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To B. J. Sulivan   20 March 1881

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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

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

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
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