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To Caroline Darwin    2–6 April 1832

Summary

CD’s enjoyment of the beauty of the tropics is worth all the misery of seasickness. His mail gave him great pleasure. For two weeks he will visit a large estate in the country, and on return live at Botofogo for some weeks, collecting and learning to know the tropics.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Darwin; Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Date:  [2] & 5 & 6 Apr [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-164

From J. M. Herbert   15–17 April 1832

Summary

Writes news of Cambridge friends, professors, music, the Reform Bill, and cholera. Expresses belief that CD will take his place with Cuvier and Humboldt.

Author:  John Maurice Herbert
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15–17 Apr 1832
Classmark:  DAR 204: 113
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-165

To Caroline Darwin    25–6 April [1832]

Summary

His trip to the interior was full of interest, but exhausting physically. Expects to stay at least a fortnight at Botofogo, because the Beagle returns to Bahia to correct a difference in the longitude measurements. Writes of his companions, of FitzRoy, and of his journal – which he has sent home.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Darwin; Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Date:  25–6 Apr [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 223: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-166

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