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To Armand de Quatrefages   20 July [1870]1

Down Beckenham | Kent

July 20th

My dear Sir

A German friend lately asked me for a complete copy of my publications; & I have thought it best to send you a copy, though fuller than you require.—2 I am sure that I feel very grateful & much honoured by the interest which you have taken about my election.— I saw in one of our newspapers the number of votes which I obtained & which I owe to you, & the number was far higher than I had expected.3

With very sincere respect & cordial thanks, I remain | Yours very truly obliged | Ch. Darwin

[Enclosure]4

General Works

Journal of researches into the Nat. History & geology of the countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle5

The Zoology of the voyage of HMS Beagle only edited & superintended by C. Darwin 1840. Consisting of 5 parts. Notes are added by me on the habits & geographical range of the species.6

On the Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection 18597

The variation of plants & animals under domestication in 2 Vols. 18688

Geological Works

The structure & distribution of coral-reefs—with several maps 1842. p1–214.9

Geological observations on volcanic islands with woodcuts 1844. p1–175.10

Geological observations on S. America 1846 p. 1–279— with coloured geological sections & 5 large folding plates of fossil shells, described by Mr Sowerby. The type is small & this a large work in matter.11

On the connection of the Volcanic phenomena in S. America &c— Vol 〈5〉 Transact. Geolog. Soc— Read Mar 183812

On 〈the d〉istribution of the Erratic Boulders 〈in S.〉 America. Geolog. Trans. Vol VI Read 〈Ap〉ril 1841.13

Geolog. works—

On the transportal of erratic boulders from a lower to a higher level. Journal of Geolog. Soc. 1848. p 31514

Notes on the ancient glaciers of Caernarvonshire— London Phil. Mag. Vol XXI 1842. p 18015

On the geology of the Falkland I.s Journal of Geological Soc. 1846. p. 26716

On a remarkable bar of sandstone off Pernabuco   London. Phil. Mag. Oct 1841 p 25717

On the formation of mould   Trans. Geolog. Soc. Vol 5. p 505— Read Nov. 183718

On the parallel roads of Glen Roy— Trans. of Philosoph. Soc. 1839— p 39—19

On the power of ice bergs to make grooves on a submarine surface—London Phil. Mag. Aug. 185520

An account of the fine dust which often falls on vessels in the Atlantic Ocean   Proceedings of Geolog. Soc. 1845. p. 2621

Geolog works

Origin of saliferous [1 word illeg]deposits of Patagonia. Journal of Geolog. Soc— Vol. 2. p 127— 183822

Botanical works—

On the various contrivances by which British & foreign orchids are fertilized. 1862.23

On the movements & habits of Climbing plants. Journal of Linnean Soc. Vol 9. 1865 (Bot) p 1— to 118— This paper has also been published as a separate work.24

On the action of sea-water in the germination of seeds. Journal of Linn. Soc Vol 1. 1857. (Bot) p 130.25

On the agency of bees in the fertilization of papilionaceous flowers. Annals of Nat. Hist. Vol 2. 1858 p. 459—26

On the two forms or dimorphic condition of the species of Primula   Journal of Linn. Soc Vol. 1 1862 (Bot) p. 7727

Botanical works continued

On the existence of two forms & their reciprocal sexual relations in the genus Linum. Journal of Linn. Soc. Vol 7 1863. (Bot) p. 69.28

On the sexual relations of the three forms of Lythrum. Journal of Linn. Soc. Vol 8. 1864 p 16929

On the character & Hybrid-like nature of the illegitimate offspring of dimorphic & trimorphic plants: Journal of Linn. Soc. Vol 10 1857 (Bot). p 393.30

On the specific difference between Primula Veris & Vulgaris, & on the hybrid nature of the common oxlip. Journal of Linn. Soc Vol 10 1867 (Bot). p 437 to 45431

Notes on the fertilization of Orchids— Annals & Mag. of Nat. Hist. Sep. 186932

Zoological works

A monograph of the Cirripedia Part 1—Lepadidæ— Ray Soc. 1851. p1. to 400 with many plates

A monograph of the Cirripedia part 2 Balanidæ.   Ray Soc. 1854 p 1 to 684— Plates

Monograph of fossil Lepadidae: Palæontog. Soc. 1851 p.1 to 86 Plates

Ditto of fossil Balanidæ & Verrucidæ: Pal. Soc. 1854 p.1–4433

Observations on the structure of the genus Sagitta. Annals Nat. Hist. Vol 3. 1844 p.134

Brief descriptions of several terrestrial Planariæ & of some marine species   Annals of Nat. Hist. Vol 14. 1844. p. 24135

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Armand de Quatrefages, 18 July 1870 (Correspondence vol. 18). This letter was previously published in Correspondence vol. 18 without the enclosure, which was discovered subsequently.
See Correspondence vol. 18, letter from Armand de Quatrefages, 18 July 1870 and n. 2. CD refers to William Preyer, who had asked CD for a list of his publications for a biographical sketch (see Correspondence vol. 17, letter from W. T. Preyer, 21 March 1869 and n. 2).
CD refers to Quatrefages’s support for his candidacy for election to the French Académie des Sciences. The newspaper CD refers to has not been identified, but according to the report in the Comptes rendus hébdomadaires des sciences de l’Académie des sciences 71 (1870): 41, CD received sixteen votes, Johann Friedrich von Brandt had nineteen votes, Thomas Henry Huxley had three, and Sven Lovén had one. At the second ballot, Brandt received twenty-two votes and CD sixteen.
The enclosure is in Emma Darwin’s hand and has been pieced together from images of different pages in auction catalogues.
Zoology (1838–43).

Bibliography

‘Account of the dust which falls on vessels in the Atlantic’: An account of the fine dust which often falls on vessels in the Atlantic Ocean. By Charles Darwin. [Read 4 June 1845.] Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society (Proceedings) 2 (1846): 26–30. [Shorter publications, pp. 192–6.]

‘Action of sea-water on the germination of seeds’: On the action of sea-water on the germination of seeds. [Read 6 May 1856.] By Charles Darwin. Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London (Botany) 1 (1857): 130–40.

‘Ancient glaciers of Caernarvonshire’: Notes on the effects produced by the ancient glaciers of Caernarvonshire, and on the boulders transported by floating ice. By Charles Darwin. Philosophical Magazine 3d ser. 21 (1842): 180–8. [Shorter publications, pp. 140–7.]

Climbing plants: On the movements and habits of climbing plants. By Charles Darwin. London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green; Williams & Norgate. 1865.

‘Climbing plants’: On the movements and habits of climbing plants. By Charles Darwin. [Read 2 February 1865.] Journal of the Linnean Society (Botany) 9 (1867): 1–118.

Coral reefs: The structure and distribution of coral reefs. Being the first part of the geology of the voyage of the Beagle, under the command of Capt. FitzRoy RN, during the years 1832 to 1836. By Charles Darwin. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1842.

Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 27 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

‘Dimorphic condition in Primula’: On the two forms, or dimorphic condition, in the species of Primula, and on their remarkable sexual relations. By Charles Darwin. [Read 21 November 1861.] Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society (Botany) 6 (1862): 77–96. [Collected papers 2: 45–63.]

‘Distribution of the erratic boulders’: On the distribution of the erratic boulders and on the contemporaneous unstratified deposits of South America. By Charles Darwin. [Read 5 May 1841.] Transactions of the Geological Society of London 2d ser. 6 (1841–2): 415–31. [Shorter publications, pp. 147–62. For read date, see Proceedings of the Geological Society of London 3 (1838–42): 425.]

‘Fertilization of orchids’: Notes on the fertilization of orchids. By Charles Darwin. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 4th ser. 4 (1869): 141–59. [Collected papers 2: 138–56.]

‘Fertilization of papilionaceous flowers’: On the agency of bees in the fertilization of papilionaceous flowers, and on the crossing of kidney beans. By Charles Darwin. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 3d ser. 2 (1858): 459–65. [Shorter publications, pp. 272–7.]

‘Formation of mould’: On the formation of mould. [Read 1 November 1837.] Transactions of the Geological Society of London 2d ser. 5 (1840): 505–9. [Shorter publications, pp. 124–7.]

Fossil Cirripedia (1851): A monograph on the fossil Lepadidæ, or, pedunculated cirripedes of Great Britain. By Charles Darwin. London: Palaeontographical Society. 1851.

Fossil Cirripedia (1854): A monograph of the fossil Balanidæ and Verrucidæ of Great Britain. By Charles Darwin. London: Palaeontographical Society. 1854.

‘Geology of the Falkland Islands’: On the geology of the Falkland Islands. By Charles Darwin. [Read 25 March 1846.] Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 2 (1846): 267–74. [Collected papers 1: 203–12.]

‘Illegitimate offspring of dimorphic and trimorphic plants’: On the character and hybrid-like nature of the offspring from the illegitimate unions of dimorphic and trimorphic plants. By Charles Darwin. [Read 20 February 1868.] Journal of the Linnean Society of London (Botany) 10 (1869): 393–437.

Journal of researches: Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by HMS Beagle, under the command of Captain FitzRoy, RN, from 1832 to 1836. By Charles Darwin. London: Henry Colburn. 1839.

Living Cirripedia (1851): A monograph of the sub-class Cirripedia, with figures of all the species. The Lepadidæ; or, pedunculated cirripedes. By Charles Darwin. London: Ray Society. 1851.

Living Cirripedia (1854): A monograph of the sub-class Cirripedia, with figures of all the species. The Balanidæ (or sessile cirripedes); the Verrucidæ, etc. By Charles Darwin. London: Ray Society. 1854.

‘Observations on Sagitta’: Observations on the structure and propagation of the genus Sagitta. By Charles Darwin. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 13 (1844): 1–6. [Shorter publications, pp. 167–72.]

Orchids: On the various contrivances by which British and foreign orchids are fertilised by insects, and on the good effects of intercrossing. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1862.

‘Origin of saliferous deposits’: On the origin of saliferous deposits. Salt lakes of Patagonia and La Plata. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 2 (1846): pt 2, 127–8.

Origin: On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1859.

‘Parallel roads of Glen Roy’: Observations on the parallel roads of Glen Roy, and of other parts of Lochaber in Scotland, with an attempt to prove that they are of marine origin. By Charles Darwin. [Read 7 February 1839.] Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 129: 39–81. [Shorter publications, pp. 50–88.]

Planariae’: Brief descriptions of several terrestrial Planariae, and of some remarkable marine species, with an account of their habits. By Charles Darwin. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 14 (1844): 241–51. [Collected papers 1: 182–93.]

‘Power of icebergs’: On the power of icebergs to make rectilinear uniformly-directed grooves across and submarine undulatory surface. London, Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine 4th ser. 10 (1855): 96–8.

‘Sandstone off Pernambuco’: On a remarkable bar of sandstone off Pernambuco, on the coast of Brazil. London, Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine 3d ser. 19 (1841): 257–60.

South America: Geological observations on South America. Being the third part of the geology of the voyage of the Beagle, under the command of Capt. FitzRoy RN, during the years 1832 to 1836. By Charles Darwin. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1846.

‘Specific difference in Primula’: On the specific difference between Primula veris, Brit. Fl. (var. officinalis of Linn.), P. vulgaris, Brit. Fl. (var. acaulis, Linn.), and P. elatior, Jacq.; and on the hybrid nature of the common oxlip. With supplementary remarks on naturally produced hybrids in the genus Verbascum. By Charles Darwin. [Read 19 March 1868.] Journal of the Linnean Society (Botany) 10 (1869): 437–54.

‘Three forms of Lythrum salicaria’: On the sexual relations of the three forms of Lythrum salicaria. By Charles Darwin. [Read 16 June 1864.] Journal of the Linnean Society (Botany) 8 (1865): 169–96. [Collected papers 2: 106–31.]

‘Transportal of erratic boulders’: On the transportal of erratic boulders from a lower to a higher level. [Read 19 April 1848.] Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society 4 (1848): 315–23.

‘Two forms in species of Linum’: On the existence of two forms, and on their reciprocal sexual relation, in several species of the genus Linum. By Charles Darwin. [Read 5 February 1863.] Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society (Botany) 7 (1864): 69–83. [Collected papers 2: 93–105.]

Variation: The variation of animals and plants under domestication. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1868.

Volcanic islands: Geological observations on the volcanic islands, visited during the voyage of HMS Beagle, together with some brief notices on the geology of Australia and the Cape of Good Hope. Being the second part of the geology of the voyage of the Beagle, under the command of Capt. FitzRoy RN, during the years 1832 to 1836. By Charles Darwin. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1844.

‘Volcanic phenomena and the formation of mountain chains’: On the connexion of certain volcanic phenomena in South America; and on the formation of mountain chains and volcanos, as the effect of the same power by which continents are elevated. By Charles Darwin. [Read 7 March 1838.] Transactions of the Geological Society of London 2d ser. 5 (1840): 601–31. [Shorter publications, pp. 97–124.]

Zoology: The zoology of the voyage of HMS Beagle, under the command of Captain FitzRoy RN, during the years 1832 to 1836. Edited and superintended by Charles Darwin. 5 pts. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1838–43.

Summary

Sends list of his publications.

Is grateful for interest QdeB has taken in his election [to Académie Française].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7285
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Sent from
Down
Source of text
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.377); Artcurial, Paris (dealers) (24 November 2008, lot 120, and 19 November 2018 (Les Collections Aristophil: Sciences), lot 736); Sotheby’s, New York (dealers) (17 December 2017, lot 8)
Physical description
ALS 2pp & encl LS(A) 6pp

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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7285,” accessed on 22 April 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-7285.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 18

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