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To Charles Wigley   21 March 1853

Summary

Encloses the transfer, signed and witnessed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Wigley
Date:  21 Mar 1853
Classmark:  Shropshire Archives (SA D3651/B/47/2/30)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1507F

To Charles Lyell   24 March [1853]

Summary

Volcanic activity of Mt Kilauea as described by Dana [Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 9 (1850): 347–64]. Discusses the mechanics of volcanic eruption. Disputes view of William Hopkins that simultaneous action by volcanoes of different heights must come from separate lava sources. Notes relationship of continental elevation to volcanic action.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  24 Mar [1853]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.105)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1508

To Albany Hancock   30 March [1853]

Summary

Thanks AH for assistance. Compares Alcippe to South American boring cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  30 Mar [1853]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1509

To J. S. Henslow   31 March [1853]

Summary

Would like to meet JSH in London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  31 Mar [1853]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1510

To C. S. Bate   1 April [1853]

Summary

Thanks for specimens of cirripedes attached to rocks, which show no boring. CD hopes to see some on limestone.

Encourages CSB to do research on the complemental males of Scalpellum vulgare.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Spence Bate
Date:  1 Apr [1853]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1511

To Andrew Crombie Ramsay   9 April [1853]

Summary

Discusses geological foliation and cleavage. Urges ACR to read CD’s remarks on subject in his South America before ACR publishes his paper ["On the lower Palaeozoic rocks", Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 9 (1853): 161–79].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Andrew Crombie Ramsay
Date:  9 Apr [1853]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.106)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1512

To John Higgins   11 April [1853]

Summary

Has changed his bank to Union Bank, Charing Cross Branch.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  11 Apr [1853]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/60)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1513

To T. H. Huxley   11 April [1853]

Summary

Offers to send Ascidia specimens of Beagle voyage. Describes some of them.

Hopes THH will review his book [Living Cirripedia, vol. 1] which has been published for a year with no notice taken of it except briefly by Dana.

Discusses Limulus-like larva. "I have become a man of one idea.– cirripedes morning & night."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  11 Apr [1853]
Classmark:  DAR 145: 150Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1514

To J. A. H. de Bosquet   15 April [1853]

Summary

Discusses the development and morphology of Verruca.

Would be proud to receive memoir ["Les crustacés fossiles du Limbourg" (1854)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Augustin Hubert de Bosquet
Date:  15 Apr [1853]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 124
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1515

From E. A. Darwin   26 April 1853

Summary

Acknowledges the receipt of some securities.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Apr 1853
Classmark:  DAR 262.11: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1516

To Gardeners’ Chronicle   [c. 27 April 1853]

Summary

Solicits information about the kind of syphon required to convey water from a proposed large water tank to existing smaller ones.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [c. 27 Apr 1853]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, no. 19, 7 May 1853, p. 302
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1516A

To J. A. H. de Bosquet   7 June [1853]

Summary

Discusses JAHdeB’s drawing of a Verruca.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Augustin Hubert de Bosquet
Date:  7 June [1853]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.102)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1517

To Charles Lyell   7 June [1853]

Summary

Describes meeting of Geological Society [1 June 1853].

Mentions his criticism of Murchison’s lecture on flints.

Describes Robert Chambers’ "On the glacial phenomena in Scotland" [Edinburgh New Philos. J. 54 (1853): 229–82].

Mentions controversial election of members to the Royal Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  7 June [1853]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.107)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1518

To John Higgins   14 June [1853]

Summary

Discusses account.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  14 June [1853]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/65)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1519

To J. A. H. de Bosquet   18 June 1853

Summary

Thanks for fossil cirripede specimens. Comments on various specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Augustin Hubert de Bosquet
Date:  18 June 1853
Classmark:  DAR 143: 126
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1520

To C. S. Bate   7 July [1853]

Summary

Will quote CSB on discovery of Alcippe lampas.

Hopes CSB continues to look for Verruca on limestone.

Discusses use of CSB’s larvae illustrations [for Living Cirripedia].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Spence Bate
Date:  7 July [1853]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1521

To W. D. Fox   17 July [1853]

Summary

Discusses Rugby and education in general. The enormous proportion of time spent on classics checks interest "in anything in which reasoning & observation comes into play".

Expresses shock and sympathy on learning of the deaths in WDF’s house.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  17 July [1853]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 84)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1522

To J. A. H. de Bosquet   17 July 1853

Summary

Discusses valves in Scalpellum. Comments on JAHdeB’s research on cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Augustin Hubert de Bosquet
Date:  17 July 1853
Classmark:  DAR 143: 127
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1523

To John Murray   24 July [1853]

Summary

Asks JM to forward letter [1525] to Francis Galton "the author of the very interesting volume" Murray recently published.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  24 July [1853]
Classmark:  DAR 249: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1524

To Francis Galton   24 July [1853]

Summary

FG’s volume on his African expedition [Narrative of an explorer in tropical South Africa (1853)] stimulates CD to express his admiration and to hope their acquaintance can be renewed.

Describes his health and life at Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  24 July [1853]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1525
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