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Notes on marriage   [after 7 Apr 1838]


Published as an appendix to vol. 2 of the Correspondence; see Considers his options for the future. Debates marriage and the best place to live. Feels the need for experiment and direct observation which would be difficult living in London; he "could not go on as Lyell does correcting & adding up new information to old train".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 7 Apr 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8 :1, DAR 210.8: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-409

To Susan Darwin   [1 April 1838]


FitzRoy is hard at work on his book [Narrative, vol. 2].

CD’s health is improved.

Describes his visit to zoo.

Gives news of E. A. Darwin and Harriet Martineau.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Date:  [1 Apr 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 223: 39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-407

From Leonard Horner   7 April [1838]


Postpones meeting with CD because he must attend House of Commons for Factory Amendment Act.

Author:  Leonard Horner
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Apr [1838]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-408

To John Gould   [13 April 1838]


Gives best wishes for Gould’s trip to Australia.

Notes on Synallaxis behaviour.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Gould
Date:  [13 Apr 1838]
Classmark:  Dr Daniel C. Devor (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-408F

From John Gould   [13 April] 1838


Thanks CD for his present of a dram bottle [actually a silver-cased compass]. JG will be reminded daily of their friendship when he is in the wilds [of Australia].

Author:  John Gould
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [13 Apr] 1838
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (Tring Museum Correspondence)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-409A

To Susan Darwin   [26 April 1838]


Thanks for ham and corrections in spelling. Gives account of his social activities in past week.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Date:  [26 Apr 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 92: A5–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-410
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