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From Robert FitzRoy   15 November 1837

Summary

RF declines to give an opinion on the wording of the preface to CD’s volume [Journal and remarks, vol. 3 of Narrative, published separately as Journal of researches] and refers him to a disinterested third party.

Author:  Robert FitzRoy
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Nov 1837
Classmark:  DAR 164: 132
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-386

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  • … From Robert FitzRoy   15 November 1837 …
  • … DAR 164: 132 Robert FitzRoy London, Chester St, 31 15 Nov 1837 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …

From Henry Colburn to Robert Fitzroy   22 September 1837

Summary

Cancelled. Third party letter. For text see letter to William Shoberl, [22 or 23 September 1837], n. 1 (Correspondence 2: 49.

Author:  Henry Colburn
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  22 Sept 1837
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Darwin 9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-379

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  • … Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Darwin 9) Henry Colburn London 22 Sept 1837 Robert FitzRoy

From Robert FitzRoy   16 November 1837

Summary

CD’s response [missing] comes from the heart. RF explains that CD’s preface [to Journal and remarks, vol. 3 of Narrative] offended him in not acknowledging the part RF and the other officers had in helping CD. Beagle voyage was the first on which officers could have kept any specimens they collected, but they gave preference to CD.

Author:  Robert FitzRoy
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Nov 1837
Classmark:  DAR 164: 133
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-387

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  • FitzRoy, Robert Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Robert FitzRoy   16 November 1837 …
  • … DAR 164: 133 Robert FitzRoy London, Chester St, 31 16 Nov 1837 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • FitzRoy P.S. | Respecting your three questions— 1 st . — I am not sure about His—or Her—but will Enquire, and let you know. — 2 d . I see no reason for inserting ‘ Robert ’. …

To William Whewell   [10 March 1837]

Summary

CD seeks to decline the Secretaryship [of the Geological Society] by citing his obligation to FitzRoy to write his volume of the narrative of their expedition. His youth, inexperience, and ignorance of English geology.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Whewell
Date:  [10 Mar 1837]
Classmark:  Trinity College, Cambridge (Add c 88: 2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-347

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  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …
  • … Society. In the event, it was Robert FitzRoy’s delay in completing his and Philip Parker …

From Catherine and Caroline Sarah Darwin   [16 February 1837]

Summary

News of family and friends.

Caroline repeats story told to R. W. Darwin of FitzRoy’s feeling of obligation to Captain John White, from whom he gained release to marry Miss O’Brien.

Fanny Biddulph has had a son.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton; Caroline Sarah Darwin; Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [16 Feb 1837]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-344

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  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …
  • … north-east of Oswestry, Shropshire. Robert FitzRoy and CD met the Whites in Valparaiso. In …

To William Shoberl   [22 or 23 September 1837]

Summary

Thanks WS for a document [see 379]. Promises to send MS and woodcuts before night. Discusses details of printing and correction. Thanks WS and Henry Colburn for assistance.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Shoberl
Date:  [22–3 Sept 1837]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-380

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  • … agreement Henry Colburn had made with Robert FitzRoy concerning the separate publication …
  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …

From Emily Catherine Darwin   15 [January 1837]

Summary

Morning Herald had an account of CD’s 80 specimens of Mammalia and 450 birds at the Zoological Society.

John Gould has described new species in CD’s Galapagos birds.

Much interest in CD’s "Laurels".

Family news.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 [Jan 1837]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 142
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-341

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

From Adam Sedgwick to the Geological Society of London   10 July 1837

Summary

Referee’s report on "Elevation on the coast of Chili" [(1838), Collected papers 1: 41–3] and paper by Alexander Caldcleugh on same subject. Recommends printing CD’s in Transactions and shortening Caldcleugh’s. [W. Lonsdale’s note shows CD’s paper withdrawn 15 Nov 1837, Caldcleugh’s ordered not printed 15 Nov 1837.]

Author:  Adam Sedgwick
Addressee:  Geological Society of London
Date:  10 July 1837
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/COM/P/4/2/49)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-365

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

To J. S. Henslow   18 [May 1837]

Summary

Plans to apply to Government for assistance with publishing Zoology.

Robert Brown has taken an interest in the fossil woods.

CD is at work on his journal. Has not begun his geology yet. Has seen much of Lyell.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  18 [May 1837]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Henslow letters: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-355

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