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From J. G. Malcolmson   2 January 1840

Summary

Discusses CD’s Glen Roy paper; would like to see the theory put beyond dispute. Tells of Mr Stables’ observations on the parallel roads. Discusses geological features of Scotland which he is sure are marine in origin.

Author:  John Grant Malcolmson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Jan 1840
Classmark:  DAR 171: 31; Geological Society of London (Membership certificates, 1840)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1147

From David Milne   28 March 1840

Summary

Comments on CD’s paper on South American volcanoes [Trans. of the Geol. Soc. of London, 2d ser., pt 3, 5 (1840): 601–31]. Jets of steam or flame issuing from the side of a hill in Glen Almond.

Author:  David Milne Home
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Mar 1840
Classmark:  Milne Home 1891, pp. 69–72
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-562F

From Benjamin Silliman   7 April 1840

Summary

Thanks CD for a copy of his Journal of researches which is "not second in interest and instruction to any work of the kind I have ever read".

Author:  Benjamin Silliman, Sr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Apr 1840
Classmark:  DAR 204: 184
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-565

From W. C. Redfield   6 May 1840

Summary

Thanks CD for information about Captain Tillard’s account of the volcanic eruption in the Azores in 1811.

Author:  William C. Redfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 May 1840
Classmark:  Yale University: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (William C. Redfield’s outbound letter book 1835–41 (z117 00151 2), pp. 179–80)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-565H

From B. J. Sulivan   12 May 1840

Summary

Gives CD the results of some calculations for "dip" over different distances, as requested.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 May 1840
Classmark:  DAR 177: 274
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-566

From Susan and Catherine Darwin   [22 July 1840]

Summary

Reference to W. Smellie’s Natural history [1791] requested by CD.

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [22 July 1840]
Classmark:  DAR 261.11: 24 (EH 88206076)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-575

From J. S. Henslow   2 November 1840

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Would like further experimentation to confirm report about germination of wheat from Egyptian tombs. Sir G. Wilkinson may have been deceived by the Arabs.

Author:  John Stevens Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Nov 1840
Classmark:  DAR 205.2: 236
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-579

From J. S. Henslow   21 November 1840

Summary

Reports on abortive anthers in flowers of thyme sent by CD.

Author:  John Stevens Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Nov 1840
Classmark:  DAR 109: A86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-582
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