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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
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