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From Edward Lumb   13 November 1833


Sending shot or powder is illegal, but all CD’s goods and chattels have been sent. EL’s services to CD are what any Englishman should do for his country.

Author:  Edward Lumb
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Nov 1833
Classmark:  DAR 204: 122
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-231

To Edward Lumb   30 March 1834


CD asks the time of shipment and vessel in which the [Megatherium] bones were conveyed.

Patagonia swarms with guanaco, but few other creatures.

Hopes to be able to draw up a tolerable sketch of the geology of the east side of S. America.

Saw Jemmy Button, who is married and will stay in Tierra del Fuego. Mentions Falkland uprising.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Lumb
Date:  30 Mar 1834
Classmark:  Profiles in History (dealers) (2006)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-241

From Edward Lumb to J. S. Henslow   2 May 1834


On CD’s instructions EL has forwarded a case containing part of the head of [Megatherium].

Author:  Edward Lumb
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  2 May 1834
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-244

From Edward Lumb   8 May 1834


Responds to CD’s queries: the bones were received from Mr Keen and shipped to Henslow; expects another collection which he will forward.

Adds news that has arrived at Buenos Aires since CD left.

Author:  Edward Lumb
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 May 1834
Classmark:  DAR 204: 128
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-245
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