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To ?   1 March [1843 or later]


Regrets not having a duplicate of one of his books to give away. "You will before long no doubt be able to borrow a copy."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  1 Mar [1843-82]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (12 November 1963)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13865

To ?   7 August [1843–68?]


Declines invitation to ride because he is "so very subject to headache".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  7 Aug [1843-68]
Classmark:  Christie’s (dealers) (24 October 1979)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13867

To ?   23 January [1843–6 or 1856–69]


Obliged for memoir with illustrations on most interesting point [unspecified] to occur in many years.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  23 Jan [1843-6 or 1856-69]
Classmark:  Edward Ford (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13873

To Edward Cresy   26 [December 1843 – April 1846 or September 1855 – October 1860?]


Says Hooker does not want plant.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  26 [Dec 1843 - Apr 1846 or Sept 1855 - Oct 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 311
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13787

To [Susan? Darwin]   [1843 – 8 March 1846]


Reports events at Down.

The "atrocious doings" of "Old Price". Price’s dispute with Sir John Lubbock over a boundary fence.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Date:  [1843 – 8 Mar 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 154: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13798

To the London Library   1 February [1843 or later]


Orders John Pye Smith’s book [Relations between the Holy Scriptures and some parts of geological science (1839)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  London Library
Date:  1 Feb [1843 or later]
Classmark:  Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections, University of Birmingham (Corbett Autograph Collection MS21/3/1/39)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13821

To Richard Owen   [March 1843 – 15 May 1846]


Invites the Owens to stay at Down, joining Falconer and a few others.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  [Mar 1843 –15 May 1846]
Classmark:  Michael H. McHugh (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-657

To Smith, Elder & Co.   [14 January 1843]


Asks for account.

Discusses delay of Reptiles by Thomas Bell. Asks them to inform R. B. Hinds of delay.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Smith, Elder & Co
Date:  [14 Jan 1843]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-658

To Smith, Elder & Co.   21 January [1843]


Discusses his account.

Sends addresses [for subscribers to Zoology].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Smith, Elder & Co
Date:  21 Jan [1843]
Classmark:  The New York Public Library. Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-659

To J. S. Henslow   [22 January 1843]


Comments on JSH’s botanical work with his parishioners. Lyell will be pleased that he has done some fossil botanical work.

Describes a Geological Society meeting about Edward Charlesworth’s complaints.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [22 Jan 1843]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-660

To Charles Maclaren   [c. February 1843]



[Written on CD’s annotated copy of a pamphlet reprint of CM’s review of Coral reefs.] CD asks CM to return the pamphlet to him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Maclaren
Date:  [c. Feb 1843]
Classmark:  DAR 69: A94v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-661

To the Royal Geographical Society    February 1843


George Suttor’s paper not worthy of publication in the Journal of the society. It contains no new facts worth insertion.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Royal Geographical Society
Date:  Feb 1843
Classmark:  Royal Geographical Society
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-662A

To the Geological Society of London   12 March [1843]


Asks how many copies of Proceedings are commonly sold.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Geological Society of London
Date:  12 Mar [1843]
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/7/354)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-663

To William Jackson Hooker   12 March [1843]


Asks WJH to thank his son [J. D. Hooker, away on Antarctic survey] for his note. Has also read a letter JDH wrote to Lyell. Hopes JDH will publish a journal. If he publishes an Antarctic flora, CD will place his collection of South American alpine plants at his disposal.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Jackson Hooker
Date:  12 Mar [1843]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’ Correspondence: S. American letters 1838–44, 69: 40)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-664

To W. D. Fox   [25 March 1843]


Sympathises with WDF’s persisting grief.

Describes Down House and additions being built, which interfere with Geology [of "Beagle"].

Bodily health is improved, but cannot stand mental excitement.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [25 Mar 1843]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 66)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-665

To Robert FitzRoy   31 March [1843]


Congratulates FitzRoy on his appointment as Governor of New Zealand. Wants to see him and his wife before their departure. Proposes to call on them in London next Thursday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  31 Mar [1843]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 118
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-667

To William Kemp   7 April [1843]


CD will sent seeds to specialists for identification.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Kemp
Date:  7 Apr [1843]
Classmark:  Ruth Cramond and David Cramond (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-667F

To John Lindley   8 [April 1843]


CD sends seeds found by W. Kemp of Galashiels with explanation and request that they be planted and a report sent to him, so that Kemp may publish his discovery if results are interesting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  8 [Apr 1843]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Lindley, John letters, A–K: 189–90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-668

To G. A. Mantell   21 [April 1843]


Regrets that he can offer little aid. If he sees Captain FitzRoy, he will give him GAM’s letter to read at leisure.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gideon Algernon Mantell
Date:  21 [Apr 1843]
Classmark:  Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand (Mantell papers MS-Papers-0083-033-4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-671A

To William Kemp   24 [April 1843]


Has not yet heard from R. Brown, but John Lindley thinks species will probably turn out to be common ones.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Kemp
Date:  24 [Apr 1843]
Classmark:  Ruth Cramond and David Cramond (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-672F
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