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To Frederick Watkins   18 August 1832


Brief summary of the voyage so far. His delight in the Brazilian forest; his trip into the interior; the turbulence at Rio; has grown a beard.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frederick Watkins
Date:  18 Aug 1832
Classmark:  Copy
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-181

To Frederick Watkins   30 July [1860]


Though his book [Origin] has been abused and criticised as well as praised, its effect on good workers in science convinces him that in the main he is on the right road.

In reply to FW’s question, CD says his [CD’s] arguments are valid that all animals are descended from four or five primordial forms; analogy and weak reasons go to show they have descended from some single prototype.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frederick Watkins
Date:  30 July [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 148
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2884

From Frederick Watkins   [18 September 1831]


Rejoices in CD’s appointment and predicts he will rank with Candolle, Henslow, and Linnaeus.

Recounts their past pleasures and gives news of friends, who are scattering fast.

Author:  Frederick Watkins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [18 Sept 1831]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-130
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