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To John William Parker   5 May [1852]


As an author of some scientific works CD is of the opinion that each bookseller should settle, each for himself, the retail price.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John William Parker
Date:  5 May [1852]
Classmark:  Stationers’ Company (Records Pt XI (III) J. W. Parker: autograph letters from authors (TSC/1/F/07/22))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1480A

To J. D. Dana   8 May [1852]


Gratified by JDD’s opinion of his work.

Discusses problem of homologies of cirripede larva in first stage and reasons for his view.

JDD’s information on corals was just what CD needed.

Would like specimen of blind cave rat described by B. Silliman [Jr] ["On the Mammoth Cave of Kentucky", Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 11 (1851): 336] for Waterhouse to examine.

Discusses origin of Australian valleys; he disagrees with JDD’s river-erosion hypothesis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Dwight Dana
Date:  8 May [1852]
Classmark:  Yale University Library: Manuscripts and Archives (Dana Family Papers (MS 164) Series 1, Box 2, folder 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1481

To Henry Norton Shaw, Secretary, Royal Geographical Society   17 May [1852]


Asks for catalogue and latest number of the Journal [of the Royal Geographical Society].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Norton Shaw; Secretary, R. Geographical Soc.
Date:  17 May [1852]
Classmark:  Royal Geographical Society
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1482