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From B. J. Sulivan   18 March 1881

Summary

Reports the observations of Thomas Bridges on the Fuegian natives. Discusses especially the languages of the area.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Mar 1881
Classmark:  DAR 177: 314
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13089

To B. J. Sulivan   20 March 1881

Summary

Thanks for BJS’s account of the Fuegians. CD would have predicted that "not all the missionaries in the world could have done what has been done".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  20 Mar 1881
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13092

From B. J. Sulivan   29 September 1881

Summary

Gives further details on his grapes.

Tells of his recent movements and state of health.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Sept 1881
Classmark:  DAR 177: 315
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13363

To B. J. Sulivan   30 September [1881]

Summary

BJS’s grape case is a mystery.

CD is still able to work a little but does not expect to do much more of any interest to naturalists.

The death of his brother [E. A. Darwin] was a heavy loss.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  30 Sept [1881]
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13365

To B. J. Sulivan   28 October [1881]

Summary

Has looked at BJS’s grapes. Can give no explanation of the case.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  28 Oct [1881]
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13439

From B. J. Sulivan   29 November 1881

Summary

BJS is looking forward to reading the life of Lyell [K. M. Lyell, Life, letters and journals of Sir Charles Lyell, 2 vols. (1881)].

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Nov 1881
Classmark:  DAR 177: 316
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13519

To B. J. Sulivan   1 December 1881

Summary

Sends his subscription for the adopted Fuegian [James FitzRoy Button].

Feels very old and wishes he could be idle but finds himself miserable without any daily work.

Is reading Lyell’s biography [K. M. Lyell (1881)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  1 Dec 1881
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13525

From B. J. Sulivan   3 December 1881

Summary

BJS’s son has seen six Fuegians being exhibited in Berlin; BJS hopes that they might be bought from their master and returned to Tierra del Fuego.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Dec 1881
Classmark:  DAR 177: 317
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13527
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