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To Robert Fitch   1 February [1850]


Mentions illness.

Describes work on fossil cirripedes. Asks to keep specimens somewhat longer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  1 Feb [1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1299

To J. D. Hooker   3 February [1850]



Hooker’s imprisonment.

Birth of Leonard Darwin.

Barnacles will never end; on to fossils.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 Feb [1850]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 117
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1300

To Robert Fitch   [5 February 1850]


Asks permission to clean specimen. Describes research on cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  [5 Feb 1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1301

To Robert Fitch   [6 February 1850]


RF’s specimens have arrived.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  [6 Feb 1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1302

To James de Carle Sowerby   12 February [1850]


Because of health, CD will postpone coming to London until all drawings are finished.

Asks JdeCS, if he is able "with any honesty", to "purloin" for him a proof-sheet of Frederick Dixon’s plate with cirripedes [in Geology and fossils … of Sussex (1850)].

Requests statement of total owed to JdeCS as a guide to the future.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  12 Feb [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1303

To the Palaeontographical Society   [before 22 February 1850]


Read letter from CD offering a monograph of British fossil cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Palaeontographical Society
Date:  [before 22 Feb 1850]
Classmark:  British Geological Survey Archives (Palaeontographical Society minutes)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1304

To J. D. Dana   24 February [1850]


Regrets delay in sending pamphlets for JDD.

Thanks him for information concerning cirripedes.

Sends thanks to Charles Pickering for information about plant distribution.

Discusses boring species of cirripedes.

Believes Harry D. S. Goodsir mistaken about parasites on Balanus ["Observations on organs of generation in Crustacea", Edinburgh New Philos. J. 36 (1843–4): 183–6]. In fact parasites are the males of the species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Dwight Dana
Date:  24 Feb [1850]
Classmark:  Yale University Library: Manuscripts and Archives (Dana Family Papers (MS 164) Series 1, Box 2, folder 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1305

To James Scott Bowerbank   25 February [1850]



Is sending JSB sponges.

He returns the Plumularia on which the beautiful Scalpellum ornatum was attached. [See 1229.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Scott Bowerbank
Date:  25 Feb [1850]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 104
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1305A
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