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To Gustav von Leonhard   20 March [1847]


Honoured by GL’s review of Volcanic islands.

Sends copy [of South America].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gustav von Leonhard
Date:  20 Mar [1847]
Classmark:  Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremburg (Historisches Archiv Signatur V)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1072

To Bernhard Studer   21 March [1847]


Sends copy of South America.

Will consult BS’s article in the Bulletin.

Recommends article by Daniel Sharpe ["On slaty cleavage", J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 3 (1847): 74–105].

Cites his description of thin laminae in volcanic rocks in Volcanic islands. Suggests similar process may have affected metamorphic schists.

Thanks him for offer of his book [Lehrbuch der physikalischen Geographie und Geologie (1844–7)]. Since he reads German poorly, BS should send book only if short and inexpensive.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bernhard Studer
Date:  21 Mar [1847]
Classmark:  Burgerbibliothek Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1073

To J. D. Hooker   [23 March 1847]



Health permitting, proposes to visit Kew on Friday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [23 Mar 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 83
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1074

To J. D. Hooker   [25 March 1847]



Health bad, cannot get to Kew.

Will send Nulliporae to [L. A.?] Reeve.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [25 Mar 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1076

To J. D. Hooker   7 April [1847]



JDH’s proposed India trip.

Will sorely miss discussions with JDH on species theory.

CD is getting on wretchedly with cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  7 Apr [1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1077

To William Henry Harvey   [7 April 1847]


Descriptions of the algae specimens found on the Beagle voyage.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Harvey
Date:  [7 Apr 1847]
Classmark:  Trinity College Dublin, Department of Botany, Herbarium
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1078

To J. D. Hooker   15 [July 1847]



Must look after his wife, so is unable to come to visit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 [July 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 101
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1080

To Robert Patterson   17 April [1847]


Admires RP’s volume [Introduction to zoology, pt 1 (1846)]; he has condensed a great deal of accurate information. CD hopes some good naturalists will spring up as a result.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Patterson
Date:  17 Apr [1847]
Classmark:  Praeger 1935, p. 712
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1081

To J. D. Hooker   [18 April 1847]



Thanks for H. C. Watson’s interesting letter. Disagrees with him on intermediate varieties.

CD has read latest numbers of JDH’s The botany of the Antarctic voyage [pt I, Flora Antarctica (1844–7)]; notes several sentences against "us Transmutationists".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [18 Apr 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1082

To Daniel Sharpe   [23 January 1847]


Comments on manuscript [? "On slaty cleavage", J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 5 (1849): 111–29]. Discusses phenomenon of cleavage. Will write to J. D. Forbes about DS’s paper.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Sharpe
Date:  [23 Jan 1847]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (PEARSON/10/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1083

To Robert Hutton   [1847 – 12 November 1848]


Tells RH that he has secured an introduction to Lady Emily Finc[-Hatton] through a friend of his father’s. Thanks RH for his efforts.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Hutton
Date:  [1847 – 12 Nov 1848]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.67)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1040

To Josiah Wedgwood III   [20? August 1847]


Discusses the buying and selling of certain railway shares.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Josiah Wedgwood, III
Date:  [20? Aug 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 210.10: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1042

To Josiah Wedgwood III   [22 June – 13 August 1847]


Wants JW’s permission to carry out certain investments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Josiah Wedgwood, III
Date:  [22 June – 13 Aug 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 210.10: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1043

To Richard Owen   [1847?]


Asks to meet RO to get his opinion on zoological points.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  [1847?]
Classmark:  Yale University Medical Historical Library, Harvey Cushing / John Hay Whitney Medical Library (MMS)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1044



Cancelled: same as 1109. Will send carrier to collect the books [volumes of Trans Agric. & Hortic. Soc. India].

Author:  John Forbes Royle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [early 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 399
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1046

To J. F. Royle   [16 April – 21 May 1847]


CD understands that JFR cannot lend him the volumes [of Trans. Agric. & Hortic. Soc. India] at present. Thanks for offer to inform him of other works on the breeds of animals in India.

CD fears his belonging to the new club [Philosophical Club of the Royal Society] would be useless, since he is seldom able to dine out.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Forbes Royle
Date:  [16 Apr – 21 May 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 400
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1047

To Leonard Horner   [January 1847]


Responds to LH’s comments on South America.

Discusses inclination of lava stream.

Sketches in second edition of Journal of researches more accurate than in first.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Horner
Date:  [Jan 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 145: 139
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1048



Cancelled: same as 1083. Discusses manuscript by DS on slaty cleavage. Thinks of cleavage analogous to his own explanation of laminated lava.

Author:  Daniel Sharpe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23 Jan 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 473
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1049

To William Benjamin Carpenter   [January? 1847]


Arranges to meet with WBC to get his advice about buying a microscope.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Benjamin Carpenter
Date:  [Jan? 1847]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.55)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1050

To J. L. Stokes   2 January [1847]


Thanks for sending his "magnificent book" [Discoveries in Australia (1846)].

Asks JLS to visit Down on "Saturday the 16th" and Sunday. He has also invited Forbes, Falconer, Hooker and Waterhouse. [See 1036.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lort Stokes
Date:  2 Jan [1847]
Classmark:  University of Akron (Herman Muehlstein Rare Book Collection: tipped into a copy of Origin 1st ed. (QH365 .O2 1859))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1050A
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