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To George Brettingham Sowerby Jr   9 January [1850]

Summary

Sends thanks for a note and returned drawing.

He is sending more text.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Brettingham Sowerby, Jr
Date:  9 Jan [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13843

To George Brettingham Sowerby Jr   19 October [1866]

Summary

Lists some alterations which must be made to the drawings [for Variation].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Brettingham Sowerby, Jr
Date:  19 Oct [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 21–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5250

From George Brettingham Sowerby   17 February 1868

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Summary

Sends data from J. G. Jeffreys on the form of shells of the sexes of Mollusca. [See Descent 1: 324, 326.]

Author:  George Brettingham Sowerby, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 82: A55–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5887

To G. B. Sowerby   [1845?]

Summary

Arranges to call on correspondent and bring some shells.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Brettingham Sowerby
Date:  [1845?]
Classmark:  Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, Bibliothèque de Botanique, Paris
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-806

From G. B. Sowerby   [January – February? 1845]

Summary

Cancelled: not a letter. Identifications of fossil shells from various localities in South America. A fragmented collection of notes probably from more than one original set.

Author:  George Brettingham Sowerby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  
Classmark:  DAR 43.1: 6–45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-812

To G. B. Sowerby   [May 1845]

Summary

Asks for list of the Bahia Blanca fossil shells.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Brettingham Sowerby
Date:  [May 1845]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-860

To G. B. Sowerby   12 [November 1845]

Summary

Asks for a meeting in order to go over the shells [which GBS was to describe in the appendix on Tertiary fossil shells in South America].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Brettingham Sowerby
Date:  12 [Nov 1845]
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Autograph File, D)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-926

To G. B. Sowerby   [1 December 1845]

Summary

Cannot find two specimens of S. American fossil shells.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Brettingham Sowerby
Date:  [1 Dec 1845]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-932

To G. B. Sowerby   [3 December 1845]

Summary

Suggests location of lost shell specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Brettingham Sowerby
Date:  [3 Dec 1845]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-933

To G. B. Sowerby   [9? December 1845]

Summary

Discusses GBS’s completion of his descriptions of fossil shells for the appendix to South America.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Brettingham Sowerby
Date:  [9? Dec 1845]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-934

From G. B. Sowerby   [1846]

Summary

Note on editorial details concerning names of fossil shells [for South America, appendix]. The Latin for "Darwin" is "Darvinius".

Author:  George Brettingham Sowerby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1846]
Classmark:  DAR 43.1: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-939

From G. B. Sowerby   17 January 1846

Summary

Describes his reasoning in classifying CD’s Turritella ambulacrum specimens into two sorts. GBS holds that distinguishing characters, whether of species or varieties, should always be noticed. [See South America, appendix, pl. III, fig. 49.]

Author:  George Brettingham Sowerby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Jan 1846
Classmark:  DAR 43.1: 1c–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-943

From G. B. Sowerby   7 February 1846

Summary

Gives his opinion on the tropical character of fossil shells listed by CD. The shells of Navidad [Chile] are not particularly tropical.

Author:  George Brettingham Sowerby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Feb 1846
Classmark:  DAR 43.1: 3–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-949

To George Brettingham Sowerby Jr   31 [March 1846]

Summary

Thanks for his note; as soon as CD knows how many Cordillera Tertiary fossil shells require illustration he will make arrangements for GBS jr to begin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Brettingham Sowerby, Jr
Date:  31 [Mar 1846]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-969

From George Brettingham Sowerby Jr to Emma Darwin   22 July 1863

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Sets out estimate for cutting blocks for illustrations of a trap.

Author:  George Brettingham Sowerby, Jr
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  22 July 1863
Classmark:  DAR 157.2: 101
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4251

From George Brettingham Sowerby and Edward Forbes   28 May 1844

Summary

[Recto is a list of Galapagos shells, by island, signed GBS. Verso is another list of shells in EF’s hand.]

Author:  George Brettingham Sowerby; Edward Forbes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 May 1844
Classmark:  DAR 46.2: B1–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-752
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