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To John Wickham Flower   23 March [1851]


Thanks JWF for [cirripede] fossils; one species seems from a new formation.

Regrets that his health makes it necessary to decline an invitation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Wickham Flower
Date:  23 Mar [1851]
Classmark:  Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1075

To Josiah Wedgwood III   [after 12 July 1851]


Inquires about the nature of some money recently paid to him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Josiah Wedgwood, III
Date:  [after 12 July 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.10: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1213

To Edward Forbes   [1 May – 5 June 1851]


Comments on MS by C. S. Bate. Bate not aware of other work on Cirripedia; cites Bate’s errors. Would Bate allow CD to use his drawings in Living Cirripedia? [See Living Cirripedia 1: 9–16.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Forbes
Date:  [1 May – 5 June 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 131
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1214

To John Richardson   4 November [1851]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Richardson
Date:  4 Nov [1851]
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealer) (26–7 June 2007)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1267F

To Charles Spence Bate   13 June [1851]


Thanks CSB for drawings of [cirripede] larva and for permission to cite unpublished paper ["On the development of the cirripedes", Ann.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]


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

From Joseph Dalton Hooker   [c. April 1851]



Wants catalogue of small islands that contain peculiar plants. Thinks complete floras of islands in various stages of depression [subsidence] would provide good data.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 164
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1382

To John Edward Gray   [January 1851]


Is coming tomorrow to see Lorenz Spengler on cirripedes [Auserlesne Schnecken, Muscheln und andre Schaalthiere (1758)] and the remaining sessile cirripedes in the collection. Has finished Balanus.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Edward Gray
Date:  [Jan 1851]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (Zoology letters 2: 57)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1383

To Charles Lyell   [November–December 1851]


Detailed critique of CL’s A manual of elementary geology [3d ed. (1851), used in editing 4th ed. (1852)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [Nov–Dec 1851]
Classmark:  Kinnordy MS (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1384

To John Mumford   1 January 1851


Receipt for £3 5s, proceeds of a lecture, for the Down Coal and Clothing Club.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Mumford
Date:  1 Jan 1851
Classmark:  The Royal Society (LUB: D17)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1385

To Rowland Hill   6 January 1851


Drawings of the apteryx in three positions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Rowland Hill, 2d Viscount Hill
Date:  6 Jan 1851
Classmark:  Sotheby’s, New York (dealers) (2006)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1385F

To James de Carle Sowerby   21 January [1851]


CD is pleased with plates [for Fossil Cirripedia (Lepadidae)]; most corrections need only a touch. Requests revises soon and asks how much he owes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  21 Jan [1851]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1386

To Robert Fitch   24 January [1851]


Collection of fossil cirripedes to be returned. Would RF be willing to donate duplicates to the British Museum?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  24 Jan [1851]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1387

To J. de C. Sowerby   10 February [1851]


CD likes the plates [for Fossil Cirripedia (Lepadidae)] except pl. I [Scalpellum], which calls for several revisions; he sees that not all corrections were made, but assumes they called for too extensive changes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  10 Feb [1851]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1388

To J. de C. Sowerby   13 February [1851]


CD appreciates JdeCS’s care. Sends specimens, noting points to be observed. He adds that the figures which have been most troublesome are those of which drawings were made [for Fossil Cirripedia (Lepadidae)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  13 Feb [1851]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1389

To William Jackson Hooker   17 February [1851]


Encloses letter from J. D. Hooker. Glad he will soon be home.

Everyone will be astonished at oaks and birches of tropics.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Jackson Hooker
Date:  17 Feb [1851]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1390

To J. de C. Sowerby   19 February [1851]


Comments on JdeCS’s plates [for Fossil Cirripedia (Lepadidae)]. Asks if JdeCS can lend him specimens of fossil Balanidae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  19 Feb [1851]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1391

To Samuel Pickworth Woodward   3 March [1851]


Cirripede fossil specimens returned.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Samuel Pickworth Woodward
Date:  3 Mar [1851]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1392

To William Harris   4 March [1851]


Has finished the last proof of his monograph [Fossil Lepadidae] and returns WH’s specimens. Has named two new species from the collection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Harris
Date:  4 Mar [1851]
Classmark:  British Library (Add 42579: 233–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1393

To J. W. Flower   [11 March 1851?]


Thanks for specimens. Will return books on Monday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Wickham Flower
Date:  [11 Mar 1851?]
Classmark:  Skinner Inc. (dealers) (15 November 2009)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1395F
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