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From John Lubbock   2 September 1864


Wishes to borrow volumes 1 and 3 of Narrative [vol. 1 by Capt. P. P. King, vol. 3 by CD].

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Sept 1864
Classmark:  DAR 170: 47
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4606

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  • Robert FitzRoy edited the Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty’s ships …
  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …

From B. J. Sulivan   23 September [1864]


BJS’s health much improved by his continental tour.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Sept [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 283
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4622

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  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …
  • … briefly in Sulivan ed.  1896, p.  378. Robert FitzRoy was commander of HMS Beagle between …

To Ernst Haeckel   [after 10] August – 8 October [1864]


Can understand EH’s feelings on death of his wife.

CD was impressed by manner in which species in South America are replaced by closely allied ones, by affinity of species inhabiting islands near S. America, and by relation of living Edentata and Rodentia to extinct species. When he read Malthus On population, the idea of natural selection flashed on him.

Agrees with EH’s remarks on Kölliker ["Darwin’sche Schöpfungstheorie", Z. Wiss. Zool. 14 (1864): 174–86].

Asks EH to thank Carl Gegenbaur [for Vergleichende Anatomie der Wirbelthiere (1864)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  [after 10] Aug – 8 Oct [1864]
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A–Abt. 1: 1–52/5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4631

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  • … February 1864. CD accompanied Captain Robert FitzRoy on HMS Beagle as his companion and as …
  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …

To E. A. Darwin   30 June 1864


Has heard nothing about the Copley Medal. Is grateful for Hugh Falconer’s interest [see 4546].

Supplies details about circumstances of his voyage on the Beagle.

Does not believe that his sea-sickness was the cause of his subsequent ill-health.

Encloses the requested list of publications [see 4550].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  30 June 1864
Classmark:  ML 1: 247–8; DAR 154: 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4548A

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  • … 27 June [1864] . The reference is to Robert FitzRoy. See letter from E.  A.  Darwin, 27  …

From E. A. Darwin   27 June [1864]


CD will be proposed for the Copley Medal. Hugh Falconer wants information: list of all CD’s papers, dates of the voyage, things not judicious to mention, when his sickness came on, etc.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 June [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B28–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4546

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  • … vol.  1). The reference is to Robert FitzRoy, commander of HMS Beagle during the 1831–6  …

From John Beck   6 October 1864


Has heard about but not read Origin; is concerned that it may contribute to unbelief. Gives many pages of scriptural quotations and exegesis on the creation of earth, species, etc.

Author:  John Beck
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Oct 1864
Classmark:  DAR 160: 103–103/4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4628

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  • … 1995 , p.  12. CD accompanied Captain Robert FitzRoy on HMS Beagle as his companion and as …

From J. D. Hooker   15 June 1864



JDH busy reforming Kew’s operations.

Falconer may "fall foul" of Huxley’s anger over his attacks on Lyell.

Has heard of a coffee plantation post for Scott.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 June 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 227–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4537

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  • FitzRoy, RN, from 1832 to 1836. By Charles Darwin. London: Henry Colburn. 1839. Markham, Clements Robert. …
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