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To the Secretary, Royal Society   18 July 1856


July 18th./56


I recommend Dr. Carpenter’s paper, Part II. on the Foraminifera, to be published in the Transactions.1

Sir | Your obed. servt | Ch Darwin To the Secy | Royal Socy.—


The second part of William Benjamin Carpenter’s paper on the Foraminifera, on Aveolina and other genera (Carpenter 1856, pt 2), had been read to the Royal Society on 19 June 1856. CD had previously refereed the first part of Carpenter’s paper (on Orbitolites) when it was submitted in 1855 (see Correspondence vol. 5, letter to the Council of the Royal Society, 18 August 1855).


Carpenter, William Benjamin. 1856. Researches on the Foraminifera. Pt 1. Containing general introduction, and monograph of the genus Orbitolites; Pt 2. On the genera Orbiculina, Alveolina, Cycloclypeus and Heterostegina. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 146: 181–236, 547–69.

Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 26 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.


Recommends W. B. Carpenter’s paper on Foraminifera, pt 2, be published in Philosophical Transactions [R. Soc. Lond. 146 (1856): 547–69].

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Charles Robert Darwin
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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1930,” accessed on 11 December 2019,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 6