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To Charles Spence Bate   13 June [1851]

Summary

Thanks CSB for drawings of [cirripede] larva and for permission to cite unpublished paper ["On the development of the cirripedes", Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 2d ser. 8 (1851): 324–32]. Describes method of preserving specimens. Mentions Balanus common on tidal rocks at Tenby.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Spence Bate
Date:  13 June [1851]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 44
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1340

To C. S. Bate   18 August [1851]

Summary

Thanks CSB for cirripede larvae.

Has been unwell.

Cannot see transverse articulation referred to and does not believe in it.

Sends species synonyms.

Discussion of Chthamalinae.

Suggests using asphalt to seal specimen containers.

Comments on mouth of larva.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Spence Bate
Date:  18 Aug [1851]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1345

To C. S. Bate   10 January [1853]

Summary

Asks if CSB can help him obtain specimen of Verruca.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Spence Bate
Date:  10 Jan [1853]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1471

To C. S. Bate   1 April [1853]

Summary

Thanks for specimens of cirripedes attached to rocks, which show no boring. CD hopes to see some on limestone.

Encourages CSB to do research on the complemental males of Scalpellum vulgare.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Spence Bate
Date:  1 Apr [1853]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1511

To C. S. Bate   7 July [1853]

Summary

Will quote CSB on discovery of Alcippe lampas.

Hopes CSB continues to look for Verruca on limestone.

Discusses use of CSB’s larvae illustrations [for Living Cirripedia].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Spence Bate
Date:  7 July [1853]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1521

To C. S. Bate   30 August [1853]

Summary

Sends thanks for recent specimen, which gave him conclusive evidence that Verruca acts only on calcareous rocks.

Asks for a reference on carbonic acid.

Is glad CSB progresses in research on spider-like Crustacea.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Spence Bate
Date:  30 Aug [1853]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1528

To C. S. Bate   29 November [1857]

Summary

Asking for specific information about reproduction in barnacles.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Spence Bate
Date:  29 Nov [1857]
Classmark:  Bonhams (dealers) (22 October 2014)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2175F

From Richard Bishop to Charles Spence Bate    3 December 1857

Summary

Gives observations to be forwarded to CD of impregnation in Balanus.

Author:  Richard Bishop
Addressee:  Charles Spence Bate
Date:  3 Dec 1857
Classmark:  DAR 160: 189
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2179

From Charles Spence Bate   6 January 1864

Summary

Asks CD’s opinion on the accuracy of stating that barley and wheat are different varieties of the same species.

Author:  Charles Spence Bate
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Jan 1864
Classmark:  DAR 160: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4380

From C. S. Bate   [17 February 1868]

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On the proportion of sexes in crabs; coloration and structural differences.

Author:  Charles Spence Bate
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [17 Feb 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 82: A61–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5826

From Charles Spence Bate   11 February 1868

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On the colours of sexes in Crustacea; the structure of male crabs.

Author:  Charles Spence Bate
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 82: A57–60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5864

From C. S. Bate   3 March 1868

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Quotes information from Dr Power on colour of sexes of Crustacea in Mauritius [see Descent 1: 335].

Author:  Charles Spence Bate
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 82: A65–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5973

From C. S. Bate   7 April 1868

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On dentition of moles. On double teeth [see Variation 2: 391].

Difference in size of male and female Crustacea.

Author:  Charles Spence Bate
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 82: A67–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6101

From C. S. Bate   24 May 1868

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On structure of Crustacea; size of claws [see Descent 1: 330–1].

Author:  Charles Spence Bate
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 May 1868
Classmark:  DAR 82: A69–70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6204

To C. S. Bate   25 May [1868]

Summary

Thanks for note about enlarged left arm of Gelasimus.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Spence Bate
Date:  25 May [1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6205

From Charles Spence Bate   1 February 1869

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A case of fighting in crabs (Portunus puber against Carcinus maenas) [see Descent 1: 332].

Author:  Charles Spence Bate
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Feb 1869
Classmark:  DAR 82: 71
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6590

From C. S. Bate   1 March 1869

Summary

On hybridism between the fox and dog; asks whether CD knows of a reliable case of offspring from this cross.

Does CD want details on a white cat with blue eyes, but not deaf?

Author:  Charles Spence Bate
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Mar 1869
Classmark:  DAR 160: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6637

From C. S. Bate   31 July 1869

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Mating practice of Carcinus maenas [see Descent 1: 331].

Difference in size in sexes of Crustacea.

Author:  Charles Spence Bate
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 July 1869
Classmark:  DAR 82: A72–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6847

From C. S. Bate   29 November 1869

Summary

Reports a case of a smooth-leaved holly tree with one branch of prickly leaves; is willing to supply more details.

Author:  Charles Spence Bate
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Nov 1869
Classmark:  DAR 160: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7016

From C. S. Bate   11 December 1869

Summary

Provides further detail on his smooth-leaved holly tree with a spiny-leaved branch; his gardener asserts no budding or grafting has taken place.

Author:  Charles Spence Bate
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Dec 1869
Classmark:  DAR 160: 56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7025
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