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To John Higgins   13 December [1850]

Summary

Discusses his account. Mentions reduction in rent due to agricultural conditions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  13 Dec [1850]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/38)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1375

To Robert Fitch   [December? 1850]

Summary

Describes progress of J. de C. Sowerby in engraving fossil cirripede specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  [Dec? 1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1376

To John Higgins   21 December [1850]

Summary

Asks his opinion concerning possible investment. Asks about possible land sale to Mr Mason.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  21 Dec [1850]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/41)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1377

To Albany Hancock   25 December [1850]

Summary

Discusses capacity of some cirripedes to bore into rock. Describes progress of his research.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  25 Dec [1850]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1378

To S. P. Woodward   [April 1850 – January 1851]

Summary

Thanks JWF and G. R. Waterhouse for cirripede specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Samuel Pickworth Woodward
Date:  [Apr 1850 – Jan 1851]
Classmark:  Wellcome Collection
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13807

To J. D. Dana   29 December [1850]

Summary

Discusses attachment of antennae in larvae of cirripedes.

Asks for information about how parasitic cirripedes are attached to host.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Dwight Dana
Date:  29 Dec [1850]
Classmark:  Smith College Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1381

To J. S. Bowerbank   [24 April 1850]

Summary

Requests permission to include foreign species in Fossil Cirrpedia (1851). Asks whether sponges arrived. Has not yet heard from Pearce about Pollicipes concinus.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Scott Bowerbank
Date:  [24 Apr 1850]
Classmark:  University of Delaware Library (Mark Samuels Lasner Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1382F

To George Brettingham Sowerby Jr   9 January [1850]

Summary

Sends thanks for a note and returned drawing.

He is sending more text.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Brettingham Sowerby, Jr
Date:  9 Jan [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13843

To Robert Fitch   3 November [1850]

Summary

Explains that fossil cirripede specimens have not been returned because J. de C. Sowerby has been monstrously delayed with the engravings. Members of Palaeontographical Society have urged Sowerby to complete task.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  3 Nov [1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1366

To J. de C. Sowerby   11 November [1850]

Summary

CD likes the engravings [for Fossil Cirripedia (Lepadidae)] but is distressed by JdeCS’s slow progress and is being pressed by owners to return their specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  11 Nov [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1368

To Robert Fitch   11 November [1850]

Summary

Describes progress in illustrating fossil cirripede specimens by J. de C. Sowerby.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  11 Nov [1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1369

To Adam Sedgwick   11 October [1850]

Summary

Thanks AS for a copy of his book, Discourse [on the studies of the University, 5th ed.].

Thinking of not sending his eldest son [William] to a classical school.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Adam Sedgwick
Date:  11 Oct [1850]
Classmark:  Gerald M. Friedman (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1369F

To Syms Covington   23 November 1850

Summary

Thanks SC for box of specimens [of cirripedes].

Often wishes he had settled in one of the colonies because of opportunities for his children.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Syms Covington
Date:  23 Nov 1850
Classmark:  Sydney Mail 9 August 1884
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1370

To Salt & Son   26 November [1850]

Summary

Inquires about financial matters.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Salt & Sons
Date:  26 Nov [1850]
Classmark:  Shropshire Archives (SA D3651/B/47/1/35)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1372

To Josiah Wedgwood III   1 December [1850]

Summary

Discusses share dealings and investment matters.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Josiah Wedgwood, III
Date:  1 Dec [1850]
Classmark:  DAR 210.10: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1373

To Wilhelm Dunker   3 March [1850]

Summary

Explains that he is working on recent and fossil Cirripedia, and asks if WD can aid him with specimens of Roemer’s Pollicipes species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Wilhelm Bernhard Rudolph Hadrian Wilhelm (Wilhelm) Dunker
Date:  3 Mar [1850]
Classmark:  Antiquariat Inlibris (dealers) (www.vialibri.net/552display_i/year_1850_0_877528.html, accessed 16 October 2015)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1306F

To Charles Henry Lardner Woodd   4 March 1850

Summary

Comments on paper by CHLW.

Considers effect of heat on bending of strata, and producing volcanoes and elevation.

"I can have no doubt that speculative men, with a curb on, make far the best observers."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Henry Lardner Woodd
Date:  4 Mar 1850
Classmark:  DAR 148: 375
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1307

To Charles Lyell   [8 March 1850]

Summary

Comments on CL’s Anniversary address [Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 6 (1850): xxvii–lxvi]. Notes CL’s criticism of R. I. Murchison’s catastrophism.

Asks whether there are Lower Cretaceous beds in Scandinavia. Thinks Leopold von Buch must have neglected them.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [8 Mar 1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.92)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1308

To J. S. Bowerbank   [8 March 1850]

Summary

Thanks JSB for cirripede specimens. Discusses publication [of Fossil Cirripedia].

Discusses his membership in Palaeontographical Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Scott Bowerbank
Date:  [8 Mar 1850]
Classmark:  University of London, Senate House Library (AL 44a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1310

To Albany Hancock   [26 January – March 1850]

Summary

Discusses mollusc specimens and related notes sent to AH. Thanks him for cirripede specimens. Discusses various cirripede species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  [26 Jan – Mar 1850]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1311
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