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To the Palaeontographical Society1   [before 22 February 1850]

5. Read a letter from Mr Chas Darwin offering to prepare for the Society a Monograph of the British Fossil Cirripedia2


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.
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’.


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

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Palaeontographical Society
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1304,” accessed on 20 April 2018,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 4