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Caroline Darwin to Sarah Elizabeth (Elizabeth) Wedgwood   [5 October 1836]

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CD has come home – little altered in looks and otherwise not a bit changed. He will go to London to be there when Beagle arrives, and he and Caroline will visit Maer soon.

Author:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Sarah Elizabeth (Elizabeth) Wedgwood
Date:  [5 Oct 1836]
Classmark:  DAR 185
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-308

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To Caroline Darwin   24 October [1836]

Summary

Last four days have been spent calling on naturalists. Geologists have been kind, but zoologists seem to think a number of undescribed creatures a nuisance.

Will send his belongings to Cambridge, but eventually his quarters must be London.

FitzRoy is to be married.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  24 Oct [1836]
Classmark:  Copy
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-313

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To Caroline Darwin   [7 December 1836]

Summary

Dinner at the Hensleigh Wedgwoods’. They have agreed to go over his journal. Henry Holland thinks it not worth publishing alone because it goes over FitzRoy’s ground.

His impressions of Harriet Martineau: "She is overwhelmed with her own projects, her own thoughts and own abilities."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  [7 Dec 1836]
Classmark:  Copy
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-325

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From Caroline Darwin   28 March 1836

Summary

News of friends and family.

Author:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Mar 1836
Classmark:  DAR 97 (ser. 2): 32–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-300

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To Caroline Darwin   [9 November 1836]

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His fossil bones are unpacked and some are great treasures. He has some geology to do: R. I. Murchison has lent him a map and asked him to look at a part of the country he has been describing.

Their only protection against having Harriet Martineau as sister-in-law is that she works Erasmus too hard.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  [9 Nov 1836]
Classmark:  Copy DAR 154
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-321

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To Caroline Darwin   18 July 1836

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In five days of geologising on St Helena, he found that the shells on high land had been mistakenly identified as seashells. They are land shells, but of species no longer living.

Can think of nothing but the return to England and his family.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  18 July 1836
Classmark:  DAR 223: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-305

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To Caroline Darwin   29 April 1836

Summary

Keeling Islands, his first coral lagoons; he has been occupied with subject of coral formation for six months.

Very busy at sea rewriting old geological notes. Has difficulties with writing.

FitzRoy has proposed joint account of the journey, combining CD’s journal with his own.

Looks forward with anxiety to Henslow’s reaction to the geological notes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  29 Apr 1836
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-301

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From Hensleigh Wedgwood   [20 December 1836]

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Has returned CD’s Beagle journal MS. Thinks it would be an interesting account even if they did not know CD, and that it will be successful if published; the less it is mixed up with FitzRoy’s journal, the better.

Author:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [20 Dec 1836]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 140
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-332

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  • Caroline Darwin, [7 December 1836] . The manuscript of the ‘Beagle’ diary has a marginal comment at the end of CD’s explanation of the formation of lagoon islands: ‘Good, but the 1st pt not quite clear’. This notation, and several others, were probably made by Hensleigh Wedgwood

To W. D. Fox   15 December [1836]

Summary

Informs WDF of his activities since the Beagle landed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  15 Dec [1836]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 50)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-327

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  • Wedgwood much aged, perhaps more changed, than any other individual.  as for poor Aunt Bessy, she is only the wreck of her former self. — With all these changes, and the absence of M rs Langton, yet the family party was most agreeable. — I returned home with Caroline, …

From Sarah Elizabeth (Sarah) Wedgwood   23 December [1836]

Summary

Has been presenting wedding gifts to her nieces and nephews during CD’s absence, without asking whether they are ready for them, so she sends him £40.

Caroline says CD has taken a lecture room for his work at Cambridge.

Author:  Sarah Elizabeth (Sarah) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Dec [1836]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 149
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-333

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  • Caroline rather puzzled me by saying that you have taken a lecture room at Cambridge, but I suppose you mean to employ it not exactly in its own line. All our people hereabouts are pretty well, the Seabridgians are spending a week at Maer: they expect Susan next week at Seabridge. I was surprised to see Miss Martineaus book advertised, I think that must be a sign of its coming out in less than a year. Good bye my dear Charles | ever yours affectionately. | S Wedgwood

From Catherine Darwin   29 January 1836

Summary

They have been reading about the wreck of the Challenger; much impressed by Capt. FitzRoy’s bravery.

The W. D. Foxes have a daughter. Family news.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Jan 1836
Classmark:  DAR 97 (ser. 2): 28–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-296

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  • Wedgwood’s death; a great many marriages, and a whole host of children will have arisen, but, (with that one exception) nothing else of the melancholy kind. — Papa is very well, and walks surprisingly about the Town again. The Carriage drops him in the town, and then he walks a great deal about it, and the carriage goes to pick him up again. — I hoped to have been able to tell you of the birth of a Niece, as Marianne is expecting every day to be confined; and Caroline