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Notes on marriage   [July 1838]


Published as an appendix to vol. 2 of the Correspondence; see Debates with himself the pros and cons of marriage. Considers plans for future.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [July 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-420

From Francis Walker   6 July [1838]



Thanks CD for suggestions for improving his descriptions of species by indicating localities. With few exceptions the Chalcidites of South America and Australia are remarkably like European species.

Author:  Francis Walker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 July [1838]
Classmark:  DAR 205.3: 293
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-421

From Jean Pierre Sylvestre de Grateloup   18 July 1838


Sends to CD, as Secretary of the Geological Society, his work on fossil shells ["Mémoire sur les coquilles fossiles", Actes de la Société Linnéenne de Bordeaux 10 (1838): 92–152].

Author:  Jean Pierre Sylvestre de Grateloup
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 July 1838
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/4/5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-421A

To Thomas Spring Rice   [before 7 July 1838]


Express their concern that the offer for sale to the British Museum, by G. A. Mantell and Thomas Hawkins, of two valuable collections, has been declined.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin; William Buckland; Adam Sedgwick; John Phillips; William Whewell; Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st baronet; Charles Lyell, 1st baronet; Charles Stokes; William John Hamilton; Edward Stanley; Richard Owen; William Clift; Charles Babbage; John Bostock; Peter Mark Roget; John Taylor; Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton, 2d Marquess of Northampton; William John Broderip
Addressee:  Thomas Spring Rice
Date:  [before 7 July 1838]
Classmark:  House of Commons papers; accounts and papers, 1837/38, XXXVI, 307
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-421F