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To G. R. Waterhouse   [January–June 1850]

Summary

Wishes to propose John Lubbock as a member of the Entomological Society.

Asks for B. H. Hodgson’s pamphlet on sheep ["Tame sheep and goats", J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 16 (1847): 1003–26]. Asks for odd numbers of GRW’s work [A natural history of the Mammalia (1846–8)]. Regrets that this work has stopped.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Waterhouse
Date:  [Jan–June 1850]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (Palaeontology letters)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1144

To Richard Owen   [January – 23 March 1850]

Summary

CD regrets the trouble RO has had about C. G. Ehrenberg’s parcel.

He is reading On the nature of limbs [1849] with uncommon interest and admires the way Owen worked out the toes.

Also has read On parthenogenesis [1849] with great interest.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  [Jan – 23 Mar 1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1231

To Nathaniel Thomas Wetherell   8 [August 1850]

Summary

Has not completed description of NTW’s Loricula. Wants permission to have it figured by James de Carle Sowerby. Does NTW have other fossil cirripedes?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nathaniel Thomas Wetherell
Date:  8 [Aug 1850]
Classmark:  Kotte Autographs (dealers) (April 2019)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1267

DCP-LETT-1282

Summary

Cancelled: part of 1014. Has been dissecting an animal about the size of a pin-head for the last half month. Could spend another month on it 'and daily see some more beautiful structure'.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  [1850?]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 120
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1282

To W. J. Hooker   [January 1850]

Summary

Thanks WJH for information about J. D. Hooker; CD was very anxious to hear something about his safety.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Jackson Hooker
Date:  [Jan 1850]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: English letters A–H 1850, 29: 201
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1285

To Adam White   [January–March 1850]

Summary

Requests AW to ask Arthur Adams, who is going on a polar expedition to Lancaster Sound, to collect cirripedes.

Asks location of "Cape Rivers".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Adam White
Date:  [Jan–Mar 1850]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1286

To Charles Lyell   [3 January 1850]

Summary

Discusses CL’s paper, "On craters of denudation" [Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 6 (1850): 207–34], which "will be a thorn in the side of É[lie] de B[eaumont]". Notes evidence from Galapagos overlooked by CL. Mentions other examples of craters.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [3 Jan 1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.90)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1287

To Robert Fitch   6 January [1850]

Summary

Asks to borrow some more cirripede specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  6 Jan [1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1288

From Charles Pickering   9 January 1850

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Summary

Lists plants of Metia or Aurora Island collected during visit in Sept 1839. Flora same as that of neighbouring Tahiti.

Author:  Charles Pickering
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Jan 1850
Classmark:  DAR 205.4: 99
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1289

To Robert Fitch   10 January [1850]

Summary

Thanks him for sending fossil cirripede specimens. Unfortunately one was broken in transit. Asks if James de Carle Sowerby may draw specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  10 Jan [1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1290

To Robert Fitch   15 January [1850]

Summary

Discusses fossil cirripede specimens from RF’s collection. Comments on problems of describing their valves.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  15 Jan [1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1291

To W. D. Fox   [17 January 1850]

Summary

Account of the birth of Leonard Darwin, during which he administered the chloroform to Emma.

Continues the water-cure.

Has begun work on fossil cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [17 Jan 1850]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 75)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1292

To J. S. Henslow   17 January [1850]

Summary

Announces birth of his fourth son, Leonard.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  17 Jan [1850]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A96–A97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1293

To J. S. Bowerbank   19 January [1850]

Summary

Describes result of his dissection of one of JSB’s cirripede specimens, "now a hundred fold more instructive". Awaits fossils from Copenhagen Chalk for comparison with British specimens. Asks permission for J. de C. Sowerby to draw specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Scott Bowerbank
Date:  19 Jan [1850]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1294

To Robert Fitch   [23 January 1850]

Summary

Thanks for fossil cirripede specimens. "Yours is incomparably the finest collection in the world of fossil Secondary cirripedes."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  [23 Jan 1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1295

To J. S. Bowerbank   [24 January–7 March 1850]

Summary

Thanks JSB for specimens of fossil Balanidae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Scott Bowerbank
Date:  [24 Jan – 7 Mar 1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.91)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1296

To J. J. S. Steenstrup   25 January [1850]

Summary

Thanks JS for fossil cirripedes. Discusses the specimens. Sends thanks to J. G. Forchhammer for specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johannes Japetus Smith (Japetus) Steenstrup
Date:  25 Jan [1850]
Classmark:  Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen (NKS 3460 4to)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1297

To Robert Fitch   [28 January 1850]

Summary

Thanks him for cirripede specimens. Discusses RF’s collection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  [28 Jan 1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1298

To Robert Fitch   1 February [1850]

Summary

Mentions illness.

Describes work on fossil cirripedes. Asks to keep specimens somewhat longer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  1 Feb [1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1299

To J. D. Hooker   3 February [1850]

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Summary

Hooker’s imprisonment.

Birth of Leonard Darwin.

Barnacles will never end; on to fossils.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 Feb [1850]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 117
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1300
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