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Notes on marriage [after 7 Apr 1838]

Summary

Published as an appendix to vol. 2 of the Correspondence; see http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/darwins-notes-on-marriage. Considers his options for the future. Debates marriage and the best place to live. Feels the need for experiment and direct observation which would be difficult living in London; he "could not go on as Lyell does correcting & adding up new information to old train".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 7 Apr 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 210.10:
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-409

Notes on marriage [July 1838]

Summary

Debates with himself the pros and cons of marriage. Considers plans for future.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [July 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-420

CD’s notes arising from conversations with J. D. Hooker 8 December 1844

Summary

[Notes on conversations with J. D. Hooker.] Geographical distribution; diffusion and distribution of species. Island and mountain floras; means of migration (high-roads, icebergs).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Dec 1844
Classmark:  DAR 100: 35–40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-798

From W. E. Darwin   [24 April or 1 May 1881]

Summary

Sends observations of wormcasts at Malvern. Describes stay at Abinger.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [24 Apr or 1 May] 1881
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 102)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13141G

From Emma and Charles Darwin   13 May 1865

Summary

CD and ED bequeath an annuity of £50 to J. Parslow [the Darwins’ butler].

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin; Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 May 1865
Classmark:  DAR 210.10: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4832

To ?   7 May [1861–8?]

Summary

CD is obliged for the offer, but he is "too much occupied to contribute to any periodicals".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  7 May [1861-8]
Classmark:  DAR 249: 122
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3141

From ?   6 April 1868

Summary

Gives details of some points that occurred to him while reading Variation, including observations on horses, cattle, silkworms, and hereditary baldness and disease.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 159: 139
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6097

To ?   8 January [1872]

Summary

Declines to join movement; has not sufficiently considered subject.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  8 Jan [1872]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (405)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8150

To ?   9 December 1872

Summary

Thanks an unidentifiable natural history society for electing him an honorary member.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  9 Dec 1872
Classmark:  Galerie Frédéric Castaing (dealer) (November 2013)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8665F

To ?   8 June 1874

Summary

Asks about insects and seeds on leaves of Pinguicula.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  8 June 1874
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (435)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9230

To ?   4 May [1875]

Summary

Sends photograph.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  4 May [1875–81]
Classmark:  eBay (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Charles-Darwin-Autographed-Letter-and-Carte-de-Visite-/222539494617, accessed 5 June 2018)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9970

To ? [after 2 November 1859]

Summary

Origin will be published 22 Nov. Fears correspondent will find the conclusions "abominable".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [after 2 Nov 1859]
Classmark:  Michael S. Hollander (dealers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2541

To ?   [1860 or later]

Summary

Asserts that if his views [in the Origin] are in the main right, palaeontology does not give a fair picture of the forms that have peopled the earth, and [fossil] collections are a mere chance gathering of a few forms.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1860 or later]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2625

To ?   25 [April 1860?]

Summary

August Laugel has sent him a copy of his review [of Origin] in Revue des Deux-Mondes [26 (1860): 644–71].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  25 [Apr 1860?]
Classmark:  Quaritch (dealers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2768

To ?   14 June [1860]

Summary

He has sent the list of seeds to J. H. Hooker at Kew. There has been no agreement about a French edition [of Origin]. There is little chance of his being at the BAAS meeting at Oxford.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  14 June [1860]
Classmark:  C. Warren Irvin, Jr., Collection of Darwin and Darwiniana, Hollings Special Collections Library, University of South Carolina Libraries
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2832F

To a bookseller   9 September [1860]

Summary

Orders one copy of the issue of the Atlantic Monthly for last August (but not worth sending to America for) and two copies of the issue for next October.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  9 Sept [1860]
Classmark:  International Autograph Auctions Ltd (dealers) (14 December 2013 lot 403)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2908F

To ?   28 December [1860]

Summary

Asks whether, during the past year, Richard Owen’s edition of John Hunter’s new work has been published [Memoranda on vegetation (Hunter 1860), or Essays and observations on natural history, anatomy, physiology, psychology, and geology (Hunter 1861)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  28 Dec [1860]
Classmark:  Donald R. Markey (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3035F

To Richard Kippist   7 January [1861]

Summary

Orders journal volume [Mémoires présentées par divers savans à l’Académie des Sciences 4] from librarian.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Librarian
Date:  7 Jan [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (B/D25.285)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3044

To [?]   [after 1860?]

Summary

Sends photograph in case recipient collects them.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1861–82?]
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealer) (catalogue 681 28 and 29 June 2005)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3052F

To William Samuel Symonds   26 March [1861]

Summary

Thanks correspondent for book on old bones.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  26 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (242)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3099
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