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To Robert Fitzroy   [1846]

Summary

Cancelled: part of 1014. Thanks RF for his kindness on Beagle.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  [1846]
Classmark:  LL 1: 332
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-936

From Roderick Impey Murchison   [1846?]

Summary

Gives CD page references [in The new statistical account of Scotland, vol. 14, pp 446, 507] for information regarding parallel roads.

Author:  Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1846?]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 319
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13830

From G. B. Sowerby   [1846]

Summary

Note on editorial details concerning names of fossil shells [for South America, appendix]. The Latin for "Darwin" is "Darvinius".

Author:  George Brettingham Sowerby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1846]
Classmark:  DAR 43.1: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-939

To John William Lubbock   [16 January 1846]

Summary

Thanks JWL for having acceded to CD’s wish to acquire a piece of land to provide a sheltered walk at Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John William Lubbock, 3d baronet
Date:  [16 Jan 1846]
Classmark:  The Royal Society (LUB: D16)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-942

From G. B. Sowerby   17 January 1846

Summary

Describes his reasoning in classifying CD’s Turritella ambulacrum specimens into two sorts. GBS holds that distinguishing characters, whether of species or varieties, should always be noticed. [See South America, appendix, pl. III, fig. 49.]

Author:  George Brettingham Sowerby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Jan 1846
Classmark:  DAR 43.1: 1c–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-943

To Royal Geographical Society   [28 January or 4 February 1846]

Summary

Enclosed MS by Lieut. W. Christopher misrepresents CD’s views. Contains errors in zoology.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julian Jackson; secretary of R. Geographical Soc.
Date:  [28 Jan or 4 Feb] 1846
Classmark:  Royal Geographical Society
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-646

To J. D. Hooker   [31 January 1846]

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Disappointed with Webb and Berthelot.

Delighted to hear of more species from the Galapagos, surprised to hear W. Indian character of flora.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [31 Jan 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-945

From A. C. V. D. d’Orbigny   31 January 1846

Summary

Sends identifications of CD’s Bahia Blanca fossil shells [see 830].

Author:  Alcide Charles Victor Dessalines (Alcide) d’Orbigny
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Jan 1846
Classmark:  DAR 43.1: 66–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-946

From J. D. Hooker   1 February 1846

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Goes on the assumption that each species has one origin, is immutable, and migrates.

Disagrees with Gaudichaud[-Beaupré] that volcanic island species are polymorphous.

Some mundane genera vary, others do not (Senecio vs Gnaphalium).

John Lindley’s doctrine of longevity of trees is amazing.

Edward Forbes’s health is better.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Feb 1846
Classmark:  DAR 100: 60–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-947

To J. D. Hooker   [5 February 1846]

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Will come to visit Kew if Claude Gay speaks English. Otherwise would prefer to wait until spring.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [5 Feb 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-948

From G. B. Sowerby   7 February 1846

Summary

Gives his opinion on the tropical character of fossil shells listed by CD. The shells of Navidad [Chile] are not particularly tropical.

Author:  George Brettingham Sowerby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Feb 1846
Classmark:  DAR 43.1: 3–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-949

To J. D. Hooker   [8? February 1846]

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Will visit JDH in spring.

Will JDH ask Gay what birds, reptiles, or mammifers inhabit Juan Fernández [Island]?

Has JDH seen William Herbert’s paper ["Local habitation and wants of plants", J. Hortic. Soc. Lond. 1 (1846): 44–9]?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [8? Feb 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-950

To J. D. Hooker   [10 February 1846]

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Thinks JDH’s explanation of polymorphism on volcanic islands is probably correct.

Proposes experimental test to see whether alpine form of a plant is inherited like a true variety.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [10 Feb 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-951

To J. D. Hooker   [15 February 1846]

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Has had to make a Post Office order to JDH payable at Charing Cross instead of Kew.

Does Sir William [Hooker] know the Dean of Manchester’s London address?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [15 Feb 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 54c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-953

To William Thompson   18 February [1846?]

Summary

Thanks for note on Atlantic dust.

Suggested in private to Edward Forbes that bird migration might follow lines of now sunken land.

Has admired WT’s work for years.

Will some day publish on variation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Thompson
Date:  18 Feb [1846?]
Classmark:  Ulster Museum, Belfast
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-954

To J. D. Hooker   [25 February – 2 March 1846]

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Sends enclosure for JDH to read [letter from E. Forbes, 956]. "I cannot see my way about his post-miocene land."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [25 Feb – 2 Mar 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 56c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-957

From Edward Forbes   [25 February 1846]

Summary

Answers CD’s objections with botanical and geological arguments supporting the existence of an ancient post-Miocene land extending over what is now the Mediterranean and past the Azores in the Atlantic [EF’s "Atlantis" theory in "On the connexion between the distribution of the existing fauna and flora of the British Isles and the geological changes which have affected their area", Mem. Geol. Surv. G. B. 1 (1846): 336–432].

Author:  Edward Forbes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [25 Feb 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 151
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-956

To J. D. Hooker   [25 February 1846]

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Glad to hear of JDH’s botanical appointment [with Geological Survey].

Edward Forbes has written about his subsidence doctrine; CD objects to its hypothetical base.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [25 Feb 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-955

From J. D. Hooker   2 [March] 1846

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Thanks for Edward Forbes’s letter. Botanical evidence conflicts with parts of his theory but supports others. Is becoming more of a migrationist.

Bentham agrees with JDH on polymorphism.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 [Mar] 1846
Classmark:  DAR 100: 63–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-958

From C. G. Ehrenberg   11 March 1846

Summary

Describes Infusoria in Rio Gallegos samples.

"Fluthgebiete" means estuary deposit.

Discusses dust samples from Malta. Asks for further samples.

Author:  Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Mar 1846
Classmark:  DAR 39: 62–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-960
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