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To ?   [15 or 22 October 1848]

Summary

Thanks for note and enclosure. Has written to [David?] Landsborough to say dried specimen was just what he wanted. Would like some more in spirits.

Very unwell.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [15 or 22] Oct 1848
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Autograph File, D)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1204

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  • Darwin, C. R. Unidentified …
  • r Landsborough today to tell him the dried specimen was just what I wanted if he could procure me some more in spirits. I have been & am very unwell, so will write no more, except to thank you much for all your kindness. Believe me | Yours very truly & obliged | C.  Darwin

From John Higgins   1 March 1848

Summary

Agrees to pay Mr Mason as requested.

Author:  John Higgins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Mar 1848
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1161

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  • … Higgins, John Darwin, C. R. …
  • r Mason’s request frivolous and unnecessary; I will attend to his wishes by paying him the £5, a year out of your Lady Day Rents instead of at Mich s . which will be £2 10 0 always in advance— there will be no occasion for me keeping any balance in hand. I am | Dear Sir | Your faithful Servant | (Signed) John Higgins C.  Darwin

From Susan Elizabeth Darwin   [1848?]

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[Valediction only.] CD note on verso: Athenaeum/48/p. 839 "E. Forbes on genera being continuous in time––good––fact".

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1848?]
Classmark:  DAR 205.10: 96
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1145

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To John Higgins   6 December [1848]

Summary

Discusses his account. Mentions death of his father and his own inheritance.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  6 Dec [1848]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/23)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1211

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  • Darwin, C. R. Higgins, John …
  • … Believe me | My dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | C.  R Darwin. To | J.  Higgins Esq r …

To Robert Ball   25 March [1848]

Summary

Cannot give information about hook. Fuegian women fish without hooks.

Robert Mallet’s suggestion about space for specimens on board men-of-war forwarded to Sir J. Herschel.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Ball
Date:  25 Mar [1848?]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (Fellows' Papers 54.i)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1165

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  • Darwin, C. R. Ball, Robert …
  • … lately. Pray believe me, | My dear Sir | Yours sincerely | C.  Darwin To | R.  Ball Esq e …

To John Higgins   14 June [1848]

Summary

Discusses possible land transactions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  14 June [1848]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/20)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1185

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  • Darwin, C. R. Higgins, John …
  • … accept my thanks & believe me | Yours sincerely | C.  Darwin To | John Higgins Esq r . …

To John Higgins   28 February [1848]

Summary

Arranges to pay subscription on 15 Feb and 16 Aug as requested by Mr Mason.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  28 Feb [1848]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1159

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  • Darwin, C. R. Higgins, John …
  • … faithfully | C.  Darwin You can, if you like keep back 5£ next Lady Day & thus pay as M r

To James Smith   6 February [1848]

Summary

Thanks for present of fossil Balani.

Thanks also for JS’s request to David Landsborough to send barnacle specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Smith
Date:  6 Feb [1848]
Classmark:  Glasgow City Archives (396/TD1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1153F

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To Harriet Lubbock   [December 1848 – 1849]

Summary

Belittles the loss of a book borrowed from CD.

Acknowledges cheque in payment for purchase of microscope for John Lubbock.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Harriet Lubbock
Date:  [Dec 1848–9]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.70)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1041

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To Charles Lyell   [21? June 1848]

Summary

Comments on apology by Chambers for using some of CD’s material without acknowledgment in discussing Glen Roy. His opinion of Chambers’ book [Ancient sea-margins (1848)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [21? June 1848]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.75)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1181

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To Charles Lyell   [24 September 1848]

Summary

Congratulations on CL’s knighthood.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [24 Sept 1848]
Classmark:  Kinnordy MS (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1198

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To Robert Chambers   [14 February – 20 March 1848]

Summary

Thanks RC for information on hand-level; he has recommended it in his "Instructions" ["Geology", Collected papers 1: 227–50].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Chambers
Date:  [14 Feb – 20 Mar 1848]
Classmark:  Watt Library, Greenock
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1160

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To John Higgins   6 June [1848]

Summary

Mentions his account; visit to Lincolnshire by his sister [Susan Darwin].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  6 June [1848]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/17)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1184

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From William Buckland   15 July [1848]

Summary

Will forward recommendation of Edward Cresy to Edwin Chadwick, but thinks there will be no further need of engineers.

Author:  William Buckland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 July [1848]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1190

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To John Phillips   [7 or 14 April 1848]

Summary

Some geologists (especially H. T. De la Beche) doubt boulders have really been carried above their parent rock, but rather thought they were left behind as a result of denudation. Asks JP’s view of this, which he can quote. Supposes he will be well abused for his paper, but is resolved "not to show a white feather".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Phillips
Date:  [7 or 14] Apr 1848
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History Archive Collections (John Phillips collection))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1170

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To Daniel Sharpe   23 August [1848?]

Summary

Thanks for note.

Glad DS sticks to cleavage and foliation question. Bernhard Studer one of few to take correct view on subject.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Sharpe
Date:  23 Aug [1848?]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 47
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-991

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To Augustus Addison Gould   3 September [1848]

Summary

Describes his research on cirripedes. Asks to borrow specimens. Comments on previous work on the subject.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Augustus Addison Gould
Date:  3 Sept [1848]
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Augustus A. Gould papers, 1831–66 MS Am 1210: 224)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1200

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  • Darwin, C. R. Gould, A. A. …
  • … obliged servant | Charles Darwin To | D r . Gould | &c &c &c Since writing the above I …

To Francis Boott    20 August 1848

Summary

CD will write to A. A. Gould for aid. Thanks for sympathy and assistance about chloroform.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Boott
Date:  20 Aug 1848
Classmark:  James Cummins, Bookseller (website viewed 7 February 2012)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1195

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  • Darwin, C. R. Boott, Francis …
  • r . Gould at Boston, for I hear he is a very kind man & likes to assist everyone. Dr.  Gould has attended to Cirripedia more than any one else & if he grants my request, I consider it superfluous to trouble anyone else. Should this channel fail, I will not fail to remember your most kind offer. With my true thanks for all your sympathy & assistance about Chloriform— | pray believe me | Yours very sincerely | C.  Darwin

To Richard Owen   [April? 1848]

Summary

Pleased at RO’s praise of Coral reefs.

Has read with very great interest RO’s "Report on the archetype" [Rep. BAAS 16 (1846): 169–340]. RO should give name to every letter or number in his woodcuts.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  [Apr? 1848]
Classmark:  R. S. Owen 1894, 1: 209
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-997

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To James Smith   28 January [1848]

Summary

CD asks if he may have the use of the cirripedes JS collected in Portugal. He will need to break up or make a section of at least one of each species.

Expresses admiration for JS’s paper on Malta ["On recent depressions in the land", Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 3 (1847): 234–40], with its striking demonstration of the change of level between land and water there discovered.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Smith
Date:  28 Jan [1848]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1148

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  • Darwin, C. R. Smith, James …
  • … faithfully | C.  Darwin I must express to you, how delighted I was with your paper on …
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