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To R. I. Murchison   24 [June 1858]


Extremely sorry for trouble he has given about his signature.

One child dangerously ill with diphtheria, another with much fever.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st baronet
Date:  24 [June 1858]
Classmark:  Wellcome Collection (MS.5220/149)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2292

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  • … Dated by the relationship to the letter to R.  I. Murchison, 19 June [1858] , and by CD’s …
  • R.  I. Murchison, 19 June [1858] ). The petition is transcribed in Appendix VI. See the letters

To J. D. Hooker   24–5 November [1858]



Praises JDH’s Australian introduction.

Disputes JDH’s emphasis on SE. and SW. Australian flora.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24–5 Nov [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 255
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2371

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  • … Ever yours | C.  Darwin I have had long letter from Sir R.  Murchison about the Memorial; …
  • … in the British Museum (see letters to R.  I. Murchison, 19 June [1858] and 24 [June …

To T. H. Huxley   23 October [1858]


CD’s reasons for not signing the memorial requesting removal of natural history exhibits from British Museum. Less sure about moving botanical specimens to Kew. His notion of museum organisation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  23 Oct [1858]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 243)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2347

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  • … been circulated in June 1858 (see letters to R.  I. Murchison, 19 June [1858] and 24 [June …

To the Chancellor of the Exchequer   18 November 1858


CD and eight zoologists and botanists publish a memorial on "the arrangements by which National Collections in Natural History can be best adapted to the advancement of science and its general diffusion among the Public".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Chancellor of the Exchequer
Date:  18 Nov 1858
Classmark:  Parliamentary Accounts and Papers, Finance; banking; revenue, &c., Session 3 December 1857–2 August 1858, 33: 499–503; Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, 27 November 1858, p. 861
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2365

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  • … s views on the memorial, see the letters to R. I. Murchison, 19 June [1858] and 24 [June …