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To Richard Owen   [15 December 1837 – 9 June 1838]

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Sends RO a box of fossils from William Darwin Fox, from the Isle of Wight.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  [15 Dec 1837 – 9 June 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 115
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-418F

To Richard Owen   24 [February 1840]

Summary

Asks RO whether he has any MS [of Fossil Mammalia, no. 4] ready and to see that the plates are finished.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  24 [Feb 1840]
Classmark:  The Royal College of Surgeons of England (MS0025/1/5/11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-557

To Richard Owen   [March? 1840]

Summary

Sends a proof title page and asks RO to send a list of plates and contents [of Fossil mammalia] to the printer, Mr Stewart.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  [Mar? 1840]
Classmark:  Christie’s, New York (dealers) (29 October 1993)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-559F

To Richard Owen   25 August [1841–2]

Summary

Sends elephant tooth from Africa. Suggests it may be interesting in light of his [mistaken] memory of Cuvier’s opinion about tusk brought from Peru by Humboldt.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  25 Aug [1841-2]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections Owen correspondence 9/207)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-608

To Richard Owen   [4 February 1842]

Summary

Informs Owen of the fossil finds of F. J. Muñiz in south America.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  [4 Feb 1842]
Classmark:  Enns Entomology Museum, University of Missouri
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-617G

To Richard Owen   [March 1843 – 15 May 1846]

Summary

Invites the Owens to stay at Down, joining Falconer and a few others.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  [Mar 1843 –15 May 1846]
Classmark:  Michael H. McHugh (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-657

To Richard Owen   [6 March 1847]

Summary

A specimen of Machairodus offered for sale by F. J. Muñiz.

Discusses possible publication in England of paper by Muñiz describing the skeleton.

Sends pamphlet on scarlatina in the Pampas.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  [6 Mar 1847]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections Owen correspondence 9/192)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-938

To Richard Owen   [21 April 1846]

Summary

Asks to visit RO to talk about mammifers of the [Rio] Plata.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  [21 Apr 1846]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.48)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-959

To Richard Owen   21 [June 1846]

Summary

B. J. Sulivan has just arrived with fossil bones from Patagonia. Wants to arrange meeting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  21 [June 1846]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections Owen correspondence 9/204)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-984

To Richard Owen   [April? 1848]

Summary

Pleased at RO’s praise of Coral reefs.

Has read with very great interest RO’s "Report on the archetype" [Rep. BAAS 16 (1846): 169–340]. RO should give name to every letter or number in his woodcuts.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  [Apr? 1848]
Classmark:  R. S. Owen 1894, 1: 209
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-997

To Richard Owen   25 November [1846]

Summary

Asks to borrow specimens of sessile cirripedes from Museum of Royal College of Surgeons.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  25 Nov [1846]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections Owen correspondence 9/201)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1033

To Richard Owen   [1847?]

Summary

Asks to meet RO to get his opinion on zoological points.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  [1847?]
Classmark:  Yale University Medical Historical Library, Harvey Cushing / John Hay Whitney Medical Library (MMS)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1044

To Richard Owen   12 February [1847]

Summary

F. J. Muñiz has offered fossil bones collected around Buenos Aires to the Royal College of Surgeons. He believes he can complete their Megatherium skeleton and provide other specimens. CD feels he should be encouraged in his work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  12 Feb [1847]
Classmark:  The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS-MUS/3/3/9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1061

To Richard Owen   [1849?]

Summary

CD proposes to call for tea if he is well enough on Thursday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  [1849?]
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Autograph File, D)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1089

To Richard Owen   [4 February 1848]

Summary

Has been invited to contribute geological instructions [to J. F. W. Herschel, ed., Manual of scientific enquiry (1849); Collected papers 1: 227–50]. Asks RO whether remarks on coral reefs appertain to geology rather than zoology.

Looks forward to visit by Owens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  [4 Feb 1848]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1150

To Richard Owen   [26 March 1848]

Summary

Describes his new microscope and its advantages for dissecting. Suggests RO might discuss topic [in his contribution to J. F. W. Herschel, ed., Manual of scientific enquiry (1849)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  [26 Mar 1848]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1166

To Richard Owen   [2 April 1848]

Summary

Apologises for length of notes of advice for microscopic work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  [2 Apr 1848]
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard (MS Hyde 77: 2. 82. 1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1167F

To Richard Owen   [24 February 1849]

Summary

Thanks RO for his note on Conchoderma hunteri [see Living Cirripedia 1: 153].

Has been very unwell; has lost four-fifths of his time. Will go to Malvern to try the water-cure for his vomiting, which regular doctors cannot cure.

Has done some pretty homological work with cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  [24 Feb 1849]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1228

To Richard Owen   [January – 23 March 1850]

Summary

CD regrets the trouble RO has had about C. G. Ehrenberg’s parcel.

He is reading On the nature of limbs [1849] with uncommon interest and admires the way Owen worked out the toes.

Also has read On parthenogenesis [1849] with great interest.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  [Jan – 23 Mar 1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1231

To Richard Owen   28 April [1850]

Summary

Discusses possibility of providing B. J. Sulivan with a vessel for fossil hunting in Patagonia.

Asks RO to ask Mrs Dixon about borrowing cirripede specimen.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  28 Apr [1850]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1322
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