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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 (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  27 Dec 1835
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-289

Matches: 2 hits

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

Matches: 2 hits

From Caroline Darwin   9–28 March [1834]

Summary

They learn from a garbled report in the Times that CD’s specimens have arrived in Cambridge.

William Clift, at Royal College of Surgeons, delighted by CD’s letter about the bones that were sent to Plymouth.

Strange coincidence that Royal College of Surgeons has the front portion and CD has sent home the remainder of a skull, of which a drawing can now be completed.

Other news of family and friends.

Author:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 & 28 Mar [1834]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-239

Matches: 2 hits

From Caroline Darwin   12[–18] September 1832

Summary

News of the Darwin, Wedgwood, and Owen families, including a report on Frances Wedgwood’s death.

Author:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12[-18] Sept 1832
Classmark:  DAR 204: 73
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-185

Matches: 2 hits

To Caroline Darwin   13 October 1834

Summary

Became ill two weeks before on his return from Santiago after an interesting trip and some geology – though snow kept him out of the Andes. FitzRoy has had to sell the schooner; he was discouraged by the Admiralty, and the expense was too much for him to bear personally.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  13 Oct 1834
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-259

Matches: 2 hits

To Caroline Darwin   10–13 March 1835

Summary

Definite plans now to leave Valparaiso 1 June and to arrive in Sydney in January; then Cape of Good Hope and home in September 1836.

Describes Concepción after earthquake.

Will cross the Cordilleras. Hopes snow will hold off.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  10-13 Mar 1835
Classmark:  DAR 223: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-271

Matches: 2 hits

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

Matches: 2 hits

From Caroline Darwin   29 December [1835]

Summary

CD’s fame is spreading: she quotes Henslow ["Letters to Professor Henslow" (1835), Collected papers 1: 3–16], and a passage in the Athenæum.

Adds news of family and friends.

Author:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood; Charlotte Wedgwood; Charlotte Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Dec [1835]
Classmark:  DAR 97 (ser. 2): 26–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-291

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, Caroline Wedgwood, Caroline Wedgwood, Charlotte Langton, Charlotte Darwin, C. R. …
  • … Caroline) Darwin/Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood Charlotte Wedgwood/Charlotte Langton …

Wedgwood, L. C. (1846–1919)

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 3,6,10,11,12,13,14,15,18,19,20,22,24,WSL,26,28,29 Wedgwood, Caroline Wedgwood, Josiah, III …
  • … Lucy Caroline Wedgwood Harrison 1846– …
  • … 1919 Daughter of Caroline Sarah Wedgwood and Josiah Wedgwood III. CD’s niece. Married …

To Caroline Darwin   [19 May – 16 June 1837]

Summary

Sends a number of questions (to put to his father), mainly concerned with transmission of diseases, between Europeans and natives, "people packed together", etc.

Is investigating how to get Government support [for Zoology].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  [19 May – 16 June 1837]
Classmark:  DAR 154: 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-360

Matches: 2 hits

From Caroline & Susan Darwin   2 [January 1826]

Summary

A ball and two concerts at Shrewsbury; guests at the Darwins’: Mr and Mrs Mathew, three Mr Clives, Emma Wedgwood.

Author:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood; Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 [Jan 1826]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-19

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, Caroline Wedgwood, Caroline Darwin, S. E. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … Caroline) Darwin/Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood Susan Elizabeth Darwin [Shrewsbury] …

To Caroline Darwin    2–6 April 1832

Summary

CD’s enjoyment of the beauty of the tropics is worth all the misery of seasickness. His mail gave him great pleasure. For two weeks he will visit a large estate in the country, and on return live at Botofogo for some weeks, collecting and learning to know the tropics.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  [2] & 5 & 6 Apr [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-164

Matches: 2 hits

From Caroline Darwin (with postscript by Marianne Parker)   12[–29] March [1832]

Summary

Describes the gathering at Maer and the events culminating in Charlotte Wedgwood’s marriage to Charles Langton.

Author:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 & 29 Mar [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 71
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-163

Matches: 2 hits

To Caroline Darwin   24 October – 24 November [1832]

Summary

During the past two months CD has been lucky with fossil bones, and he is also finding new specimens of living animals.

He describes an ostrich hunt.

Has received several letters from home.

He enjoys Buenos Aires and admires the señoritas. Tierra del Fuego is next.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  24 Oct & 24 Nov [1832]
Classmark:  AL incomplete
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-188

Matches: 2 hits

To Caroline Darwin   30 March – 12 April 1833

Summary

Account of the four-month voyage to Tierra del Fuego, Cape Horn, and return. The Fuegians are landed with Richard Matthews [the missionary in charge of them]. Storms, seasickness, hostile savages, and scenery are described. His increasing interest in all branches of natural history makes the hardships worth while. FitzRoy buys a schooner. CD will stay at Rio Negro while it is fitted.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  30 Mar – 12 Apr 1833
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-203

Matches: 2 hits

Wedgwood, L. C.

Matches: 1 hit

From Catherine & Caroline Darwin   11 April [1826]

Summary

Family and Shrewsbury news. Visits of relatives and friends.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Apr [1826]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-31

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, Catherine Langton, Catherine Darwin, Caroline Wedgwood, Caroline Darwin, C. R. …
  • … Caroline) Darwin/Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood [Shrewsbury] 11 Apr [1826] Charles …

From Catherine and Caroline Sarah Darwin   [16 February 1837]

Summary

News of family and friends.

Caroline repeats story told to R. W. Darwin of FitzRoy’s feeling of obligation to Captain John White, from whom he gained release to marry Miss O’Brien.

Fanny Biddulph has had a son.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [16 Feb 1837]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-344

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, Catherine Langton, Catherine Darwin, Caroline Wedgwood, Caroline Darwin, C. R. …
  • … Caroline) Darwin/Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood Shrewsbury [16 Feb 1837] Charles …

From Caroline and Catherine Darwin   28 January [1835]

Summary

Concerned over CD’s illness. His father strongly urges him to come home lest his health be ruined.

News of family and friends.

Twelve Tories elected in Shropshire.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Jan [1835]
Classmark:  DAR 97 (ser. 2): 16–18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-266

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, Catherine Langton, Catherine Darwin, Caroline Wedgwood, Caroline Darwin, C. R. …
  • … Caroline) Darwin/Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood Shrewsbury 28 Jan [1835] Charles …

Wedgwood, S. M. (December 1838 – January 1839)

Matches: 2 hits

  • … London: printed for the author. 1984. ] 2,5 Wedgwood, Caroline Wedgwood, Josiah, III …
  • … January 1839 Daughter of Caroline and Josiah Wedgwood III. Darwin pedigree . Bibliography …
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