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To R. W. Darwin   31 August [1831]

Summary

CD asks his father to consider the offer of the Beagle voyage once more. He encloses his list of RWD’s objections and Josiah Wedgwood’s responses [see 109]. Asks his father to give him a decided answer: if "no" he will never again mention the subject.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Waring Darwin
Date:  31 Aug [1831]
Classmark:  DAR 223: 1; DAR 97: B10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-110

To R. W. Darwin   8 February – 1 March 1832

Summary

Writes with great happiness about the first part of the voyage, after his misery from seasickness passed. He finds himself well prepared, the ship quiet, comfortable, and compact; he has already a "rich harvest" and finds the natural history (especially geology) exceedingly interesting. The tropics are full of great beauty.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Waring Darwin
Date:  8 & 26 Feb & 1 Mar [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 223: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-158

To R. W. Darwin   10 February 1832

Summary

Sends a short résumé of his trip on the chance that it will arrive in England earlier than longer letter [158] which he hopes to send by surer means.

He is "incessantly occupied by new and most interesting animals" and thinks he will be able to do some original work in natural history.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Waring Darwin
Date:  10 Feb 1832
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-159

To Robert Waring Darwin   [23 October 1825]

Summary

First days in Edinburgh.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Waring Darwin
Date:  [23 Oct 1825]
Classmark:  DAR 154: 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-16

From R. W. Darwin   7 March 1833

Summary

Writes of the pleasure all feel in CD’s continued good health and joy in his voyage.

Tells of the banana tree he bought, which he sits under and thinks of CD "in similar shade".

CD’s financial accounts are correct.

Author:  Robert Waring Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Mar 1833
Classmark:  DAR 204: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-201

From John Abberley (Darwin gardener) and R. W. Darwin   18 October 1841

Summary

The family gardener reports on seeds he has gathered. RWD transmits the letter.

Author:  John Abberley; Robert Waring Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Oct 1841
Classmark:  DAR 162: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-610
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