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To ?    16 August [1854–8]

Summary

Should like to examine the correspondent’s Madeira cirripedes but is too much occupied with other subjects of natural history.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  16 Aug [1854-8]
Classmark:  DAR 224
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1578A

To a librarian   [early September? 1854]

Summary

Will return all but two volumes; requests four titles, including Pepys’s Diaries, but not the first volume.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [early Sept? 1854]
Classmark:  The British Library (Surrogate RP 9763)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1592F

To ?   19 December [1852 or 1854]

Summary

Ray Society has given CD 22 copies [of Living Cirripedia, vol. 1].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  19 Dec [1852 or 1854]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.100)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1464

To ?   [after 1836?]

Summary

[Excised fragment only.] "I am greedy for facts.—"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [after 1836?]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.626)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13858

To?   [1870–82]

Summary

Printed acknowledgment of the receipt of a letter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1870–82]
Classmark:  DAR 133: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13859

From [?]   [?]

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Summary

Hybrid fish.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  DAR 205.7: 283–4 (Letters)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13860

From [?]   [?]

Summary

"but most of them [verily?] Christened by myself they may be indulged with a"

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  DAR (CD Library-Eschwege 1832)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13861

From [?]   [?]

Summary

[Fragmentary strip.] Discusses pigeons, Australia, Regents Park.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  DAR (CD Library - Volz 1852)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13862

To ?   [?]

Summary

Asks correspondent if he would prefer the President’s signature alone or with those of other scientific men.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  B. Altman (dealer) (3 October 1982)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13864

To ?   [?]

Summary

Can the correspondent get some pamphlets written by Dr [Max?] Stengel.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  Robert F. Batchelder (dealer) (Cat. 39)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13864A

To [?]   [?]

Summary

Last page of a letter with a P.S. "I am getting together a few points to investigate".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (18 December 1995)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13864G

To ?   [?]

Summary

[Signature cut from a letter; the reverse contains the words "you must … that I know nothing of your private".]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  Eric Korn (dealer)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13864H

To ?   1 March [1843 or later]

Summary

Regrets not having a duplicate of one of his books to give away. "You will before long no doubt be able to borrow a copy."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  1 Mar [1843-82]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (12 November 1963)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13865

To ?   28 April [1863?]

Summary

Discusses exchange of photographs with Édouard Claparède, "for whom I feel the highest respect".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  28 Apr [1863?]
Classmark:  Christie’s (dealers) (6 August 1975, lot 176)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13866

To ?   2 May [1869 or later]

Summary

"When a man has laboured hard in science & has proved that he is capable of original research, he may [some]times indulge in speculation [&] the public will indulge him. But even in this case it is a common error to speculate too largely, for speculation is far easier than observation or experiments . . ."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  2 May [1869-82]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (28 March 1983)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13866A

To ?   7 August [1843–68?]

Summary

Declines invitation to ride because he is "so very subject to headache".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  7 Aug [1843-68]
Classmark:  Christie’s (dealers) (24 October 1979)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13867

To ?   7 December [1855–7?]

Summary

Concerning specimens he wants collected in the Azores.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  7 Dec [1855-7]
Classmark:  DAR 249: 93 (photocopy)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13867A

To ?   31 December [1852–3]

Summary

Responds to correspondent’s request for information about shells from the Coquimbo beds in Chile. Difficulty in deciding on age of deposits and species. Notes views of Alcide d’Orbigny.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  31 Dec [1852-3]
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Autograph File, D)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13872

To ?   23 January [1843–6 or 1856–69]

Summary

Obliged for memoir with illustrations on most interesting point [unspecified] to occur in many years.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  23 Jan [1843-6 or 1856-69]
Classmark:  Edward Ford (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13873

To ?   [1860 or later?]

Summary

Is "almost certain" plant is Menispermum canadense.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1860 or later?]
Classmark:  Glenbow Museum
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13875
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