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To J. M. Herbert   7 May [1867]

Summary

Contributes to a memorial for Richard Dawes.

Describes his health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Maurice Herbert
Date:  7 May [1867]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.327)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5529

To J. M. Herbert   [after 5 June 1840]

Summary

Writes to find whether the date of the event [JMH’s marriage?] has been fixed.

Has been unwell and does not yet feel up to work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Maurice Herbert
Date:  [after 5 June 1840]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.19)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-571

To J. M. Herbert   30 January [1868]

Summary

Thanks JMH for his congratulations.

Recalls gift of microscope [from JMH in 1831]. [See 99].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Maurice Herbert
Date:  30 Jan [1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.344)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5815

To J. M. Herbert   21 November 1872

Summary

Sends Expression.

Remarks on student days and old friends.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Maurice Herbert
Date:  21 Nov 1872
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.425)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8639

To John Maurice Herbert   [3 September? 1846]

Summary

Is slaving at South America – ¾ finished.

Has discovered geologists never read each other’s works – "the only object in writing a book is a proof of earnestness … Geology is at present very oral".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Maurice Herbert
Date:  [3 Sept? 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 145: 118
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-988

To J. M. Herbert   25 December [1880]

Summary

Recalls student days at Cambridge and microscope JMH gave him.

Discusses his children, health, and work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Maurice Herbert
Date:  25 Dec [1880]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.577)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12937

To J. M. Herbert   [1–6] June 1832

Summary

Summarises experiences since leaving England. "How intimately what may be called the ""moral part"" is connected with the enjoyment of scenery." The loneliness of the voyage.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Maurice Herbert
Date:  [1–6] June 1832
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-172

To John Maurice Herbert   2 January [1856]

Summary

Thanks JMH for book of poems.

Recalls early days together. He cannot visit due to health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Maurice Herbert
Date:  2 Jan [1856]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.121)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1814

To J. M. Herbert   18 November [1856]

Summary

Defers a visit with Lieutenant Blakiston; "my wife is out of health & expects her confinement in a few weeks, & I cannot possibly receive any one here or leave home . . ."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Maurice Herbert
Date:  18 Nov [1856]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s New York (June 1991); Remember When Antiquities (catalogue 26, 1992); Gerard A. J. Stodolski Inc. (1995)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2020A

To J. M. Herbert   2 June 1833

Summary

Describes Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn; was reminded of hours at Barmouth; chafes at the length of the trip.

Hopes the Whigs will do away with slavery – has seen enough of it and Negroes to be disgusted with the lies heard in England.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Maurice Herbert
Date:  2 June 1833
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-209

To John Maurice Herbert   [1 January 1837]

Summary

Enjoyed the merry evening with JMH.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Maurice Herbert
Date:  [1 Jan 1837]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, Library and Archives (General Special Collections DC AL 1/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-339

To John Maurice Herbert    [13 September 1828]

Summary

Asks JMH to collect some insects at Barmouth.

Reports on his shooting luck.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Maurice Herbert
Date:  [13 Sept 1828]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-47

To John Maurice Herbert   [January 1839 – September 1842]

Summary

Suggests the names of two bird-preservers for JMH’s friend.

In reference to an earlier letter, replies: "As for Birds of Paradise from the West Indies, tell that to the marines, as we used to say on board the Beagle".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Maurice Herbert
Date:  [Jan 1839 – Sept 1842]
Classmark:  Bonhams, New York (dealers) (11 December 2013)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-476A

To J. M. Herbert    [3 October 1828]

Summary

CD obliged for JMH’s labours in "the science". He reports having spent a pleasant month. Entomological pursuits succeeded.

Looks forward to receiving beetles and butterflies from JMH when he passes through Shrewsbury.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Maurice Herbert
Date:  [3 Oct 1828]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-49
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