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To Charles Lyell   [September–December 1842]


Discusses relationship of subsidence to the formation of coral reefs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [Sept–Dec 1842]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.30)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-605

From Alexander Bridport Becher   1 September 1842


Francis Beaufort has instructed ABB to order three copies of Coral Reefs.

Author:  Alexander Bridport Becher
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Sept 1842
Classmark:  United Kingdom Hydrographic Office Archive (Letter Book no .10 (1841–2), p. 510)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-605F

To William Yarrell   [5 or 12 September 1842]


CD is too dull and languid to see Mr Bicheno but will be glad to answer his questions if he writes.

Asks WY to ask J. Sebright "whether the cross with white bantam brought back any of the ""secondary male characters"" to the hen–cock breed".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Yarrell
Date:  [5 or 12] Sept 1842
Classmark:  Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand (MS-Papers-1256-2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-613

To G. R. Waterhouse   [4 or 11 September 1842]


Thanks GRW for collection [of insects] he has made up for CD’s nephew.

Leaves decision to GRW as to which institutions should receive CD’s Beagle insects.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Waterhouse
Date:  [4 or 11] Sept 1842
Classmark:  Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-641

To J. S. Henslow   16 September [1842]


CD gives JSH Fuegian paints and spears and a Pacific dolphin hook for his museum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  16 Sept [1842]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-642

From Elizabeth Wedgwood   [25 September 1842]


Reports on Josiah Wedgwood [II], who is seriously ill.

Author:  Sarah Elizabeth (Elizabeth) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [25 Sept 1842]
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 260)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-643

From Hensleigh Wedgwood   25 September [1842]


Gives an account of his father’s illness.

Author:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Sept [1842]
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 258)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-644

To Catherine Darwin   [16 September 1842]


Emma and Doddy [W. E. Darwin] like Down. CD has met, and plans to employ, the local surgeon. "I feel sure I shall become deeply attached to Down, with a few improvements".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Date:  [16 Sept 1842]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 6 (EH 88202298)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-633