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From the Ray Society   [after 7 October 1850]

Summary

"Resolved that the Secretary be requested to ask Mr. Darwin if he would agree to the publication of his work [Living Cirripedia] in parts."

Author:  Ray Society
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 7 Oct 1850]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Library MSS RAY)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1361

From the Ray Society   [4–6 November 1850]

Summary

In response to CD’s letter [see 1364] the Secretary is instructed to request that he send a specimen plate to James de Carle Sowerby for estimate of cost.

Author:  Ray Society
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4–6 Nov 1850]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Library MSS RAY)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1366A

To the Ray Society   [before 23 January 1854]

Summary

"A letter having been read from Mr. Darwin stating that the MSS of the 2nd vol. of his work [Living Cirripedia] extended to 900 pages it was resolved that the whole be published in one volume."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ray Society
Date:  [before 23 Jan 1854]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Library MSS RAY)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1549

To Ray Society   [before 4 November 1864]

Summary

"Read a letter from Mr Darwin suggesting the Translation of Gaertner’s work [Bastarderzeugung im Pflanzenreich (1849)]."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ray Society
Date:  [before 4 Nov 1864]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Library MSS RAY A: vol. 2, p. 102r: Minute 1118, 4th November 1864)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4654

To Ray Society   [before 7 January 1865]

Summary

Concerning the proposed translation of K. F. von Gärtner’s Bastarderzeugung (1849).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ray Society
Date:  [before 7 Jan 1865]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Library MSS RAY A: vol. 2, p. 106r: Minute 1141, 13th January 1865)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4744F

To Ray Society   [14–18 January 1865]

Summary

"Read a letter from Mr Darwin expressing his regret that the state of his health would not permit of his writing an Introductory Chapter to the Translation of Gaertner’s work [Bastarderzeugung im Pflanzenreich (1849)]."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ray Society
Date:  [14–18 Jan 1865]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Library MSS RAY A: vol. 2, p. 107r: Minute 1146, 3d February 1865)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4764

To Edwin Lankester, Ray Society   [18–22 October 1850]

Summary

CD will write again when he returns to Down and has looked over his MS.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Lankester; Ray Society
Date:  [18–22 Oct 1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1363

To Edwin Lankester, Ray Society   27 October [1850]

Summary

MS [of Living Cirripedia, vol. 1] can be ready in two weeks, but CD would like a decision from the Council of the Ray Society on number of plates. Thinks specimen should be sent to G. B. Sowerby Jr for an estimate on price of engraving. Regrets he is not familiar with routine of the Society. Systematic section will be in two parts; the third part will be on anatomy, habits, etc.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Lankester; Ray Society
Date:  27 Oct [1850]
Classmark:  Empire Autograph Auctions (dealers) (29 March 2000)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1364

To Edwin Lankester, Ray Society   7 November [1850]

Summary

Has sent G. B. Sowerby Jr some skeleton plates [for vol. 1 of Living Cirripedia] which the Council [of the Ray Society] may also wish to see, along with GBS’s finished drawings. He reminds EL that he has not heard about colour for the plates and adds he has not been told what type should be used; gives estimated lengths of part 1 in different sizes of type (part 2 will be fully twice the size of this). Hopes if the Council does not publish part 1 in 1851 it will publish all in 1852.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Lankester; Ray Society
Date:  7 Nov [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1367

To Edwin Lankester, Ray Society   5 December [1850]

Summary

Discusses illustrations [for Living Cirripedia 1 (1851)]. Mentions drawings by G. B. Sowerby [Jr].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Lankester; Ray Society
Date:  5 Dec [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.98)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1374

To Edwin Lankester, Ray Society   4 March [1851]

Summary

Asks EL to request the Council [of the Ray Society] to permit him to have nine plates [for vol. 1 of Living Cirripedia] instead of eight (of which two were to be in colour) and a tenth plate if he pays for it himself.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Lankester; Ray Society
Date:  4 Mar [1851]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1395

To Edwin Lankester, Ray Society   19 July [1851]

Summary

Finds he needs four woodcuts for the introduction [to vol. 1 of Living Cirripedia], which calls for quick action. Will send entire MS by the end of the month.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Lankester; Ray Society
Date:  19 July [1851]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1443

To Edwin Lankester, Ray Society   22 July [1851]

Summary

Will bring MS [of vol. 1 of Living Cirripedia] on the last day of July, and proofs of the eight plates now engraved will be sent soon. CD has failed to get materials for the one coloured plate he wanted, so none will be in colour. There will be ten altogether. He will ask later whether he must pay for the extra one. G. B. Sowerby Jr comes next day to complete drawings for two not yet engraved.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Lankester; Ray Society
Date:  22 July [1851]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1444

To Edwin Lankester, Ray Society   26 July [1851]

Summary

Asks EL whether he should use both Latin and English descriptions of specific characters [in vol. 1 of Living Cirripedia].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Lankester; Ray Society
Date:  26 July [1851]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1446

To Edwin Lankester, Ray Society   30 July [1851]

Summary

Sends completed MS [vol. 1 of Living Cirripedia] with instructions for the printers; reviews number of plates and woodcuts, and offers to pay for extras and for excess corrections, if they occur. Hopes the Council [of the Ray Society] will print his second volume at the end of the ensuing year.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Lankester; Ray Society
Date:  30 July [1851]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1447

To Edwin Lankester, Ray Society   [7 August 1851]

Summary

CD returns home Saturday and would like his servant to take his MS [of Living Cirripedia] to Adlard that morning; he does not have a copy and would on no account re-undergo the labour he has spent on it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Lankester; Ray Society
Date:  [7 Aug 1851]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1448

To Edwin Lankester, Ray Society   [9 August 1851]

Summary

Wants his MS [of Living Cirripedia] taken to Adlard by a trustworthy person and wants to be told when and how it was done; leaves a note for Adlard that he wants proof on the 17th or 18th.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Lankester; Ray Society
Date:  [9 Aug 1851]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1449

To Edwin Lankester, Ray Society   19 March [1853]

Summary

Objects to early deadline for submitting manuscript [of Living Cirripedia 2 (1854)]. Discusses illustrations by G. B. Sowerby [Jr].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Lankester; Ray Society
Date:  19 Mar [1853]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.104)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1507
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