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To Albany Hancock  [21 September 1849]

Summary

Describes his research on cirripedes.

Comments on paper by AH ["Notice of a burrowing barnacle", Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 2d ser. 4 (1849): 305–14]. Asks to borrow specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  [21 Sept 1849]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1253

To Albany Hancock   29 September [1849]

Summary

Thanks AH for specimens of Alcippe.

Discusses capacity of Lithotrya to bore its own hole. Believes Arthrobalanus also makes cavities this way.

Asks to see paper on cirripedes by Sven Lovén.

Comments on paper by AH [see 1253].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  29 Sept [1849]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1256

To Albany Hancock   [29 or 30 October 1849]

Summary

Thanks him for specimens of Alcippe.

Comments on sketches by AH and on cirripede paper by Lovén.

Discusses Lithotrya and its burrowing habits.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  [29–30 Oct 1849]
Classmark:  Maine Historical Society
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1262

To Albany Hancock   25 December [1849]

Summary

Discusses the new genus, Alcippe, described by AH ["Notice of the occurrence on the British coast of a burrowing barnacle", Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 2d ser. 4 (1849): 305–14]. Comments on Lithotrya, Clitia, and Anatifa. Discusses cirripede larvae. Asks which Mollusca specimens AH wishes to borrow.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  25 Dec [1849]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (87)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1280

To Albany Hancock   [26 January – March 1850]

Summary

Discusses mollusc specimens and related notes sent to AH. Thanks him for cirripede specimens. Discusses various cirripede species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  [26 Jan – Mar 1850]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1311

To Albany Hancock   [31 March or 7 April 1850]

Summary

AH may keep CD’s MS as long as he likes.

Comments on various cirripede species. "I mean now to continue at Systematic Part till I have finished."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  [31 Mar or 7 Apr] 1850
Classmark:  The New York Public Library. Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1316

To Albany Hancock   15 [April 1850]

Summary

Thanks AH for specimens of cirripedes. Believes all species of Lithotrya bore.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  15 [Apr 1850]
Classmark:  J. Hancock (1886): 258–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1321

To Albany Hancock   12 May [1850]

Summary

Mentions AH’s ["On the boring of the Mollusca into rocks", Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 2d ser. 2 (1848): 225–48]. Discusses anatomy and habits of Lithotrya.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  12 May [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (93)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1327

To Albany Hancock   25 May [1856]

Summary

Wants accurate information on "the economy of nature". Is interested in how far the struggle with other species checks the northern range of any species.

Thanks John Storey for information.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  25 May [1856]
Classmark:  J. Hancock 1886, pp. 277–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1332

To Albany Hancock   25 December [1850]

Summary

Discusses capacity of some cirripedes to bore into rock. Describes progress of his research.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  25 Dec [1850]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1378

To Albany Hancock   8 June [1851]

Summary

Asks whether he can borrow from Joshua Alder an article [Sven Ludvig Lovén, "Ny art af Cirripedia Alepas squalicola", Ofers. Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Förh. 1 (1844): 192–4] in order to have the plate copied. Asks to borrow additional specimen of Ibla.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  8 June [1851]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1433

To Albany Hancock   22 June [1851]

Summary

Thanks AH for assistance and Joshua Alder for his kindness. Ibla specimens offered would not aid him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  22 June [1851]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, General Special Collections (DC AL 1/4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1437

To Albany Hancock   25 December [1852]

Summary

Discusses capacity of some cirripedes to bore into rock.

Mentions Alcippe specimens borrowed from AH.

Relation of sexes in Ibla and Scalpellum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  25 Dec [1852]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1495

To Albany Hancock   10 January [1853]

Summary

Grateful for AH’s long letter and suggestions. Delighted at what he says about "complemental males". CD feared no one would believe in them but now that Owen, Dana, and AH accept them, he is content.

Agrees with AH on cross-impregnation; has collected facts on this head but has done nothing with them.

AH’s paper on Alcippe [Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 2d ser. 4 (1849): 305–14] caused him to lose sleep over its anomalous structure.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  10 Jan [1853]
Classmark:  Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1497

To Albany Hancock   29 January [1853]

Summary

Discusses Alcippe. Asks to borrow specimens. Would like to hire fishermen to collect specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  29 Jan [1853]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1498

To Albany Hancock   10 February [1853]

Summary

Has found plenty of male Alcippe on specimens. Would eventually like more specimens. Did not recognise males at first. Has found Alcippe difficult to make out.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  10 Feb [1853]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1500

To Albany Hancock   12 February [1853]

Summary

Describes anatomy and growth stages of Alcippe in close detail.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  12 Feb [1853]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1501

To Albany Hancock   25 February [1853]

Summary

Asks at what depth Alcippe is found and on what date the shell with Alcippe specimens that AH sent was taken.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  25 Feb [1853]
Classmark:  J. Hancock 1886, p. 275
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1504

From Albany Hancock   25 February 1853

Summary

Discusses taxonomic relations of Alcippe.

Author:  Albany Hancock
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Feb 1853
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1505

To Albany Hancock   30 March [1853]

Summary

Thanks AH for assistance. Compares Alcippe to South American boring cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  30 Mar [1853]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1509
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