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To B. J. Sulivan   22 April 1878

Summary

Will be happy to subscribe to support Jemmy FitzRoy Button. Supposes BJS has considered whether it would be a real kindness to educate the boy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  22 Apr 1878
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11481

To B. J. Sulivan   5 November [1878]

Summary

Thanks for account of Fuegians

and news about old "Beaglers".

Has been reading A. A. Brassey [Around the world in the yacht "Sunbeam" (1878)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  5 Nov [1878]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11736

To B. J. Sulivan   10 June 1879

Summary

The progress of the Fuegians is wonderful.

Sympathises with the "lamentable state" BJS and his family have been in.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  10 June 1879
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12101

To B. J. Sulivan   15 October 1879

Summary

Sends £2 for the "Buttonian subscription" [see 9229].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  15 Oct 1879
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12258

To B. J. Sulivan   3 January 1880

Summary

Returns BJS’s Christmas good wishes.

The progress of Tierra del Fuego is almost as wonderful as that of Japan.

Is sorry to hear about Mellersh.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  3 Jan 1880
Classmark:  DAR 147: 515
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12399

To B. J. Sulivan   16 May [1880]

Summary

Lends BJS Titus Coan’s Adventures in Patagonia [1880].

Thanks him for copies of the missionary journal.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  16 May [1880]
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12608

To B. J. Sulivan   17 November 1880

Summary

BJS’s case is one of the direct action of the pollen of one variety on the mother plant of another variety. Gives references to analogous cases.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  17 Nov 1880
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12825

To B. J. Sulivan   20 March 1881

Summary

Thanks for BJS’s account of the Fuegians. CD would have predicted that "not all the missionaries in the world could have done what has been done".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  20 Mar 1881
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13092

To B. J. Sulivan   30 September [1881]

Summary

BJS’s grape case is a mystery.

CD is still able to work a little but does not expect to do much more of any interest to naturalists.

The death of his brother [E. A. Darwin] was a heavy loss.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  30 Sept [1881]
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13365

To B. J. Sulivan   28 October [1881]

Summary

Has looked at BJS’s grapes. Can give no explanation of the case.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  28 Oct [1881]
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13439

To B. J. Sulivan   1 December 1881

Summary

Sends his subscription for the adopted Fuegian [James FitzRoy Button].

Feels very old and wishes he could be idle but finds himself miserable without any daily work.

Is reading Lyell’s biography [K. M. Lyell (1881)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  1 Dec 1881
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13525

To Bartholomew James Sulivan   24 May [1861]

Summary

Thanks BJS for account of Mendoza earthquake.

FitzRoy sent CD the last London Review [& Weekly J. Polit.] and he read the article on Genesis, but feels it is an attempt to reconcile the irreconcilable.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  24 May [1861]
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3156

To B. J. Sulivan   [9 May 1865]

Summary

Would rejoice to see BJS at Down, but explains that he can only spend short spells of time in his company if he comes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  [9 May 1865]
Classmark:  John Wilson (dealer) (January 2016)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4831F

To B. J. Sulivan   31 December [1866]

Summary

Thanks BJS for his account of S. America and the Fuegians.

Can BJS ask W. H. Stirling to make observations on expression?

Has asked Hooker about the fossil leaves, and he suggests they be sent to Oswald Heer.

Has just sent MS on domestic animals [Variation] to the printer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  31 Dec [1866]
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5330

To B. J. Sulivan   15 January [1867]

Summary

Thanks BJS for W. H. Stirling’s answers [to queries about expression]

and for information on cattle and breeding of dogs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  15 Jan [1867]
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5365

To B. J. Sulivan   18 February [1868]

Summary

CD thanks BJS for photographs of Jemmy [Button]’s son

and for the curious case about stallions, which leads him to ask whether BJS has observed that horses when fighting try especially to bite each other’s necks.

Does he know anything about male seals fighting?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  18 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5889

To B. J. Sulivan   30 June [1870]

Summary

Congratulates BJS on his K.C.B.

In autumn he will publish a book partly on man [Descent], which he expects "many will decry as very wicked".

Thinks the success of the Tierra del Fuego mission is wonderful.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  30 June [1870]
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7256

To B. J. Sulivan   2 July [1870]

Summary

Thanks BJS for a journal and an interesting letter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  2 July [1870]
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7263

To B. J. Sulivan   20 December [1870]

Summary

Thanks BJS for his congratulations [on Leonard Darwin’s success].

CD is "as usual, always ailing and grumbling".

Expects his new book [Descent] to "disgust you & many others".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  20 Dec [1870]
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7400

To B. J. Sulivan   13 March [1871]

Summary

Thanks BJS for his interesting letter about parrots and language.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  13 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7579
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