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To John Higgins   13 December [1850]

Summary

Discusses his account. Mentions reduction in rent due to agricultural conditions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  13 Dec [1850]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/38)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1375

To Robert Fitch   [December? 1850]

Summary

Describes progress of J. de C. Sowerby in engraving fossil cirripede specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  [Dec? 1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1376

To John Higgins   21 December [1850]

Summary

Asks his opinion concerning possible investment. Asks about possible land sale to Mr Mason.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  21 Dec [1850]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/41)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1377

To Albany Hancock   25 December [1850]

Summary

Discusses capacity of some cirripedes to bore into rock. Describes progress of his research.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  25 Dec [1850]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1378

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

Summary

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

From J. D. Dana   [before 29 December 1850]

Summary

Gives his opinion that the larval antennae in Lepas correspond with the inferior antennae, the superior not present, as in most Daphnidae. [See 1381.]

Author:  James Dwight Dana
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 29 Dec 1850]
Classmark:  Living Cirripedia (1851): 15 n.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1380A

To J. D. Dana   29 December [1850]

Summary

Discusses attachment of antennae in larvae of cirripedes.

Asks for information about how parasitic cirripedes are attached to host.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Dwight Dana
Date:  29 Dec [1850]
Classmark:  Smith College Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1381

To J. S. Bowerbank   [24 April 1850]

Summary

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

To George Brettingham Sowerby Jr   9 January [1850]

Summary

Sends thanks for a note and returned drawing.

He is sending more text.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Brettingham Sowerby, Jr
Date:  9 Jan [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13843

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

To Richard Owen   [before 28 April 1850]

Summary

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 J. de C. Sowerby   12 September [1850]

Summary

CD has two corrections in spelling on woodcut [for Fossil Cirripedia (Lepadidae)]. Has asked J. S. Bowerbank who should cut the blocks and suggested JdeCS get it done. Repeats arrangements to compare specimens and proofs in London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  12 Sept [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1358

To Wilhelm Bernhard Rudolph Hadrian Dunker   20 September 1850

Summary

Thanks for fossil cirripede specimens.

Describes progress on his book [Fossil Cirripedia] and his work on living cirripedes. Asks to borrow specimens.

Comments on book [F. C. L. Koch and Wilhelm Dunker, Norddeutschen Oolithgebildes (1837)].

Sends thanks to Friedrich Adolph Roemer and R. A. Philippi for specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Wilhelm Bernhard Rudolph Hadrian Wilhelm (Wilhelm) Dunker
Date:  20 Sept 1850
Classmark:  Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen (NKS 4941 I, 4to)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1359

To J. de C. Sowerby   23 September [1850]

Summary

Plans to come to London to examine the proofs of JdeCS’s plates [for Fossil Cirripedia (Lepadidae)]. Has new German specimens; one is unknown and must be introduced but a woodblock will do.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  23 Sept [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1360

From the Ray Society   [after 7 October 1850]

Summary

"Resolved that the Secretary be requested to ask Mr. Darwin if he would agree to the publication of his work [Living Cirripedia] in parts."

Author:  Ray Society
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 7 Oct 1850]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Library MSS RAY)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1361

To W. D. Fox   10 October [1850]

Summary

Is concerned about the education of his boys and is undecided between Rugby and Bruce Castle schools; is inclined toward the latter, but afraid to experiment on so important a subject.

Reports on his pear-trees.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  10 Oct [1850]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 78)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1362

To Robert Fitch   3 November [1850]

Summary

Explains that fossil cirripede specimens have not been returned because J. de C. Sowerby has been monstrously delayed with the engravings. Members of Palaeontographical Society have urged Sowerby to complete task.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  3 Nov [1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1366

From the Ray Society   [4–6 November 1850]

Summary

In response to CD’s letter [see 1364] the Secretary is instructed to request that he send a specimen plate to James de Carle Sowerby for estimate of cost.

Author:  Ray Society
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4–6 Nov 1850]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Library MSS RAY)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1366A
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