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To James de Carle Sowerby   21 January [1851]

Summary

CD is pleased with plates [for Fossil Cirripedia (Lepadidae)]; most corrections need only a touch. Requests revises soon and asks how much he owes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  21 Jan [1851]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1386

To Robert Fitch   24 January [1851]

Summary

Collection of fossil cirripedes to be returned. Would RF be willing to donate duplicates to the British Museum?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  24 Jan [1851]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1387

To J. de C. Sowerby   10 February [1851]

Summary

CD likes the plates [for Fossil Cirripedia (Lepadidae)] except pl. I [Scalpellum], which calls for several revisions; he sees that not all corrections were made, but assumes they called for too extensive changes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  10 Feb [1851]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1388

To J. de C. Sowerby   13 February [1851]

Summary

CD appreciates JdeCS’s care. Sends specimens, noting points to be observed. He adds that the figures which have been most troublesome are those of which drawings were made [for Fossil Cirripedia (Lepadidae)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  13 Feb [1851]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1389

To William Jackson Hooker   17 February [1851]

Summary

Encloses letter from J. D. Hooker. Glad he will soon be home.

Everyone will be astonished at oaks and birches of tropics.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Jackson Hooker
Date:  17 Feb [1851]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1390

To J. de C. Sowerby   19 February [1851]

Summary

Comments on JdeCS’s plates [for Fossil Cirripedia (Lepadidae)]. Asks if JdeCS can lend him specimens of fossil Balanidae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  19 Feb [1851]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1391

To Samuel Pickworth Woodward   3 March [1851]

Summary

Cirripede fossil specimens returned.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Samuel Pickworth Woodward
Date:  3 Mar [1851]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1392

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 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

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
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