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To George Robert Waterhouse   [August 1838–40]


Determined to make GRW a geologist. Sends copy of C. Lyell [?Elements of geology (1838)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Waterhouse
Date:  [Aug 1838–40]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-416

To William John Broderip   [August–December 1838]


Would like to arrange a meeting about CD’s collection of shells [from the Beagle voyage].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William John Broderip
Date:  [Aug–Dec 1838]
Classmark:  Fitzwilliam Museum
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-422

To Charles Lyell   9 August [1838]


Comments on receiving copy of Lyell’s Elements [of geology]. Much is new to CD, and he is copying out notes and references.

Criticises geological work of John Phillips.

Describes expedition to Glen Roy, about which he is writing a paper ["Parallel roads of Glen Roy" (1839), Collected papers 1: 87–137].

Enjoys the Athenaeum Club.

Criticises entomological work of F. W. Hope.

Asks Lyell to obtain for him a copy of barometric readings made at Leith.

Asks him to ascertain altitude of several Scottish lochs.

Comments on FitzRoy’s character.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  9 Aug [1838]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-424

To A. Y. Spearman   18 August 1838


Notification of submission of Smith, Elder & Co. accounts (enclosed) for first numbers of part II and part III of the Zoology, which are now published.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Young Spearman
Date:  18 Aug 1838
Classmark:  The National Archives (TNA) (T1/4524 paper 25824)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-424A

To Emma Wedgwood   [7 August 1838]


His [first] railway journey was disappointing.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [7 Aug 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-423
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