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To Christian Ferdinand Friedrich von Krauss   21 December [1851]

Summary

Asks to borrow FK’s specimen of Conia rosea. Would like to know if FK collected it himself [in S. Africa] or was given it, because CD has a closely allied species from Australia, which surprises him. [See Living Cirripedia 2: 335.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Christian Ferdinand Friedrich von Krauss
Date:  21 Dec [1851]
Classmark:  Wellcome Collection
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1465

To Thomas Salt   24 December 1851

Summary

Asking Thomas Salt to inform the Executors of Captain Muckleston that he wishes to foreclose the mortgage.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Salt
Date:  24 Dec 1851
Classmark:  Rachel Salt (private collection); sold by Spink’s (dealers), July 2018
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1465F

To Adam White   26 December 1851

Summary

Testimonial letter expressing CD’s high opinion of AW’s zoological attainments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Adam White
Date:  26 Dec 1851
Classmark:  Testimonials of Adam White, F.L.S., Assistant in the Zoological Department, British Museum [1854], p. 15 (National Library of Scotland, 3.2043(6))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1466

To Thomas Salt   26 December [1851]

Summary

Asks Thomas Salt to accept the repayment of a mortgage from Captain Muckleston’s executors, if Josiah Wedgwood agrees.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Salt
Date:  26 Dec [1851]
Classmark:  Rachel Salt (private collection); sold by Spink’s (dealers), July 2018
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1466G

To John Richardson   30 December [1851]

Summary

Will send JR’s box of cirripedes on Thursday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Richardson
Date:  30 Dec [1851]
Classmark:  Louisiana State University Libraries, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections (James E. Murdoch Papers, Mss. 667)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1466H

To James Dwight Dana    15 June [1851]

Summary

Thanks for note of 13 May and tracings of the "curious Bopyrid".

Is astonished at amount of work JDD does and frightened it will cause ill-health, such as CD has experienced.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Dwight Dana
Date:  15 June [1851]
Classmark:  Gilman 1899, p. 310
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2107

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

From John Gwyn Jeffreys   7 September 1851

Summary

Has sent CD some cirripedes and notes which he hopes will be of use. Gives details of occurrence and source of some of the specimens.

Author:  John Gwyn Jeffreys
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Sept 1851
Classmark:  D. Gwyn Jeffreys (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1452

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

From J. D. Hooker   [November 1851]

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Summary

Flora of New Zealand.

Reconsidering variability of insular species.

Becoming convinced of the probability that the southern flora is a fragmentary one – all that remains of a great southern continent.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Nov 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 82–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1460

To J. J. S. Steenstrup   4 November [1851]

Summary

Asks for reference to publication about Xenobalanus.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johannes Japetus Smith (Japetus) Steenstrup
Date:  4 Nov [1851]
Classmark:  Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen (NKS 3460 4to)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1461
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