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Letter 1304

Darwin, C. R. to Palaeontographical Society

[before 22 Feb 1850]

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    Read letter from CD offering a monograph of British fossil cirripedes.

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5. Read a letter from Mr Chas Darwin offering to prepare for the Society a Monograph of the British Fossil Cirripedia

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    The letter has not been found. The text given has been taken from the minutes of a meeting of the Palaeontographical Society held on 22 February 1850. The minutes record that Henry Thomas De la Beche, Philip de Malpas Grey-Egerton, Charles Lyell, Daniel Sharpe, James Carrick-Moore, John Morris, John Wickham Flower, and James Scott Bowerbank were present.
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    The minutes continue with a resolution ‘that the offer of Mr Darwin be accepted’, followed by a resolution ‘that Sir Chas Lyell and Prof. Forbes be appointed a committee of Superintendance for Mr Darwins Monograph’.
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