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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 reading notebooks

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In April 1838, Darwin began recording the titles of books he had read and the books he wished to read in Notebook C (Notebooks, pp. 319–28). In 1839, these lists were copied and continued in separate notebooks. The first of these reading notebooks (DAR 119…

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  • … Entomological Magazine.—? paper on Geograph. range [Anon. 1835] read Study Buffon on varieties of …
  • … laws about sexes relative to the age of marriage [Quetelet 1835] Brown at end of Flinders [R. Brown …
  • … 1834, 1837]. Verey Philosophie d’Hist. Nat. [Virey 1835] read Marcel de Serres …
  • … C. Watson on Geog. distrib: of Brit: plants [H. C. Watson 1835] read Hume’s Essay on Human …
  • … & Medic. researches on the Horse in N. America— [Harlan 1835] Owen has it. & Royal Soc …
  • … Birds. 10 s  6 d . translated by Rennie [Bechstein 1835] Some facts on cross-bred animals, M r …
  • … Pœppig Travels in S. America. German [Pöppig 1835–6].— Zoologie Generale. Iside. St Hilaire …
  • … 1815]— Colon Library Hogarth Hist of Music [Hogarth 1835] Wilkinson Ægyptian [J. G. …
  • … 1833]: Suite— Decandolle on Botany [A. de Candolle 1835]: Lacordaire Introduction Entomologique …
  • … ) on Dogs [C. H. Smith 1839–40] /on Ruminants [Jardine ed. 1835–6]// on Horses [C. H. Smith 1841]// …
  • … Hilaire Progress de un Naturalist [E. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1835] (Gerard [Gérard 1844]) …
  • … (Perry can give me order) Virey Philosoph [Virey 1835]. Forbes thinks worth reading Royal Soc …
  • … kind [Jardine 1834b]. 9. Columbidæ (Pigeons.) [Selby 1835] 11. Ruminating Animals …
  • … l’etude Botanique (Suite a Buffon) [A. de Candolle 1835] has many Geographical aphorisms & …
  • … Trials [Feuerbach 1846] Godwins Work & Life [Godwin 1835] Brookes last Journal by …
  • … 1849–57] Tocquevilles Democracy [Tocqueville 1835–40] Fellow’s Lycia (1 st  Travels) …
  • … de Beaumont 1830–8] & C Prevost on l’Ile Julie [Prévost 1835]. 1838 Oct 2 …
  • … and 1830]— skimmed well Lutke’s voyage [Lütke 1835–6]— carefully read Reynold’s …
  • … May 18 Stanley Familiar Hist. of Birds [E. Stanley 1835] Mackintosh’s Ethical Philosophy …
  • … 25. Owen & Botelers Africa [W. F. Owen 1833 and Boteler 1835] well skimmed Gleanings of …
  • … 1757] Swainson Geograph. Distrib of Animals [Swainson 1835] I see Swainsons Book has notes at …
  • … 1774] nothing Coleridges Table Talk [Coleridge 1835]. Campbell’s Poems [T. Campbell …
  • … Simple Story. Sir. J. Mackintosh life [Mackintosh 1835]. reread Priestley Life & …
  • … [T. Moore 1825] & Liebers remains of Niebuhr [Lieber 1835]. 8 Paley’s Evidence. of Christ …
  • … & Morning [Bulwer-Lytton] 1841]; Rienzi [Bulwer-Lytton] 1835]: Barnaby Rudge [Dickens 1841] …
  • … —— 15 th . Harlans Med & Phys. Researches [Harlan 1835] abstracted. Smith Moral …
  • … 1844] Pœppig Reisen [Pöppig 1835–6]— } skimmed.— …
  • … poor.— —— Visey Philosoph. d’Hist Nat. [Virey 1835] } Alder & Hancock. Nudibran …
  • … (nothing) 21. Van Mons Arbres Fruitiers 2. Vols [Mons 1835–6] July 7 th  N. C. …

Darwin’s hothouse and lists of hothouse plants

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Darwin became increasingly involved in botanical experiments in the years after the publication of Origin. The building of a small hothouse - a heated greenhouse - early in 1863  greatly increased the range of plants that he could keep for scientific…

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  • … Claudius Loudon’s  Encyclopedia of gardening  (Loudon 1835), a copy of which Darwin signed in 1841 …

'An Appeal' against animal cruelty

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The four-page pamphlet transcribed below and entitled 'An Appeal', was composed jointly by Emma and Charles Darwin (see letter from Emma Darwin to W. D. Fox, [29 September 1863]). The pamphlet, which protested against the cruelty of steel vermin…

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  • … of systematic campaigning, legislation was passed in 1822, 1835, and 1849 (see nn. 1 and 5, below) …
  • … relating to the cruel and improper treatment of animals, 1835 ( Statutes, public and general , 5 …