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To Edward Sabine   31 January [1854]

Summary

Declines the honour of writing a biography of Leopold von Buch, on grounds that he would not do it well; nor does he hold Buch so high as the world at large does.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Sabine
Date:  31 Jan [1854]
Classmark:  The Royal Society (Sa: 389)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1550

To Edward Sabine   5 February [1854]

Summary

Thanks ES for his note [missing]. CD had understood that what was wanted was a eulogy [of Leopold von Buch] combined with historical criticism, after the French practice. Agrees that historico-critical sketches of work of great foreigners have a place in Philosophical Transactions and wishes he had taste and capacity for it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Sabine
Date:  5 Feb [1854]
Classmark:  The Royal Society (Sa: 390)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1552

To Edward Sabine   28 June [1854]

Summary

Is unequal to taking chair as President of Natural History Section of BAAS meeting in Liverpool. Very little fatigue or excitement brings on swimming of head, nausea, and other symptoms.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Sabine
Date:  28 June [1854]
Classmark:  The Royal Society (Sa: 386)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1574

To Edward Sabine   23 April [1856]

Summary

CD and Hooker suggest Sir John Richardson for Royal Medal. Other suggestions are George Bentham, Joseph Prestwich, Albany Hancock.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Sabine
Date:  23 Apr [1856]
Classmark:  The Royal Society (Sa: 387)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1858

To Edward Sabine   16 March [1857]

Summary

Would rather not serve on Royal Society committee [for a North American exploring expedition]. Suggests subjects for geological investigation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Sabine
Date:  16 Mar [1857]
Classmark:  The Royal Society (MM4: 39)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2241

To Edward Sabine   5 November [1864]

Summary

Thanks ES in connection with award [of Copley Medal].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Sabine
Date:  5 Nov [1864]
Classmark:  Glenbow Archives, Calgary (M 4843, file 17)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4660

To Edward Sabine   4 December [1864]

Summary

Thanks ES for his "splendid eulogium" [in Presidential Address to Royal Society on award of Copley Medal]. CD would have liked him to have said "a little more" about Origin.

CD feels no doubt about natural selection. Has heard from Germany of "a string of excellent men" who accept it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Sabine; President, Royal Society
Date:  4 Dec [1864]
Classmark:  The Royal Society (Sabine papers: 388)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4694
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