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To John William Lubbock   6 September [1853]

Summary

Will give his support to a school for the poor to be a memorial to the late Sir John Lubbock.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John William Lubbock, 3d baronet
Date:  6 Sept [1853]
Classmark:  The Royal Society (LUB: D18)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1530

To George Johnston   6 September 1853

Summary

Thanks for rare Balanus specimens. Asks about their source.

Comments on GJ’s book [Terra Lindisfarnensis (1853)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Johnston
Date:  6 Sept 1853
Classmark:  DAR 146: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1531

To J. D. Hooker   25 September [1853]

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Summary

Further response to MS of introductory essay to Flora Novae-Zelandiae.

Disbelieving in permanence of species has made little difference to CD in his barnacle work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 Sept [1853]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 150
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1532

To J. D. Dana   27 September [1853]

Summary

Admires JDD’s work on Crustacea, corals, and geology.

Commends young John Lubbock to his attention. Hopes JDD can give him encouragement; if he can resist his "great wealth, business, and rank, he may do good work in Natural History".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Dwight Dana
Date:  27 Sept [1853]
Classmark:  Yale University Library: Manuscripts and Archives (Dana Family Papers (MS 164) Series 1, Box 2, folder 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1533

To J. D. Dana   10 October [1853]

Summary

Thanks JDD for copy of his Crustacea [1852–5]

and D. D. Owen’s Report [of a geological survey of Wisconsin, etc. (1852)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Dwight Dana
Date:  10 Oct [1853]
Classmark:  Yale University Library: Manuscripts and Archives (Dana Family Papers (MS 164) Series 1, Box 2, folder 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1534

To J. D. Hooker   10 [October 1853]

Summary

Returning JDH’s MS and books.

Reading Mrs Gaskell’s Ruth [1853].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 [Oct 1853]
Classmark:  Swann Auction Galleries (dealers) (1984)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1535

To J. W. Lubbock   11 October [1853]

Summary

Gives his opinion on some difficulties that have arisen in connection with the establishment of the school for the poor at Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John William Lubbock, 3d baronet
Date:  11 Oct [1853]
Classmark:  The Royal Society (LUB: D19)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1536

To J. A. H. de Bosquet   13 October [1853]

Summary

Discusses publication of Fossil Cirripedia.

Comments on paper by JAHdeB ["Les crustacés fossiles du terrain Crétacé du Limbourg", Verh. Uitg. Comm. Geol. Beschrijving & Kaart Ned. 2 (1854): 11–137].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Augustin Hubert de Bosquet
Date:  13 Oct [1853]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 128
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1537

To Syms Covington   21 October 1853

Summary

Comments on SC’s trip to the gold diggings. CD is most interested in Australia and reads every book about it that he can find. Sends news of former Beagle shipmates FitzRoy, Sulivan, Mellersh, and of Fuegia [Basket].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Syms Covington
Date:  21 Oct 1853
Classmark:  Sydney Mail, 9 August 1884, p. 254
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1538

To J. D. Hooker   5 November [1853]

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Summary

Edward Sabine’s official letter announcing CD’s receipt of Royal Society Medal left him cold. JDH’s informal one moved him.

Applauds JDH for supporting John Lindley.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  5 Nov [1853]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 125
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1540

To John Higgins   2–3 December [1853]

Summary

Arranges meeting. Discusses his account.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  2–3 Dec [1853]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/66)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1541

To J. D. Dana   6 December [1853]

Summary

Responds to JDD’s objections to his views on the three pairs of appendages in larvae of cirripedes. Reports observations which confirm his views.

Gives his confidential opinion of A. White, C. S. Bate, T. Bell, and W. Baird.

Interested in JDD’s observation that Crustacea are not most developed in the tropics. If JDD ever works it out either in number of species or rank, CD would be glad to have result.

Comments on article by Henri Milne-Edwards ["Crustacés", Ann. Sci. Nat. (Zool.) 18 (1852): 109–66].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Dwight Dana
Date:  6 Dec [1853]
Classmark:  Yale University Library: Manuscripts and Archives (Dana Family Papers (MS 164) Series 1, Box 2, folder 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1542

To J. A. H. de Bosquet   24 December 1853

Summary

Comments on MS of JAHdeB’s work ["Crustacés fossiles du Limbourg" (1854)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Augustin Hubert de Bosquet
Date:  24 Dec 1853
Classmark:  DAR 143: 129
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1543

To W. E. Darwin   1 March [1853]

Summary

Discusses WED’s affairs and events at Down.

Writes of the benefits of reading.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  1 Mar [1853]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1639

To Edward Cresy   29 April [1853]

Summary

Discusses installation of watering system. Sent question to Gardeners’ Chronicle but, through EC’s kindness, superfluously.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  29 Apr [1853]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 310
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1677

To Edward Cresy   15 May [1853]

Summary

Apologises for the trouble he has given EC. CD has given up the siphon plan and intends to make only an ordinary tank with a pump.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  15 May [1853]
Classmark:  R. M. Smythe (dealer) (March 2002)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1682

To Christian Karl Josias Bunsen   16 August [1853]

Summary

Thanks correspondent for forwarding microscopical specimens, a present from C. G. Ehrenberg.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Christian Karl Josias Bunsen, Freiherr von Bunsen
Date:  16 Aug [1853]
Classmark:  The Morgan Library and Museum, New York (Heineman Collection MA 6511)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-902

To G. R. Waterhouse   18 January [1853]

Summary

Thanks GRW for his sympathy on his ill health. Feels better lately.

Sends thanks to G. P. Deshayes for his advice.

Asks what "original work" GRW has begun so his name will become better known.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Waterhouse
Date:  18 Jan [1853]
Classmark:  McGill University Library, Department of Rare Books
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-944

To John Lubbock   10 [September 1853]

Summary

Asks about source of paper on the metamorphosis of Pycnogonida for C. S. Bate.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  10 [Sept 1853]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.97)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1365

To Josiah Wedgwood III   25 [April 1853]

Summary

Discusses the [CD/Emma] marriage trust.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Josiah Wedgwood, III
Date:  25 [Apr 1853]
Classmark:  DAR 210.10: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1379
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