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To John Murray   [6 June 1845]

Summary

Has sent off MS of first part [of Journal of researches, 2d ed.]. Has so much to add about Fuegians [at beginning of second part] and so much to condense and rewrite in scientific part that he may not have second part ready at end of month; it depends on his health, which is good lately.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  [6 June 1845]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 29–30)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-876

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  • … Because Robert FitzRoy had given an extended description of the Fuegians in Narrative 2: …
  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …

To J. S. Henslow   25 July 1845

Summary

CD has bought a farm in Lincolnshire. Criticises primogeniture and stamp laws on land purchase.

Announces birth of G. H. Darwin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  25 July 1845
Classmark:  DAR 145: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-895

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  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …
  • … own (see New Zealand encyclopaedia ). Robert FitzRoy records that the Beagle ’s arrival in …

To John Murray   [10 April 1845]

Summary

Is certain he never signed any paper with Henry Colburn or he would have kept a copy as he did of FitzRoy’s agreement. Wishes JM success in his negotiations with Colburn; asks him to remind Colburn that the copperplate has been left with editor of German edition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  [10 Apr 1845]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.10–11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-855

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  • … his original copy of the agreement between Robert FitzRoy and Henry Colburn, after having …

From Bartholomew James Sulivan   13 January – 12 February 1845

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Describes stratification of cliffs on south shore of Rio Gallegos; fossils found at base of cliffs. Speculates about geological past of the area. Discusses climate of southern Patagonia; navigation problems at the mouth of Rio Gallegos.

Gives results of soundings taken between Falkland Islands and South American mainland. Describes geology of Falklands, especially the dikes found on many islands. Comments on climate of Falklands. Discusses horses and cattle, health of his children in the Falklands. Mentions volutes found in the Falklands.

Passes on report of FitzRoy’s policies as governor of New Zealand.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Jan – 12 Feb 1845
Classmark:  DAR 46.1: 75–86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-730

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  • … Islands oyster- catcher or red-bill. Robert FitzRoy was recalled 30 April 1845. The news …

To John Murray   27 August [1845]

Summary

Has finished MS for second edition of Journal of researches. Instructs JM regarding author’s copies, and woodcuts; asks to be informed if volume sells well.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  27 Aug [1845]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42153 ff.8–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-908

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  • FitzRoy RN, during the years 1832 to 1836. By Charles Darwin. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1842. Drury, Robert. …

To J. D. Hooker   [5 or 12 November 1845]

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Thanks for Antarctic flora [Flora Antarctica (1844–7)].

Agrees geographical distribution will be "the key which will unlock the mystery of species".

Could JDH look over a rough sketch on species?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [5 or 12] Nov 1845
Classmark:  DAR 114: 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-924

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  • FitzRoy RN, during the years 1832 to 1836. By Charles Darwin. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1846. Waterhouse, George Robert. …

To J. D. Hooker   [7 January 1845]

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Sends specimens of a Tertiary sandstone from Tierra del Fuego in which there are leaves; CD thought they were beech. What is JDH’s opinion?

Asks whether JDH can make sense of a note on silicified wood.

Has read Vestiges [of creation (1844)]; "his geology strikes me as bad, & his zoology far worse".

Would like to see lists [of plants] from Society and Sandwich Islands.

Doubts JDH’s information regarding imagination of mother affecting offspring.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [7 Jan 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-814

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  • Robert. ] 1844. Vestiges of the natural history of creation. London: John Churchill. Coral reefs : The structure and distribution of coral reefs. Being the first part of the geology of the voyage of the Beagle , under the command of Capt. FitzRoy
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