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From Thomas Gold Appleton   24 April [1862]

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Sends letter via his brother visiting England. Awaits continuation of CD’s "wonderful book", which excites much interest.

Comments on Civil War which he expects will end slavery.

Author:  Thomas Gold Appleton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Apr [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 159: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3517

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To Thomas Gold Appleton   2 March [1866]

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The specimen is not a fish but the larva of some batrachian or frog-like animal. Has sent it to British Museum, which says it resembles the axolotl of Mexico.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Gold Appleton
Date:  2 Mar [1866]
Classmark:  Boston Public Library Rare Books and Print Departments–Courtesy of the Trustees
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5427

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  • letter from J.  E.  Gray, 28 February 1866 . Appleton had visited Down House in October 1849 ( Emma Darwin’ …

To W. D. Fox   7 March [1852]

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Congratulates and "condoles" with WDF on a tenth child.

On education, he has not had courage to break away from "the old stereotyped stupid classical education"; has sent William to Rugby.

The first Ray Society volume [Living Cirripedia] is finished.

Has joined in a society to prosecute violators of the act against use of children in climbing chimneys.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  7 Mar [1852]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 80)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1476

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  • Emma Darwin’s diary). Fox was rector of Delamere, Cheshire. Fox had introduced the idea of hydropathy to CD in 1849 (see Correspondence vol.  4, letters

To W. D. Fox   [6 October 1859]

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First impressions of the water-cure establishment are not favourable – "I always hate everything new".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [6 Oct 1859]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 123)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2502

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  • letters to Susan Darwin, [19 March 1849] , and to W.  D. Fox, 4 September [1850]). See Metcalfe 1906  and Rees 1989 . Emma Darwin

To A. R. Wallace   12 July 1881

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Will order Progress and poverty. Comments on ARW’s political interests and his own absorption in W. Graham’s The creed of science.

His sojourn at Ullswater: "life has become very wearisome to me".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  12 July 1881
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13243

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  • Letters of Rusticus on the natural history of Godalming ( [E. Newman] 1849 ). The Darwins had been away visiting the Lake District from 2 June to 5 July ( Emma

To Hugh Falconer   [1845?–7 or 1857–64]

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Arranges a time for visiting HF.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hugh Falconer
Date:  1845-7 or 1857-64
Classmark:  DAR 144: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2305

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  • 1849 , Correspondence vol.  5, letter to Edward Sabine, 28 June [1854] , Correspondence vol.  7, letter to W.  D.  Fox, [12 February 1859] , and Emma Darwin’ …

To Syms Covington   14 March 1852

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Asks for details about the discoveries of gold in Australia.

Has published one book on barnacles [1851].

Sulivan has just returned from his cattle farm in the Falklands.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Syms Covington
Date:  14 Mar 1852
Classmark:  Sydney Mail, 9 August 1884, p. 254
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1477

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  • letters to Syms Covington , 30 March 1849  and 23 November 1850 , n.  1). Bartholomew James Sulivan dined with the Darwins on 27 November 1851 ( Emma

To J. D. Hooker   8 April [1857]

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Independence of variation from climate shown by several plant genera; CD asks for confirmation.

Progressing with book [Natural selection].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 Apr [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 191
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2073

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  • Emma Darwin’s trip to Hastings (see n.  5, below). See letter to J.  D. Hooker, [21 March 1857] . Polygala vulgaris is common milkwort. Harvey 1849 , …

To Susan Darwin   [19 March 1849]

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Writes a detailed account of his treatment at J. M. Gully’s hydropathy establishment at Malvern.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Date:  [19 Mar 1849]
Classmark:  DAR 92: A7–A8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1234

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  • letter to J.  S. Henslow, 6 May 1849 ). The only record of a visit from either Susan or Catherine Darwin to Malvern is in Emma

To J. D. Hooker   28 March 1849

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CD’s health and his father’s death have delayed his answer. Describes J. M. Gully’s water-cure.

JDH’s Galapagos papers [Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 20 (1851): 163–233] have excellent discussion of geographical distribution, but why no general treatment of affinities?

CD’s views on clay-slate laminae.

Turmoil in Royal Society between naturalists and physicists.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 Mar 1849
Classmark:  DAR 114: 113
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1236

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To W. D. Fox   [30 April 1857]

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His impressions of the hydropathic establishment and E. W. Lane. Is convinced the only thing for "chronic cases" is the water-cure.

Asks if WDF knows of any breed of pig that originated or was modified by a cross with a Chinese or Neapolitan pig, and whether the crossbreed bred true.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [30 Apr 1857]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 103)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2085

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  • Emma Darwin’s diary). CD returned to Moor Park for two weeks in June (‘Journal’; Appendix II). For CD’s belief that his condition was much relieved by the water-cure, see Correspondence vol.  4, letter to W.  D. Fox, 7 [July 1849] . …
  • letters to Susan Darwin, [19 March 1849] , and to W.  D. Fox, 4 September [1850]. Lane believed that a change of scenery was an essential constituent of therapy, the site of Moor Park having been chosen for its location in a ‘picturesque district abounding in pleasant and varied walks, with a dry soil under-foot and the fresh breezes of health playing about … over-head from morning till night’ ( Lane 1857 , p.  43). Emma Darwin

To J. D. Hooker   [13 November 1863]

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Sends Haast’s report; JDH may use any and all of the details in the letter.

Asks identity of a reviewer of Lyell’s Antiquity of man [Edinburgh Rev. 118 (1863): 254–302].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [13 Nov 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 209
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4341

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  • Emma Darwin wrote in her diary (DAR 242) ‘good’ for 12 November and ‘fine day’ for 13 November; she also wrote that CD had been visited by William Brinton on 3 November 1863. The letter from James Manby Gully , who had treated CD at his Great Malvern hydropathic establishment in 1849, …

To J. D. Hooker   12 October 1849

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CD thinks great dam across Yangma valley is a lateral glacial moraine.

Reports on Birmingham BAAS meeting.

Details of water-cure.

Barnacles becoming tedious; careful description shows slight differences constitute varieties, not species.

Lamination of gneiss.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12 Oct 1849
Classmark:  DAR 114: 116
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1260

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  • letter to Susan Darwin, [19 March 1849] , for James Manby Gully’s treatment of CD’s condition. See letter to H.  E. Strickland, 29 January [1849] , n.  6. See letter to Charles Lyell, [on or before 20 January 1847] , n.  2. According to Emma Darwin’ …

To W. D. Fox   10 October [1850]

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Is concerned about the education of his boys and is undecided between Rugby and Bruce Castle schools; is inclined toward the latter, but afraid to experiment on so important a subject.

Reports on his pear-trees.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  10 Oct [1850]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 78)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1362

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  • 1849] . See Correspondence vol.  2, letter to W.  D. Fox, [20 November 1843] . Henry James Wharton , vicar of Mitcham, Surrey. CD’s Account Book (Down House MS) has an entry for 19 August 1850: ‘Whartton Rev d . — Willy School 74 3 6. ’ Emma Darwin (1915) 2: 145, notes that Wharton was schoolmaster of a preparatory school that William attended. Emma

To J. M. Herbert   18 November [1856]

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Defers a visit with Lieutenant Blakiston; "my wife is out of health & expects her confinement in a few weeks, & I cannot possibly receive any one here or leave home . . ."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Maurice Herbert
Date:  18 Nov [1856]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s, New York (dealers) (June 1991); Remember When Antiquities (dealers) (catalogue 26, 1992); Gerard A. J. Stodolski Inc. (dealers) (1995)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2020A

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  • Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). Herschel ed.  1849; there was a second edition in 1851. CD had contributed the section on geology. CD offered some additional ideas for the geologist on Palliser’s expedition in his letter

To Asa Gray   11 May [1863]

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CD despairs when men like AG and Lyell consider themselves incapable of judging on change of species by descent.

Is confused over phyllotaxy.

Has been looking at Plantago lanceolata.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  11 May [1863]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (59)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4153

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  • … Peirce 1849 ). See letter from Asa Gray, [10–16] June [1863] . According to Emma Darwin’s …

To Charles Lyell   1 April [1862]

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Explains how melting of ice in Glen Spean could have successively freed two lower cols, thus establishing the water-levels that determined the two lower shelves in Glen Roy.

Plans to read a paper to the Linnean Society ["Sexual forms of Catasetum", Collected papers 2: 63–70].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  1 Apr [1862]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.275)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3491

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  • letter from Charles Lyell, [26–31 March 1862] . CD refers to the map accompanying his paper, ‘Parallel roads of Glen Roy’ . Milne 1849, p.  398. CD read his paper, ‘Three sexual forms of Catasetum tridentatum ’ , before the Linnean Society of London on 3 April 1862 ( Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London (Botany) 6: lxiv). According to Emma Darwin’ …

To W. D. Fox   [27 March 1851]

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Sends condolences to WDF on the death of his father. Has brought his daughter [Anne] to J. M. Gully for the water-cure.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [27 Mar 1851]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 78a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1396

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  • letter from Catherine Darwin, [13 November 1848] , n.  1. Fox was a clergyman in the Church of England. See Correspondence vol.  1 for CD and Fox’s friendship at Cambridge. CD had first been treated by James Manby Gully at his hydropathic establishment in Malvern in 1849. Anne Elizabeth Darwin , whose health had been failing since the summer of 1850 ( Emma

To J. D. Hooker   24 December [1862]

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Thanks for Dawson’s letter. Doubts his evidence that climate of land was not glacial when upheaved after submergence.

Encloses memorandum of questions for C. V. Naudin.

Expression of the emotions.

Is building a hothouse for plant experimenting.

JDH’s ideas on America are more atrocious than his. What a new idea that struggle for existence is necessary to try to purge a government! Probably true. Slavery draws him one way one day, another the next. Yankees are "detestable toward us". Tocqueville.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24 Dec [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 177
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3875

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  • letters from J.  D.  Hooker, [23 March 1862] , [15 and] 20 November [1862] , and 26 November 1862 ). See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [21 December 1862] . CD read Tocqueville 1836  in February 1849 (see Correspondence vol.  4, Appendix IV, 119: 22b). William Henslow Hooker . See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [21 December 1862] . Emma and William Erasmus Darwin . …

From W. E. Darwin   21 August [1863]

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Has signed and forwarded some orders.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Aug [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4271

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