RECORD: Darwin, C. R. 1838-1840. Library borrowing ledger. RRAuction7Dec.2022Lot1095. Edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online, http://darwin-online.org.uk/)

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Christine Chua and edited by John van Wyhe 11.2022. RN3

NOTE: See record in the Darwin Online manuscript catalogue, enter its Identifier here. From the auction description: 12.5 x 8.25. Provenance: from the estate of Carl Levin.

Deletions are not recorded here as almost every word has been deleted, usually indicating the return of a book, and the image of the manuscript is provided rendering such recording unnecessary.

From the names and works recorded, it is possible that this records borrowing from the library of the Royal Geographical Society. See Darwin to the Librarian of the Royal Geographical Society [19 March 1839] in Correspondence vol. 2: "Mr Darwin would be much obliged to the Librarian of the Geographical Society to send him Lutke's charts of the Caroline Isld, & likewise any charts of the Lagoon Isl. in the Pacific by Beechey, which the Society may possess.—" Jan C. Turner, Deputy Librarian of the Royal Geographical Society informs us that no extant loan books from the Society are known

The ledger could also come from The Geological Society of London. Caroline Lam​, Archivist & Records Manager of the The Geological Society​, helpfully reported that the Society no longer retains its registers from the period except for "a microfilm of one of the Museum loans registers which is now held at the Natural History Museum, transferred along with the specimens in 1911. The format is very similar to [this page] apart from an additional column marked 'By order of'. … The initials in the returned column are probably: 'WL' = William Lonsdale who was Librarian (1829-1842) 'CH' = Charles Humphreys, clerk (1838-1839)".


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Date

Name

Book

To whom delivered

When returned

To whom returned.

1838

February 22nd

 

Mr. Willimott

 

Bouillets Catalogue
Moll. Ter.y Fleur of Auvergne

 

} Willimott

 

2 March

 

WL.

"

Mr. South

Trans. Berlin [Anniversary] 1824

Wm F South

19 March

? Retd.

27

Capt. Jones

Mullers Crinoidae

T. Jones.

 

 

 

Mr. South

Trans. Zoological Socy. Vol. 1

Wm F South

23d May

C. H.

28th

Mr Lyell

Trans. Roy. Socy. Edinburgh
vo. 7. —————————

Mr. Lyell's Messenger

18th Apr

CH.

March 3rd

Mr. Darwin

Bay of Arauco (Chart)

Charles Darwin

June 3/40

Ch

6

Mr Tucker

3 vol. Cornish Trans.

Tucker

8th March

WL.

[60v]

Date

Name

Book

To whom delivered

When returned

To whom

1838

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 7th

Professor Phillips

S[illeg] on Petrefactions

John Phillips

June 7th

CH

"

Mr Londsdale

Lyells Geology

Mr. Humpfreys

 

 

8

Mr Broderip

Annals Philosophy 1825 vol 25 & 26

Mr B'r servant

12th Octr

C.H.

16

Mr Darwin {

3 Charts of the Cape de Verds (returned)

Mr D's Servant

 

 

 

Mr Darwin {

2 Charts of the Cape de verds

"

June 3/40

Ch

19.

Mr Lyell

Eleven specimens of welts

Cha Lyell

June

WL

21

Dr Stanger

Brooke's Crystallography

Wm Stanger

23d Mar.

C.H.

24

J S M[illeg]

Geol Trans Vol 3 P1

JSMal

4th April

C.H.

26

Mr. Thomas

[2 words illeg] Minerals Text and Plates—

H. Thomas

20th April

CH.

 

Mr Lyell

Trans Seanbreeze Society vol 1.

Mr. Lyell's messenger

19th June

C.H.


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