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To R. W. Darwin   8 February – 1 March 1832


Writes with great happiness about the first part of the voyage, after his misery from seasickness passed. He finds himself well prepared, the ship quiet, comfortable, and compact; he has already a "rich harvest" and finds the natural history (especially geology) exceedingly interesting. The tropics are full of great beauty.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Waring Darwin
Date:  8 & 26 Feb & 1 Mar [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 223: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-158

From Fanny Owen    1 March 1832


Writes affectionately of the good times they have had and of her friendship for CD. Tells him of her forthcoming marriage to R. M. Biddulph.

Author:  Frances (Fanny) Mostyn Owen; Frances (Fanny) Myddelton Biddulph
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Mar 1832
Classmark:  DAR 204: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-162

From William Mostyn Owen Sr    1 March 1832


Writes of his family and Shropshire events. Comments on the slow progress of the Reform Bill.

Author:  William Owen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Mar 1832
Classmark:  DAR 204: 115
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-161

From Caroline Darwin (with postscript by Marianne Parker)   12[–29] March [1832]


Describes the gathering at Maer and the events culminating in Charlotte Wedgwood’s marriage to Charles Langton.

Author:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 & 29 Mar [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 71
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-163