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To a librarian   [early September? 1854]

Summary

Will return all but two volumes; requests four titles, including Pepys’s Diaries, but not the first volume.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [early Sept? 1854]
Classmark:  British Library (Surrogate RP 9763)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1592F

Matches: 1 hit

To ?    16 August [1854–8]

Summary

Should like to examine the correspondent’s Madeira cirripedes but is too much occupied with other subjects of natural history.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  16 Aug [1854-8]
Classmark:  DAR 224
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1578A

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To John Higgins   23 March [1854]

Summary

Discusses investments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  23 Mar [1854]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/76)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1561

Matches: 2 hits

  • Darwin, C. R. Higgins, John …
  • … period in Grt. N.  R. Debentures My dear Sir | With thanks | Yours sincerely | C.  Darwin

From Richard Thomas Lowe   19 September 1854

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Summary

The land shells, both fossil and recent, of Madeira and Porto Santo have features peculiar to them, so RTL would have no difficulty in identifying them.

Author:  Richard Thomas Lowe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Sept 1854
Classmark:  DAR 205.9: 392
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1593

Matches: 1 hit

From H. C. Watson   20 November [1854]

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Sends a count of the number of species of flowering plants and ferns on the islands of Fayal and Flores in the Azores.

Author:  Hewett Cottrell Watson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov [1854]
Classmark:  DAR 205.4: 101
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1605

Matches: 1 hit

To J. D. Hooker   [November–December 1854]

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[Recto:] CD defines "aberrant genus".

[Verso:] JDH’s list of families, [presumably] with aberrant genera, and [presumably] the number of species in each genus.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [Nov–Dec 1854]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 222a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1596

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From Hewett Cottrell Watson   [19 November 1854]

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In response to CD’s query, HCW says he cannot supply "any list of species as the flora of a single and sterile soil". Suggests a possible source of information, and provides some figures for Britain, but these apply to diverse soils.

Author:  Hewett Cottrell Watson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [19 Nov 1854]
Classmark:  DAR 205.9: 402
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1604

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Watson, H. C. Darwin, C. R. …
  • Darwin’s Natural selection: being the second part of his big species book written from 1856 to 1858. Edited by R. C. …

To John Higgins   5 October [1854]

Summary

Discusses lost investment opportunity.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  5 Oct [1854]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/82)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1594

Matches: 2 hits

  • Darwin, C. R. Higgins, John …
  • … many thanks for your trouble | Believe me | My dear Sir | Your’s sincerely | C.  R. Darwin

To the Ray Society   [before 23 January 1854]

Summary

"A letter having been read from Mr. Darwin stating that the MSS of the 2nd vol. of his work [Living Cirripedia] extended to 900 pages it was resolved that the whole be published in one volume."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ray Society
Date:  [before 23 Jan 1854]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Library MSS RAY)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1549

Matches: 1 hit

To William Robert Grove   26 April [1854]

Summary

Is honoured by his election to the Philosophical Club [of the Royal Society].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Robert Grove
Date:  26 Apr [1854]
Classmark:  Royal Institution of Great Britain (Grove Papers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1567

Matches: 2 hits

  • Darwin, C. R. Grove, W. R. …
  • … thanks | I remain | Your’s very faithfully | C.  Darwin W.  R. Grove Esq e | F.R.S. &c &c— …

From G. R. Waterhouse   11 November 1854

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Sends list of aberrant forms of Curculionidae.

Discusses in detail the artificiality of Carl Johan Schönherr’s classification. Sound generalisations about geographical distribution depend on sound classifications. Warns against putting too much faith in current catalogues.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Nov 1854
Classmark:  DAR 205.9: 401
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1598

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To Thomas Salt   12 July [1854]

Summary

Thanks for money paid into his account. Has not received interest payment from Lord Powis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Salt
Date:  12 July [1854]
Classmark:  Rachel Salt (private collection); sold by Spink’s (dealers), July 2018
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1577F

Matches: 2 hits

  • Darwin, C. R. Salt, Thomas …
  • … 13,000£ to M r . — C. Wilding. — My dear Sir | Your’s very sincerely | C. Darwin T. Salt …

To the Palaeontographical Society   [before 24 February 1854]

Summary

Letter from CD about a monograph of fossil Balanidae. Resolved that CD be asked to complete the monograph.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Palaeontographical Society
Date:  [before 24 Feb 1854]
Classmark:  British Geological Survey Archives (Palaeontographical Society minutes)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1555

Matches: 1 hit

  • Darwin, C. R. Palaeontographical Society …

To John Higgins   18 March [1854]

Summary

Discusses price of a farm.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  18 Mar [1854]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/75)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1560

Matches: 1 hit

To Edward Sabine   28 June [1854]

Summary

Is unequal to taking chair as President of Natural History Section of BAAS meeting in Liverpool. Very little fatigue or excitement brings on swimming of head, nausea, and other symptoms.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Sabine
Date:  28 June [1854]
Classmark:  The Royal Society (Sa: 386)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1574

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To Robert Patterson   21 August [1854]

Summary

Has found a half dozen [cirripede] specimens belonging to William Thompson and a few MS notes. Asks for instructions for sending them to RP.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Patterson
Date:  21 Aug [1854]
Classmark:  Praeger 1935, p. 713
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1579

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To John Lubbock   [September 1854]

Summary

Sends beetle he cannot identify.

Reading J. O. Westwood [Introduction to the modern classification of insects (1839–40)] has reawakened his passion for entomology.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [Sept 1854]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 8 (EH 88206457)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1585

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To John Higgins   25 December 1854

Summary

Discusses his account. Mentions health of children.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  25 Dec 1854
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/83)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1615

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To Saba Holland   4 December [1854]

Summary

Thanks for Lady Holland’s kind present. Will only lend it to his sister-in-law and his aunt.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Saba Holland
Date:  4 Dec [1854]
Classmark:  John Wilson (dealer) (19 January 2011)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1610F

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To John Higgins   9 April [1854]

Summary

Discusses his investments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  9 Apr [1854]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/79)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1566

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