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To the Secretary, Royal Society    18 November [1855]

Summary

Reluctantly agrees to write a paper (the citation of award of the Royal Medal to J. O. Westwood [Abstracts and papers of RSL 1855]), but feels unfitted for the job.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Secretary, Royal Society
Date:  18 Nov [1855]
Classmark:  DAR 249: 112
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1782A

To the Secretary, Royal Society   18 July 1856

Summary

Recommends W. B. Carpenter’s paper on Foraminifera, pt 2, be published in Philosophical Transactions [R. Soc. Lond. 146 (1856): 547–69].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Secretary, Royal Society
Date:  18 July 1856
Classmark:  The Royal Society (RR3: 40)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1930

To the Secretary, Royal Society   5 March 1858

Summary

C. P. Smyth’s observations on geology and natural history of Tenerife are not precise enough to warrant publication in Philosophical Transactions. Suggests CPS draw up an abstract, for the Proceedings, of specific points actually observed, rather than conclusions arrived at on insufficient grounds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Secretary, Royal Society
Date:  5 Mar 1858
Classmark:  The Royal Society (RR3: 255)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2234

To the Secretary, Royal Society   22 March 1858

Summary

Recommends Leonard Horner’s "Account of some recent researches near Cairo" for publication in Philosophical Transactions [R. Soc. Lond. 148 (1858): 53–9]. Believes all the details and sections should be published in full because of importance of investigations leading to the conclusion that man has existed in Egypt for over 13000 years.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Secretary, Royal Society
Date:  22 Mar 1858
Classmark:  The Royal Society (RR3: 147)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2244

To the Secretary, Royal Society   28 September 1858

Summary

Recommends W. B. Carpenter’s latest part of memoir on Foraminifera be published in Philosophical Transactions [R. Soc. Lond. 149 (1859): 1–41].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Secretary, Royal Society
Date:  28 Sept 1858
Classmark:  The Royal Society (RR3: 41)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2330

From G. G. Stokes   14 April 1876

Summary

The Royal Society have not accepted R. L. Tait’s paper on insectivorous plants; it will be returned to CD, who submitted it.

Author:  George Gabriel Stokes, 1st baronet; Secretary, Royal Society
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 99: 92–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10452

To William Sharpey, Secretary, Royal Society   24 January [1857]

Summary

Feels unqualified to offer advice on research by the expedition; he has never attended to natural history of the region. Suggests collecting Carboniferous plants and studying the geographical extension of sea-borne erratic boulders.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Sharpey; Secretary, Royal Society
Date:  24 Jan [1857]
Classmark:  The Royal Society (MC17: 336)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2206
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