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To John Lubbock   10 [September 1853]


Asks about source of paper on the metamorphosis of Pycnogonida for C. S. Bate.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  10 [Sept 1853]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.97)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1365

To John William Lubbock   6 September [1853]


Will give his support to a school for the poor to be a memorial to the late Sir John Lubbock.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John William Lubbock, 3d baronet
Date:  6 Sept [1853]
Classmark:  The Royal Society (LUB: D18)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1530

To George Johnston   6 September 1853


Thanks for rare Balanus specimens. Asks about their source.

Comments on GJ’s book [Terra Lindisfarnensis (1853)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Johnston
Date:  6 Sept 1853
Classmark:  DAR 146: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1531

To J. D. Hooker   25 September [1853]



Further response to MS of introductory essay to Flora Novae-Zelandiae.

Disbelieving in permanence of species has made little difference to CD in his barnacle work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 Sept [1853]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 150
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1532

To J. D. Dana   27 September [1853]


Admires JDD’s work on Crustacea, corals, and geology.

Commends young John Lubbock to his attention. Hopes JDD can give him encouragement; if he can resist his "great wealth, business, and rank, he may do good work in Natural History".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Dwight Dana
Date:  27 Sept [1853]
Classmark:  Yale University Library: Manuscripts and Archives (Dana Family Papers (MS 164) Series 1, Box 2, folder 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1533