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From Catherine Darwin   8 January – 4 February 1832

Summary

News of family and friends, much of it about forthcoming marriages: Fanny Owen and R. M. Biddulph, Fanny Mackintosh and Hensleigh Wedgwood. Charlotte Wedgwood will write to him of her own engagement to Charles Langton.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Jan – 4 Feb 1832
Classmark:  DAR 204: 83
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-154

From Catherine Darwin   26–7 April [1832]

Summary

Writes chiefly of family affairs: Erasmus’ visit, further delay in Fanny Owen’s marriage, Sarah [Owen] Williams’ illness, Arthur Owen’s sad departure for India; cholera.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26[–7] Apr [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-167

To Catherine Darwin   May–June [1832]

Summary

Lists letters received and those sent; comments on family happenings.

The Beagle is back [from Bahia]; two sailors and "little [Charles] Musters" died of fever. In 14 days they sail for Montevideo, then to Rio Negro, then on to where no man is known to have been before.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Date:  May–June [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-169

To Catherine Darwin   5 July [1832]

Summary

Sailing next day to Montevideo. He has taken many hitherto undescribed animals. Describes the glories of the Brazilian forest.

Mentions his concern over the Reform Bill.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Date:  5 July [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-176

From Catherine Darwin   25 July [– 3 August] 1832

Summary

Tells of the family’s pleasure in reading CD’s first two letters and his journal.

Comments on Shrewsbury politics, the cholera, and the family. Sedgwick calls often; Catherine thinks he is interested in Susan.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 July [– 3 Aug] 1832
Classmark:  DAR 204: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-179

From Catherine Darwin   14 October [1832]

Summary

Writes news of family, Maer, and Woodhouse. His father has sent for a banana tree

and plans to buy J. J. Audubon’s book [Birds of America (1827)].

Charles Langton has been given a living near Ludlow.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Oct [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-187
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