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To Robert Fitch   [13? April 1850]


Illustration of RF’s fossil cirripede specimens by J. de C. Sowerby.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  [13? Apr 1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1315

To J. J. S. Steenstrup   3 April [1850]


Describes progress of research on fossil cirripedes. Comments on specimens sent by JS. Asks about age of several European formations, and for information about specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johannes Japetus Smith (Japetus) Steenstrup
Date:  3 Apr [1850]
Classmark:  Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen (NKS 3460 4to)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1317

To Thomas Salt   7 April [1850]


Thanks for the information about a possible investment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Salt
Date:  7 Apr [1850]
Classmark:  Rachel Salt (private collection); sold by Spink’s (dealers), July 2018
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1319F

To A. A. Gould   8 April [1850]


Parcel from AAG containing cirripede specimens has been received by CD from Hugh Cuming.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Augustus Addison Gould
Date:  8 Apr [1850]
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Augustus A. Gould papers, 1831–66 MS Am 1210: 228)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1320

To Albany Hancock   15 [April 1850]


Thanks AH for specimens of cirripedes. Believes all species of Lithotrya bore.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  15 [Apr 1850]
Classmark:  J. Hancock (1886): 258–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1321

To Richard Owen   28 April [1850]


Discusses possibility of providing B. J. Sulivan with a vessel for fossil hunting in Patagonia.

Asks RO to ask Mrs Dixon about borrowing cirripede specimen.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  28 Apr [1850]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1322

To J. de C. Sowerby   [13 April 1850]


CD wants Lepadidae drawings [for Fossil Cirripedia] harder, with lines of growth more distinct; he wants no shading or similarity to lithography, which he thinks has harmed natural history. He realises that mutilated specimens may make accuracy difficult.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  [13 Apr 1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1336

To Richard Owen   [before 28 April 1850]


Asks to borrow a cirripede specimen from collection of Frederick Dixon.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  [before 28 Apr 1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.89)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1357

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


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. S. Bowerbank   [24 April 1850]


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
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