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To David Thomas Ansted   25 November [1846]

Summary

Encloses a set of proof sheets of the fossil shells in South America.

Also encloses some specimen sheets by G. B. Sowerby to disseminate as an advertisement.

Asks that E. A. Darwin’s name be added to the lists of subscribers to John Price’s work on the Invertebrata.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  David Thomas Ansted
Date:  25 Nov [1846]
Classmark:  Hans A. O. Baumann (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1032F

To David Thomas Ansted   27 October [1860]

Summary

Comments on interpretation of natural selection in DTA’s Geological gossip [1860].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  David Thomas Ansted
Date:  27 Oct [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2966

CD memorandum   14 February 1863

Summary

Agreement to cancel the bond of D. T. Ansted, dated 19 April 1855. Prof. Ansted is arranging to pay CD what he can.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  David Thomas Ansted
Date:  14 Feb 1863
Classmark:  DAR 210.10: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3985A

From David Thomas Ansted   13 April 1863

Summary

Is ready to make some arrangement to repay CD’s bond. Has written to F. Ransome to help arrange repayment and wants CD to write his opinion of a fair scheme.

Author:  David Thomas Ansted
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Apr 1863
Classmark:  DAR 159: 74
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4088

To D. T. Ansted   15 April 1863

Summary

Discusses the repayment of a loan made by CD to DTA and F. Ransome.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  David Thomas Ansted
Date:  15 Apr 1863
Classmark:  DAR 210.10: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4099

From D. T. Ansted   17 April 1863

Summary

Was unable to see Ransome [to find out whether DTA’s shares in the patent had earned any income so he could repay CD] but believes Ransome’s work will be profitable. Bemoans his own constant financial misfortune and asks CD to give up the deed of his loan to him, on the promise that if the shares ever yield any income, CD will be paid.

Author:  David Thomas Ansted
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Apr 1863
Classmark:  DAR 159: 75
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4104

From D. T. Ansted   23 April 1863

Summary

Is very grateful for CD’s note and return of the bond for £250; promises to repay CD any profits made from those shares, even in the event of DTA’s death.

Is sorry to hear CD is ill.

Author:  David Thomas Ansted
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Apr 1863
Classmark:  DAR 159: 76
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4123

To David Thomas Ansted, assistant secretary, Geological Society of London   [c. January 1845]

Summary

Asks about Fuegian specimens stored at the Geological Society. CD needs them soon.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  David Thomas Ansted
Date:  [c. Jan 1845]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Archives (George P. Merrill photograph collection, R. U. 7177)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-811
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