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DCP-LETT-1282

Summary

Cancelled: part of 1014. Has been dissecting an animal about the size of a pin-head for the last half month. Could spend another month on it 'and daily see some more beautiful structure'.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  [1850?]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 120
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1282

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To John Higgins   27 May [1850]

Summary

Discusses his account.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  27 May [1850]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/35)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1334

Matches: 2 hits

  • Darwin, C. R. Higgins, John …
  • … of M r Hardy’s farming Believe me | Yours very faithfully | C.  Darwin J.  Higgins, Es q …

To Robert Fitch   [6 February 1850]

Summary

RF’s specimens have arrived.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  [6 Feb 1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1302

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To Wilhelm Dunker   3 March [1850]

Summary

Explains that he is working on recent and fossil Cirripedia, and asks if WD can aid him with specimens of Roemer’s Pollicipes species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Wilhelm Bernhard Rudolph Hadrian Wilhelm (Wilhelm) Dunker
Date:  3 Mar [1850]
Classmark:  Antiquariat Inlibris (dealers) (www.vialibri.net/552display_i/year_1850_0_877528.html, accessed 16 October 2015)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1306F

Matches: 1 hit

To Robert Fitch   5 May [1850]

Summary

Thanks him for additional fossil cirripede specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  5 May [1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1325

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To Richard Owen   10 September [1850]

Summary

Asks to borrow specimen of Balanus glacialis from the Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons. It will be necessary to disarticulate it, but CD will return the valves to the Museum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  10 Sept [1850]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (Gen. lib. Owen collect. 9: 199)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1356

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To Robert Fitch   [23 January 1850]

Summary

Thanks for fossil cirripede specimens. "Yours is incomparably the finest collection in the world of fossil Secondary cirripedes."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  [23 Jan 1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1295

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From Abraham Clapham   8 March 1850

Summary

Results of crosses in Phlox.

Author:  Abraham Clapham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Mar 1850
Classmark:  DAR 161: 150
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1309

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  • … Clapham, Abraham Darwin, C. R. …
  • … r Sir | Yours very truly | A.  Clapham C.  Darwin Esq r . I do not wish you to understand …

To J. S. Bowerbank   17 March [1850]

Summary

Thanks JSB for information regarding Sylvanus Hanley’s residence.

Sends stamps for specimen.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Scott Bowerbank
Date:  17 Mar [1850]
Classmark:  University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1312

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  • Darwin, C. R. Bowerbank, J. S. …
  • r Hanley’s residence. I will certainly visit him when next I stay in London; but London unfortunately always disagrees with my health. I enclose with many thanks stamps (which I hope will not be inconvenient) for Eling’s specimen. — Yours very sincerely | C.  Darwin

To A. A. Gould   8 April [1850]

Summary

Parcel from AAG containing cirripede specimens has been received by CD from Hugh Cuming.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Augustus Addison Gould
Date:  8 Apr [1850]
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Augustus A. Gould papers, 1831–66 MS Am 1210: 228)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1320

Matches: 2 hits

  • Darwin, C. R. Gould, A. A. …
  • r Dana gave me some hopes that you possessed some species of Scalpellum. — Pray accept my apologies & thanks & believe | me dear Sir in Haste | Yours sincerely obliged | C.  Darwin

To the Palaeontographical Society   [before 22 February 1850]

Summary

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

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Palaeontographical Society
Date:  [before 22 Feb 1850]
Classmark:  British Geological Survey Archives (Palaeontographical Society minutes)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1304

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  • Darwin, C. R. Palaeontographical Society …

To J. J. S. Steenstrup   15 June [1850]

Summary

Asks him to send additional cirripede specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johannes Japetus Smith (Japetus) Steenstrup
Date:  15 June [1850]
Classmark:  Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen (NKS 3460 4to)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1342

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  • Darwin, C. R. Steenstrup, Japetus …

From the Ray Society   [4–6 November 1850]

Summary

In response to CD’s letter [see 1364] the Secretary is instructed to request that he send a specimen plate to James de Carle Sowerby for estimate of cost.

Author:  Ray Society
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4–6 Nov 1850]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Library MSS RAY)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1366A

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To Robert Fitch   [5 February 1850]

Summary

Asks permission to clean specimen. Describes research on cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  [5 Feb 1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1301

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  • Darwin, C. R. Fitch, Robert …
  • r Flower of Croydon’s small collection I have found two other new & distinct species of Scalpellum from Chalk. — Yours very faithfully | C.  Darwin

To Richard Owen   10 September [1850]

Summary

About to go to press with "wearyful" Fossil Cirripedia [vol. 1 (1851)];

would like to borrow proof-sheets of Frederick Dixon’s work [The geology and fossils of the Tertiary and Cretaceous formations of Sussex (1850)]. Would also like to borrow a specimen of Balanus glacialis from Royal College of Surgeons. Encloses formal request [see 1356].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  10 Sept [1850]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (Gen. lib. Owen collect. 9: 198)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1355

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  • Darwin, C. R. Owen, Richard …
  • … M r Sowerby has shown me the Plates. — Yours very sincerely | C.  Darwin P.S. | It this …

To Salt & Son   26 November [1850]

Summary

Inquires about financial matters.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Salt & Son
Date:  26 Nov [1850]
Classmark:  Shropshire Archives (SA D3651/B/47/1/35)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1372

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  • Darwin, C. R. Salt & Son …
  • … Pray believe me | My dear Sir | Yours sincerely & obliged | C.  R. Darwin M r Salt & son. …

To Robert Fitch   [December? 1850]

Summary

Describes progress of J. de C. Sowerby in engraving fossil cirripede specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  [Dec? 1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1376

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  • Darwin, C. R. Fitch, Robert …
  • r Sowerby but he has yet several in hand. He has, also, arranged the places of all on the Plates; but his progress is intolerably slow. We do all we can to urge him on. I assure you the very week on which I can get from Sowerby proof-Plates & see that the Engravings are correct your specimens shall most faithfully be all returned. Until then I trust to your kindness & liberality to be patient with me. — This obviously requires no answer Yours faithfully obliged | C.  Darwin

To Richard Owen   [January – 23 March 1850]

Summary

CD regrets the trouble RO has had about C. G. Ehrenberg’s parcel.

He is reading On the nature of limbs [1849] with uncommon interest and admires the way Owen worked out the toes.

Also has read On parthenogenesis [1849] with great interest.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  [Jan – 23 Mar 1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1231

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To J. S. Bowerbank   [24 January–7 March 1850]

Summary

Thanks JSB for specimens of fossil Balanidae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Scott Bowerbank
Date:  [24 Jan – 7 Mar 1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.91)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1296

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To John Higgins   13 December [1850]

Summary

Discusses his account. Mentions reduction in rent due to agricultural conditions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  13 Dec [1850]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/38)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1375

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