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From Arthur Mellersh   13 February 1879

Summary

Birthday wishes.

Author:  Arthur Mellersh
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Feb 1879
Classmark:  DAR 171: 149
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11880

Matches: 3 hits

From Arthur Mellersh   25 January 1872

Summary

Reminisces on the evening he, B. J. Sulivan, and J. C. Wickham from the Beagle spent with CD, nearly ten years ago.

Hopes the mission at Tierra del Fuego will not "improve" the people to extinction.

Author:  Arthur Mellersh
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Jan 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8182

Matches: 3 hits

From Arthur Mellersh   1 January 1877

Summary

Has "the missing link" been found in New Guinea, as he read in the newspaper?

Offers CD the nest of a foreign bird pressed on him by a neighbour.

Author:  Arthur Mellersh
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 171: 148
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10764

Matches: 3 hits

From Arthur Mellersh   2 February 1872

Summary

Exchange of photographs among CD, AM, and Philip G. King.

Author:  Arthur Mellersh
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Feb 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 147
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8196

Matches: 4 hits

From Arthur Mellersh   30 November [1862]

Summary

He is going to S. America as captain of a ship. Offers to bring back fossils for CD and B. J. Sulivan.

He is going to domesticate the Patagonian bird "something like a guinea fowl" in Sussex. He shot the only Beagle specimen.

Author:  Arthur Mellersh
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Nov [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 171.1: 145
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3836

Matches: 3 hits

From Osbert Salvin   21 September 1871

Summary

Promises to answer questions about ducks next week when he has a specimen.

Recently met Capt. Arthur Mellersh.

Author:  Osbert Salvin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 177: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7960

Matches: 3 hits

  • … about ducks next week when he has a specimen. Recently met Capt. Arthur Mellersh. …
  • … Salvin, 10 September [1871] and n.  3. Arthur Mellersh served with CD on the Beagle (see …
  • … Correspondence vol.  20, letter from Arthur Mellersh, 25 January 1872 ; ODNB s.v. Salvin, …

Mellersh, H. A. (1851–1936)

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Henrietta Alice Mellersh 1851–1936 Daughter of Arthur and Henrietta Frances Mellersh. …

From Bartholomew James Sulivan   27 September [1862]

Summary

J. C. Wickham and Arthur Mellersh are in town and BJS wonders whether there is any chance CD might join them.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Sept [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 275
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3741

Matches: 3 hits

  • … J. C. Wickham and Arthur Mellersh are in town and BJS wonders whether there is any chance …
  • … Sulivan, John Clements Wickham, and Arthur Mellersh, on 21 October 1862 (see nn.  2 and 3, …
  • … Post Office London directory 1861). Arthur Mellersh was midshipman and then mate on board …

Mellersh, H. F. (1814–86)

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  • … Mellersh 1814–86 Née Butler. Married Arthur Mellersh in 1850. Census returns of England …

To P. G. King   16 November [1862]

Summary

J. C. Wickham, B. J. Sulivan, and Arthur Mellersh visited a fortnight ago.

Oldest son [William] now a banker.

Sends photograph.

Health too bad to see anyone at present. Rarely sees FitzRoy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Gidley King
Date:  16 Nov [1862]
Classmark:  Mitchell Library, Sydney (MLMSS 3447/2 Item 3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3809

Matches: 2 hits

  • … J. C. Wickham, B. J. Sulivan, and Arthur Mellersh visited a fortnight ago. Oldest son [ …
  • … King, 16 September 1862. Like King, Arthur Mellersh, Bartholomew James Sulivan, and John …

From B. J. Sulivan   13 October [1862]

Summary

If Wickham remains in town and CD is well enough, BJS thinks they might come about the 22d.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Oct [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 277
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3759

Matches: 2 hits

  • … of Sulivan, John Clements Wickham, and Arthur Mellersh (see n.  5, below). CD’s letter has …
  • … records that Sulivan, Wickham, and Arthur Mellersh visited Down House on 21 October 1862. …

Mellersh, Arthur (1812–94)

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  • Arthur Mellersh 1812–94 Naval officer. Midshipman and mate on HMS Beagle , 1825–36. Served …

From B. J. Sulivan   14 October [1862]

Summary

Arranges to come to Down on the 21st if CD is well enough.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Oct [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 278
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3763

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Sulivan, John Clements Wickham, and Arthur Mellersh (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). See …

From B. J. Sulivan   18 October [1862]

Summary

Confirms arrangements for his trip to Down.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Oct [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 276
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3775

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Sulivan, John Clements Wickham, and Arthur Mellersh (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). See …

From George Hodgskin   6 January 1877

Summary

Sends nest of a Uruguayan bird.

Author:  George Hodgskin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 166: 225
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10773

Matches: 1 hit

  • … See letter from Arthur Mellersh, 1 January 1877 . CD’s reply to Mellersh of 3 January 1877 …

To John Lubbock   23 October [1862]

Summary

Would like JL to call.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  23 Oct [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 263
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3779

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Darwin’s diary (DAR 242) records that Arthur Mellersh, Bartholomew James Sulivan, and John …

From B. J. Sulivan   2 October [1862]

Summary

Hopes to visit CD with Mellersh and Wickham the week after next.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Oct [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 276
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3749

Matches: 1 hit

  • … of Sulivan, John Clements Wickham, and Arthur Mellersh (see n.  3, below). CD’s letter has …

From Bartholomew James Sulivan   27 June 1870

Summary

Tells of his health and family matters.

Congratulates CD on being honoured by Oxford.

Discusses the state of Tierra del Fuego and the success of missionaries there.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 177: 293
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7246

Matches: 1 hit

  • … and Alfred Baldry. Robert Nicholas Hamond. Arthur Mellersh and Alexander Burns Usborne. On …

From B. J. Sulivan   3 November 1878

Summary

Encloses a letter [missing] on the progress of the Fuegians.

His eldest son has married.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Nov 1878
Classmark:  DAR 177: 306
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11734

Matches: 1 hit

  • … 25 December 1877 and n. 3). Sulivan, Arthur Mellersh, and Alexander Burns Usborne were all …

From B. J. Sulivan   5 January 1874

Summary

Mentions family news;

sends a little magazine [missing] dealing with South American mission and showing "what teaching and the gospel of Christ is doing for those poor Natives".

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Jan 1874
Classmark:  DAR 177: 299
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9226

Matches: 1 hit

  • … MS). Alexander Burns Usborne and Arthur Mellersh had been shipmates of CD and Sulivan on …
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