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From J. V. Carus   15 November 1866


JVC proposes to correct Bronn’s mistakes [in his translation of Origin], but will not add his own notes.

Asks CD to write a note on Nägeli’s pamphlet [Entstehung und Begriff] for the revised edition.

Also requests biographical information for an encyclopedia article he has been asked to write.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Nov 1866
Classmark:  DAR 161: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5279

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  • … Cambridge University Press. 1985–. FitzRoy, Robert. 1860. On British storms, illustrated …
  • … CD and Huxley has not been identified. Robert FitzRoy had commanded the Beagle during the …

From Bartholomew James Sulivan   27 June 1866


Reports on his health.

Discusses a surveying expedition under Richard Charles Mayne on which his son will be Second Lieutenant; hopes to arrange for them to excavate some bones in the Falklands.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 June 1866
Classmark:  DAR 177: 286
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5133

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  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …
  • … January 1834 ( Narrative , Appendix). Robert FitzRoy commanded HMS Beagle during the 1831  …
  • … 1865). Maria Isabella FitzRoy. Robert O’Brien FitzRoy had served as flag lieutenant of HMS …

To B. J. Sulivan   31 December [1866]


Thanks BJS for his account of S. America and the Fuegians.

Can BJS ask W. H. Stirling to make observations on expression?

Has asked Hooker about the fossil leaves, and he suggests they be sent to Oswald Heer.

Has just sent MS on domestic animals [Variation] to the printer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  31 Dec [1866]
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5330

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  • … 25 December 1866  and n.  5. Robert FitzRoy had been dismayed to see the reversion of …

To Robert Hunt   3 May [1866]


Encloses a sketch of the principal events in his life [for RH’s memoir on CD in Walford, ed., Portraits of men of eminence (1863–7)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Hunt
Date:  3 May [1866]
Classmark:  The Natural History Museum (tipped into General Special Collections MSS HUN/49)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5524

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  • … Waring Darwin in 1796. Samuel Butler. Robert FitzRoy. On this period of CD’s life see …
  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …

From B. J. Sulivan   25 December 1866


Discusses the South American mission.

Has been busy digging out fossil leaves from local Eocene deposits.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Dec 1866
Classmark:  DAR 177: 287
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5325

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  • … native land in 1833 on the Beagle by Robert FitzRoy (see Correspondence vol.  1). One of …

From Fritz Müller   2 August 1866


Gives some observations on orchids and on some plants which seem to be dichogamous.

Author:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Aug 1866
Classmark:  DAR 76: B33, 33a; DAR 157a: 81, 102; DAR 142: 38
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5173

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  • Robert L. 1993. Phylogeny and classification of the orchid family. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Journal of researches : Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by HMS Beagle, under the command of Captain FitzRoy, …
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