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From Robert FitzRoy   4 October 1833


Urges CD to return to the Beagle early in November. Conrad Martens arrives to succeed Augustus Earle as artist for the expedition.

Author:  Robert FitzRoy
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Oct 1833
Classmark:  DAR 204: 120
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-218

From Susan Darwin   15 October 1833


Mainly news of the family and friends. Their joy at the abolition of slavery.

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Oct 1833
Classmark:  DAR 204: 101
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-219

From Sarah Williams   21 October 1833


News of Fanny Biddulph and other Owens; Susan Darwin has declined a marriage offer. Other gossip about Shrewsbury acquaintances.

Author:  Sarah Harriet Mostyn Williams
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Oct 1833
Classmark:  DAR 204: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-220

To W. D. Fox   25 October 1833


Writes of his ride from Rio Negro to Bahia Blanca and Buenos Aires, which he undertook in order to learn the geology of the land, so full of bones of large extinct quadrupeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  25 Oct 1833
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 46c)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-223

From Henry Stephen Fox   31 October 1833


Urges CD to visit Flores Island near Montevideo if he has not already done so. Describes formation of greenstone and the granite formations on small islands in the Uruguay channel.

Sends specimens from Pôrto Alegre [Brazil] for identification by CD.

Author:  Henry Stephen Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Oct 1833
Classmark:  DAR 39.1: 1–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-226

From Fanny Myddelton Biddulph   [c. 21 October 1833]


Shropshire news of relatives and friends.

Author:  Frances (Fanny) Mostyn Owen; Frances (Fanny) Myddelton Biddulph
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 21 Oct 1833]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-221

To Caroline Darwin   23 [October 1833]


Describes his trip to north of Santa Fé, his illness, and return by boat to Buenos Aires – which he found in the throes of a revolution. Covington is cut off from the town, which some expect to be plundered.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  23 [Oct 1833]
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-222

From Caroline Darwin   28 October [1833]


Finds CD’s journal very entertaining and interesting, but thinks his style in first part too much influenced by Humboldt.

Sends some books by Harriet Martineau and Archbishop Whately.

Rejoices that the more he sees of Negroes, the better he thinks of them.

Author:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Oct [1833]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-224

From Catherine Darwin   29 October 1833


Finds his journal interesting; they will read it aloud to Papa on winter evenings. They all regret the long time the journey is taking.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Oct 1833
Classmark:  DAR 204: 89
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-225