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To ?   [28 February 1849]

Summary

Thanks correspondent for lecture tickets, but regrets he will be unable to attend.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [28 Feb 1849]
Classmark:  John Wilson (dealer) (Catalogue 40/20)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1230

To Charles Lyell   [7? December 1849]

Summary

Continues discussion of Dana’s Geology [1849]. Comments on dikes of Hawaiian volcanoes and Dana’s view of craters of denudation. Compares role of sea and rivers in forming valleys. Criticises Dana’s treatment of CD’s account of coral reefs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [7? Dec 1849]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.88)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1277

To Abraham Clapham   10 December [1849]

Summary

Comments on AC’s experiments on Phlox and Mimulus.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Abraham Clapham
Date:  10 Dec [1849]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.86)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1278

To John Higgins   10 December [1849]

Summary

Discusses his accounts.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  10 Dec [1849]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/29)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1279

To Albany Hancock   25 December [1849]

Summary

Discusses the new genus, Alcippe, described by AH ["Notice of the occurrence on the British coast of a burrowing barnacle", Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 2d ser. 4 (1849): 305–14]. Comments on Lithotrya, Clitia, and Anatifa. Discusses cirripede larvae. Asks which Mollusca specimens AH wishes to borrow.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  25 Dec [1849]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.87)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1280

To Johannes Japetus Smith Steenstrup   30 December [1849]

Summary

CD is distressed that JS’s shipment of fossils has been lost: "of all the Cirripedes in the world, I most wish to dissect the Alepas squalicola". Welcomes JS’s offer to send some northern recent species. CD finds great confusion in the current classification of cirripedes in British museums; different genera are made into one species, mere varieties are made into distinct species. If JS would give him some named common northern species, it would be of great assistance.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johannes Japetus Smith (Japetus) Steenstrup
Date:  30 Dec [1849]
Classmark:  Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen (NKS 3460 4to)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1281

To J. S. Henslow   [7 October 1849]

Summary

Thanks JSH for information and suggestions on benefit clubs,

and for a shipment of fossil cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [7 Oct 1849]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A89–A90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1283

To J. S. Henslow   [before 12 October 1849]

Summary

J. B. Innes is greatly obliged for JSH’s letter. JSH’s observation of chalk flints strikes CD as "very curious".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [before 12 Oct 1849]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1284

To George Ransome   27 [August 1849]

Summary

Regrets that state of his health prevents acceptance of invitation [to be present at inauguration of J. S. Henslow as President of Ipswich Museum in Dec 1850].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Ransome
Date:  27 [Aug 1849]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1335

From Edmund Saul Dixon   [April–June 1849]

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Summary

On domestication of pigeons and hybrid geese.

Author:  Edmund Saul (Eugene Sebastian Delamer) Dixon
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Apr–June 1849]
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13801

To Charles Lyell   [1 November 1849]

Summary

Discusses CL’s refutation of CD’s concept of "craters of elevation" and CL’s new concept of "craters of denudation". Mentions examples of such craters. Admits that his own concept of these craters was unsatisfactory. Urges CL to publish article ["On craters of denudation", Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 6 (1850): 207–34].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [1? Nov 1849]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.83)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1264

To Hugh Cuming   [4 November 1849]

Summary

Arranges to call on Wednesday but declines a breakfast invitation, as his stomach is so particular that he is afraid to go about before eating.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hugh Cuming
Date:  [4 Nov 1849?]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1265

To J. G. Forchhammer   12 November [1849]

Summary

Encloses a letter to be forwarded to Sven Lovén, asking for a specimen of a remarkable cirripede. Still anxious to receive JGF’s specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johan Georg Forchhammer
Date:  12 Nov [1849]
Classmark:  University of Copenhagen, Mineralogical Museum Archives
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1268

To Sven Lovén   12 November 1849

Summary

To make his monograph on cirripedes complete, would appreciate a specimen of Alepas squalicola, which CD is sure is a new genus.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Sven Ludvig (Sven) Lovén
Date:  12 Nov 1849
Classmark:  Centrum för vetenskapshistoria, Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien (Sven Lovéns arkiv, Inkommande brev, vol E1:3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1269

To Thomas Salt   12 November [1849]

Summary

Asks if Mr Salt could arrange to invest up to £30,000 on his behalf.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Salt
Date:  12 Nov [1849]
Classmark:  Rachel Salt (private collection); sold by Spink’s (dealers), July 2018
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1269F

From J. G. Forchhammer   [15 November 1849]

Summary

Has sent all the fossil pedunculated cirripedes in the Copenhagen collection, together with a letter from Johannes Steenstrup concerning changes he believes are needed in the descriptions.

Author:  Johan Georg Forchhammer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [15 Nov 1849]
Classmark:  University of Copenhagen, Mineralogical Museum Archives
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1270

To Charles Lyell   [18 November 1849]

Summary

Criticises Élie de Beaumont’s view of a right angle junction of a stream of lava and a dike.

Mentions his misgivings in voting to recommend J. D. Forbes for Royal Medal.

Notes Daniel Sharpe’s work on mica schist.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [18 Nov 1849]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.84)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1271

To Thomas Salt   19 November [1849]

Summary

He is willing to wait until the end of February 1850 for Mr Salt to find him an opportunity to invest up to £30,000.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Salt
Date:  19 Nov [1849]
Classmark:  Rachel Salt (private collection); sold by Spink’s (dealers), July 2018
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1271F

To J. S. Henslow   20 November [1849]

Summary

Has had his portrait taken;

is anxious about scarlet fever among his children.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  20 Nov [1849]
Classmark:  Princeton University Library (General MSS)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1272

To J. G. Forchhammer   1 December [1849]

Summary

Inquires about parcel of cirripede specimens lost in transit. Asks him to tell Steenstrup about the loss.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johan Georg Forchhammer
Date:  1 Dec [1849]
Classmark:  University of Copenhagen, Mineralogical Museum Archives
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1273
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