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Living and fossil cirripedia

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Darwin published four volumes on barnacles, the crustacean sub-class Cirripedia, between 1851 and 1854, two on living species and two on fossil species. Written for a specialist audience, they are among the most challenging and least read of Darwin’s works…

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  • … He also offered his work to the recently established Ray Society (minutes of council meeting, 4 …
  • … Until 1850, Darwin had probably expected the Ray Society to publish his work on both living and …
  • … approached by James Scott Bowerbank, who had founded the Palaeontographical Society in 1847. ‘With …
  • … would have to be restricted to British species since the society’s brief was to publish work on …
  • … ’. The fossil cirripedes volume was accepted by the Palaeontographical Society by February 1850 , …
  • … in June 1851, it was the third part of volume 5 of the Palaeontographical Society’s publications. …
  • … Balanus. ’ A month later, told Edwin Lankester of the Ray Society that his manuscript on living …
  • … with the volumes on living cirripedes, destined for the Ray Society, were just beginning. New …
  • … and range to a separate section in the volumes of the Ray Society. He also worried about the …
  • … typeface, and the number of plates . In the end, the Ray Society allowed Darwin to integrate …
  • … summer of 1853 was only sent in manuscript form to the Ray Society at the beginning of 1854 , …
  • … in May 1855 as part of the eighth volume produced by the Palaeontographical Society; the monograph …
  • … much in Darwin’s correspondence, but he wrote to the Palaeontographical Society in February 1854 and …

List of correspondents

Summary

Below is a list of Darwin's correspondents with the number of letters for each one. Click on a name to see the letters Darwin exchanged with that correspondent.    "A child of God" (1) Abberley,…

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  • … D. T. (8) Anthropological Society, Vienna (1) …
  • … Chairman, Committee of Papers, Royal Society of London (1) …
  • … W. J. R. (1) Council, Royal Society of London (1) …
  • … Annie (7) Down Friendly Society (3) …
  • … (1) Edinburgh Royal Medical Society (1) …
  • … Margaret (1) Franklin Society (1) …
  • … Isidore (2) Geological Society (1) …
  • … (3) Kent Church Penitentiary Society (1) …
  • … (21) Kippist, Richard Linnean Society (1) …
  • … (2) Librarian, Royal Geographical Society (1) …
  • … Lindvall, C. A. (2) Linnean Society (23) …
  • … Paget, James (34) Palaeontographical Society (5) …
  • … (3) President and council, Linnean Society (1) …
  • … (1) President, Royal Society (2) President, …
  • … Rawson, Arthur (5) Ray Society (18) …
  • … (1) Royal Geographical Society (8) Royal …
  • … of Sciences (1) Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to …
  • … (1) Secretary, American Philosophical Society (2) …
  • … (1) Secretary, Linnean Society (1) Secretary, …
  • … Soc. (2) Secretary, Royal Society (7) …
  • … (54) Undersecretary, Linnean Society (1) …
  • … Zincke, F. B. (8) Zoological Society (1) …
  • … (3) president of Royal Society (1) secretary …
  • … secretary of American Philosophical Society (1) secretary of R. …
  • … Arts (1) secretary of Royal Society (1) …

Darwin in letters, 1851-1855: Death of a daughter

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The letters from these years reveal the main preoccupations of Darwin’s life with a new intensity. The period opens with a family tragedy in the death of Darwin’s oldest and favourite daughter, Anne, and it shows how, weary and mourning his dead child,…

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  • … when, in 1853, he was awarded a Royal Medal by the Royal Society of London for his contributions to …
  • … and plates and settling publication details with the Ray Society for  Living Cirripedia  (1851) …
  • … Fossil Cirripedia  (1854), again published by the Ray Society and the Palaeontographical Society. …
  • … developed into a valued friendship. London scientific society As letters in this …
  • … as revealed in a series of letters pertaining to the Royal Society. In April 1854, when his …

Darwin’s reading notebooks

Summary

In April 1838, Darwin began recording the titles of books he had read and the books he wished to read in Notebook C (Notebooks, pp. 319–28). In 1839, these lists were copied and continued in separate notebooks. The first of these reading notebooks (DAR 119…

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  • … copy of the catalogue of scientific books in the Royal Society of London (Royal Society of London …
  • … Transact 15  [ Transactions of the   Horticultural Society ] Mr Coxe “view of the …
  • … Transactions [ ?Memoirs of the Caledonian Horticultural Society ]: Asa Gray & Torrey …
  • … [ Journal of the Agricultural and Horticultural   Society of India ; Proceedings of the …
  • … 1837] Transactions of the Caledonian Horticultural Society [ ?Memoirs   of the Caledonian …
  • … Horticult. Transactions [ Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London ].— [DAR …
  • … ] Linnæan Transact [ Transactions of the Linnean Society of   London ] Wernerian d …
  • … Association [ Journal of the Royal Agricultural   Society of England ]. Zoolog. Soc. …
  • … List of Books at end of Catalogue of Royal Soc. [Royal Society of London 1839]— Meckel’s …
  • … 1843–4] already (1844) VI. vols. published Lib. Geological Society (read) Goulds Kangaroos …
  • … History of Greece [Grote 1846–56]. Miss. Martineau Society in America [H. Martineau 1837] …
  • … M rs  Whitby [Whitby 1848] In Library of Entomological Society & many allied Books …
  • … Edinburgh Transactions [ Transactions of the   Botanical Society of Edinburgh ] Youatt on …
  • … Journal of Hort Soc. [ Journal of the Horticultural Society of   London ]  must  be read …
  • … Burtons Life of David Hume [Burton 1846] Society in America. Miss Martineau [H. Martineau …
  • … & Wernerian Transacts— [ Transactions of the   Linnean Society of London  and  Memoirs of …
  • … [Loudon 1838] Lists at end of Royal Soc [Royal Society of London 1839] (List from …
  • … Zoolog. Trans [ Transactions of the Zoological Society of   London ]: up to parts published …
  • … Journal [ Journal of the Royal   Geographical Society ] Asiatic Journ. of London to end …
  • … Entomological Soc. [ Transactions of the Entomological   Society of London ]— Vol 1 & 1 st …
  • … of Asiatic Soc of Bengal [ Journal of the   Asiatic Society of Bengal ]. from the 1 st  Volume …
  • … Superior [Agassiz 1850] Nov. Memoirs of Pal. Soc [ Palaeontographical Society. Monograph …
  • … by F. Rozier. Paris. 1773–93.  119: 10a Palaeontographical Society. Monograph Series . …

Darwin in letters, 1847-1850: Microscopes and barnacles

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Darwin's study of barnacles, begun in 1844, took him eight years to complete. The correspondence reveals how his interest in a species found during the Beagle voyage developed into an investigation of the comparative anatomy of other cirripedes and…

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  • … Down Coal Club and helping to establish the Down Friendly Society for which he also acted as …

Darwin in letters, 1858-1859: Origin

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The years 1858 and 1859 were, without doubt, the most momentous of Darwin’s life. From a quiet rural existence filled with steady work on his ‘big book’ on species, he was jolted into action by the arrival of an unexpected letter from Alfred Russel Wallace…

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  • … respective theories of organic change at the Linnean Society of London in July 1858 and prompted the …
  • … Bernhard Tegetmeier, founder and president of the Apiarian Society, provided Darwin with information …
  • … to the reading of the Darwin–Wallace papers at the Linnean Society on 1 July 1858, including a …
  • … public and that he did not attend the meeting of the Linnean Society on 1 July 1858. The …
  • … appear in one or more papers in the Journal of the Linnean Society. But once he had commenced …
  • … acted as referee for several papers submitted to the Royal Society and served on the society’s …
  • … with Darwin receiving the Wollaston Medal of the Geological Society, considered to be the highest …
  • …  (1851 and 1854) ( Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society  15 (1859): xxv). One of the …
  • … require revision since the recent publication by the Linnean Society of the ingenious and original …
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