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To J. E. Gray   18 December 1847

Summary

Seeks permission from the Trustees of the British Museum to borrow the cirripede specimens in the public collection. Explains his intention to produce a monograph of the Cirripedia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Edward Gray
Date:  18 Dec 1847
Classmark:  British Museum (Central Archive ‘Original Papers’, vol. XXXVIII)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1139

To John Edward Gray   [18 December 1847]

Summary

Discusses loan of cirripede specimens from the British Museum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Edward Gray
Date:  [18 Dec 1847]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.71)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1146

To J. E. Gray   5 [or 6] February 1848

Summary

Thanks the Trustees of the British Museum for entrusting to him the collection of Cirripedia and allowing him to disarticulate one specimen of each species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Edward Gray
Date:  [5 or 6] Feb 1848
Classmark:  British Museum (Central Archive ‘Original Papers’, vol. XXXIX)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1153

To J. E. Gray   [5 or 6 February 1848]

Summary

Discusses loan of cirripede specimens from the British Museum and problems of classification. Encloses a note of thanks to be laid before the Trustees [see 1153].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Edward Gray
Date:  [5 or 6] Feb 1848
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.72)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1155

To J. E. Gray   28 [June 1848]

Summary

Mentions returning borrowed book by Camillo Ranzani.

Discusses loan of cirripede specimens from British Museum. "In truth never will a mountain in labour have brought forth such a mouse as my book on the Cirripedia. It is ridiculous the time each species takes me."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Edward Gray
Date:  28 [June 1848]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.74)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1187

To J. E. Gray   29 August [1848]

Summary

It had been suggested to CD that JEG intended to anticipate some of his work on the Cirripedia. CD doubted this because JEG had suggested that CD commence the work and has assisted throughout; however, CD sought assurances regarding JEG’s intentions as he wished that "what little novelty there yet remained in the subject, should be the reward of my work". CD apologises for having spoken to JEG on the subject and will communicate JEG’s assurances to those who had expressed their opinions regarding JEG’s intentions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Edward Gray
Date:  29 Aug [1848]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, Library and Archives (Archives DF ZOO/205/7/256-257)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1197

To John Edward Gray   [January 1851]

Summary

Is coming tomorrow to see Lorenz Spengler on cirripedes [Auserlesne Schnecken, Muscheln und andre Schaalthiere (1758)] and the remaining sessile cirripedes in the collection. Has finished Balanus.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Edward Gray
Date:  [Jan 1851]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, Library and Archives (Zoology letters 2: 57)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1383

To J. E. Gray   28 March [1854]

Summary

Asks for parts of The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Erebus and Terror [1844–75].

Asks about the arrangement of cirripedes at the Museum; hopes JEG will keep CD’s names.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Edward Gray
Date:  28 Mar [1854]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, Library and Archives (Zoology letters 2: 56)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1564

To John Edward Gray   14 January [1856]

Summary

Requests that JEG secure the assistance of Samuel Birch in regard to information about varieties of domesticated animals and plants in China. Encloses memorandum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Edward Gray
Date:  14 Jan [1856]
Classmark:  British Museum (Department of the Middle East, correspondence 1826–67: 1490, 1488)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1820A

To J. E. Gray   19 January [1856]

Summary

Is obliged for JEG’s assistance.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Edward Gray
Date:  19 Jan [1856]
Classmark:  British Museum (Department of the Middle East, correspondence 1826–67: 1491)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1822A

To J. E. Gray   1 July [1856]

Summary

Requests information on ranges of echinoderms for his essay on variation [Natural selection]. Are there genera with representative species in northern and southern seas, but none in tropics?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Edward Gray
Date:  1 July [1856]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, Library and Archives (General Special Collections MSS DAR 69)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1915

To John Edward Gray   27 January [1865]

Summary

Thanks JEG for congratulations [on Copley Medal?].

Mentions JEG’s illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Edward Gray
Date:  27 Jan [1865]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.305)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4755

To John Edward Gray    1 January [1840]

Summary

Testimonial in behalf of JEG’s application for the position of keeper of the zoological department of the British Museum from which John George Children was about to resign.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Edward Gray
Date:  1 Jan [1840]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, Library and Archives (General Library, J. E. Gray Miscellaneous papers vol. 1: f.118)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-548C

To J. E. Gray   17 February [1868]

Summary

Thanks for Nathusius [Die Racen des Schweines (1860)].

CD will call on JEG to hear his views on specific differences of pigs.

Does not know who has "cut me up so severely" in the Athenæum but suspects "your great man in the Museum" [Richard Owen].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Edward Gray
Date:  17 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  The British Library (Egerton MS 2348: 234)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5885

To J. E. Gray   2 March [1868]

Summary

Thanks JEG for answering questions so fully and clearly, especially as he is troubled with his eyes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Edward Gray
Date:  2 Mar [1868]
Classmark:  Winterbourne House and Garden, University of Birmingham (University Herbarium) (WBHERB.HST.L.25.1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5970G

To J. E. Gray   25 January [1843]

Summary

Requests that Charles Lyell be permitted to borrow the coral reef specimens he presented to the British Museum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Edward Gray
Date:  25 January [1843]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, Library and Archives (DF/ZOO/205/4/144)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-660F

To J. E. Gray   9 April [1871]

Summary

Thanks for information on colour differences in sexes of Lemur.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Edward Gray
Date:  9 Apr [1871]
Classmark:  Boston Society of Natural History (papers at the Museum of Science, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7670

To J. E. Gray   4 February [1873]

Summary

Is glad JEG has made out what the guemul is ["On the Guémul", Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 4th ser. 10 (1872): 445–6; 11 (1873): 214–20, 308–10].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Edward Gray
Date:  4 Feb [1873]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.411)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8758

From J. E. Gray   26 August 1848

Summary

Is sorry that any person has misunderstood his intentions. JEG read his papers on cirripedes at the Zoological Society without intending to interfere with CD’s work; he merely wished to record his old observations, made before CD commenced his study, and thought that by so doing he was helping CD. [See "Description of a new species of Anatifa" and "On Thaliella", Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. (1848): 44.]

Author:  John Edward Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Aug 1848
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, Library and Archives (Archives DF ZOO/205/7/254-255)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1196

From J. E. Gray   [1845–75]

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Summary

Lateral teeth in Arcadae.

Author:  John Edward Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1845–75]
Classmark:  DAR 205.5: 216 (Letters)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13814
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