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To G. R. Waterhouse  [January–June 1850]

Summary

Wishes to propose John Lubbock as a member of the Entomological Society.

Asks for B. H. Hodgson’s pamphlet on sheep ["Tame sheep and goats", J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 16 (1847): 1003–26]. Asks for odd numbers of GRW’s work [A natural history of the Mammalia (1846–8)]. Regrets that this work has stopped.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Waterhouse
Date:  [Jan–June 1850]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (Palaeontology letters)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1144

To George Robert Waterhouse   [6 February 1848]

Summary

Invites GRW to a dinner party with other scientists.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Waterhouse
Date:  [6 Feb 1848]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (69)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1154

To G. R. Waterhouse   10 [June 1844 – March 1845]

Summary

Invites GRW and his family to visit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Waterhouse
Date:  10 June 1844 or 10 July 1844 or 10 Aug 1844 or 10 Sept 1844 or 10 Oct 1844 or 10 Nov 1844 or 10 Dec 1844 or 10 Jan 1845 or 10 Feb 1845 or 10 Mar 1845
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13852

To George Robert Waterhouse   5 March [1867?]

Summary

Wishes to know the correct name for the British Museum’s specimen of an Abyssinian wolf described by Wilhelm Rueppell, Neue Wirbelthiere zu der Fauna von Abyssinien [1835–40] .

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Waterhouse
Date:  5 Mar [1867?]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (LIS-Archives, DF100/9 Palaeontology Department Keeper’s correspondence)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1394

To George Robert Waterhouse   8 September [1852]

Summary

Knows no one in Buenos Aires. Suggests sites in South America where Auguste Bravard can find fossils.

Ray Society has delayed distribution [of Living Cirripedia (1851)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Waterhouse
Date:  8 Sept [1852]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1487

To G. R. Waterhouse   29 August [1854]

Summary

Sends fossil cirripedes for the museum’s collection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Waterhouse
Date:  29 Aug [1854]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (Palaeontology letters)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1583

From G. R. Waterhouse   11 November 1854

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Sends list of aberrant forms of Curculionidae.

Discusses in detail the artificiality of Carl Johan Schönherr’s classification. Sound generalisations about geographical distribution depend on sound classifications. Warns against putting too much faith in current catalogues.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Nov 1854
Classmark:  DAR 205.9: 401
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1598

From G. R. Waterhouse   [after 2 March 1855]

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Gives instances of sexual differences in the number of tarsi within species of Coleoptera and also variation in the number of tarsi between related species.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 2 Mar 1855]
Classmark:  DAR 47: 133–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1625

To G. R. Waterhouse   4 March [1855]

Summary

A page of [unspecified] text is missing from a parcel of material received from GRW.

CD "hopes and expects to live to see Carboniferous, & perhaps even Silurian, mammifers!"

Has several questions to ask whenever they meet.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Waterhouse
Date:  4 Mar [1855]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (Palaeontology letters)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1641

From G. R. Waterhouse   [7 March 1855]

Summary

Comparison of skulls of Ichthyosaurus and Cetacea.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [7 Mar 1855]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1642

To G. R. Waterhouse   8 July [1855]

Summary

Asks GRW if there is any easy systematic work on Lepidoptera for his sons. Considers making out the names from descriptions fine practice for the intellect; mere collecting is idle work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Waterhouse
Date:  8 July [1855]
Classmark:  McGill University Library, Department of Rare Books
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1713

From George Robert Waterhouse    [April 1844]

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Regularly attends Owen’s lectures. Owen at pains to show groups are not linked. Thus makes Lepidosiren appear fish-like.

GRW thinks embryology will become chief guide to insect classification. But contradictions between classification based on embryological and adult characters do occur.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Apr 1844]
Classmark:  DAR 48: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2026

From George Robert Waterhouse   14 April 1857

Summary

Has found no reference to construction of bees’ cells in works referred to by CD. Describes cell of Osmia atricapilla. Hive-bees’ cell was described at Entomological Society.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Apr 1857
Classmark:  DAR 181: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2078

From George Robert Waterhouse   10 February 1858

Summary

Bees’ cells. Observations on Osmia atricapilla.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Feb 1858
Classmark:  DAR 181: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2213

From G. R. Waterhouse   13 February 1858

Summary

GRW’s observations of and ideas on bees’ and wasps’ cells.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Feb 1858
Classmark:  DAR 181: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2216

From G. R. Waterhouse   17 April 1858

Summary

Bees’ cells; GRW thinks hexagonal shape is accidental. Encloses notes on cells of Icaria.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Apr 1858
Classmark:  DAR 181: 24b, 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2258

From G. R. Waterhouse   2 August 1858

Summary

Bees’ cells; is the hexagonal shape deliberate or merely the result of lateral pressure on cylinders?

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Aug 1858
Classmark:  DAR 181: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2317

From George Robert Waterhouse   [February 1860]

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It is not true that all the fossil cave bears are of the same species.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Feb 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 47: 152
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2674

To G. R. Waterhouse   1 April [1860]

Summary

Has no drone cells in collection of honeycombs. Discusses construction of cells by bees and ability of bees to judge distances in constructing comb.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Waterhouse
Date:  1 Apr [1860]
Classmark:  The Natural History Museum (General Library, MSS DAR)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2740

To George Robert Waterhouse   12 November [1861]

Summary

Returns a letter from a Mr Walsh – "a clear-headed man on my side". What he says about sea trout in lochs would make a good case for CD if borne out by professional ichthyologists.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Waterhouse
Date:  12 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3317
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