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To Miles Joseph Berkeley   29 February [1856]

Summary

Preparing paper on seed-soaking for Linnean Society ["Action of sea-water on seeds", Collected papers 1: 264–73]. Wants to use MJB’s results. Lost ardour when he found seeds would not float.

Has grown MJB’s purest pea seeds and got a few variants. Gärtner’s experiments suggest direct action of pollen, but CD thinks it is "mere variation".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  29 Feb [1856]
Classmark:  Shropshire Archives (SA 6001/134/45)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1834

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  • … DCP-LETT-1834

Biddulph, Michael (1834–1923)

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  • … Michael Biddulph 1834–1923 Politician. …

Seeley, J. R. (1834–95)

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  • … John Robert Seeley 1834–95 Historian. …

To J. S. Henslow   4 October 1834

Summary

CD is unwell.

FitzRoy has dispatched two casks of bones and stones, a box with "very valuable specimens", and a large jar.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  4 Oct 1834
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-258

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  • … To J.  S.  Henslow   4 October 1834
  • … Botanic Gardens, Kew Charles Robert Darwin Valparaiso 4 Oct 1834 John Stevens Henslow …
  • … the letter begun on 24 July ( letter to J.  S.  Henslow, 24 July – 7 November 1834 ). …
  • … Valparaiso October 4 th . 1834 My dear Henslow I have been unwell & am not yet out of bed. …

Wallich, Nathaniel. 1834. Descriptions of some rare and curious plants. [Read 5 April 1834.] Transactions of the Medical and Physical Society of Calcutta 7: 215–34.

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  • … Wallich, Nathaniel. 1834. Descriptions of some rare and …
  • … curious plants. [Read 5 April 1834. ] Transactions of the Medical and Physical Society of …

Curtis, Moses A. 1834. Enumeration of plants growing spontaneously around Wilmington, North Carolina, with remarks on some new and obscure species. Boston Journal of Natural History 1 (1834–7): 82–140.

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  • … Curtis, Moses A. 1834. Enumeration of plants growing spontaneously around Wilmington, …
  • … obscure species. Boston Journal of Natural History 1 (1834–7): 82–140. NF6 Q382.c.8 8,18 …

Faraday, Michael. 1834. Experimental researches in electricity. [Read 23 January, 6 and 13 February 1834.] Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 7th ser. 124: 77–122.

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  • … Faraday, Michael. 1834. Experimental researches in electricity. [ …
  • … Read 23 January, 6 and 13 February 1834. ] Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society …

Bélanger, Charles. 1834. Voyage aux Indes-Orientales: Zoologie. Paris.

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  • … Bélanger, Charles. 1834. Voyage aux Indes-Orientales : Zoologie. Paris. 5 …

Prestwich, Joseph. 1834–6. On the geology of Coalbrook Dale. [Read 5 February 1834, 13 and 27 April 1836.] Transactions of the Geological Society of London 2d ser. 5 (1840): 413–95. [Vols. 6,11]

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  • … Prestwich, Joseph. 1834–6. On the geology of …
  • … Coalbrook Dale. [Read 5 February 1834, 13 and 27 April 1836. ] Transactions of the …

Zöllner, J. K. F. (1834–82)

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  • … Johann Karl Friedrich Zöllner 1834–82 German astrophysicist. …

From Robert Edward Alison   [June? 1834]

Summary

Sends some historical data to illustrate the elevation of the coast at Valparaiso in recent times.

Author:  Robert Edward Alison
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [June? 1834]
Classmark:  DAR 36: 425–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-247

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  • … From Robert Edward Alison   [June? 1834] …
  • … DAR 36: 425–6 Robert Edward Alison unstated [June? 1834] Charles Robert Darwin …

From Frederick W. Eck   [September 1834]

Summary

Heights of various places in Chile.

Author:  Frederick Andrew Eck
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Sept 1834]
Classmark:  DAR 35: 232
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-256

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  • … From Frederick W.  Eck   [September 1834] …
  • … DAR 35: 232 Frederick Andrew Eck Valparaiso [Sept 1834] Charles Robert Darwin …

To Robert FitzRoy   [28 August 1834]

Summary

Recounts his trip [from Valparaiso] to Santiago. His meeting with Claude Gay, Thomas Sutcliffe, and others. Geology of tour uninteresting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  [28 Aug 1834]
Classmark:  Copy
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-254

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  • … To Robert FitzRoy   [28 August 1834] …
  • … Copy Charles Robert Darwin St Jago [28 Aug 1834] Robert FitzRoy …
  • … See letter to J.  S.  Henslow, 24 July – 7 November 1834 . Thomas Sutcliffe. Miers 1826 . …

From Susan Darwin   [23] May 1834

Summary

News of family and friends.

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23] May 1834
Classmark:  DAR 204.6.1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-246

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  • … From Susan Darwin   [23] May 1834
  • … DAR 204.6.1 Susan Elizabeth Darwin Shrewsbury [23] May 1834 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … letter from Caroline Darwin, 9–28 March [1834] . Susan’s mention of the British Museum is …
  • … Shrewsbury May.  1834 My dear Charles— Catherine very cleverly missed her turn of writing …

From Catherine Darwin   29 October 1834

Summary

Family and local news. Tom Eyton will marry. Tells of the great fire of the Houses of Parliament.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Oct 1834
Classmark:  DAR 204.6.1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-260

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  • … From Catherine Darwin   29 October 1834
  • … Darwin/Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton Shrewsbury 29 Oct 1834 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … an account of the fire see Annual register , 1834, pp.  155–69. Thomas Campbell Eyton was …
  • … Shrewsbury October 29 th . 1834 My dear Charles The last letter we received from you was …

From [Alexander Caldcleugh?]   [28 August – 5 September 1834]

Summary

Gives a map of part of Chile between Santiago and San Fernando. Suggests places and people that CD might profitably visit [en route].

Author:  Alexander Caldcleugh
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 Aug – 5 Sept 1834]
Classmark:  DAR 35: 405
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-255

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  • … From [Alexander Caldcleugh? ]   [28 August – 5 September 1834] …
  • … DAR 35: 405 Alexander Caldcleugh unstated [28 Aug – 5 Sept 1834] Charles Robert Darwin …

From J. S. Henslow   22 July 1834

Summary

CD’s cargo is safe; the fossils have been sent to William Clift.

JSH asks for dried plants (those sent were all of greatest interest).

Sends news of Cambridge and mutual friends.

Author:  John Stevens Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 July 1834
Classmark:  DAR 204.8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-249

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  • … From J.  S.  Henslow   22 July 1834
  • … DAR 204.8 John Stevens Henslow Cholsey 22 July 1834 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter from J.  M.  Herbert, [28 March] 1834 , n.  9. John Graham, Master of Christ’s …
  • … Cholsey Wallingford 22 July 1834 My dear Darwin, It is now some months since I received …

To J. S. Henslow   8 November 1834

Summary

Sends two boxes of specimens and part of his "hum-drum letter-like" journal.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  8 Nov 1834
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-263

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  • … To J.  S.  Henslow   8 November 1834
  • … Gardens, Kew Charles Robert Darwin HMS Beagle, Valparaiso 8 Nov 1834 John Stevens Henslow …
  • … Beagle. Valparaiso November 8 th . 1834 My dear Henslow. — This letter is merely to inform …

Burmeister, Karl Hermann Konrad. 1834. Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte der Rankenfüsser (Cirripedia). Berlin.

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  • … Burmeister, Karl Hermann Konrad. 1834. Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte der Rankenfüsser ( …

De la Beche, Henry Thomas. 1834. Researches in theoretical geology. London.

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  • … De la Beche, Henry Thomas. 1834. Researches in theoretical geology. London. NC MF.31.10 8 …
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Interview with Pietro Corsi

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Pietro Corsi is Professor of the History of Science at the University of Oxford. His book Evolution Before Darwin is due to be published in 2010 by Oxford University Press. Date of interview: 17 July 2009 Transcription 1: Introduction …

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  • … for Darwin they were not any more a burning issue. By 1834, the issue was almost academic within a …