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To J. J. S. Steenstrup   25 January [1850]

Summary

Thanks JS for fossil cirripedes. Discusses the specimens. Sends thanks to J. G. Forchhammer for specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johannes Japetus Smith (Japetus) Steenstrup
Date:  25 Jan [1850]
Classmark:  Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen (NKS 3460 4to)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1297

To Robert Fitch   [28 January 1850]

Summary

Thanks him for cirripede specimens. Discusses RF’s collection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  [28 Jan 1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1298

To Robert Fitch   1 February [1850]

Summary

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]

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Summary

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]

Summary

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]

Summary

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]

Summary

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]

Summary

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]

Summary

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]

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Summary

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

To J. de C. Sowerby   3 March [1850]

Summary

Has lost a good many days and will need another fortnight to finish the pedunculate fossil cirripedes. The Palaeontographical Society will publish the fossil species. "If I was but better in health, I shd work quicker."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  3 Mar [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1306

To Edwin Lankester, Ray Society   [18–22 October 1850]

Summary

CD will write again when he returns to Down and has looked over his MS.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Lankester; Ray Society
Date:  [18–22 Oct 1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1363

To Edwin Lankester, Ray Society   27 October [1850]

Summary

MS [of Living Cirripedia, vol. 1] can be ready in two weeks, but CD would like a decision from the Council of the Ray Society on number of plates. Thinks specimen should be sent to G. B. Sowerby Jr for an estimate on price of engraving. Regrets he is not familiar with routine of the Society. Systematic section will be in two parts; the third part will be on anatomy, habits, etc.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Lankester; Ray Society
Date:  27 Oct [1850]
Classmark:  Empire Autograph Auctions (dealers) (29 March 2000)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1364

To Edwin Lankester, Ray Society   7 November [1850]

Summary

Has sent G. B. Sowerby Jr some skeleton plates [for vol. 1 of Living Cirripedia] which the Council [of the Ray Society] may also wish to see, along with GBS’s finished drawings. He reminds EL that he has not heard about colour for the plates and adds he has not been told what type should be used; gives estimated lengths of part 1 in different sizes of type (part 2 will be fully twice the size of this). Hopes if the Council does not publish part 1 in 1851 it will publish all in 1852.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Lankester; Ray Society
Date:  7 Nov [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1367

To Edwin Lankester, Ray Society   5 December [1850]

Summary

Discusses illustrations [for Living Cirripedia 1 (1851)]. Mentions drawings by G. B. Sowerby [Jr].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Lankester; Ray Society
Date:  5 Dec [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.98)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1374

To J. S. Bowerbank   10 September [1850]

Summary

Discusses woodcut illustrations [for Fossil Cirripedia, vol. 1]. Wants species descriptions to be in both Latin and English.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Scott Bowerbank; Palaeontographical Society
Date:  10 Sept [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.96)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1353
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