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To J. A. H. de Bosquet   17 July 1853

Summary

Discusses valves in Scalpellum. Comments on JAHdeB’s research on cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Augustin Hubert de Bosquet
Date:  17 July 1853
Classmark:  DAR 143: 127
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1523

To John Murray   24 July [1853]

Summary

Asks JM to forward letter [1525] to Francis Galton "the author of the very interesting volume" Murray recently published.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  24 July [1853]
Classmark:  DAR 249: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1524

To Francis Galton   24 July [1853]

Summary

FG’s volume on his African expedition [Narrative of an explorer in tropical South Africa (1853)] stimulates CD to express his admiration and to hope their acquaintance can be renewed.

Describes his health and life at Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  24 July [1853]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1525

To W. D. Fox   29 [July 1853]

Summary

Sympathises with WDF’s tribulations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  29 [July 1853]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 83)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1526

To W. D. Fox   10 August [1853]

Summary

Thanks WDF for writing so soon after his misfortunes, and again expresses sympathy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  10 Aug [1853]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 85)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1527

To C. S. Bate   30 August [1853]

Summary

Sends thanks for recent specimen, which gave him conclusive evidence that Verruca acts only on calcareous rocks.

Asks for a reference on carbonic acid.

Is glad CSB progresses in research on spider-like Crustacea.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Spence Bate
Date:  30 Aug [1853]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1528

To J. D. Hooker   [9 October 1853]

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Summary

Detailed response to MS of introductory essay to [The botany of the Antarctic voyage, pt II] Flora Novae-Zelandiae [1853–5]. CD will curse JDH when, in a year or two, he is at his species book, for "having put so many hostile facts so confoundedly well".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [9 Oct 1853]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 149
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1529

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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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

From J. D. Hooker   [4 November 1853]

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Summary

Royal Society votes its Royal Medal for 1853 to CD. JDH reports the debate and vote at the Royal Society Council.

Honoured for Coral reefs

and Cirripedia.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4 Nov 1853]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 186–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1539

To J. D. Hooker   5 November [1853]

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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
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