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To John William Salter   28 February [1862]

Summary

CD returns a paper he has received through [G. B.?] Sowerby. He wishes he could persuade his correspondent to publish papers on such subjects. The series on brachiopods was very striking.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John William Salter
Date:  28 Feb [1862]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5019

To J. W. Salter   19 [June 1867]

Summary

CD is relieved that JWS’s circumstances have improved. He is pleased to accept Supplement to English Botany. He will try to attend Geological Society meeting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John William Salter
Date:  19 [June 1867]
Classmark:  Christie’s, London (dealers) (online 31 October – 8 November 2018, lot 4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5571F

From John William Salter   4 January [1867]

Summary

Thanks CD for his kindness and hopes one day to return it.

Finds more and more observations fall in with CD’s theory but still finds it difficult to account for the sudden leaps in the fossil record and to explain why some organisms first appear as such high forms.

Author:  John William Salter
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Jan [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4969

From John William Salter   31 December 1866

Summary

JWS is seeking financial help. He is in debt and struggling and wonders if there is any paid service he might perform for CD.

Author:  John William Salter
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Dec 1866
Classmark:  DAR 177: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5329

From J. W. Salter   14 May 1867

Summary

Having tried all other sources for aid, JWS is forced to turn to CD’s generosity. His financial position is bad; frequent and serious illness prevents him from working properly.

Author:  John William Salter
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 May 1867
Classmark:  DAR 177: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5535

From J. W. Salter   18 June 1867

Summary

Offers to send parts of J. Syme, English botany [1863–86] in appreciation of CD’s aid.

Comments on CD’s species theory.

Will exhibit Cambrian fossil at next meeting of Geological Society.

Author:  John William Salter
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 June 1867
Classmark:  DAR 177: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5571
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