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To [E. W. Brayley?]   8 May [1841]

Summary

Thanks recipient for finding reference on carbonate of lime. Doubtful when he will publish his geological memoranda.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  8 May [1841]
Classmark:  Christie’s, London (dealers) (online 31 October – 8 November 2018, lot 3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-598F

To William Lonsdale   14 April [1841]

Summary

Sends paper on erratic boulders [Collected papers 1: 145–63] to the Society. Has taken two months to complete it because of illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Lonsdale
Date:  14 Apr [1841]
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/6/299)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-597

To A. Y. Spearman   17 May 1841

Summary

The third number of part four of the Zoology has been published. CD transmits the Smith, Elder & Co. account.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Young Spearman
Date:  17 May 1841
Classmark:  The National Archives (TNA) (T1/4585 paper 10688)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-598B

To Charles Lyell   6 [July 1841]

Summary

Discusses various types of coral reefs on which he has been collecting notes. Views of C. G. Ehrenberg. His conception of the formation of Bermuda.

Pessimistic about the effect of his poor health on his scientific work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  6 [July 1841]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.24)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-602

To W. D. Fox   [23 August 1841]

Summary

Consents to be godfather to WDF’s child.

Sends family news.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [23 Aug 1841]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 61)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-606

To Gardeners’ Chronicle   [16 August 1841]

Summary

Reports detailed observations on humble-bees boring holes in flowers to extract nectar instead of brushing over the stamens and pistils. Some hive-bees seem to use the holes made by the humble-bees; speculates that this would be a case of acquired knowledge in insects.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [16 Aug 1841]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette no. 34, 21 August 1841, p. 550
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-607

To Richard Owen   25 August [1841–2]

Summary

Sends elephant tooth from Africa. Suggests it may be interesting in light of his [mistaken] memory of Cuvier’s opinion about tusk brought from Peru by Humboldt.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  25 Aug [1841-2]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections Owen correspondence 9/207)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-608

To W. D. Fox   [28 September 1841]

Summary

Sends news of his house-hunting.

Envies WDF his discovery of Cheirotherium footprints.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [28 Sept 1841]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 62)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-609

To J. P. Gaimard   14 October 1841

Summary

Asks if JPG can supply him with the source of M. Cordier’s assertion that the reef of Vanikoro is of recent formation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Paul Gaimard
Date:  14 Oct 1841
Classmark:  Ader Nordmann (dealers) (18 June 2015)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-609F

To W. A. Leighton   [1–23 July 1841]

Summary

Tells WAL where specimen of Cynoglossum sylvaticum may be seen growing.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Allport Leighton
Date:  [1–23 July 1841]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-631

To W. D. Fox   [25 January 1841]

Summary

Birds has gone to the printer.

Continues "to collect all kinds of facts about ""varieties and species"" " for his "some-day work".

Would be grateful for descriptions of offspring of crossbred domestic animals.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [25 Jan 1841]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 59)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-586

To G. R. Gray   [February 1841]

Summary

In a revise [of Birds] CD has altered "Colaptes Chilensis Vigors" to "Chrysoptilus Chilensis G. R. Gray". Is that right?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Gray
Date:  [Feb 1841]
Classmark:  The British Library (Egerton MS 2348: 239)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-587

To G. R. Gray   [February–March 1841]

Summary

Sends proof of index of final number of Birds for checking.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Gray
Date:  [Feb–Mar 1841]
Classmark:  The British Library (Egerton MS 2348: 240)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-589

To Charles Lyell   [21 February – 4 April 1841]

Summary

Answers a number of queries from Lyell concerning geography and geology of Chiloé Island and its relationship to the Cordilleras.

Asks about "perched rocks" on Jura and notes their relevance to Louis Agassiz’s theory. Discusses Agassiz’s view on Jura.

Mentions seeing Robert Brown.

Notes R. I. Murchison’s discovery of shells in central England.

Weakness of negative evidence.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [21 Feb – 4 Apr 1841]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.26)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-590

To M. J. Berkeley   [March 1841]

Summary

Looks forward to the paper on CD’s edible fungus specimen from Tierra del Fuego [read 16 Mar 1841; Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 19 (1845): 37–43].

Sends a correction: Fagus betuloides, not F. antarctica, is the common tree of Tierra del Fuego.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  [Mar 1841]
Classmark:  Shropshire Archives (SA 6001/134/47)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-591

To Charles Lyell   [March 1841]

Summary

Discusses the role of ice in determining the geological features of the Jura. Mentions view of Agassiz. Objects to idea of "a [sea of ice] carrying rocks". Notes Agassiz’s earlier view of "ice expanded in the line of the Great Swiss Valley". Comments on Pentlands.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [Mar 1841]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.27)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-592

To Louis Agassiz   1 March [1841]

Summary

Has enjoyed reading LA’s book [Études sur les glaciers (1840)].

Hopes LA will pardon manner in which CD has alluded to his work on glaciers in his Journal of researches, of which he sends a copy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Rodolphe (Louis) Agassiz
Date:  1 Mar [1841]
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (MS Am 1419: 280)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-593

To Charles Lyell   [9 March 1841]

Summary

Defends his theory [in "Parallel roads of Glen Roy" (1839), Collected papers 1: 87–137] against the view that the "roads" were formed by glacial action.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [9 Mar 1841]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.23)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-594

To Charles Lyell   [12 March 1841]

Summary

Discusses at length Louis Agassiz’s book [Études sur les glaciers (1840)] and Agassiz’s explanation of moraines. Defends his own theory of the importance of floating ice. Relates glacier theory to his own interpretation of Glen Roy.

Mentions a paper he is writing on South American boulders and till [Collected papers 1: 145–63].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [12? Mar 1841]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.25)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-595

To A. Y. Spearman   27 March 1841

Summary

The Smith, Elder & Co. account for the now published fifth number of the third part of the Zoology is presented.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Young Spearman
Date:  27 Mar 1841
Classmark:  The National Archives (TNA) (T1/4585 paper 10688)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-595A
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