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To J. E. Gray   29 August [1848]


It had been suggested to CD that JEG intended to anticipate some of his work on the Cirripedia. CD doubted this because JEG had suggested that CD commence the work and has assisted throughout; however, CD sought assurances regarding JEG’s intentions as he wished that "what little novelty there yet remained in the subject, should be the reward of my work". CD apologises for having spoken to JEG on the subject and will communicate JEG’s assurances to those who had expressed their opinions regarding JEG’s intentions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Edward Gray
Date:  29 Aug [1848]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, Library and Archives (Archives DF ZOO/205/7/256-257)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1197

To Charles Lyell   [24 September 1848]


Congratulations on CL’s knighthood.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [24 Sept 1848]
Classmark:  Kinnordy MS (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1198

To Henri Milne-Edwards   1 September [1848]


Describes his cirripede work. Asks whether HM-E can arrange for him to borrowspecimens, especially of species described in Dumont d’Urville, Voyage of"Astrolabe" [1830–2]. Lists species that interesthim.

Compliments HM-E on his Crustacés [1834–40].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henri Milne-Edwards
Date:  1 Sept [1848]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.76)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1199

To Augustus Addison Gould   3 September [1848]


Describes his research on cirripedes. Asks to borrow specimens. Comments on previous work on the subject.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Augustus Addison Gould
Date:  3 Sept [1848]
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Augustus A. Gould papers, 1831–66 MS Am 1210: 224)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1200

To Harriet Lubbock   [December 1848 – 1849]


Belittles the loss of a book borrowed from CD.

Acknowledges cheque in payment for purchase of microscope for John Lubbock.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Harriet Lubbock
Date:  [Dec 1848–9]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.70)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1041

To Emma Darwin   [17 November 1848]


CD fears he must wear Emma with his unwellness and complaints.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [17 Nov 1848]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1208

To Emma Darwin   [22 May 1848]


His health not good.

Has been reading John Evelyn’s Life of Mrs Godolphin, and Mme Sévigné.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [22 May 1848]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1177

To Emma Darwin   [23 May 1848]


Family news. Finds Shrewsbury too noisy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [23 May 1848]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 29
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1178

To Emma Darwin   [25 May 1848]


Anxiety about R. W. Darwin’s health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [25 May 1848]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1179

To Emma Darwin   [27–8 May 1848]


Has been unwell but is improving. His father also very ill.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [27-8 May 1848]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1180

To John Thomas Quekett   7 September [1848]


Asks about collection of mollusc specimens he had lent to Richard Owen.

Asks about seeing cirripede collection of the College.

Comments on larva of Scalpellum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Thomas Quekett; Royal College of Surgeons
Date:  7 Sept [1848]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.62)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1114

To Emma Darwin   [20–1 May 1848]


Reports on his father’s health, and Catherine’s. CD, himself, has been a little sick.

Hensleigh [Wedgwood] thinks he has settled the free-will question – "we have none whatsoever".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [20–1 May 1848]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1176

To John Russell   [10 July 1848]


Ask JR to advise the Queen to issue Her Royal Commission of Inquiry into the best methods of securing the improvement of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin; Nassau William Senior; John Stevens Henslow; Baden Powell; Bonamy Price; Thomas Jodrell Phillips; Thomas Jodrell Phillips-Jodrell; James Heywood; Edmund Walker Head, eighth baronet; Thomas James Agar Robartes; Philip le Breton; George Nugent Grenville, 2d Baron Nugent of Carlanstown; Charles Lyell, 1st baronet; Harry Verney, second baronet; Peter John Locke King; Henry Galgacus Redhead Yorke; Joseph Kay; Edward France Percival; Edward Horsman; Erasmus Alvey Darwin; Hensleigh Wedgwood; Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  John Russell, 1st Earl Russell
Date:  [10 July 1848]
Classmark:  Cambridge Pamphlets, Folio Series, vol. 4: CUL Cam.a.500.5/124
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1188F
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