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To Robert Fitzroy   [20 February 1840]

Summary

Cancelled. Same as To Robert FitzRoy   [20 February 1840]. Dated 21 [May 1840], in first edition of the printed Calendar, but cancelled before the second edition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  [20 Feb 1840]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 117
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-569

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  • … Darwin, C. R. FitzRoy, Robert
  • … To Robert Fitzroy   [20 February 1840] …
  • … DAR 144: 117 Charles Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 [20 Feb 1840] Robert FitzRoy
  • … Cancelled. Same as To Robert FitzRoy [20 February 1840] . Dated 21 [May 1840], in first …

To Robert FitzRoy   [20 February 1840]

Summary

Poor health has made him give up all geological work.

Profits on their volumes [of Narrative] seem absurdly small.

Looks back on Beagle voyage as the most fortunate circumstance in his life.

Finds marriage a great happiness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  [20 Feb 1840]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 117
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-555

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  • … Darwin, C. R. FitzRoy, Robert
  • … To Robert FitzRoy   [20 February 1840] …
  • … DAR 144: 117 Charles Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 [20 Feb 1840] Robert FitzRoy
  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …

To Charles Lyell   [19 February 1840]

Summary

Remarks on his illness and treatment.

Discusses MS [of Coral reefs] and changes in his view of coral reefs since Journal of researches. Mentions C. G. Ehrenberg’s observations on coral reefs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [19 Feb 1840]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.21)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-554

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  • … for a passing reference in letter to Robert FitzRoy, [20 February 1840] ) on either Dr …

From Benjamin Silliman   7 April 1840

Summary

Thanks CD for a copy of his Journal of researches which is "not second in interest and instruction to any work of the kind I have ever read".

Author:  Benjamin Silliman, Sr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Apr 1840
Classmark:  DAR 204: 184
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-565

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  • Robert Ker. 1821–2. Travels in Georgia, Persia, Armenia, ancient Babylonia, &c. &c. during the years 1817, 1818, 1819 and 1820. 2 vols. London. Zoology : The zoology of the voyage of HMS Beagle, under the command of Captain FitzRoy
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