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To Catherine Darwin   22 May – 14 July 1833

Summary

Longs to be on the other side of the Horn; tired of these countries. Natural history makes him continue. He now knows it will remain his favourite pursuit for the rest of his life.

Comments on slavery.

Will have additional space on board and a servant [Syms Covington] who will help him with the collection of birds and quadrupeds.

Asks for books, a lens, and four pairs of shoes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Date:  22 May – 14 July 1833
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-206

From Catherine Darwin   29 October 1833

Summary

Finds his journal interesting; they will read it aloud to Papa on winter evenings. They all regret the long time the journey is taking.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Oct 1833
Classmark:  DAR 204: 89
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-225

From Catherine Darwin   27 November 1833

Summary

Mentions letters sent in parcel and those from CD received by Fox and Henslow. Adds news of family and friends.

Appreciation of his journal. She hears that CD’s "theory of the Earth" is the same as Lyell’s in 3d volume [of Principles of geology (1833)].

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Nov 1833
Classmark:  DAR 204: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-232

From Catherine Darwin   29 May 1833

Summary

She and Susan are in London, and she writes of people they have seen or had news of: Captain Harding, E. A. Darwin, Fanny [Mrs Hensleigh] Wedgwood, Emma Wedgwood, the Langtons, Josiah Wedgwood and Aunt Bessie, Fanny Biddulph and child, and the Evanses of Portrane.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 May 1833
Classmark:  DAR 204: 87
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-208

From Catherine Darwin   27 September 1833

Summary

Mainly Shropshire news of family and friends.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Sept 1833
Classmark:  DAR 204: 88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-217
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