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To Josiah Wedgwood II   [5 October 1836]

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Summary

Happily home, he sends thanks to his "first Lord of the Admiralty". Will visit Maer in two or three weeks.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Josiah Wedgwood, II
Date:  [5 Oct 1836]
Classmark:  DAR 185
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-307

From William Owen Sr   5 October [1836]

Summary

Welcomes CD home; urges him to come to Woodhouse.

Author:  William Owen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Oct [1836]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 138
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-309

To Robert FitzRoy   6 October [1836]

Summary

CD describes his happy home-coming. Finds his family and Shrewsbury unchanged.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  6 Oct [1836]
Classmark:  Copy
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-310

To J. S. Henslow   6 October [1836]

Summary

His joy at being home. Anxious to see JSH for advice on his geological specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  6 Oct [1836]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters: 31 DAR/1/1/31)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-311

From Robert FitzRoy   [19–]20 October [1836]

Summary

Sends news of his movements since Beagle put in at Falmouth. His charts are safe and already being engraved.

Announces his engagement.

Author:  Robert FitzRoy
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [19–]20 Oct [1836]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 135
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-312

To Charles Whitley   24 October [1836]

Summary

Congratulates CW on his marriage. Waiting in London till Beagle arrives in Woolwich.

Describes recent visit to Henslow in Cambridge.

At a loss to arrange specimens and observations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Thomas Whitley
Date:  24 Oct [1836]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 41567: 248–50)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-314

To J. S. Henslow   [30–1 October 1836]

Summary

CD in London to meet with naturalists about his collections. Lyell and Owen are helpful, but no one else, except R. E. Grant, seems to want to examine his specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [30–1 Oct 1836]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters: 32 DAR/1/1/32)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-317

To Caroline Darwin   24 October [1836]

Summary

Last four days have been spent calling on naturalists. Geologists have been kind, but zoologists seem to think a number of undescribed creatures a nuisance.

Will send his belongings to Cambridge, but eventually his quarters must be London.

FitzRoy is to be married.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  24 Oct [1836]
Classmark:  Copy
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-313
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