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To John Higgins   27 May [1850]

Summary

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

To J. de C. Sowerby   [13 April 1850]

Summary

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 Charles Lyell   [8 June 1850]

Summary

Discusses depths at which ripple-marks appear on sea-floor.

Personal and social comment.

Mentions receiving Agassiz’s Lake Superior [1850].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [8 June 1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.94)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1337

To J. de C. Sowerby   [8] June [1850]

Summary

CD is pleased with the drawings for Fossil Cirripedia but wants a few corrections which he would like very soon.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  [8] June [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1338

To J. D. Hooker   13 June [1850]

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Summary

On Himalayan stratigraphy. Believes JDH’s observations of glacial action are the first ever done east of Urals.

Barnacles and the species theory; impressed with variation.

Effect of CD’s species sketch on JDH’s view of willow systematics.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 June [1850]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 115
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1339

To Louis Agassiz   15 June [1850]

Summary

Thanks LA for presentation copy of his book, Lake Superior [1850].

Comments on species of cirripedes sent by LA and A. A. Gould.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Rodolphe (Louis) Agassiz
Date:  15 June [1850]
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (MS Am 1419: 275)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1341

To J. J. S. Steenstrup   15 June [1850]

Summary

Asks him to send additional cirripede specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johannes Japetus Smith (Japetus) Steenstrup
Date:  15 June [1850]
Classmark:  Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen (NKS 3460 4to)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1342

To J. de C. Sowerby   8 July [1850]

Summary

Has received plates. Gives instructions for scale and arrangement of engravings.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  8 July [1850]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s, New York (dealers) (17 June 2010)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1343

To Mr Downie?    14 July [1850]

Summary

An enquiry about the availability, size, and cost of cork-lined boxes for entomological collections.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Mr Downie
Date:  14 July [1850]
Classmark:  Autos & Autos (dealers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1343A

To William Harris   6 August [1850]

Summary

Reports on the fossil cirripedes sent him; several are new, some are "elegant".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Harris
Date:  6 Aug [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1344

To J. de C. Sowerby   [12 or 19 August 1850]

Summary

CD asks for the return of a specimen [to be used for illustration in Fossil Cirripedia (Lepadidae)], so he can do some identifying.

J. S. Bowerbank has again asked on behalf of the Palaeontographical Society what progress has been made.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  [12 or 19] Aug 1850
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1346

To J. de C. Sowerby   27 August [1850]

Summary

Returns one figure and sends two minute new species to be figured [for Fossil Cirripedia (Lepadidae)]. "Pray observe how time slips by."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  27 Aug [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1347

To J. de C. Sowerby   [28 August or 4 September 1850]

Summary

CD insistently requests JdeCS to have all rough illustrations [for Fossil Cirripedia (Lepadidae)] done in time for next Council meeting of the Palaeontographical Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  [28 Aug or 4 Sept] 1850
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1348

To Maria Hooker   31 August [1850]

Summary

Expresses sympathy to MSH on W. J. Hooker’s illness.

Will send his comments on Hodgson’s physico-geographical memoir ["On the physical geography of the Himalayas", J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 18 (1849): 761–88] directly to him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Maria Hooker
Date:  31 Aug [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.95)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1349

To J. de C. Sowerby   1 September [1850]

Summary

CD has received an enormous lot of Scanian and Copenhagen cirripede fossils, some of which he thinks may be better than those sent to JdeCS earlier; asks him to delay engraving foreign specimens until CD has time to go through the new lot.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  1 Sept [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1350

To J. J. S. Steenstrup   1 September [1850]

Summary

Fossil cirripede specimens have arrived.

Describes progress on his monograph [Fossil Cirripedia].

Would be grateful for the paper on Lithotrya. Asks for information.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johannes Japetus Smith (Japetus) Steenstrup
Date:  1 Sept [1850]
Classmark:  Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen (NKS 3460 4to)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1351

To W. D. Fox   4 September [1850]

Summary

Has heard that Louis Agassiz maintains the doctrine of several species of man "much I daresay to the comfort of the slave-holding southerners".

Homeopathy excites his wrath even more than clairvoyance.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  4 Sept [1850]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 77)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1352

To J. de C. Sowerby   10 September [1850]

Summary

New specimens have shown CD he has two distinct species under one name [in Fossil Cirripedia (Lepadidae)]. He adds new figures and suggests deletions. Will come to London when he has proofs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  10 Sept [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1354

To Richard Owen   10 September [1850]

Summary

About to go to press with "wearyful" Fossil Cirripedia [vol. 1 (1851)];

would like to borrow proof-sheets of Frederick Dixon’s work [The geology and fossils of the Tertiary and Cretaceous formations of Sussex (1850)]. Would also like to borrow a specimen of Balanus glacialis from Royal College of Surgeons. Encloses formal request [see 1356].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  10 Sept [1850]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections Owen correspondence 9/198)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1355

To Richard Owen   10 September [1850]

Summary

Asks to borrow specimen of Balanus glacialis from the Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons. It will be necessary to disarticulate it, but CD will return the valves to the Museum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  10 Sept [1850]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections Owen correspondence 9/199)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1356
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