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To Susan Darwin   28 January 1836

Summary

CD’s impressions of Sydney and of FitzRoy’s character and temperament.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Date:  28 Jan 1836
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-294

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  • … the "Narrative’ written by Captain Robert FitzRoy … selected and edited by David Stanbury. …
  • … two days earlier (26 January 1836), Robert FitzRoy commented: ‘My messmate Mr.  Darwin is …

From S. E. (Elizabeth) Wedgwood to Hensleigh Wedgwood   [16] November [1836]

Summary

Describes CD’s visit to Maer on his return from Beagle voyage.

Author:  Sarah Elizabeth (Elizabeth) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Date:  [16] Nov [1836]
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 129)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-322

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  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …
  • … from the Beagle was nearly marooned. Robert FitzRoy, in Narrative 2: 217, states ‘had not …

From B. J. Sulivan   7 February 1874

Summary

The Bishop of Falkland [Waite Hockin Stirling] is coming to visit BJS, who will question him for CD.

Discusses politics; regrets they have been badly beaten by the Tory candidate.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Feb 1874
Classmark:  DAR 177: 300
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9273

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  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …
  • … Fuegians brought to England in 1830 by Robert FitzRoy, and returned on the Beagle in 1833, …

To Susan Darwin   [6 September 1831]

Summary

Orders clothing, books, and other supplies for the voyage, to be sent to him in London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Date:  [6 Sept 1831]
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-119

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  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …
  • … Appendix, p.  325 for a list with Robert FitzRoy’s rating of their performance. No such …

To George Robert Waterhouse   8 September [1852]

Summary

Knows no one in Buenos Aires. Suggests sites in South America where Auguste Bravard can find fossils.

Ray Society has delayed distribution [of Living Cirripedia (1851)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Waterhouse
Date:  8 Sept [1852]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1487

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  • … and Correspondence vol.  1, letter from Robert FitzRoy, 24 [August 1833] . CD had received …

To J. D. Hooker   30 April [1860]

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JDH has settled the Leschenaultia case, but it remains a difficulty to CD.

Goodenia, like bee orchid, seems a case of a structure with an evident function, which is not carried out. Is curvature of styles an incidental result of growth or a pollination adaptation?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 Apr [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2776

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  • … who was brought to England in 1830 by Robert FitzRoy and returned to Tierra del Fuego on …

From J. D. Hooker   1 February 1846

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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 …

FitzRoy, Robert (1805–65)

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  • Robert FitzRoy 1805–65 Naval officer, hydrographer, and meteorologist. Commander of HMS …

Usborne, A. B. (1808–85)

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

Babington, T. H. (1833–1907)

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  • … clerk at the Board of Trade; worked as Robert FitzRoy’s assistant in the Meteorological …

From R. H. Corfield   26–7 June 1835

Summary

Greatly enjoyed CD’s company; has worried about his health. Adds some European and English news.

Author:  Richard Henry Corfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 & 27 June 1835
Classmark:  DAR 204: 130
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-278

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  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …
  • Robert FitzRoy had sailed with H.M.S. Blonde to rescue the crew of the Challenger , which …

To Karl von Scherzer   13 February 1877

Summary

Has read a large part of the Novara voyage [Narrative of the circumnavigation of the globe by the Austrian frigate "Novara" (1861–3)] with pleasure. CD was particularly interested in the scandalous French behaviour at Tahiti.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Karl von Scherzer
Date:  13 Feb 1877
Classmark:  University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center (Joseph Halle Schaffner collection, box 1, folder 2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10843

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

To J. V. Carus   8 October [1871]

Summary

Glad to hear of new German edition of Origin. He is revising the English edition, adding a new chapter of "Answers".

No new edition of Descent has appeared.

Would be glad to see a new translation of the Journal of researches, which he revised in 1845.

Comments on white colour of sea-birds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  8 Oct [1871]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter LC 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 74–77)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7994

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  • … and remarks , the third volume of Robert FitzRoy and Phillip Parker King’s Narrative of …
  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …

From J. D. Hooker   29 November 1844

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Would like to visit on the weekend of 7–8 December.

Differences in floras of St Helena and Ascension.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Nov 1844
Classmark:  DAR 100: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-795

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  • … secretary in New Zealand, 1844–56. Robert FitzRoy was governor, 1843–5 ( Mellersh 1968 , …

To Caroline Darwin   27 December 1835

Summary

At sea 25 days from Galapagos to Tahiti, where they stayed ten days. It was delightful. Then three weeks to New Zealand, where they will be for ten days.

Convinced of high merit of missionaries.

Dislikes Augustus Earle’s book.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Darwin; Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Date:  27 Dec 1835
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-289

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  • … at Cape Town against missionaries, Robert FitzRoy and CD wrote a defence of their work ( …

To Caroline Darwin    25–6 April [1832]

Summary

His trip to the interior was full of interest, but exhausting physically. Expects to stay at least a fortnight at Botofogo, because the Beagle returns to Bahia to correct a difference in the longitude measurements. Writes of his companions, of FitzRoy, and of his journal – which he has sent home.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Darwin; Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Date:  25–6 Apr [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 223: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-166

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  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …
  • … Beagle’s measurement was incorrect. ’ Robert FitzRoy’s measurement between Bahia and Rio …

To Joseph Dalton Hooker   [11 January 1844]

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Queries on ratios of species to genera on southern islands. CD’s observations on distribution of Galapagos organisms, and on S. American fossils, and facts he has gathered since, lead him to conclusion that species are not immutable; "it is like confessing a murder".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [11 Jan 1844]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-729

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  • … British Museum. In Narrative 1: x, Robert FitzRoy wrote: ‘Captain King took great pains in …
  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …

From T. A. B. Spratt   2 January 1877

Summary

TABS is pleased that CD found something of interest in his researches in Crete [Travels and researches in Crete (1869)].

Author:  Thomas Abel Brimage Spratt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 177: 240
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10767

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

To William Shoberl   [22 or 23 September 1837]

Summary

Thanks WS for a document [see 379]. Promises to send MS and woodcuts before night. Discusses details of printing and correction. Thanks WS and Henry Colburn for assistance.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Shoberl
Date:  [22–3 Sept 1837]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-380

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  • … agreement Henry Colburn had made with Robert FitzRoy concerning the separate publication …
  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …

From James Busby to Alexander Berry   29 December 1835

Summary

Introduces CD to Alexander Berry of Sydney.

Author:  James Busby
Addressee:  Alexander Berry
Date:  29 Dec 1835
Classmark:  Mitchell Library (MLMSS 315/51 Item 6, pp. 1–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-289F

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  • … 1, Appendix I). New Holland: Australia. Robert FitzRoy. Monstrum horrendum : ‘fearful …
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