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To W. B. Carpenter   [October–December 1846]

Summary

Asks for address of the artist who drew the sections exhibited by WBC at BAAS meeting in September. CD needs drawings of minute corallines, Articulata, and Mollusca.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Benjamin Carpenter
Date:  [Oct–Dec 1846]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1001

To William Benjamin Carpenter   [January? 1847]

Summary

Arranges to meet with WBC to get his advice about buying a microscope.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Benjamin Carpenter
Date:  [Jan? 1847]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.55)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1050

To W. B. Carpenter   13 February 1882

Summary

Asks WBC for his vote and influence in favour of Albert Dicey at the Athenaeum balloting.

CD feels "as old as Methusalem".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Benjamin Carpenter
Date:  13 Feb 1882
Classmark:  DAR 261.6: 8 (EH 88205925)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13681

To William Benjamin Carpenter   26 January [1858]

Summary

Asks WBC to plant some kidney beans [on Holy Island near Arran] and to see whether they are ever visited by bees. If no bees visit the island, it would be "curious" to observe what plants grow there.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Benjamin Carpenter
Date:  26 Jan [1858]
Classmark:  Harris Manchester College Library, Oxford (Letter book D and Letter book D Add.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2043

To W. B. Carpenter   18 November [1859]

Summary

Comments on WBC’s response to the Origin. Hopes he will review it. Acceptance will depend more on men like WBC, with well-established reputations, than on his own writings.

"Lyell thinks the chapter on the Imperfection of the Geological Record not exaggerated."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Benjamin Carpenter
Date:  18 Nov [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 261.6: 1 (EH 88205918)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2535

To W. B. Carpenter   19 November [1859]

Summary

Asks to hear WBC’s conclusion about the Origin when he has read it all. Knows only one believer so far – J. D. Hooker. Sometimes feels frightened that he may be a monomaniac.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Benjamin Carpenter
Date:  19 Nov [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 261.6: 2 (EH 88205919)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2536

To W. B. Carpenter   3 December [1859]

Summary

Delighted by WBC’s letter about Origin. There is now "a great physiologist on our side". "You have done me an essential kindness in checking the odium theologicum in the E[dinburgh] R[eview] … immaterial whether we go quite the same lengths … the principle is everything."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Benjamin Carpenter
Date:  3 Dec [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 261.6: 3 (EH 88205920)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2568

To William Benjamin Carpenter   6 January [1860]

Summary

WBC’s review [of Origin, Natl Rev. 10 (1860): 188–214] will do great good. It "turns the flanks of theological opposers" capitally.

Asks for information about cuckoo eggs and West Indian sheep.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Benjamin Carpenter
Date:  6 Jan [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 261.6: 4 (EH 88205921)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2641

To W. B. Carpenter   6 April [1860]

Summary

Comments enthusiastically on WBC’s review ["The theory of development in nature", Br. & Foreign Med.-Chir. Rev. 25 (1860): 367–404].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Benjamin Carpenter
Date:  6 Apr [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 261.6: 5 (EH 88205922)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2747

To W. B. Carpenter   17 June [1860]

Summary

Must defer WBC’s visit, owing to daughter’s illness.

Comments on response to the Origin. Has been "well pitched into", but cares little, because of support of men like WBC.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Benjamin Carpenter
Date:  17 June [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 261.6: 6 (EH 88205923)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2834

To William Benjamin Carpenter   [13–16 February 1867]

Summary

Asks for specimen [of Eozoon] for J. V. Carus of Leipzig.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Benjamin Carpenter
Date:  [13–16 Feb 1867]
Classmark:  Sotheby Parke Bernet, London (18 June 1979)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5402

To William Benjamin Carpenter   [11 or 18 December 1844]

Summary

Thanks WBC for offer to examine specimen and for offer of slices of shells, but has no achromatic microscope.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Benjamin Carpenter
Date:  [11 or 18] Dec 1844
Classmark:  University of Rochester Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-753

To William Benjamin Carpenter   6 December [1844]

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Summary

Asks WBC if he will examine a specimen of calcareous rock.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Benjamin Carpenter
Date:  6 Dec [1844]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 114
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-797F

From W. B. Carpenter   21 December 1844

Summary

Discusses microscopic examination of rock specimens taken from Pampas deposit and from Chilean tuff. Says he finds organic remains only in the tuff.

Author:  William Benjamin Carpenter
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Dec 1844
Classmark:  DAR 39: 33–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-802

To William Benjamin Carpenter   25 December [1844]

Summary

Is obliged for the account of the structure of the Pampas specimen and its difference from specimens of the modern calcareous bed of Coquimbo in Chile. If he thinks that J. S. Bowerbank can make out the nature of the specimens, they should be shown to him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Benjamin Carpenter
Date:  25 Dec [1844]
Classmark:  Frederick Goldschlager
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-803A

From W. B. Carpenter   2 January [1845]

Summary

Says tuff collected by CD in Pampas and Chile contains organic remains. Wants to examine specimens further and hopes for Government support in doing so.

Author:  William Benjamin Carpenter
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Jan [1845]
Classmark:  DAR 39: 31–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-813

From W. B. Carpenter   5 May 1845

Summary

Discusses the microscopic structure of rock samples from Chile and the Pampas. Describes organic remains found in the samples.

Author:  William Benjamin Carpenter
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 May 1845
Classmark:  DAR 39: 36–41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-865

To W. B. Carpenter   21 April [1873]

Summary

Writes of his extreme interest in WBC’s article ["On the hereditary transmission of acquired psychical habits", Contemp. Rev. 21 (1873): 779–95].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Benjamin Carpenter
Date:  21 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 261.6: 7 (EH 88205924)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8869

To John Lubbock, P. L. Sclater, Charles Lyell, W. B. Carpenter, and Michael Foster   [7 April 1874]

Summary

Circular requesting recipients to sign an enclosed [missing] statement [relating to appeal for Naples Zoological Station] if they approve of it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury; Philip Lutley Sclater; Charles Lyell, 1st baronet; William Benjamin Carpenter; Michael Foster
Date:  [7 Apr 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 97: C52–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9384
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