

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Experiments in deepest reverence The following poems were enclosed with a photograph album sent as a birthday gift to Charles Darwin by his German and Austrian admirers (see letter from From Emil Rade, [before 16] February 1877). The poems were…

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  • … Experiments in deepest reverence The following poems were enclosed with a …