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From John Morris   1 March 1856

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Informs CD on age of land, freshwater, and marine Mollusca.

Author:  John Morris
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Mar 1856
Classmark:  DAR 205.2: 246
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1835

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  • … DCP-LETT-1835

Cambridge Philosophical Society 1835. See [Henslow, John Stevens, ed.] 1835.

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  • … Cambridge Philosophical Society 1835. See [Henslow, …
  • … John Stevens, ed. ] 1835. 1 …

Coulter, Thomas. 1835. Notes on Upper California. [Read 9 March 1835.] Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London 5: 59–70.

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  • … Coulter, Thomas. 1835. Notes on Upper …
  • … California. [Read 9 March 1835. ] Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London 5: …

Hopkins, William. 1835. Researches in physical geology. [Read 4 May 1835.] Transactions of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 6 (1836–8): 1–84.

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  • … Hopkins, William. 1835. Researches in physical …
  • … geology. [Read 4 May 1835. ] Transactions of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 6 (1836– …

Bentham, George. 1835. Scrophularineæ Indicæ. London.

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  • … Bentham, George. 1835. Scrophularineæ Indicæ. London. 7 …

Hardwicke, Thomas (1756/7–1835)

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  • … Thomas Hardwicke 1756/7–1835 Soldier. Joined the Bengal Military Establishment in 1778. …
  • … the regiment of Bengal artillery from 1816. Belfast Newsletter , 13 March 1835, p. …
  • … 2 East-India register 1835 [Philippart] 1823–6. 6 Bengal Military Establishment Indian …

Spencer, J. P. (1835–1910)

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  • … John Poyntz Spencer 1835–1910 Liberal politician. …

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

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  • … From Caroline Darwin   29 December [1835] …
  • … Wedgwood Charlotte Wedgwood/Charlotte Langton unstated 29 Dec [1835] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Henslow ["Letters to Professor Henslow" (1835), Collected papers 1: 3–16], and a passage …
  • … July 12th’ by CD (see letter to Caroline Darwin, [19] July – [12 August] 1835 , n.  1). …
  • … Athenæum , 21 November 1835, p.  8. The Athenæum was published weekly. Should read ‘the …
  • … of the Society on the 16 th of November 1835”. My Father did not move from his seat till …

Heron, Robert. 1835. Notes on the habits of the pea-fowl. [Read 14 April 1835.] Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London (1833–5) pt 3: 54.

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  • … Heron, Robert. 1835. Notes on the habits of …
  • … the pea-fowl. [Read 14 April 1835. ] Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London ( …

From Susan Darwin   22 November 1835

Summary

Some of CD’s letters were read at Geological Society in London. Professor Sedgwick says of CD, "doing admirably … collection above all praise … will have a great name among the Naturalists of Europe".

Erasmus has taken office of Clerk to a Government Commissioner. Other family news.

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Nov 1835
Classmark:  DAR 97 (ser. 2): 24–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-288

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  • … From Susan Darwin   22 November 1835
  • … DAR 97 (ser. 2): 24–5 Susan Elizabeth Darwin Shrewsbury 22 Nov 1835 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Shrewsbury Nov br . 22 d . | 1835 My dear Charles— I am happy to tell you that your …
  • … Society by Adam Sedgwick (see letter from Caroline Darwin, 29 December [1835] ) on …
  • … 18 November 1835 ( Proceedings of the Geological Society of London 2 (1833–8): 210–12, …
  • … eager for more details. On 6 December 1835 he wrote to Sedgwick, ‘How I long for the …
  • … him, Emma Wedgwood wrote on 29 November [1835] to her aunt, Jessie Sismondi: ‘Erasmus is …

To Caroline Darwin   [19] July – [12 August] 1835

Summary

Describes his trip from Coquimbo to Copiapò, where he rejoined the Beagle – a hard and wearisome journey, but geologically interesting.

FitzRoy piloted the [Blonde] to rescue crew of wrecked Challenger.

CD has received letters that were missing, and others; for ten months there will be none to or from him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  [19] July – [12 Aug] 1835
Classmark:  DAR 223: 29
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-281

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  • … To Caroline Darwin   [19] July – [12 August] 1835
  • … Robert Darwin Lima [19] July – [12 Aug] 1835 Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin/Caroline …
  • … at Callao, the port for Lima (19 July 1835). Hence ‘July 12 th ’ later in the text is a …
  • … date was also written in August, after the letter to W.  D.  Fox, [9–12 August] 1835 . …
  • … Lima— July— 1835— My dear Caroline My last letter was dated Coquimbo—I rejoice that I am …
  • … the chain complete from England to February 1835. — Capt Fitz Roy has arrived in good …

From Catherine Darwin   30 October 1835

Summary

Erasmus has received CD’s journal and two boxes; six large boxes are at Plymouth. Had feared them lost in wreck of Challenger.

News of family and friends.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Oct 1835
Classmark:  DAR 97 (ser. 2): 22–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-287

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  • … From Catherine Darwin   30 October 1835
  • … Society. CD is listed as a member in 1835–6. In 1877 it was amalgamated with the …
  • … Darwin/Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton Shrewsbury 30 Oct 1835 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … of the Challenger at Portsmouth, 19 October 1835. Seymour was exonerated. The first four …
  • … Shrewsbury. October 30 th . | 1835. My dear Charles We are very anxious to hear from you …

From R. H. Corfield   14 — 18 July 1835

Summary

Passes on news from England and some Shrewsbury papers.

Author:  Richard Henry Corfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 & 18 July 1835
Classmark:  DAR 204: 131
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-280

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  • … From R.  H.  Corfield   14 — 18 July 1835
  • … DAR 204: 131 Richard Henry Corfield Valparaiso 14 & 18 July 1835 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Morning Herald of Saturday, 21 February 1835, p.  3. The reference is to the summary of a …
  • … Science ( The Morning Herald , 21 February 1835, p.  3). Mariano Gonzales, CD’s guide on …
  • … Valparaiso July 14 1835 My dear Darwin— The Blonde with Capt Fitzroy on board being on the …

From R. H. Corfield   26–7 June 1835

Summary

Greatly enjoyed CD’s company; has worried about his health. Adds some European and English news.

Author:  Richard Henry Corfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 & 27 June 1835
Classmark:  DAR 204: 130
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-278

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  • … From R.  H.  Corfield   26–7 June 1835
  • … DAR 204: 130 Richard Henry Corfield Valparaiso 26 & 27 June 1835 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Valparaiso June 26 th 1835 My dear Darwin It gave me infinite pleasure to receive your …
  • … to Caroline Darwin, [19] July – [12 August] 1835 ). This may have been a letter to Charles …
  • … shortly after visiting Concepcion [March 1835], to Mr.  Douglas, a very intelligent man, …
  • … your friend | R H Corfield Saturday June 27 1835 I merely add a few lines to ask you to …

From R. W. Darwin to J. S. Henslow   28 December 1835

Summary

Thanks JSH for copies of "Extracts from letters addressed to Professor Henslow by C. Darwin, Esq." [privately printed for Cambridge Philosophical Society; Collected papers 1: 3–16].

The family is sensible how much CD owes to JSH, and RWD is highly gratified by CD’s success.

Author:  Robert Waring Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  28 Dec 1835
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters 28: DAR/1/1/28)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-290

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  • … From R.  W.  Darwin to J.  S.  Henslow   28 December 1835
  • … letters 28: DAR/1/1/28) Robert Waring Darwin Shrewsbury 28 Dec 1835 John Stevens Henslow …
  • … Henslow by C.  Darwin, Esq’, dated 1 December 1835, was privately printed for distribution …
  • … Shrewsbury 28 December 1835 Dear Sir I am much obliged for the favour of your letter, for …

From Charles D. Douglas   24 February 1835

Summary

Sends CD large beetles from Chiloé.

Describes an earthquake at Caucague.

Gives exact location and measurements of two blocks of granite; has seen and heard of others; will report if he surveys the Potrero on Chiloé.

Author:  Charles D. Douglas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Feb 1835
Classmark:  DAR 35.1: 329–30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-269

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  • … From Charles D.  Douglas    24 February 1835
  • … Burr will forward this & the Box. | Cha s . D Douglas *S 2 Delcague Feb y . 24— 1835
  • … DAR 35.1: 329–30 Charles D. Douglas Dalcague Chiloé 24 Feb 1835 Charles Robert Darwin …

To J. S. Henslow   12 [August] 1835

Summary

Looks forward to seeing volcanoes in Galapagos Islands.

Has altered his views on Cordillera formations as a result of another trip. Discusses his theory of their origin and history.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  12 [Aug] 1835
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters: 27 DAR/1/1/27)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-283

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  • … To J.  S.  Henslow    12 [August] 1835
  • … letters: 27 DAR/1/1/27) Charles Robert Darwin Lima 12 [Aug] 1835 John Stevens Henslow …
  • … Lima July 12 th . — 1835 My dear Henslow This is the last letter, which I shall ever write …
  • … pamphlet was published early in December 1835. CD’s letter to Caroline, also written in …
  • … to Caroline Darwin, [19] July – [12 August] 1835 , n.  1). The expected sailing ‘In a few …

From Caroline Darwin   30 March 1835

Summary

Urges him to return home. News of family and friends; the Langtons will go to Rio in April and then winter in the West Indies. Henslow has a son.

Author:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Mar 1835
Classmark:  DAR 97 (ser. 2): 20–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-273

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  • … From Caroline Darwin   30 March 1835
  • … Darwin/Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood Shrewsbury 30 Mar 1835 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Shrewsbury March 30 th . | 1835 My dear Charles Your last letter was to Cath dated Nov r 8 …
  • … George Henslow was born on 23 March 1835 ( Alum. Cantab. ). The issue centred on the Irish …
  • … Peel’s ministry opposed the resolution and, when it was passed, resigned on 8 April 1835. …

Grant, Robert Edmond. 1835–7. Outlines of comparative anatomy. London.

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  • … Grant, Robert Edmond. 1835–7. Outlines of comparative anatomy. London. …

[Henslow, John Stevens, ed.] 1835. Extracts from letters addressed to Professor Henslow by C. Darwin, esq, read at a meeting of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 16 November, 1835. Privately printed for the Cambridge Philosophical Society. [Reprinted 1960 and in Collected papers 1: 3–16.]

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  • … Henslow, John Stevens, ed. ] 1835. Extracts from letters addressed to Professor Henslow by …
  • … the Cambridge Philosophical Society 16 November, 1835. Privately printed for the Cambridge …
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Darwin’s earthquakes

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Darwin experienced his first earthquake in 1834, but it was a few months later that he was really confronted with their power. Travelling north along the coast of Chile, Darwin and Robert FitzRoy, captain of HMS Beagle, were confronted with a series of…

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  • … that they were perfectly placed to study. On 19 January 1835 they witnessed the volcanic eruption of …
  • … of desolation. Letter to W. D. Fox, [7-11] March 1835 It was not just the …
  • … of ideas. Letter to J. S. Henslow, 18 April 1835 From his personal …

Darwin & coral reefs

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The central idea of Darwin's theory of coral reef formation, as it was later formulated, was that the islands were formed by the upward growth of coral as the Pacific Ocean floor gradually subsided. It overturned previous ideas and would in itself…

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  • … elevation of the Chilean coast, makes clear that by April 1835, when he was still at Valparaiso, …
  • … suggests that he was writing before the late summer of 1835, for about that time he adopted …
  • … Darwin had begun reading about ‘the South Sea’ in May 1835. The  Beagle  library  was well …
  • … no. 1.17, written shortly after a visit to Lima in August 1835: ‘Corall rapidly growing in Low …
  • … of both annular and barrier reefs. This was in November 1835 at Tahiti and the neighbouring reef of …
  • … draft of his theory in a memorandum headed ‘Coral islands 1835.’ It is the first account of the …
  • … was matched by the sinking of Pacific islands:  25 June 1835 . Darwin confides to his …

Darwin in letters, 1837–1843: The London years to 'natural selection'

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The seven-year period following Darwin's return to England from the Beagle voyage was one of extraordinary activity and productivity in which he became recognised as a naturalist of outstanding ability, as an author and editor, and as a professional…

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  • … but his theory of coral reef formation, first conceived in 1835, had soon demonstrated that he was …
  • … 13 October 1834 , and letter from R. E. Alison, 25 June 1835 ). Henry Holland did not …

Bibliography of Darwin’s geological publications

Summary

This list includes papers read by Darwin to the Geological Society of London, his books on the geology of the Beagle voyage, and other publications on geological topics.  Author-date citations refer to entries in the Darwin Correspondence Project’s…

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  • … by the Cambridge Philosophical Society, 1 December 1835.  [ Shorter publications , pp.  2-15.  F1. …
  • … coasts of South America, in the years 1832, 1833, 1834, and 1835, with an account of a transverse …

Darwin & Geology

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The lessons Darwin learned from Adam Sedgwick at Cambridge, and in the field in North Wales, stood him in good stead during the Beagle voyage. While he was attached to the Beagle from 1831 to 1835, Darwin actually spent about two-thirds of his time ashore,…

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  • … voyage. While he was attached to the Beagle from 1831 to 1835, Darwin actually spent about two …

The geology of the Beagle voyage

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The primary concern that linked much of Darwin’s geological work in the Beagle years was to understand the changing relation between the levels of land and sea. As he studied the shores of South America, and discovered shells inland at thousands of feet…

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  • … manner.  His conviction was strengthened in February 1835, when he was witness to an earthquake that …

Darwin in letters, 1847-1850: Microscopes and barnacles

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Darwin's study of barnacles, begun in 1844, took him eight years to complete. The correspondence reveals how his interest in a species found during the Beagle voyage developed into an investigation of the comparative anatomy of other cirripedes and…

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  • … (DAR 31.1: 305–8) contains a description, dated 8 January 1835, of a minute animal embedded in the …