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From Catherine Darwin   30 October 1835

Summary

Erasmus has received CD’s journal and two boxes; six large boxes are at Plymouth. Had feared them lost in wreck of Challenger.

News of family and friends.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Oct 1835
Classmark:  DAR 97 (ser. 2): 22–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-287

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  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …
  • … This was Robert FitzRoy’s explanation (see Narrative 2: 479–80). FitzRoy’s notes to this …

To Susan Darwin   23 April 1835

Summary

His trip across the Andes and back was his most successful excursion: can clearly demonstate that the western part of the double line of mountains is much older, with fossil shells at 12000ft; the eastern line may be as modern as the Patagonian plains. If proved, this is an important fact in the theory of the formation of the world. Has found petrified trees.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Date:  23 Apr 1835
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-275

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  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …
  • … forth in the Admiralty instructions. Robert FitzRoy summarised the principal results in …

To Susan Darwin   3 [September] 1835

Summary

Living quietly on the ship and eating good food has been good for him. He longs for home. Peru is in a miserable state.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Date:  3 [Sept] 1835
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-286

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  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …
  • … Voyage , p.  126) but the reference to Robert FitzRoy makes September the better date, …

From R. H. Corfield   26–7 June 1835

Summary

Greatly enjoyed CD’s company; has worried about his health. Adds some European and English news.

Author:  Richard Henry Corfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 & 27 June 1835
Classmark:  DAR 204: 130
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-278

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  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …
  • Robert FitzRoy had sailed with H.M.S. Blonde to rescue the crew of the Challenger , which …

To Caroline Darwin   27 December 1835

Summary

At sea 25 days from Galapagos to Tahiti, where they stayed ten days. It was delightful. Then three weeks to New Zealand, where they will be for ten days.

Convinced of high merit of missionaries.

Dislikes Augustus Earle’s book.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Darwin; Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Date:  27 Dec 1835
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-289

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  • … at Cape Town against missionaries, Robert FitzRoy and CD wrote a defence of their work ( …

From James Busby to Alexander Berry   29 December 1835

Summary

Introduces CD to Alexander Berry of Sydney.

Author:  James Busby
Addressee:  Alexander Berry
Date:  29 Dec 1835
Classmark:  Mitchell Library (MLMSS 315/51 Item 6, pp. 1–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-289F

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  • … 1, Appendix I). New Holland: Australia. Robert FitzRoy. Monstrum horrendum : ‘fearful …

From Charles D. Douglas   24 February 1835

Summary

Sends CD large beetles from Chiloé.

Describes an earthquake at Caucague.

Gives exact location and measurements of two blocks of granite; has seen and heard of others; will report if he surveys the Potrero on Chiloé.

Author:  Charles D. Douglas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Feb 1835
Classmark:  DAR 35.1: 329–30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-269

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

To Alexander Burns Usborne   [c. 1–5 September 1835]

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Memorandum of geological instructions to guide ABU during a voyage of [Constitucion] to survey the coast of Peru.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Burns Usborne
Date:  [c. 1–5 Sept 1835]
Classmark:  DAR 207: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-285

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

From Susan Darwin   16 February 1835

Summary

Met Capt. Harding who said FitzRoy was promoted to Post-Captain.

News of family and friends. Forthcoming marriages of Robert Wedgwood and Tom Eyton.

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Feb 1835
Classmark:  DAR 97 (ser. 2): 18–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-268

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  • FitzRoy was promoted to Post-Captain. News of family and friends. Forthcoming marriages of Robert