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To William Harris   4 March [1851]

Summary

Has finished the last proof of his monograph [Fossil Lepadidae] and returns WH’s specimens. Has named two new species from the collection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Harris
Date:  4 Mar [1851]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 42579: 233–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1393

To J. W. Flower   [11 March 1851?]

Summary

Thanks for specimens. Will return books on Monday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Wickham Flower
Date:  [11 Mar 1851?]
Classmark:  Skinner Inc. (dealers) (15 November 2009)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1395F

To William Darwin Fox   [27 March 1851]

Summary

Sends condolences to WDF on the death of his father. Has brought his daughter [Anne] to J. M. Gully for the water-cure.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [27 Mar 1851]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 78a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1396

To Johannes Japetus Smith Steenstrup   3 April 1851

Summary

Fossil cirripedes specimens being returned. Will send a copy of monograph [Fossil Cirripedia]. Discusses work on recent cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johannes Japetus Smith (Japetus) Steenstrup
Date:  3 Apr 1851
Classmark:  Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen (NKS 3460 4to)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1397

To Wilhelm Bernhard Rudolph Hadrian Dunker   5 April [1851]

Summary

Returns fossil cirripede specimens to WD, Friedrich Adolph Roemer, R. A. Philippi, and F. C. L. Koch.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Wilhelm Bernhard Rudolph Hadrian Wilhelm (Wilhelm) Dunker
Date:  5 Apr [1851]
Classmark:  Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1398

To Edwin Lankester, Ray Society   19 July [1851]

Summary

Finds he needs four woodcuts for the introduction [to vol. 1 of Living Cirripedia], which calls for quick action. Will send entire MS by the end of the month.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Lankester; Ray Society
Date:  19 July [1851]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1443

To Edwin Lankester, Ray Society   22 July [1851]

Summary

Will bring MS [of vol. 1 of Living Cirripedia] on the last day of July, and proofs of the eight plates now engraved will be sent soon. CD has failed to get materials for the one coloured plate he wanted, so none will be in colour. There will be ten altogether. He will ask later whether he must pay for the extra one. G. B. Sowerby Jr comes next day to complete drawings for two not yet engraved.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Lankester; Ray Society
Date:  22 July [1851]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1444

To Edwin Lankester, Ray Society   26 July [1851]

Summary

Asks EL whether he should use both Latin and English descriptions of specific characters [in vol. 1 of Living Cirripedia].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Lankester; Ray Society
Date:  26 July [1851]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1446

To Edwin Lankester, Ray Society   30 July [1851]

Summary

Sends completed MS [vol. 1 of Living Cirripedia] with instructions for the printers; reviews number of plates and woodcuts, and offers to pay for extras and for excess corrections, if they occur. Hopes the Council [of the Ray Society] will print his second volume at the end of the ensuing year.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Lankester; Ray Society
Date:  30 July [1851]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1447

To Edwin Lankester, Ray Society   [7 August 1851]

Summary

CD returns home Saturday and would like his servant to take his MS [of Living Cirripedia] to Adlard that morning; he does not have a copy and would on no account re-undergo the labour he has spent on it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Lankester; Ray Society
Date:  [7 Aug 1851]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1448

To Edwin Lankester, Ray Society   [9 August 1851]

Summary

Wants his MS [of Living Cirripedia] taken to Adlard by a trustworthy person and wants to be told when and how it was done; leaves a note for Adlard that he wants proof on the 17th or 18th.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Lankester; Ray Society
Date:  [9 Aug 1851]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1449

To Edward Adolphus Seymour Seymour   May 1851

Summary

Testimonial on behalf of J. D. Hooker, addressed to Lord Seymour as Chief Commissioner of Her Majesty’s Woods and Forests, signed by CD and many other scientists.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Adolphus Seymour Seymour, 12th duke of Somerset
Date:  May 1851
Classmark:  Julian Browning (Catalogue 10, ‘Historical Manuscripts and Documents’)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1425F

To Hensleigh and Fanny Mackintosh Wedgwood   1 May [1851]

Summary

Thanks HW for the trouble he has taken; sends a cheque [to cover expenses of Anne’s funeral?]. Emma Darwin adds a note to FMW.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hensleigh Wedgwood; Frances Emma Elizabeth (Fanny) Wedgwood
Date:  1 May [1851]
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 310)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1426

To J. S. Bowerbank   7 July [1851]

Summary

Asks to borrow woodcut from Palaeontographical Society for use in Living Cirripedia, vol. 1.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Scott Bowerbank; Palaeontographical Society
Date:  7 July [1851]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.99)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1441

To Emma Darwin   [18 April 1851]

Summary

Reports on Anne’s illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [18 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1400

To Emma Darwin   [18 April 1851]

Summary

Reports on Anne’s condition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [18 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1401

To Emma Darwin   [19 April 1851]

Summary

Detailed account of progress of Anne’s illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [19 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1402

To Emma Darwin   [20 April 1851]

Summary

Reports on Anne’s health throughout the night and from 8 a.m. through to 4.30 p.m.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [20 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1406

To Emma Darwin   [21 April 1851]

Summary

Further reports on Anne’s illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [21 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 19–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1408

To Emma Darwin   [21 April 1851]

Summary

An evening report on Annie Darwin’s somewhat improved condition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [21 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1408A
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