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To W. D. Fox   15 March [1856]

Summary

Believes WDF’s case of mongrel Scotch deerhound is very valuable for him.

Mentions his work on pigeons and chickens.

Fears sometimes he will break down: "My subject gets bigger and bigger".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  15 Mar [1856]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 97)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1843

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  • … DCP-LETT-1843

To William Kemp   [8 September 1843]

Summary

Seeds sent by Kemp have germinated and been identified by Lindley as Rumex acetosella and an Atriplex which has been sent on to J. S. Henslow.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Kemp
Date:  [8 Sept 1843]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (MS Add. 10252/23) (gift of Ruth Cramond and David Cramond)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-691F

Matches: 7 hits

  • … not been found. See this volume, Supplement, letter to William Kemp, 7 April [ 1843] . …
  • … To William Kemp   [8 September 1843] …
  • … of Ruth Cramond and David Cramond) Charles Robert Darwin Down [8 Sept 1843] William Kemp …
  • … from John Lindley, [before 2 September 1843] . Atriplex patula is the spear saltbush. The …
  • … Correspondence vol.  2, letter to J.  S.  Henslow, [2 September 1843] , and letter from …
  • … William Kemp, 2 October 1843 . Atriplex hastata is now A. prostata , the triangle orache. …
  • … 2, letter from William Kemp, 2 October 1843 ). An account was later published in Annals …

To the Royal Geographical Society    February 1843

Summary

George Suttor’s paper not worthy of publication in the Journal of the society. It contains no new facts worth insertion.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Royal Geographical Society
Date:  Feb 1843
Classmark:  Royal Geographical Society
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-662A

Matches: 4 hits

  • … I do not consider this notice worth insertion in the Journal. Charles Darwin Feb.  1843
  • … To the Royal Geographical Society    February 1843
  • … Royal Geographical Society Charles Robert Darwin Feb 1843 Royal Geographical Society …
  • … of the Royal Geographical Society . In 1843, however, he issued a book on the cultivation …

To William Kemp   [9 November 1843]

Summary

CD has been reflecting on John Lindley’s and C. C. Babington’s comments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Kemp
Date:  [9 Nov 1843]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (MS Add. 10252/20) (gift of Ruth Cramond and David Cramond)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-711F

Matches: 11 hits

  • … To William Kemp   [9 November 1843] …
  • … of Ruth Cramond and David Cramond) Charles Robert Darwin Down [9 Nov 1843] William Kemp …
  • … in a sand pit (see this volume, supplement, letter to William Kemp, 1 November [1843] ). …
  • … relationship between this letter and the letters from William Kemp of 4 November 1843  and …
  • … 10 November 1843 ( Correspondence vol.  2). …
  • … The first Thursday after 4 November 1843 was 9 November. See Correspondence vol.   …
  • … 2, letter from William Kemp, 4 November 1843 . John Lindley originally had written that …
  • … 2, letter from John Lindley, [after 8 April 1843] ). CD had advised against publication …
  • … letter to William Kemp, 1 November [1843] . The short statement was published as Kemp  …
  • … his letter to William Kemp of 1 November [1843] (this volume, Supplement), CD had enclosed …
  • … the letter from C.  C.  Babington, 26 October 1843 ( Correspondence vol.  2). As all the …

From C. C. Babington   26 October 1843

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Identifies Atriplex raised from seeds found by W. Kemp as A. angustifolia.

Author:  Charles Cardale Babington
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Oct 1843
Classmark:  DAR 50: A28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-708

Matches: 6 hits

  • … From C.  C. Babington   26 October 1843
  • … Charles Cardale Babington St John’s College, Cambridge 26 Oct 1843 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter to J.  S. Henslow, [14 October 1843] . See letters from J.   …
  • … S. Henslow, 9 October 1843  and …
  • … 17 October 1843 . …
  • … S t John’s Coll: Cambridge Oct. 26. 1843. Dear Darwin, I am much pleased to have had an …

To John Edward Davis   15 September [1843]

Summary

Thanks him for specimens collected.

Comments on JED’s voyage [on H.M.S. Terror, 1839–43].

Mentions activities of old Beagle crew.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Edward Davis
Date:  15 Sept [1843]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 374
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-695

Matches: 8 hits

  • … To John Edward Davis   15 September [1843] …
  • … DAR 143: 374 Charles Robert Darwin Down 15 Sept [1843] John Edward Davis …
  • … Dict. Biog. ). ).See letter to Syms Covington, 7 October 1843 . Joseph Dalton Hooker. …
  • … by Captain James Clark Ross from 1839 to 1843 (see Ross 1847 , 1: xix). See letter to W.   …
  • … J. Hooker, 12 March [1843]. …
  • … Literary Gazette (9 September 1843): 573–6. FitzRoy …
  • … had sailed for New Zealand on 8 July 1843 to take up his duties as Governor ( Mellersh …
  • … married his cousin, Elizabeth Macarthur, in 1843; John Clements Wickham had also married …

To William Kemp   1 November [1843]

Summary

J. S. Henslow’s and C. C. Babington’s opinions on WK’s seeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Kemp
Date:  1 Nov [1843]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (MS Add. 10252/18) (gift of Ruth Cramond and David Cramond)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-710F

Matches: 12 hits

  • … To William Kemp   1 November [1843] …
  • … of Ruth Cramond and David Cramond) Charles Robert Darwin Down 1 Nov [1843] William Kemp …
  • … from John Lindley, [before 2 September 1843] . The Atriplex was identified by Babington as …
  • … letters to CD.  See Correspondence vol.  2, letters from William Kemp, 2 October 1843  and …
  • … 17 October 1843 . …
  • … Supplement, letter to William Kemp, [14 October 1843] , n.  2, and Correspondence vol.   …
  • … 2, letter from William Kemp, 17 October 1843 . See Correspondence vol.  2, letter …
  • … from C.  C.  Babington, 26 October 1843 . The specimen of Atriplex angustifolia had been …
  • … from John Lindley, [before 2 September 1843] ). CD refers to Charles Cardale Babington. …
  • … 2, letter from William Kemp, 17 October 1843 ). CD refers to John Stevens Henslow. The …
  • … patula (see Correspondence vol.  2, letters from J.  S.  Henslow, 9 October 1843  and …
  • … 17 October 1843 ). John Lindley had identified one of the seeds sent to him as Rumex …

To William Kemp   24 [April 1843]

Summary

Has not yet heard from R. Brown, but John Lindley thinks species will probably turn out to be common ones.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Kemp
Date:  24 [Apr 1843]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (MS Add. 10252/15) (gift of Ruth Cramond and David Cramond)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-672F

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To William Kemp   24 [April 1843] …
  • … See Correspondence vol.  2, letter from John Lindley, [after 8 April 1843] . …
  • … of Ruth Cramond and David Cramond) Charles Robert Darwin Down 24 [Apr 1843] William Kemp …
  • … this letter, the letter from William Kemp, 2 October 1843 ( Correspondence vol.  2), …
  • … and the letter to John Lindley, 8 [April 1843] ( Correspondence vol.  2). …
  • … See this volume, Supplement, letter to William Kemp, 7 April [1843] and n.  6. …
  • … Supplement, letter to William Kemp, 7 April [1843] . CD refers to Robert Brown. Polygonum …

From William Kemp   2 October 1843

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Describes germination of seeds found in sand-pit and the geological setting of the sand-pit.

Postulates existence of ancient lake along the course of the River Tweed. Notes evidence of glaciation.

Author:  William Kemp
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Oct 1843
Classmark:  DAR 50: A8–11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-699

Matches: 9 hits

  • … From William Kemp   2 October 1843
  • … DAR 50: A8–11 William Kemp Galashiels 2 Oct 1843 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter to John Lindley, 8 [April 1843] . See Correspondence vol. …
  • … 18, Supplement, letters to William Kemp, 7 April [1843] , 24 [ …
  • … April 1843] , and [ …
  • … 8 September 1843] . See …
  • … letter from John Lindley, [before 2 September 1843] , and letter to J.   …
  • … S. Henslow, [2 September 1843] . A few miles east of Galashiels, just south of the River …
  • … Galashiels, October 2 d —1843. — Sir At your request, I forward the following account of …

To William Kemp   22 November [1843]

Summary

CD is pleased with how good a case WK’s facts have made.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Kemp
Date:  22 Nov [1843]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (MS Add. 10252/21) (gift of Ruth Cramond and David Cramond)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-715F

Matches: 9 hits

  • … To William Kemp   22 November [1843] …
  • … of Ruth Cramond and David Cramond) Charles Robert Darwin Down 22 Nov [1843] William Kemp …
  • … 2, letter to J.  S.  Henslow, [4 November 1843] . The paper was published in Annals and …
  • … 2, letter from William Kemp, 10 November 1843 . Kemp explained in this letter that he had …
  • … in Gardeners’ Chronicle on 11 November 1843, pp.  787–8. CD’s draft of the paper (Kemp  …
  • … made up of passages extracted from the letters from William Kemp of 2 October 1843 , 17  …
  • … October 1843 , 4  …
  • … November 1843 , and …
  • … 10 November 1843 ( Correspondence vol.  2). CD refers to John Stevens Henslow. See …

To Joseph Dalton Hooker   [13 or 20 November 1843]

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Congratulations on JDH’s safe return.

Henslow has sent CD’s S. American plants to JDH for examination.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [13 or 20] Nov 1843
Classmark:  DAR 114: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-714

Matches: 8 hits

  • … To Joseph Dalton Hooker   [13 or 20 November 1843] …
  • … DAR 114: 1 Charles Robert Darwin 13 Nov 1843 20 …
  • … Nov 1843 Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … 1839–43). He returned home in September 1843. Ultimately published as J.  D. Hooker 1844– …
  • … Sr, see letter to W.  J. Hooker, 12 March [1843]. He may also have read some published …
  • … extracts in W.  J. Hooker 1843 . CD–Henslow letters on the transfer of Beagle plants have …
  • … ships Erebus and Terror in the years 1839–1843, under the command of Captain Sir James …
  • … Reeve Brothers. Hooker, William Jackson. 1843. Notes on the botany of HM Discovery Ships, …

To William Kemp   [14 October 1843]

Summary

J. S. Henslow expresses his doubts about WK’s seeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Kemp
Date:  [14 Oct 1843]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (MS Add. 10252/16) (gift of Ruth Cramond and David Cramond)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-705F

Matches: 9 hits

  • … To William Kemp   [14 October 1843] …
  • … Cramond and David Cramond) Charles Robert Darwin Shrewsbury [14 Oct 1843] William Kemp …
  • … vol.  2, letter from John Lindley, [before 2 September 1843] , and letter from J.   …
  • … S.  Henslow, 9 October 1843 . CD refers to John Stevens Henslow. See Correspondence vol.   …
  • … letter from J.  S.  Henslow, 9 October [1843] . CD’s letter to Charles Cardale Babington …
  • … 2, letter from C.  C.  Babington, 26 October 1843 . Babington identified the sample as …
  • … The date is established by the postmark. In 1843, the Saturday before 15 October was 14  …
  • … October. On 12 October 1843 CD went to Shrewsbury for twelve days ( Correspondence vol.   …
  • … letter from J.  S.  Henslow, 9 October 1843 . One of the seeds sent to John Lindley turned …

From J. S. Henslow   [5 August 1843]

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Calls CD’s attention to an article about William Herbert’s hybrid Narcissus.

Author:  John Stevens Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [5 Aug 1843]
Classmark:  DAR 205.7: 282
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-687

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From J.  S. Henslow    [5 August 1843] …
  • … Identified from the handwriting. W.  Herbert 1843 . …
  • … DAR 205.7: 282 John Stevens Henslow unstated [5 Aug 1843] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Bibliography Herbert, William. 1843. Hybrid Narcissi. Edwards’s Botanical Register , plate …

To G. R. Waterhouse   [3 or 17 December 1843]

Summary

Comments on GRW’s paper [Rep. BAAS (1843): 65–7; Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 12 (1843): 399–412]. CD says by "link" between any two groups he never understood a half-way link, merely one in a long series. Observes that one cannot have a simple species intermediate between two great families. Criticises GRW’s use of circles to represent groups, which leads to thinking that groups are of equal value.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Waterhouse
Date:  [3 or 17] Dec 1843
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, Library and Archives (General Special Collections MSS DAR A 3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-718

Matches: 10 hits

  • … To G.  R. Waterhouse   [3 or 17 December 1843] …
  • … General Special Collections MSS DAR A 3) Charles Robert Darwin Down 3 Dec 1843 17 …
  • … Dec 1843 George Robert Waterhouse …
  • … Bibliography Waterhouse, George Robert. 1843. Observations on the classification of the …
  • … Comments on GRW’s paper [ Rep. BAAS (1843): 65–7; Ann. & Mag. …
  • … Nat. Hist. 12 (1843): 399–412]. CD says by "link" between any two groups he never …
  • … conjectured dates are based on Waterhouse 1843 , which appeared in December, and on CD’s …
  • … 30 November and 14 December. Waterhouse 1843  argues that systematic groups of animals do …
  • … one systematic group to another. Waterhouse 1843  cites several of Owen’s papers; however, …
  • … and thus not genuine affinities ( Waterhouse 1843 , p.  406). Waterhouse had adopted the …

Butt, Thomas (1772/3–1843)

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Thomas Butt 1772/3–1843 Clergyman. …

To Charles Lyell   [15 or 22 September 1843]

Summary

Mentions expected birth of child [Henrietta Emma].

BAAS meeting.

Comments on letters from G. R. Waterhouse and William Lonsdale.

Describes survival of apparently "fossil" seeds sent by W. Kemp.

Is at work on MS [of Volcanic islands].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [15 or 22] Sept 1843
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.32)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-696

Matches: 8 hits

  • … To Charles Lyell   [15 or 22 September 1843] …
  • … American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.32) Charles Robert Darwin Down 15 Sept 1843 22 …
  • … Sept 1843 Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … letter from John Lindley, [before 2  September 1843] , and letter to J.   …
  • … S. Henslow, [2 September 1843] . The longevity of seeds was of great interest to …
  • … Emma Darwin was born on 25 September 1843. The British Association had met in August in …
  • … letter to G.  R. Waterhouse, [November 1843] . Edward Forbes had served as naturalist in …
  • … from April 1841 to October 1842. See letter to John Lindley, 8 [April 1843] . See …

From J. S. Henslow   17 October 1843

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Regards [W. Kemp’s] plant as clearly only Atriplex patula, though with "an unusual habit".

Adds report on success of his Roman tomb exhibit.

Author:  John Stevens Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Oct 1843
Classmark:  DAR 50: A26–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-707

Matches: 6 hits

  • … From J.  S. Henslow   17 October 1843
  • … DAR 50: A26–7 John Stevens Henslow Hitcham 17 Oct 1843 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter from John Lindley, [before 2 September 1843] , and letter from J.   …
  • … S. Henslow, 9 October 1843 . See letter from C.   …
  • … C. Babington, 26 October 1843 . Henslow 1843b. Henslow reported to the Geological Society …
  • … H. H. S. [Hitcham Hadleigh Suffolk] 17 Oct 1843 My dear Darwin, The odd Atriplex came from …

To J. S. Henslow   [14 October 1843]

Summary

CD has written to W. Kemp to ascertain what precautions he took in sowing his seeds. "It will be rather flat if you … pronounce the Atriplex to be merely a variety". Suggests sending plants to C. C. Babington.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [14 Oct 1843]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A11–12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-705

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To J.  S. Henslow   [14 October 1843] …
  • … DAR 93: A11–12 Charles Robert Darwin Shrewsbury [14 Oct 1843] John Stevens Henslow …
  • … See letter from J.  S. Henslow, 9 October 1843 . See Correspondence vol. …
  • … letter to William Kemp, [14 October 1843] . Charles Cardale Babington identified it as …
  • … a common weed on mud-flats (see letter from C.  C. Babington, 26 October 1843 ). …

From G. R. Waterhouse   9 August 1843

Summary

Explains what he means when he attempts a "natural classification", defining his words and using man as a standard; gives examples. Classification of Aptera and Diptera.

Discusses his discharge from the Zoological Society. Is to see Robert Brown about the British Museum position.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Aug 1843
Classmark:  DAR 181: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-688

Matches: 7 hits

  • … From G.  R. Waterhouse   9 August 1843
  • … DAR 181: 13 George Robert Waterhouse unstated 9 Aug 1843 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See Waterhouse 1843 . See letter to G.   …
  • … R. Waterhouse, [26 July 1843] , n.  4. Pierre André Latreille. Westwood 1835 , p.  276. …
  • … of the museum of the Zoological Society in 1843 (see P.  C. Mitchell 1929 , p.  98). …
  • … Zoological Society. Waterhouse, George Robert. 1843. Observations on the classification of …
  • … 9 th August 1843 My dear Darwin I cannot move you a bit though I have been immensely …

From William Kemp   10 November 1843

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Describes growth of plants raised from seeds he found in sand-pit.

Author:  William Kemp
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov 1843
Classmark:  DAR 50: A17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-713

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From William Kemp   10 November 1843
  • … DAR 50: A17 William Kemp Galashiels 10 Nov 1843 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter from C.  C. Babington, 26 October 1843 . See Correspondence vol. …
  • … 18, Supplement, letter to William Kemp, [9 November 1843] . See Appendix VI. …
  • … Galashiels Nov r . 10—1843 Sir In again tendering my thanks for your courteous treatment, …
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Syms Covington

Summary

When Charles Darwin embarked on the Beagle voyage in 1831, Syms Covington was ‘fiddler & boy to Poop-cabin’. Covington kept an illustrated journal of his observations and experiences on the voyage, noting wildlife, landscapes, buildings and people and,…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … at Stroud, New South Wales, 130 miles north of Sydney. By 1843 Covington was working for the …
  • … in Covington’s welfare, even so far removed.  In 1843 Darwin dispatched a new ear-trumpet  for him …

George Robert Waterhouse

Summary

George Waterhouse was born on 6 March 1810 in Somers Town, North London. His father was a solicitor’s clerk and an amateur lepidopterist. George was educated from 1821-24 at Koekelberg near Brussels. On his return he worked for a time as an apprentice to…

Matches: 1 hits

  • … their ‘ descent from common stock’ in a letter of 1843 .   In the same year, Darwin …

Joseph Dalton Hooker

Summary

The 1400 letters exchanged between Darwin and Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911) account for around 10% of Darwin’s surviving correspondence and provide a structure within which all the other letters can be explored.  They are a connecting thread that spans…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … spans forty years of Darwin’s mature working life from 1843 until his death in 1882 and bring into …
  • … lives of the two men.  Their correspondence began in 1843 when Hooker, just returned from …

John Murray

Summary

Darwin's most famous book On the origin of species by means of natural selection (Origin) was published on 22 November 1859. The publisher was John Murray, who specialised in non-fiction, particularly politics, travel and science, and had published…

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  • … Murray, who followed his father as head of the business in 1843, had spent a year studying geology …

John Lort Stokes

Summary

John Lort Stokes, naval officer, was Charles Darwin’s cabinmate on the Beagle voyage – not always an enviable position.  After Darwin’s death, Stokes penned a description of their evenings spent working at the large table at the centre, Stokes at his…

Matches: 1 hits

  • … command in 1841, and eventually returned to England in 1843. Shortly after, he unwittingly involved …

Robert FitzRoy

Summary

Robert FitzRoy was captain of HMS Beagle when Darwin was aboard. From 1831 to 1836 the two men lived in the closest proximity, their relationship revealed by the letters they exchanged while Darwin left the ship to explore the countries visited during the…

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  • … Durham in 1841. He was appointed governor of New Zealand in 1843, but was relieved of this post in …