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From Edward Blyth   [3 April 1856]

Summary

Reports observations on Indian pigeons from David Scott at Hansi. EB adds remarks on Indian breeds he has encountered. Suggests Egypt, Turkey, and Syria would be good places from which to obtain specimens. Believes domestic races are all descended from Columba livia; their calls are all similar and they pair indiscriminately.

Guinea-fowl.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3 Apr 1856]
Classmark:  DAR 98: A140–A143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1849

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  • … DCP-LETT-1849

To Charles Lyell   [14–28 June 1849]

Summary

Mentions illness of Emma Darwin.

Comments on CL’s Second visit to the United States [1849].

His water treatment by J. M. Gully.

CD’s contribution ["Geology"] to J. W. Herschel’s Manual of scientific enquiry [(1849), Collected papers 1: 227–50].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [14–28 June 1849]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.78)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1242

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  • … To Charles Lyell   [14–28 June 1849] …
  • … Mss.B.D25.78) Charles Robert Darwin Malvern [14–28 June 1849] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … on CL’s Second visit to the United States [1849]. His water treatment by J. M. Gully. …
  • … to J. W. Herschel’s Manual of scientific enquiry [(1849), Collected papers 1: 227–50]. …
  • … London: John Murray. 1845. Lyell, Charles. 1849. A second visit to the United States of …
  • … was born 15 January 1850. C.  Lyell 1849 . An annotated copy is in the Darwin Library–CUL. …
  • … penalties of dissent’ ( C.  Lyell 1849 , 1: 212). He also lauded the non-denominational …
  • … to Roderick Impey Murchison, [before 30 May 1849] , on this subject. Prince Albert …
  • … a fellow of the Geological Society on 2 May 1849 and was formally admitted on 30 May ( …
  • … of popular education (pp.  229–32). C.  Lyell 1849 , 1: 350–2, in which Lyell quoted CD’s …
  • … s copy. See letter to J.  S. Henslow, 6 May 1849 , n.  2. Probably Katharine Murray Lyell, …
  • … lecture at the Royal Institution on 8 June 1849 entitled, ‘On the delta and alluvial plain …
  • … ancient and modern’. It was reported in Athenæum , no. 1130, 23 June 1849, pp.  646–7. …
  • … CD’s chapter on geology in Herschel ed. 1849 ( Collected papers 1: 227–50). …
  • … Murchison 1849. See letter …

To Swale and Wilson   [on or before 24 October 1849]

Summary

Orders books [Hugh Miller, Foot-prints of the Creator (1849)

and Carl Wilhelm von Humboldt, Thoughts and opinions of a statesman, Sir Arthur Helps, ed. (1849)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Swale and Wilson
Date:  [on or before 24 Oct 1849]
Classmark:  W. H. Thorpe (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1263

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  • … To Swale and Wilson    [on or before 24 October 1849] …
  • … private collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down [on or before 24 Oct 1849] Swale and Wilson …
  • … Hugh Miller, Foot-prints of the Creator (1849) and Carl Wilhelm von Humboldt, Thoughts and …
  • … opinions of a statesman , Sir Arthur Helps, ed. (1849)]. …
  • … Press. 1985–. Humboldt, Karl Wilhelm von. 1849. Thoughts and opinions of a statesman. A …
  • … news-vendors ( Post Office London directory 1849). CD’s Account Book (Down House MS) shows …
  • … Dated from the reference to Hugh Miller’s book ( Miller 1849 ) and from the letter to M.   …
  • … E. Lyell, [24 October 1849] , in which CD stated he had just ordered a copy …
  • … of the work for himself. Miller 1849 . CD …
  • … recorded having read it on 21 November 1849 (DAR 119; Correspondence vol.  4, Appendix …
  • … Darwin Library–Down. K.  W. von Humboldt 1849 . CD did not record reading this work until …
  • … Arthur Helps. London. Miller, Hugh. 1849. Footprints of the Creator: or, the Asterolepis …

To Charles Lyell   3 July [1849]

Summary

Discusses CL’s Second visit to the United States [1849]. Corrects CL’s error regarding location of Megatherium finds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  3 July [1849]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.79)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1248

Matches: 10 hits

  • … To Charles Lyell   3 July [1849] …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25.79) Charles Robert Darwin Down 3 July [1849] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … CL’s Second visit to the United States [1849]. Corrects CL’s error regarding location of …
  • … volcanic rocks having driven off all the gaseous matter ( C.  Lyell 1849 , 2: 286). A …
  • … review of C.  Lyell 1849  appeared in the Athenæum , no. …
  • … 1130, 23 June 1849, pp.  640–2. …
  • … University Press. 1985–. Lyell, Charles. 1849. A second visit to the United States of …
  • … C.  Lyell 1849 , 1: 349. See South America , p.  105. CD’s specimen was found at Punta …
  • … Pachydermata, Edentata and Rodentia’. No second edition of C.  Lyell 1849  was published. …
  • … C.  Lyell 1849 , 2: 294, in which Lyell remarked that there was an equatorial telescope …

To M. E. Lyell   [24 October 1849]

Summary

Asks MEL to translate page of paper by Sven Lovén ["Ny art af Cirripedia", Ofvers. K. Vetensk. Acad. Forh. Stockholm 1 (1844): 192–4]. CD is "dreadfully interested" in the barnacles [Alepas squalicola] described.

Hopes Charles Lyell’s "craters of Denudation" prosper.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Mary Elizabeth Horner; Mary Elizabeth Lyell
Date:  [24 Oct 1849]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 332
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1266

Matches: 9 hits

  • … To M.  E. Lyell   [24 October 1849] …
  • … 332 Charles Robert Darwin Down [24 Oct 1849] Mary Elizabeth Horner/Mary Elizabeth Lyell …
  • … to the Geological Society on 19 December 1849 (C.  Lyell 1850a). St Jago (S\ {a}o Tiago), …
  • … Foärhandlingar 1: 192–4. Miller, Hugh. 1849. Footprints of the Creator: or, the …
  • … letter to Albany Hancock, [29 or 30 October 1849] , in which CD refers to having received …
  • … of Lovén’s paper ( Lovén 1844 ) in his letter to Albany Hancock, 29 September [1849] . See …
  • … letter to Sven Lovén, 12 November 1849 . Hugh Miller’ …
  • … s Foot-prints of the creator ( Miller 1849 ). See letter to …
  • … Swale and Wilson, [on or before 24 October 1849] . Charles Lyell’s paper on …

Etty, William (1787–1849)

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  • … William Etty 1787–1849 Painter. …

To J. S. Henslow   [7 October 1849]

Summary

Thanks JSH for information and suggestions on benefit clubs,

and for a shipment of fossil cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [7 Oct 1849]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A89–A90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1283

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To J.  S. Henslow   [7 October 1849] …
  • … DAR 93: A89–A90 Charles Robert Darwin Down [7 Oct 1849] John Stevens Henslow …
  • … Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette , no. 42, 20 October 1849, pp.  662–3. Letter from …
  • … J.  D. Hooker, 24 June 1849 . …
  • … to the letter from J.  D. Hooker, 24 June 1849 , which CD received on or around 4 October …
  • … in letter to J.  D. Hooker, 12 October 1849 . The conjectured date is the Monday following …

To Albany Hancock   [29 or 30 October 1849]

Summary

Thanks him for specimens of Alcippe.

Comments on sketches by AH and on cirripede paper by Lovén.

Discusses Lithotrya and its burrowing habits.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  [29 or 30] Oct 1849
Classmark:  Maine Historical Society
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1262

Matches: 9 hits

  • … To Albany Hancock   [29 or 30 October 1849] …
  • … Maine Historical Society Charles Robert Darwin Down 29 Oct 1849 30 …
  • … Oct 1849 Albany Hancock …
  • … The Athenæum , no. 1143, 22 September 1849, p.  966, reported CD’s comments on Hancock’s …
  • … See letters to Albany Hancock, [ c . 21 September 1849] and …
  • … 29 September [1849]. CD in fact deferred examining Alcippe until after he had finished …
  • … destroying these genera’. Lovén 1844. See letter to M.  E. Lyell, [24 October 1849] . See …
  • … letter to Sven Lovén, 12 November 1849 . Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. The …
  • … the correctness of his names. See letter to Albany Hancock, 29 September [1849] , n.  3. …

To Roderick Impey Murchison   [before 30 May 1849]

Summary

CD believes that floating ice and glaciers produce indistinguishable effects in actions such as scoring or polishing rocks.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st baronet
Date:  [before 30 May 1849]
Classmark:  Murchison 1849, p. 67 n.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1241A

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To Roderick Impey Murchison   [before 30 May 1849] …
  • … Murchison 1849, p. 67 n. …
  • … Charles Robert Darwin Malvern [before 30 May 1849] Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st baronet …
  • … a note to Murchison’s paper on glacial detritus in the Alps (Murchison 1849, p.  67 n. ), …
  • … was read at the Geological Society on 30 May 1849. Murchison argued in his paper that the …
  • … from observations in America’ (Murchison 1849, p.  67 n. ). For CD’s views on the action …

To J. D. Hooker   9 April 1849

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Does not recommend that JDH publish extracts of his letters from India in the Athenæum.

CD criticises JDH’s observations on glacial deposits in Himalayas as insufficiently clear and detailed.

CD will live to finish barnacles and make a fool of himself over species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  9 Apr 1849
Classmark:  DAR 114: 114
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1239

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   9 April 1849
  • … DAR 114: 114 Charles Robert Darwin Malvern 9 Apr 1849 Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … surviving letters are complete. See letters to H.  E. Strickland, [4 February 1849] and …
  • … 10 February [1849] . J.  D. Hooker 1848a. CD’s annotated copy is in the Darwin Library– …
  • … 28 March, see letter to J.  D. Hooker, 28 March 1849 . See the second letter from J.   …
  • … D. Hooker, 3 February 1849 , n.  7. …
  • … of the Athenæum (28 April and 13 October 1849) contained more positive reviews of his …

To Sven Lovén   12 November 1849

Summary

To make his monograph on cirripedes complete, would appreciate a specimen of Alepas squalicola, which CD is sure is a new genus.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Sven Ludvig (Sven) Lovén
Date:  12 Nov 1849
Classmark:  Centrum för vetenskapshistoria, Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien (Sven Lovéns arkiv, Inkommande brev, vol E1:3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1269

Matches: 8 hits

  • … To Sven Lovén   12 November 1849
  • … Inkommande brev, vol E1:3) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Nov 1849 Sven Ludvig (Sven) Lovén …
  • … squalicola , came from Lovén. See letter from J.  G. Forchhammer, [15 November 1849] . …
  • … Down Farnborough Kent Nov. 12. 1849 Sir I hope that your kindness & well-known zeal for …
  • … by Mary Elizabeth Lyell (see letters to M.  E. Lyell, [24 October 1849] , and to Charles …
  • … Lyell, [1 November 1849]). Apparently CD did not receive a specimen from Lovén, perhaps …
  • … he sent to CD (see letters to J.  G. Forchhammer, 1 December [1849] , and to J.  J. …
  • … S. Steenstrup, 30 December [1849]). After examining specimens of this cirripede, a …

To W. J. Hooker   [c. February 1849]

Summary

Thanks WJH for information on J. D. Hooker’s progress.

J. D. Hooker promised a copy of his Galapagos paper. Can WJH forward one to the Athenaeum?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Jackson Hooker
Date:  [c. Feb 1849]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’ Correspondence English letters A–J 1849, 27: 155)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1218

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To W.  J. Hooker   [ c . February 1849] …
  • … Directors’ Correspondence English letters A–J 1849, 27: 155) Charles Robert Darwin Down [ …
  • … c. Feb 1849] William Jackson Hooker …
  • … until 1851, printed texts were available in 1849. CD probably refers to ‘The vegetation of …
  • … Archipelago’ (J.  D. Hooker 1851b). See also letter to J.  D. Hooker, 28 March 1849 . …
  • … letter from J.  D. Hooker, 3 February 1849 ). Parcels appear to have taken about six …

To J. D. Hooker   12 October 1849

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CD thinks great dam across Yangma valley is a lateral glacial moraine.

Reports on Birmingham BAAS meeting.

Details of water-cure.

Barnacles becoming tedious; careful description shows slight differences constitute varieties, not species.

Lamination of gneiss.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12 Oct 1849
Classmark:  DAR 114: 116
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1260

Matches: 12 hits

  • … To J.  D. Hooker   12 October 1849
  • … DAR 114: 116 Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Oct 1849 Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … to 18 October. Athenæum , no. 1146, 13 October 1849, p.  1039, ‘The Table-land of Thibet’. …
  • … Letter from J.  D. Hooker, 24 June 1849 , at that time in John Stevens Henslow’s …
  • … See letter to Susan Darwin, [19 March 1849] , for James Manby Gully’s treatment of CD’s …
  • … letter to H.  E. Strickland, 29 January [1849], n.  6. See letter to Charles Lyell, [on or …
  • … of Botany 2: 247–329. Humboldt, Alexander von. 1849. Aspects of nature, in different lands …
  • … and Agricultural Gazette , no. 40, 6 October 1849, p.  628). The Yangma River valley. …
  • … See letter from J.  D. Hooker, 24 June 1849 . South America , pp.  62–7. The formations of …
  • … letter from J.  D. Hooker, 3 February 1849 . Elizabeth Juliana Sabine, who had translated …
  • … Ansichten der Natur ( A.  von Humboldt 1849 ). CD did not read it until February 1852 (DAR …
  • … president of the British Association, 1849–50. Henry Thomas De la Beche did not deliver a …

To H. E. Strickland   10 February [1849]

Summary

HES’s letter will fructify to some extent: CD will try to be more faithful to rigid virtue and priority. Would not adopt his own notion in cirripede book without prior approval by others. Will not append "Darwin" to any of his species. Feels sure many others share his aversion.

Asks HES’s opinion on retention of generic name Conchoderma.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hugh Edwin Strickland
Date:  10 Feb [1849]
Classmark:  Museum of Zoology Archives, University of Cambridge (Strickland Papers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1225

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To H.  E. Strickland   10 February [1849] …
  • … letter to H.  E. Strickland, [4 February 1849] , case A; and letter from H.   …
  • … E. Strickland, 8 February 1849 . …
  • … Strickland Papers) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Feb [1849] Hugh Edwin Strickland …
  • … from H.  E. Strickland, 15 February 1849 . Agassiz 1842–6  and Agassiz 1848. Probably …
  • … letter to H.  E. Strickland, 29 January [1849], n.  5. Lorenz Oken’s name was inserted in …
  • … 362. See letter from H.  E. Strickland, 15 February 1849  and n.  4. See the enclosure to …

Troschel, F. H. (1810–82)

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  • … and natural history, University of Bonn, 1849; professor, 1851. An expert on malacology, …
  • … ichthyology, and herpetology. Editor of the journal Archiv für Naturgeschichte , 1849–80. …
  • … Archiv für Naturgeschichte 1849–80 Verhandlungen des naturhistorischen Vereines der …

To ?   [28 February 1849]

Summary

Thanks correspondent for lecture tickets, but regrets he will be unable to attend.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [28 Feb 1849]
Classmark:  John Wilson (dealer) (Catalogue 40/20)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1230

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  • … To ?    [28 February 1849] …
  • … Wilson (dealer) (Catalogue 40/20) Charles Robert Darwin Down [28 Feb 1849] Unidentified …
  • … records the date as ‘[“28 February 1849”]’, which is presumably taken from an endorsement. …

To J. G. Forchhammer   1 December [1849]

Summary

Inquires about parcel of cirripede specimens lost in transit. Asks him to tell Steenstrup about the loss.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johan Georg Forchhammer
Date:  1 Dec [1849]
Classmark:  University of Copenhagen, Mineralogical Museum Archives
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1273

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To J.  G. Forchhammer   1 December [1849] …
  • … Museum Archives Charles Robert Darwin Down 1 Dec [1849] Johan Georg Forchhammer …
  • … 25 January [1850] ). See letter to J.  J. S. Steenstrup, 30 December [1849]. See …
  • … letters to Albany Hancock, 29 September [1849] , and to Sven …
  • … Lovén, 12 November 1849, n.  2. CD may have been anxious to dissect this barnacle because …
  • … from J.  G. Forchhammer, [15 November 1849] , Forchhammer stated that the parcel went by …
  • … St Petersburg (the Globe , 22 November 1849). The reason CD had not received the parcel …

To J. G. Forchhammer   12 November [1849]

Summary

Encloses a letter to be forwarded to Sven Lovén, asking for a specimen of a remarkable cirripede. Still anxious to receive JGF’s specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johan Georg Forchhammer
Date:  12 Nov [1849]
Classmark:  University of Copenhagen, Mineralogical Museum Archives
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1268

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To J.  G. Forchhammer   12 November [1849] …
  • … Museum Archives Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Nov [1849] Johan Georg Forchhammer …
  • … See letter to Sven Lovén, 12 November 1849 . See …
  • … letter to Albany Hancock, 29 September [1849] . Letter to J.   …
  • … G. Forchhammer, 25 September [1849]. CD placed all species of Cineras within the genus …

To George Ransome   27 [August 1849]

Summary

Regrets that state of his health prevents acceptance of invitation [to be present at inauguration of J. S. Henslow as President of Ipswich Museum in Dec 1850].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Ransome
Date:  27 [Aug 1849]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1335

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To George Ransome    27 [August 1849] …
  • … Cleveland Health Sciences Library Charles Robert Darwin Down 27 [Aug 1849] George Ransome …
  • … to members of the Museum; by 8 September 1849 it had been decided to issue limited numbers …
  • … for public sale ( Athenæum , no. 1141, 8 September 1849, pp.  113–14). …
  • … The first portraits were issued by 20 October 1849, see letter to J.   …
  • … S. Henslow, [7 October 1849] , n.  4. CD eventually made arrangements with Maguire to sit …

To Charles Lyell   [1 November 1849]

Summary

Discusses CL’s refutation of CD’s concept of "craters of elevation" and CL’s new concept of "craters of denudation". Mentions examples of such craters. Admits that his own concept of these craters was unsatisfactory. Urges CL to publish article ["On craters of denudation", Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 6 (1850): 207–34].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [1? Nov 1849]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.83)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1264

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  • … To Charles Lyell   [1 November 1849] …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25.83) Charles Robert Darwin Down [1? Nov 1849] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … was due to propose candidates for the Royal Medal at a meeting on 16 November 1849. See …
  • … letter to Charles Lyell, [18 November 1849] , n.  5, for an account of the voting. …
  • … Geological Society, on Wednesday 7 November 1849. The minute book records that CD attended …
  • … endorsement on the letter, ‘6 ? 8 Nov 1849’, but since CD did not attend another council …
  • … See also letter to Charles Lyell, [2 September 1849] . The translation of Lovén 1844 . See …
  • … letter to M.  E. Lyell, [24 October 1849] . Probably for the council meeting of the …
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John Murray

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Darwin's most famous book On the origin of species by means of natural selection (Origin) was published on 22 November 1859. The publisher was John Murray, who specialised in non-fiction, particularly politics, travel and science, and had published…

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  • …  Clowes & make the poor workman some present’ (12 June [1849] Letter 1245 ). Darwin’s …