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To Robert Ball   8 June [1851]

Summary

Thanks for cast and account of cirripede [Chelonobia caretta] burrowing in turtle shell. Believes base of cirripede absorbed by bone below.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Ball
Date:  8 June [1851]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (Fellows’ Papers 54.iii)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1434

To S. P. Woodward   9 June [1851]

Summary

Asks for reference to article by Kölliker, ["Some observations on the structure of two new species of Hectocotyle", Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 22 (1851): 9–22]. Asks for information.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Samuel Pickworth Woodward
Date:  9 June [1851]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1435

To J. S. Dismorr   13 June [1851]

Summary

Suggests that JD consult with Edward Forbes about dredging.

Delighted he will look for fossil bones.

Asks him to look for Australian cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Stewart Dismorr
Date:  13 June [1851]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 387
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1436

To Albany Hancock   22 June [1851]

Summary

Thanks AH for assistance and Joshua Alder for his kindness. Ibla specimens offered would not aid him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  22 June [1851]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections DC AL 1/4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1437

To James Scott Bowerbank   25 June [1851]

Summary

Asks to re-examine specimen of Scalpellum. Discusses publication [of Fossil Cirripedia] by Palaeontographical Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Scott Bowerbank
Date:  25 June [1851]
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Autograph File, D)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1438

To James Smith   4 July [1851]

Summary

Discusses the Jura blocks.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Smith
Date:  4 July [1851]
Classmark:  Glasgow City Archives (396/TD1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1438F

To the Palaeontographical Society   [before 31 January 1851]

Summary

Read a letter from CD. Resolved that labels be printed for the backs of each number of monograph printed and forthcoming.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Palaeontographical Society
Date:  [before 31 Jan 1851]
Classmark:  British Geological Survey Archives (Palaeontographical Society minutes)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1439

To Thomas Henry Huxley   17 July [1851]

Summary

Thanks for report [on echinoderms, Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 2d ser. 8 (1851): 1–19]. Wanted to learn about metamorphosis of the class. Agrees with THH’s distinction between individuals and zooids, but thinks zooids will never cease to be called individuals.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  17 July [1851]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1442

To George Newport   24 July [1851]

Summary

Asks to borrow an old pair of GN’s dissecting scissors so that Weiss & Co. can use it as a model.

Health has been poor.

Has finished MS on pedunculated cirripedes for Ray Society [Living Cirripedia, vol. 1 (1851)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Newport
Date:  24 July [1851]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1445

To George Newport   12 August [1851]

Summary

Returns scissors with thanks.

Young John Lubbock who has a strong taste for dissecting insects would benefit greatly from conversation with GN.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Newport
Date:  12 Aug [1851]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1450

To James Dwight Dana   9 September [1851]

Summary

Thanks him for letter and Balanus specimen.

Acasta is curious; may be a new genus.

Is sending copy [of Fossil Cirripedia 1]. Correcting proofs [of Living Cirripedia 1].

Mentions comment by Hermann Abich on JDD’s chapters on the Sandwich Islands [in Geology (1849)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Dwight Dana
Date:  9 Sept [1851]
Classmark:  Yale University Library: Manuscripts and Archives (Dana Family Papers (MS 164) Series 1, Box 2, folder 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1453

To J. J. S. Steenstrup   9 September [1851]

Summary

Returns fossil cirripede specimens to JS and Forchhammer.

Sends copies [of Fossil Cirripedia] to them and to Sven Lovén.

Reading proofs [of Living Cirripedia].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johannes Japetus Smith (Japetus) Steenstrup
Date:  9 Sept [1851]
Classmark:  Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen (NKS 3460 4to)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1454

To J. S. Bowerbank, Ray Society   28 September [1851]

Summary

G. B. Sowerby’s plates [for Living Cirripedia] are ready for the printer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Scott Bowerbank
Date:  28 Sept [1851]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1455

To William Erasmus Darwin   3 October [1851]

Summary

Discusses domestic affairs and gives some advice on manners.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  3 Oct [1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1456

To T. H. Huxley   9 October 1851

Summary

Testimonial for THH’s application for Chair in Natural History at Toronto.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  9 Oct 1851
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1457

To Daniel Sharpe   16 October [1851]

Summary

Thanks DS for writing about his research on foliation and cleavage. Discusses nature of slate and metamorphic schists.

Makes suggestions for the paper DS is preparing for the Royal Society and raises questions for his consideration; CD hopes he can attend the Society meeting when the paper is read ["On foliation and cleavage of Scotland", Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. 142 (1852): 445–62].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Sharpe
Date:  16 Oct [1851]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1458

To J. J. S. Steenstrup   16 October [1851]

Summary

Thanks him for specimens of Xenobalanus. Discusses systematic relations of the genus.

Comments on paper by J. T. Reinhardt ["Om slaegten Lithotryas", Vidensk. Medd. Naturhist. Foren. Kjobenhavn 2 (1850): 1–8].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johannes Japetus Smith (Japetus) Steenstrup
Date:  16 Oct [1851]
Classmark:  Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen (NKS 3460 4to)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1459

To James Hilton?   25 October [1851?]

Summary

Thanks for offer of Cirripedia specimens from the Northern Atlantic, but has seen so many that he does not need more.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Hilton
Date:  25 Oct [1851?]
Classmark:  Stowe Collection, Stowe School Library (tipped into Living Cirripedia (1851); STO 5/45)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1459F

To Erasmus Alvey Darwin   19 April 1851

Summary

Asks EAD to forward a message of Anne’s improved state to Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  19 Apr 1851
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1403

To Frances Mackintosh Wedgwood   [21 April 1851]

Summary

Asks FW to come over to feel his daughter’s pulse.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frances Emma Elizabeth (Fanny) Wedgwood
Date:  [21 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 310)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1407
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