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To W. B. Tegetmeier   15 March [1856]

Summary

Asks WBT to try to purchase some specific pigeons.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  15 Mar [1856]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1842

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  • … DCP-LETT-1842

To the Geological Society of London   4 October 1842

Summary

Papers by T. J. Newbold [Proc. Geol. Soc. Lond. 3 (1842): 702–5], T. C. Hunt [3 (1842): 565–6] and J. Phillips [3 (1842): 705–6] need not be printed in Transactions of the Geological Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Geological Society of London
Date:  4 Oct 1842
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/COM/P/4/2/130)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-647

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  • … To the Geological Society of London   4 October 1842
  • … GSL/COM/P/4/2/130) Charles Robert Darwin Down 4 Oct 1842 Geological Society of London …
  • … Papers by T. J. Newbold [ Proc. Geol. Soc. Lond. 3 (1842): 702–5], T. …
  • … C. Hunt [3 (1842): 565–6] and J. …
  • … Phillips [3 (1842): 705–6] need not be printed in Transactions of the Geological Society . …
  • … Newbold 1842 . …
  • … Phillips 1842 . This is not John Phillips, the Yorkshire geologist, but possibly an …
  • … 1838–42): 565–6. Newbold, Thomas John. 1842. On rock-basins in the bed of the Toombuddra, …
  • … lat. 15 o to 16 o N. ). [Read 9 March 1842. ] Proceedings of the Geological Society of …
  • … communications need not be printed in the Transactions Charles Darwin October 4 th . 1842
  • … London 3 (1838–42): 702–5. Phillips, J. 1842. Three notices. [ …
  • … Read 9 March 1842. ] Proceedings of the Geological Society of London 3 (1838-42): 705–6. …

To Charles Babbage   19 [February 1839 – August 1842]

Summary

Asks to be allowed to bring his sister to CB’s party "that she may see the World".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Babbage
Date:  19 [Feb 1839 - Aug 1842]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 37191: 299)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-479

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  • … To Charles Babbage   19 [February 1839 – August 1842] …
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  • … Aug 1842 Charles Babbage …
  • … 19 July 1841 19 Aug 1841 19 Sept 1841 19 Oct 1841 19 Nov 1841 19 Dec 1841 19 Jan 1842 19 …

From Thomas Blunt   11 August 1842

Summary

Gives the height of Shrewsbury above sea-level.

Author:  Thomas Blunt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Aug 1842
Classmark:  DAR 5: B17–18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-639

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  • … From Thomas Blunt   11 August 1842
  • … DAR 5: B17–18 Thomas Blunt Shrewsbury 11 Aug 1842 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Shrewsbury August 11 th 1842 Dear Sir, I have ascertained that the elevation of the town …
  • … Collected papers 1: 163–71. See letters from John Provis, 14 July 1842  and …
  • … 20 July 1842 . …
  • … Darwin. Philosophical Magazine 3d ser. 21 (1842): 180–8. [ Shorter publications , pp. 140– …

Lubbock, Montagu (1842–1925)

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  • … Montagu Lubbock 1842–1925 Physician. …

To Francis Boott   [3 February 1842]

Summary

"My Dear Sir, I have called on you, to solicit your vote & interest at the Athenaeum Club […] in favour of my brother, Erasmus Darwin".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Boott
Date:  [3 Feb 1842]
Classmark:  Christie’s (dealers) (13 December 2006, lot 34)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-617F

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  • … To Francis Boott   [3 February 1842] …
  • … See n.  1, above. Erasmus became a member of the Athenaeum Club in 1842 (Waugh [1888]). …
  • … s (dealers) (13 December 2006, lot 34) Charles Robert Darwin [3 Feb 1842] Francis Boott …
  • … of the Athenaeum Club, Monday 7 February 1842 (see Correspondence vol.  2, letter to J.   …
  • … F.  Royle, [2 February 1842] and n.  1, and n.  4, below). The preceding Thursday was 3  …

To Charles Lyell   [5 and 7 October 1842]

Summary

Cancelled: same as DCP-LETT-649. Discusses growth of various species of coral. Explains significance of dead reefs.

Describes meeting of the Council of the Geological Society; the controversy involving Edward Charlesworth.

Mentions conversations with William Lonsdale about Lonsdale’s work on corals and the financial support for his work.

Murchison’s views on glaciation in Wales.

Agassiz’s observations at Glen Roy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  5 and 7 Oct 1842
Classmark:  CUL DAR 146: 149
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-645

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  • … To Charles Lyell   [5 and 7 October 1842] …
  • … CUL DAR 146: 149 Charles Robert Darwin Down 5 Oct 1842 7 …
  • … Oct 1842 Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …

Maclaren, Charles. 1842. Coral islands. (From the Scotsman of 29 October and 9 November 1842). Pamphlet reprint. [Edinburgh.]

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  • … Maclaren, Charles. 1842. Coral islands. ( …
  • … From the Scotsman of 29 October and 9 November 1842). Pamphlet reprint. [Edinburgh. ] 2 …

Phillips, J. 1842. Three notices. [Read 9 March 1842.] Proceedings of the Geological Society of London 3 (1838-42): 705–6.

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  • … Phillips, J. 1842. Three notices. [ …
  • … Read 9 March 1842. ] Proceedings of the Geological Society of London 3 (1838-42): 705–6. 2 …

To Julian Jackson   13 October [1842]

Summary

Discusses JJ’s proposed review of his volume [Coral reefs].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julian Jackson
Date:  13 Oct [1842]
Classmark:  Royal Geographical Society
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-650

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  • … To Julian Jackson   13 October [1842] …
  • … Royal Geographical Society Charles Robert Darwin Down 13 Oct [1842] Julian Jackson …
  • … Jackson 1842 . A list of presentation copies of Coral reefs is in DAR 69: 108. …
  • … Bibliography Jackson, Julian. 1842. The structure and distribution of coral reefs. [ …

To Charles Lyell   [5 and 7 October 1842]

Summary

Discusses growth of various species of coral. Explains significance of dead reefs.

Describes meeting of the Council of the Geological Society; the controversy involving Edward Charlesworth.

Mentions conversations with William Lonsdale about Lonsdale’s work on corals and the financial support for his work.

Murchison’s views on glaciation in Wales.

Agassiz’s observations at Glen Roy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  5 and 7 Oct 1842
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.28)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-649

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  • … To Charles Lyell   [5 and 7 October 1842] …
  • … American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.28) Charles Robert Darwin Down 5 Oct 1842 7 …
  • … Oct 1842 Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … by Louis Agassiz and James David Forbes. L.  Agassiz 1842, pp.  236–7 and plate 4. …
  • … Darwin. Philosophical Magazine 3d ser. 21 (1842): 180–8. [ Shorter publications , pp. 140– …
  • … 1837 , n.  9). See letter to Anne Susan Horner, [4 October 1842] , n.  4. See letter to …
  • … W.  H. Fitton, 23 June 1842 . For R.  I. Murchison’s disbelief in Welsh glaciers see …

From John Provis   14 July 1842

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Summary

Discusses elevations along Holyhead Road [Anglesey].

Author:  John Provis
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 July 1842
Classmark:  DAR 27.1: B23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-635

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  • … From John Provis   14 July 1842
  • … DAR 27.1: B23 John Provis Holyhead 14 July 1842 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … glaciers of Caernarvonshire’ , Collected papers 1: 163–71) published in September 1842. …
  • … Darwin. Philosophical Magazine 3d ser. 21 (1842): 180–8. [ Shorter publications , pp. 140– …
  • … Holyhead. 14 th . July 1842. Sir, In compliance with your request I now send you the …

To Charles Lyell   [September–December 1842]

Summary

Discusses relationship of subsidence to the formation of coral reefs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [Sept–Dec 1842]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.30)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-605

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  • … To Charles Lyell   [September–December 1842] …
  • … Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 [Sept–Dec 1842] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … for CD’s coral theory. See CD’s letter to Charles Maclaren, [15 November–December 1842]. …
  • … Charles Maclaren, [15 November – December 1842] , and Journal of researches, 2d ed. , p.   …
  • … By Charles Darwin. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1842. Correspondence : The correspondence of …
  • … Lyell had returned from America (August 1842) and had discussed CD’s Coral reefs with him. …
  • … Charles Maclaren, [15 November–December 1842], and makes it probable that CD revised his …

To ?   [1842–82]

Summary

Will be glad to see recipient and Mr Morris at Down the following day.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Wickham Flower
Date:  [1842–82]
Classmark:  eBay (April 2001)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13867G

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  • … To ?    [1842–82] …
  • … eBay (April 2001) Charles Robert Darwin [1842–82] John Wickham Flower …

To Anne Susan Horner   [4 October 1842]

Summary

Emma recovering well from birth of third child, Mary Eleanor.

Sorry to hear Leonard Horner has been ill.

Has received high praise of Coral reefs from Lyell.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Anne Susanna Horner
Date:  [4 Oct 1842]
Classmark:  DAR 261.11: 1 (EH 88206053)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-648

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  • … To Anne Susan Horner   [4 October 1842] …
  • … DAR 261.11: 1 (EH 88206053) Charles Robert Darwin Down [4 Oct 1842] Anne Susanna Horner …
  • … Lonsdale on Friday, 30 September (see letter to Charles Lyell, [5 and 7 October 1842] ). …
  • … December. See letters to Lyell, [5 and 7 October 1842], and William Hallowes Miller, [ …
  • … 16 October – 27 November 1842]. Lonsdale had retired from his position because of ill …

To Charles Lyell   [November–December 1842]

Summary

Believes "absurd letter" hastily read at last Geological Society Council meeting was from Charlesworth’s solicitor. Suggests that it may have been sent to entrap the Council and that it should be read over carefully.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [Nov–Dec 1842]
Classmark:  The British Library (Surrogate RP 7381(i))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-653

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  • … To Charles Lyell   [November–December 1842] …
  • … RP 7381(i)) Charles Robert Darwin unstated [Nov–Dec 1842] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … letter to Charles Lyell, [5 and 7 October 1842] for CD’s account of Charlesworth’s efforts …
  • … the letter to Austen mentioned in the letter to Charles Lyell, [5 and 7 October 1842] . …

From Hensleigh Wedgwood   25 September [1842]

Summary

Gives an account of his father’s illness.

Author:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Sept [1842]
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 258)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-644

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  • … From Hensleigh Wedgwood   25 September [1842] …
  • … Collection (MS W/M 258) Hensleigh Wedgwood Maer 25 Sept [1842] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … A letter (21 September 1842) from Charlotte Langton to Emma Darwin, describing a crisis in …
  • … on until 12 July 1843. Mary Eleanor Darwin was born on 23 September 1842 at Down House. …

To A. Y. Spearman   29 April 1842

Summary

The fourth number of part four is now published; the Smith, Elder & Co. account is presented.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Young Spearman
Date:  29 Apr 1842
Classmark:  The National Archives (TNA) (T1/4723 paper 15949)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-625A

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  • … To A.  Y. Spearman   29 April 1842
  • … Charles Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 29 Apr 1842 Alexander Young Spearman …
  • … from Smith, Elder & Co. , dated April 1842, detailing the various costs of Fish, No. 4. …
  • … 12 Upper Gower St April 29 th . —1842 Sir I have the honour to transmit, as on former …

To A. Y. Spearman   5 August 1842

Summary

The Smith, Elder & Co. account for the first number of part five of the Zoology, now published, is presented.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Young Spearman
Date:  5 Aug 1842
Classmark:  The National Archives (TNA) (T1/4723 paper 15949)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-637A

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  • … To A.  Y. Spearman   5 August 1842
  • … Charles Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 5 Aug 1842 Alexander Young Spearman …
  • … from Smith, Elder & Co. , dated August 1842, detailing the various costs of Reptiles, No. …
  • … 12 Upper Gower St August 5. 1842 Sir I have the honour to transmit, as on former …

Norgate, Frank (1842–1919)

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  • … Frank Norgate 1842–1919 Ornithologist and naturalist. …
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Natural Selection: the trouble with terminology Part I

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Darwin encountered problems with the term ‘natural selection’ even before Origin appeared.  Everyone from the Harvard botanist Asa Gray to his own publisher came up with objections. Broadly these divided into concerns either that its meaning simply wasn’t…

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  • … heading in the earliest outline of his theory written in 1842 , and, as he told Asa Gray in …

Natural selection

Summary

How do new species arise?  This was the ancient question that Charles Darwin tackled soon after returning to England from the Beagle voyage in October 1836. Darwin realised a crucial (and cruel) fact: far more individuals of each species were born than…

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  • … How do new species arise?  This was the ancient question that Charles Darwin tackled soon after …

Darwin in letters, 1858-1859: Origin

Summary

The years 1858 and 1859 were, without doubt, the most momentous of Darwin’s life. From a quiet rural existence filled with steady work on his ‘big book’ on species, he was jolted into action by the arrival of an unexpected letter from Alfred Russel Wallace…

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  • … coincidence. if Wallace had my M.S. sketch written out in 1842 he could not have made a better short …