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From Alcide Charles Victor Dessalines d’Orbigny   14 February 1845

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Agrees that CD’s fossil shells do not differ from those ADd’O saw in South America. Apparent differences due to errors by G. B. Sowerby. Collection magnificent; recommends special publication. Enabled ADd’O to correct error in dating of sandstone of Concepción. Lists geological periods represented in collection from Jurassic to Diluvian. Collection includes unusual group of crepidules.

Author:  Alcide Charles Victor Dessalines (Alcide) d’Orbigny
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Feb 1845
Classmark:  DAR 43.1: 62–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-829

From A. C. V. D. d’Orbigny   [14 February 1845?]

Summary

Identifications of CD’s fossil shells. New species marked; many described previously by ADd’O.

Author:  Alcide Charles Victor Dessalines (Alcide) d’Orbigny
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [14 Feb 1845?]
Classmark:  DAR 43.1: 68–89
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-830

From A. C. V. D. d’Orbigny   31 January 1846

Summary

Sends identifications of CD’s Bahia Blanca fossil shells [see 830].

Author:  Alcide Charles Victor Dessalines (Alcide) d’Orbigny
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Jan 1846
Classmark:  DAR 43.1: 66–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-946

From A. C. V. D. d’Orbigny   [June–July 1846]

Summary

ACVDdO asks CD to assist him in finding correspondents willing to provide British fossil shells for his proposed work, Paléontologie universelle, in exchange for parts of ACVDdO’s palaeontological works.

Author:  Alcide Charles Victor Dessalines (Alcide) d’Orbigny
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [June-July 1846]
Classmark:  Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London (Part 2) 2 1846: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-982A
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