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To Catherine Darwin   5 July [1832]

Summary

Sailing next day to Montevideo. He has taken many hitherto undescribed animals. Describes the glories of the Brazilian forest.

Mentions his concern over the Reform Bill.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Date:  5 July [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-176

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  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …
  • … James Sulivan. H.M.S. Thetis , in which Robert FitzRoy had served for four years (1824–8) …

To Catherine Darwin   May–June [1832]

Summary

Lists letters received and those sent; comments on family happenings.

The Beagle is back [from Bahia]; two sailors and "little [Charles] Musters" died of fever. In 14 days they sail for Montevideo, then to Rio Negro, then on to where no man is known to have been before.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Date:  May–June [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-169

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  • … Keynes 1979 , pp.  55–6 ( Narrative 2: 76–7) for Robert FitzRoy’s account of the deaths. …
  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …

To Caroline Darwin    25–6 April [1832]

Summary

His trip to the interior was full of interest, but exhausting physically. Expects to stay at least a fortnight at Botofogo, because the Beagle returns to Bahia to correct a difference in the longitude measurements. Writes of his companions, of FitzRoy, and of his journal – which he has sent home.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Darwin; Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Date:  25–6 Apr [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 223: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-166

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  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …
  • … Beagle’s measurement was incorrect. ’ Robert FitzRoy’s measurement between Bahia and Rio …

To Caroline Darwin   24 October – 24 November [1832]

Summary

During the past two months CD has been lucky with fossil bones, and he is also finding new specimens of living animals.

He describes an ostrich hunt.

Has received several letters from home.

He enjoys Buenos Aires and admires the señoritas. Tierra del Fuego is next.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Darwin; Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Date:  24 Oct & 24 Nov [1832]
Classmark:  AL incomplete
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-188

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  • … extend north beyond the Rio Colorado. Robert FitzRoy paid for the hire of the two boats, …
  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …
  • … Lieutenant Robert Nicholas Hamond, who had been a ship-mate of FitzRoy’s in the Thetis , …

From J. S. Henslow    6 February 1832

Summary

News of Cambridge: the recent examinations; memorial tablet for Marmaduke Ramsay.

Author:  John Stevens Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Feb 1832
Classmark:  DAR 204.6.2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-157

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  • … A reference to Robert FitzRoy’s staunch Toryism. Francis Legatt Chantrey. The medallion of …

To J. S. Henslow   [23 July –] 15 August [1832]

Summary

Specimens being sent off. Describes his collection of rocks, plants, and insects. Some particularly interesting specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [23 July –] 15 Aug [1832]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-178

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  • … 4.7 On the same date as this letter Robert FitzRoy wrote to Francis Beaufort about CD’s …

To J. S. Henslow   [c. 26 October –] 24 November [1832]

Summary

A French collector [Alcide d’Orbigny] has been at the Rio Negro and will probably have "taken the cream". CD’s luck with fossil bones, among them a large extinct armadillo-like animal. Describes some birds, toads, Crustacea, and other marine specimens. Nearly all plants flowering at Bahia Blanca were collected. Is sending two large casks of fossil bones by packet.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [c. 26 Oct–] 24 Nov [1832]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-192

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  • … 5.15 According to ‘Beagle’ diary and Robert FitzRoy’s meteorological log, the Beagle was …

From Catherine Darwin   25 July [– 3 August] 1832

Summary

Tells of the family’s pleasure in reading CD’s first two letters and his journal.

Comments on Shrewsbury politics, the cholera, and the family. Sedgwick calls often; Catherine thinks he is interested in Susan.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 July [– 3 Aug] 1832
Classmark:  DAR 204.6.1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-179

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  • … 27 December 1835  for the reaction of Robert FitzRoy and CD to its account of missionary …

To R. W. Darwin   8 February – 1 March 1832

Summary

Writes with great happiness about the first part of the voyage, after his misery from seasickness passed. He finds himself well prepared, the ship quiet, comfortable, and compact; he has already a "rich harvest" and finds the natural history (especially geology) exceedingly interesting. The tropics are full of great beauty.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Waring Darwin
Date:  8 & 26 Feb & 1 Mar [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 223: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-158

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  • … 1832 (see F.  Darwin 1912 , p.  548), Robert FitzRoy wrote to Francis Beaufort at the …

To Susan Darwin   14 July – 7 August [1832]

Summary

Regrets leaving the tropics, despite interest in a land where Europeans have never been. They have experienced political turmoil at Montevideo. Natural history going well.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Date:  14 July – 7 Aug [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-177

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  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …