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To Robert Fitzroy   [1846]

Summary

Cancelled: part of 1014. Thanks RF for his kindness on Beagle.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  [1846]
Classmark:  LL 1: 332
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-936

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To Robert FitzRoy   1 October 1846

Summary

Has just heard of RF’s return [from New Zealand]. Hopes to see him.

CD and family are well, but he is a different man in strength and energy from when he was "Flycatcher" in the Beagle.

Has just finished his book [South America].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  1 Oct 1846
Classmark:  DAR 144: 119
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1002

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To Robert FitzRoy   28 October [1846]

Summary

Has read RF’s pamphlet on New Zealand [Remarks on New Zealand (1846)]. Sympathises with his difficulties as Governor.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  28 Oct [1846]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 120
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1014

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  • … Darwin, C. R. FitzRoy, Robert
  • … To Robert FitzRoy   28 October [1846] …
  • … DAR 144: 120 Charles Robert Darwin Down 28 Oct [1846] Robert FitzRoy
  • … Cambridge University Press. 1910–11. FitzRoy, Robert. 1846. Remarks on New Zealand, in …
  • … FitzRoy 1846 . See letter to Robert FitzRoy, 1 October 1846 , n.  3. CD describes his trip …
  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …
  • … steamship. Robert Nicholas Hamond served with Bartholomew James Sulivan under FitzRoy in …

To Robert FitzRoy   23 November [1846]

Summary

J. D. Hooker has described Capt. King’s Tierra del Fuego plants and CD’s Galapagos plants [in Flora Antarctica, pt 2 (1847)] which have extraordinary interest and novelty.

A malicious person has sent George Grey, Governor of New Zealand, a letter CD had written to J. L. Stokes, containing a derogatory statement likening Grey’s expedition to "a set of school boys".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  23 Nov [1846]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 121a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1030

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From George Grey   10 May 1846

Summary

Returns letter from CD to J. L. Stokes [see 940 and 1030].

Author:  George Grey
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 May 1846
Classmark:  DAR 144: 121c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-979

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  • … George Grey, 10 November 1846, and to Robert FitzRoy, 23 November [1846]. CD refers to the …
  • … Grey was Robert FitzRoy’s successor as governor of New Zealand. For the text of the …

From J. L. Stokes   6 November 1846

Summary

Is upset by what has happened [see 1017], but does not know how CD’s note reached Grey.

Author:  John Lort Stokes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Nov 1846
Classmark:  Auckland Public Library (Grey collection GL D8 (1))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1019

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  • … in with proof-sheets. See letters to Robert FitzRoy, 23 November [1846], and to J.  L. …

From J. D. Hooker   1 February 1846

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Summary

Goes on the assumption that each species has one origin, is immutable, and migrates.

Disagrees with Gaudichaud[-Beaupré] that volcanic island species are polymorphous.

Some mundane genera vary, others do not (Senecio vs Gnaphalium).

John Lindley’s doctrine of longevity of trees is amazing.

Edward Forbes’s health is better.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Feb 1846
Classmark:  DAR 100: 60–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-947

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  • … p.  255, is based on observations by Robert FitzRoy in Narrative 2: 505. Abel Aubert Du …
  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …

To George Grey   10 November 1846

Summary

CD apologises for his note to J. L. Stokes [see 940], which somehow found its way into GG’s hands.

Praises GG’s work on Australia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Grey
Date:  10 Nov 1846
Classmark:  Auckland Public Library (Grey collection GL D8 (1))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1021

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  • … met Grey in the spring of 1837 when Robert FitzRoy was awarded the Royal Premium by the …

To J. L. Stokes   [c. 26 November 1846]

Summary

Discusses CD’s unintended insult to George Grey.

Compliments JLS on his book [Discoveries in Australia (1846)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lort Stokes
Date:  [c. 26 Nov 1846]
Classmark:  Sir Tom Ramsay (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1020

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  • … this explanation in his letter to Robert FitzRoy, 23 November [1846]. Presumably CD …

To Catherine Darwin   [22 November 1846]

Summary

Concerned about Father’s health.

Forwards a letter from FitzRoy.

Dr Erasmus Darwin’s scientific prophecies are the talk of London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Date:  [22 Nov 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 92: A1–A2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1029

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  • … 1846. For CD’s reply see letter to Robert FitzRoy, 23 November [1846] . Henry Hart Milman, …

To J. D. Hooker   [8 or 15 July 1846]

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Summary

Regrets he cannot visit JDH.

Has been talking with Lyell about coal, which he finds utterly perplexing.

Is delighted with the generalisations in latest numbers of Flora Antarctica.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [8 or 15] July 1846
Classmark:  DAR 114: 63
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-986

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