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To Thomas Spring Rice   [before 7 July 1838]


Express their concern that the offer for sale to the British Museum, by G. A. Mantell and Thomas Hawkins, of two valuable collections, has been declined.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin; William Buckland; Adam Sedgwick; John Phillips; William Whewell; Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st baronet; Charles Lyell, 1st baronet; Charles Stokes; William John Hamilton; Edward Stanley; Richard Owen; William Clift; Charles Babbage; John Bostock; Peter Mark Roget; John Taylor; Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton, 2d Marquess of Northampton; William John Broderip
Addressee:  Thomas Spring Rice
Date:  [before 7 July 1838]
Classmark:  House of Commons papers; accounts and papers, 1837/38, XXXVI, 307
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-421F

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To Charles Lyell   [7 March 1847]


Has received copy of CL’s Principles [7th ed.].

Comments on reading Annales des sciences naturelles.

David Milne’s and Robert Chambers’ views on Glen Roy.

Mentions sales of South America.

Describes visit to his father at Shrewsbury.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [7 Mar 1847]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.59)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1070

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  • … of Geology 7 th . Ed n . ’ in Lyell’s hand. Charles Stokes . In CD’s reading notebook (DAR …

From J. D. Hooker   [22 May 1870]



Willy is back from New Zealand. JDH perturbed by what to do with him.

J. W. Dawson’s Bakerian lecture for Royal Society is full of errors, and JDH is forced to recommend that it not be published. [An abstract of the lecture was published: "On the pre-Carboniferous floras of north-eastern America", Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 18 (1869–70): 333–5.]

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [22 May 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 47–50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7198

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  • Stokes , the secretary of the Royal Society. Dawson’s was the first Bakerian lecture not to be published in the Transactions of the Royal Society of London (see Sheets-Pyenson 1991 , pp.  179–81, 183–4). Charles Lyell

To J. L. Stokes   2 January [1847]


Thanks for sending his "magnificent book" [Discoveries in Australia (1846)].

Asks JLS to visit Down on "Saturday the 16th" and Sunday. He has also invited Forbes, Falconer, Hooker and Waterhouse. [See 1036.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lort Stokes
Date:  2 Jan [1847]
Classmark:  University of Akron (Herman Muehlstein Rare Book Collection: tipped into a copy of Origin 1st ed. (QH365 .O2 1859))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1050A

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  • Stokes, [ c. 26 November 1846] and n.  2. Joseph Dalton Hooker was also invited for Saturday 16 January 1847, and Charles and Mary Lyell may have come the same day or shortly after; other guests, ‘the old set’, were evidently invited for the Sunday ( Correspondence vol.  3, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [December 1846 – January 1847] , and Correspondence vol.  4, letter to Charles

To Charles Lyell   [14] September [1838]


Comments on an article in Edinburgh Review [by David Brewster, 67 (1838): 271–308] on Comte’s Philosophie positive.

Discusses falsity of Élie de Beaumont’s views of contemporaneous parallel lines of elevation and subsidence.

Owen’s views of relationship of reptiles to birds.

On "question of species" CD has filled notebook after notebook with facts, "which begin to group themselves clearly under sub-laws".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [14] Sept [1838]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-428

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  • Lyell 1840 , 1: 241–2. CD discussed the fauna of the region in Journal and remarks, pp.  300–2. The Lyells remained at Kinnordy until 14 November, when they departed for London ( Wilson 1972 , p.  483). Probably Charles Stokes . …