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To a member of Downing College, Cambridge   [19 January 1837]

Summary

Declines invitation to dine at Downing College because of influenza.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [19 Jan 1837]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 142v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-342

To the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Thomas Spring Rice   3 August 1837

Summary

With the encouragement of several scientific gentlemen and supported by the opinions of the Presidents of the three Learned Societies, CD ventures to request a grant of £1000 from Government to cover the cost of 150 engravings to illustrate results of his Beagle collections.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Spring Rice
Date:  3 Aug 1837
Classmark:  The National Archives (TNA) (T1/4524 paper 25824)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-370A

To John Richardson   [11 August 1837]

Summary

Chancellor of the Exchequer has ordered £1000 for the publication of the Zoology. Would like to meet JR to ask his advice on one or two points.

Thanks for his long account of the climate of North America.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Richardson
Date:  [11 Aug 1837]
Classmark:  Scott Polar Research Institute (MS 1503/16/2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-370F

To Anne Susan Horner   [9 August 1837]

Summary

Suggests coming to visit on Monday. Sends the Misses Horner a segment of wedding cake from Shrewsbury [marriage of Caroline Darwin to Josiah Wedgwood III].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Anne Susanna Horner
Date:  [9 Aug 1837]
Classmark:  Library of Congress (Rare book and special collection division)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-372

To J. S. Henslow   16 August [1837]

Summary

Reports his successful interview with the Chancellor of the Exchequer [Thomas Spring Rice] about a grant for publishing [Zoology]. Thanks JSH for help with this; "you have been the making of me from the first".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  16 Aug [1837]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters: 39 DAR/1/1/39)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-373

To W. D. Fox   28 August [1837]

Summary

Proof-sheets [of Journal of researches] are tumbling in. Mentions future plans for Zoology and geological works. Has £1000 from Government for illustrations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  28 Aug [1837]
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Pearce/Darwin Fox collection RBSC-ARC-1721-1-76)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-374

To Sarah Elizabeth (Elizabeth) Wedgwood   [28 August 1837]

Summary

Regrets he cannot come to music meeting in Birmingham because he is very busy with the proofs of his book [Journal of researches]. A waste of life to spend a summer in ugly Marlborough Street.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Sarah Elizabeth (Elizabeth) Wedgwood
Date:  [28 Aug 1837]
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 228)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-375

To J. S. Henslow   [20 September 1837]

Summary

Doctors have urged him to knock off all work and go to the country. Arranges proof-reading with JSH, while he is at Shrewsbury.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [20 Sept 1837]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters: 40 DAR/1/1/40)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-378

To Alexander Young Spearman   20 September 1837

Summary

Encloses a statement [see 377a] from Smith, Elder & Co., which appears to provide the best plan for the expenditure of the grant. Asks that it be presented for their Lordships’ consideration. Also encloses a prospectus.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Young Spearman
Date:  20 Sept 1837
Classmark:  The National Archives (TNA) (T1/4524 paper 25824)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-378A

To William Shoberl   [22 or 23 September 1837]

Summary

Thanks WS for a document [see 379]. Promises to send MS and woodcuts before night. Discusses details of printing and correction. Thanks WS and Henry Colburn for assistance.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Shoberl
Date:  [22–3 Sept 1837]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-380

To J. S. Henslow   [23 September 1837]

Summary

Proof-reading arrangements for Journal of researches. CD’s difficulty in writing correctly.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [23 Sept 1837]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters: 41 DAR/1/1/41)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-381

To J. S. Henslow   14 October [1837]

Summary

CD’s reasons for his reluctance to take the Secretaryship of the Geological Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  14 Oct [1837]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters: 42 DAR/1/1/42)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-382

To the Geological Society of London   20 October 1837

Summary

Report on J. G. Forchhammer’s communications on changes of levels of land in Denmark [Proc. Geol. Soc. Lond. 2 (1838): 554–6].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Geological Society of London
Date:  20 Oct 1837
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/COM/P/4/2/65)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-383

To William Lonsdale   [May? 1837]

Summary

Sends an abstract made by J. F. Royle of CD’s paper ["On certain areas of elevation and subsidence in the Pacific and Indian Oceans"]. G. B. Greenough will have problems with the altered references in the coral island section.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Lonsdale
Date:  [May? 1837]
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/3/169)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-383A

To Henry Colburn   [23 October 1837]

Summary

Has returned from the country, and will superintend the revises [of Journal and remarks].

Can Mr Whiting send slips more often?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Colburn
Date:  [23 Oct 1837]
Classmark:  Peter Harrington (dealer) (September 2020)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-383F

To J. S. Henslow   [4 November 1837]

Summary

CD’s work [on Zoology] is going smoothly. Marvels at finding himself an author [of Journal of researches]. Part so far printed has a good many errata.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [4 Nov 1837]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters: 43 DAR/1/1/43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-384

To J. S. Henslow   [19 November 1837]

Summary

Asks JSH to look over the prospectus [for Zoology]. Has one more chapter of Journal of researches to finish.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [19 Nov 1837]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters: 44 DAR/1/1/44)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-388

To Richard Owen   [c. December 1837]

Summary

Sends remaining proofs of RO’s description of Toxodon [Fossil Mammalia] and a revise of first part. Will Owen want a second revise? CD has made "plenty of remarks".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  [c. Dec 1837]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.14)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-389

To W. D. Fox   [11 December 1837]

Summary

Writes following his visit to WDF.

Mentions fossils Fox has collected.

News of Albert Way.

Hensleigh Wedgwood has resigned his post because of scruples about taking oaths.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [11 Dec 1837]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 53)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-393

To Charles Lyell   [19 December 1837]

Summary

Responds to Lyell’s query [missing] about northern and southern limits of coral islands of the Pacific. Warns that coral islands are much more thinly distributed than people realise and cites examples. Comments on views of Matthew Flinders. Reading work of É[lie] de B[eaumont]. Notes difficulty of setting an east-west boundary to coral islands.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [19 Dec 1837]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-394
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