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From Sarah Elizabeth (Elizabeth) Wedgwood   [24 April 1851]


Tells CD how Anne’s death is affecting Emma. Hopes he may soon return.

Author:  Sarah Elizabeth (Elizabeth) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [24 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1415

To E. A. Darwin   [25 April 1851]


Writes about the death of Anne. Wishes EAD to insert an announcement of the death in the newspapers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  [25 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 310)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1416

To Fanny Mackintosh Wedgwood   [25 April 1851]


Is glad he returned home to be with Emma, and is grateful to Fanny for following Anne to the grave.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frances Emma Elizabeth (Fanny) Wedgwood
Date:  [25 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 310)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1417

From E. A. Darwin   [25 April 1851]


Feels deeply for them at their "impossible loss" [of Anne].

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [25 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1418

From Fanny Mackintosh Wedgwood   25 April [1851]


Tells of the burial of Anne.

Author:  Frances Emma Elizabeth (Fanny) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Apr [1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1419

From Susan Elizabeth Darwin   [25 April 1851]


Commiseration on the death of Anne.

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [25 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1420

To Elizabeth Mary Thorley   26 April [1851]


Expresses gratitude to Mrs T’s daughter for devotion to his daughter in final illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Elizabeth Mary Thorley
Date:  26 Apr [1851]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 73
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1422

From Fanny Mackintosh Wedgwood   28 [April 1851]


Thoughts after the death of Anne.

Author:  Frances Emma Elizabeth (Fanny) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 [Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1424

To W. D. Fox   29 April [1851]


His favourite child, Anne, has unexpectedly died.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  29 Apr [1851]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 79)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1425

To John Wickham Flower   23 March [1851]


Thanks JWF for [cirripede] fossils; one species seems from a new formation.

Regrets that his health makes it necessary to decline an invitation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Wickham Flower
Date:  23 Mar [1851]
Classmark:  Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1075

To Josiah Wedgwood III   [after 12 July 1851]


Inquires about the nature of some money recently paid to him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Josiah Wedgwood, III
Date:  [after 12 July 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.10: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1213

To Edward Forbes   [1 May – 5 June 1851]


Comments on MS by C. S. Bate. Bate not aware of other work on Cirripedia; cites Bate’s errors. Would Bate allow CD to use his drawings in Living Cirripedia? [See Living Cirripedia 1: 9–16.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Forbes
Date:  [1 May – 5 June 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 131
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1214

To John Richardson   4 November [1851]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Richardson
Date:  4 Nov [1851]
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealer) (26–7 June 2007)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1267F

To Charles Spence Bate   13 June [1851]


Thanks CSB for drawings of [cirripede] larva and for permission to cite unpublished paper ["On the development of the cirripedes", Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 2d ser. 8 (1851): 324–32]. Describes method of preserving specimens. Mentions Balanus common on tidal rocks at Tenby.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Spence Bate
Date:  13 June [1851]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 44
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1340

To C. S. Bate   18 August [1851]


Thanks CSB for cirripede larvae.

Has been unwell.

Cannot see transverse articulation referred to and does not believe in it.

Sends species synonyms.

Discussion of Chthamalinae.

Suggests using asphalt to seal specimen containers.

Comments on mouth of larva.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Spence Bate
Date:  18 Aug [1851]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1345

From Joseph Dalton Hooker   [c. April 1851]



Wants catalogue of small islands that contain peculiar plants. Thinks complete floras of islands in various stages of depression [subsidence] would provide good data.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 164
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1382

To John Edward Gray   [January 1851]


Is coming tomorrow to see Lorenz Spengler on cirripedes [Auserlesne Schnecken, Muscheln und andre Schaalthiere (1758)] and the remaining sessile cirripedes in the collection. Has finished Balanus.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Edward Gray
Date:  [Jan 1851]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (Zoology letters 2: 57)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1383

To Charles Lyell   [November–December 1851]


Detailed critique of CL’s A manual of elementary geology [3d ed. (1851), used in editing 4th ed. (1852)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [Nov–Dec 1851]
Classmark:  Kinnordy MS (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1384

To John Mumford   1 January 1851


Receipt for £3 5s, proceeds of a lecture, for the Down Coal and Clothing Club.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Mumford
Date:  1 Jan 1851
Classmark:  The Royal Society (LUB: D17)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1385

To Rowland Hill   6 January 1851


Drawings of the apteryx in three positions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Rowland Hill, 2d Viscount Hill
Date:  6 Jan 1851
Classmark:  Sotheby’s, New York (dealers) (2006)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1385F
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