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To John Higgins   21 December [1850]


Asks his opinion concerning possible investment. Asks about possible land sale to Mr Mason.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  21 Dec [1850]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/41)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1377

To Albany Hancock   25 December [1850]


Discusses capacity of some cirripedes to bore into rock. Describes progress of his research.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  25 Dec [1850]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1378

To S. P. Woodward   [April 1850 – January 1851]


Thanks JWF and G. R. Waterhouse for cirripede specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Samuel Pickworth Woodward
Date:  [Apr 1850 – Jan 1851]
Classmark:  Wellcome Collection
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13807

From J. D. Dana   [before 29 December 1850]


Gives his opinion that the larval antennae in Lepas correspond with the inferior antennae, the superior not present, as in most Daphnidae. [See 1381.]

Author:  James Dwight Dana
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 29 Dec 1850]
Classmark:  Living Cirripedia (1851): 15 n.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1380A

To J. D. Dana   29 December [1850]


Discusses attachment of antennae in larvae of cirripedes.

Asks for information about how parasitic cirripedes are attached to host.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Dwight Dana
Date:  29 Dec [1850]
Classmark:  Smith College Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1381

To J. S. Bowerbank   [24 April 1850]


Requests permission to include foreign species in Fossil Cirrpedia (1851). Asks whether sponges arrived. Has not yet heard from Pearce about Pollicipes concinus.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Scott Bowerbank
Date:  [24 Apr 1850]
Classmark:  University of Delaware Library (Mark Samuels Lasner Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1382F

To George Brettingham Sowerby Jr   9 January [1850]


Sends thanks for a note and returned drawing.

He is sending more text.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Brettingham Sowerby, Jr
Date:  9 Jan [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13843

To Robert Fitch   3 November [1850]


Explains that fossil cirripede specimens have not been returned because J. de C. Sowerby has been monstrously delayed with the engravings. Members of Palaeontographical Society have urged Sowerby to complete task.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  3 Nov [1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1366

From the Ray Society   [4–6 November 1850]


In response to CD’s letter [see 1364] the Secretary is instructed to request that he send a specimen plate to James de Carle Sowerby for estimate of cost.

Author:  Ray Society
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4–6 Nov 1850]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Library MSS RAY)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1366A

To J. de C. Sowerby   11 November [1850]


CD likes the engravings [for Fossil Cirripedia (Lepadidae)] but is distressed by JdeCS’s slow progress and is being pressed by owners to return their specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  11 Nov [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1368

To Robert Fitch   11 November [1850]


Describes progress in illustrating fossil cirripede specimens by J. de C. Sowerby.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  11 Nov [1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1369

To Adam Sedgwick   11 October [1850]


Thanks AS for a copy of his book, Discourse [on the studies of the University, 5th ed.].

Thinking of not sending his eldest son [William] to a classical school.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Adam Sedgwick
Date:  11 Oct [1850]
Classmark:  Gerald M. Friedman (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1369F

To Syms Covington   23 November 1850


Thanks SC for box of specimens [of cirripedes].

Often wishes he had settled in one of the colonies because of opportunities for his children.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Syms Covington
Date:  23 Nov 1850
Classmark:  Sydney Mail 9 August 1884
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1370

From J. D. Hooker   26 November 1850


Falconer’s misbehaviour.

Geology of Khashia [Khasi] mountains. Speculations on mountain building and origin of Himalayas.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Nov 1850
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (India letters 1847–51: 314–15 JDH/1/10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1371

To Salt & Son   26 November [1850]


Inquires about financial matters.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Salt & Sons
Date:  26 Nov [1850]
Classmark:  Shropshire Archives (SA D3651/B/47/1/35)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1372

To Josiah Wedgwood III   1 December [1850]


Discusses share dealings and investment matters.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Josiah Wedgwood, III
Date:  1 Dec [1850]
Classmark:  DAR 210.10: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1373

To John Higgins   13 December [1850]


Discusses his account. Mentions reduction in rent due to agricultural conditions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  13 Dec [1850]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/38)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1375

To Robert Fitch   [December? 1850]


Describes progress of J. de C. Sowerby in engraving fossil cirripede specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  [Dec? 1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1376

To Mr Downie?    14 July [1850]


An enquiry about the availability, size, and cost of cork-lined boxes for entomological collections.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Mr Downie
Date:  14 July [1850]
Classmark:  Autos & Autos (dealers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1343A

To William Harris   6 August [1850]


Reports on the fossil cirripedes sent him; several are new, some are "elegant".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Harris
Date:  6 Aug [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1344
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