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To W. D. Fox   [May 1850]


Details of his continuing water-cure regimen.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [May 1850]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 76)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1323

To J. de C. Sowerby   4 May [1850]


The Palaeontographical Society will give him only one plate for foreign species. Work should stop until he knows how many will fit in. He must know what progress has been made.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  4 May [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1324

To Robert Fitch   5 May [1850]


Thanks him for additional fossil cirripede specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  5 May [1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1325

To John Higgins   9 May [1850]


Agrees to reduce rent on farm because of bad times.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  9 May [1850]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/32)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1326

To Albany Hancock   12 May [1850]


Mentions AH’s ["On the boring of the Mollusca into rocks", Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 2d ser. 2 (1848): 225–48]. Discusses anatomy and habits of Lithotrya.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  12 May [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.93)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1327

To J. G. Forchhammer   20 May [1850]


Thanks JGF for geological information.

Steenstrup’s cirripede specimens have been of great use and interest. CD has now described 33 fossil pedunculated cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johan Georg Forchhammer
Date:  20 May [1850]
Classmark:  University of Copenhagen, Mineralogical Museum Archives
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1328

To the Secretary, Royal Geographical Society   20 May [1850]


Asks for whatever numbers, since 1845, of the Journal [of the Royal Geographical Society] he, as a Fellow, is entitled to receive gratis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Royal Geographical Society
Date:  20 May [1850]
Classmark:  Royal Geographical Society
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1329

To J. J. S. Steenstrup   20 May [1850]


Describes progress in illustration of fossil cirripede specimens. Thanks for answers to questions. Comments on hermaphroditism. Describes his discovery of parasitic male cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johannes Japetus Smith (Japetus) Steenstrup
Date:  20 May [1850]
Classmark:  Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen (NKS 3460 4to)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1330

To W. J. Hooker   22 May [1850]


Encloses a letter from J. D. Hooker [see 1257], thinking that WJH would like to see it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Jackson Hooker
Date:  22 May [1850]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’ Correspondence English letters A–H 1850, 29: 200)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1331

To J. de C. Sowerby   [26 May 1850]


Urges dispatch on illustrations [for Fossil Cirripedia]; CD’s MS has been ready for some time and all depends on JdeCS. Suggests a way to hasten progress.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  [26 May 1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1333

To John Higgins   27 May [1850]


Discusses his account.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  27 May [1850]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/35)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1334
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