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To [William Sharpey]   [1853–72?]

Summary

If Hooker [presumably Joseph Dalton Hooker] knows he is proposed [for something at the Royal Society?] he will enquire if he can attend.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Sharpey
Date:  [1853–1872?]
Classmark:  Duke University, Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library (letter album compiled by William Sharpey, secretary of the Royal Society of London)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13892

To C. S. Bate   10 January [1853]

Summary

Asks if CSB can help him obtain specimen of Verruca.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Spence Bate
Date:  10 Jan [1853]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1471

To Albany Hancock   10 January [1853]

Summary

Grateful for AH’s long letter and suggestions. Delighted at what he says about "complemental males". CD feared no one would believe in them but now that Owen, Dana, and AH accept them, he is content.

Agrees with AH on cross-impregnation; has collected facts on this head but has done nothing with them.

AH’s paper on Alcippe [Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 2d ser. 4 (1849): 305–14] caused him to lose sleep over its anomalous structure.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  10 Jan [1853]
Classmark:  Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1497

To G. R. Waterhouse   18 January [1853]

Summary

Thanks GRW for his sympathy on his ill health. Feels better lately.

Sends thanks to G. P. Deshayes for his advice.

Asks what "original work" GRW has begun so his name will become better known.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Waterhouse
Date:  18 Jan [1853]
Classmark:  McGill University Library, Department of Rare Books
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-944

To W. D. Fox   29 January [1853]

Summary

Discusses education of his sons. Would like to see more diversity.

He is pleased that Richard Owen and others had a good opinion of his first volume [on Living Cirripedia].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  29 Jan [1853]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 82)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1499

To Albany Hancock   29 January [1853]

Summary

Discusses Alcippe. Asks to borrow specimens. Would like to hire fishermen to collect specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  29 Jan [1853]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1498

To Thomas Salt   31 January [1853]

Summary

Asks if Thomas Salt can dispose of the £600 Shrewsbury Street mortgage.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Salt
Date:  31 Jan [1853]
Classmark:  Rachel Salt (private collection); sold by Spink’s (dealers), July 2018
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1499F

To Albany Hancock   10 February [1853]

Summary

Has found plenty of male Alcippe on specimens. Would eventually like more specimens. Did not recognise males at first. Has found Alcippe difficult to make out.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  10 Feb [1853]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1500

To Albany Hancock   12 February [1853]

Summary

Describes anatomy and growth stages of Alcippe in close detail.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  12 Feb [1853]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1501

To Charles Lyell   15 February [1853]

Summary

Returns Lake Superior [1850], which he already has received from Agassiz. Thanks for pamphlets by C. B. Adams [on Mollusca, Contrib. Conchol. 10 (1851): 189–206; 11 (1852): 207–15].

Describes his dissection of an unusual cirripede [Alcippe lampas] with 12 males attached [see Living Cirripedia 2: 556, 558].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  15 Feb [1853]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.103)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1502

To Josiah Wedgwood III   18 February 1853

Summary

Sends his written consent regarding custody of the deeds of the Owen mortgage. Other financial matters.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Josiah Wedgwood, III
Date:  18 Feb 1853
Classmark:  DAR 210.10: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1503

To Albany Hancock   25 February [1853]

Summary

Asks at what depth Alcippe is found and on what date the shell with Alcippe specimens that AH sent was taken.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  25 Feb [1853]
Classmark:  J. Hancock 1886, p. 275
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1504

From Albany Hancock   25 February 1853

Summary

Discusses taxonomic relations of Alcippe.

Author:  Albany Hancock
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Feb 1853
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1505

To W. E. Darwin   1 March [1853]

Summary

Discusses WED’s affairs and events at Down.

Writes of the benefits of reading.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  1 Mar [1853]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1639

To J. S. Henslow   8 March [1853]

Summary

CD has been reassured about his "speculation" in Mr Warren’s company. Thanks JSH for his advice and trouble.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  8 Mar [1853]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A21–A24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1506

To Thomas Salt   15 March [1853]

Summary

Thanks for finding a purchaser for the Shrewsbury Street Act securities and encloses the Transfers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Salt
Date:  15 Mar [1853]
Classmark:  Shropshire Archives (SA D3651/B/47/2/30)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1506F

From R. Carden   18 March 1853

Summary

Asks when the Transfer will be prepared, so he can have the money ready.

Author:  Robert Carden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Mar 1853
Classmark:  Shropshire Archives (SA D3651/B/47/2/30)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1506G

To Edwin Lankester, Ray Society   19 March [1853]

Summary

Objects to early deadline for submitting manuscript [of Living Cirripedia 2 (1854)]. Discusses illustrations by G. B. Sowerby [Jr].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Lankester; Ray Society
Date:  19 Mar [1853]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.104)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1507

To Charles Wigley   21 March 1853

Summary

Encloses the transfer, signed and witnessed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Wigley
Date:  21 Mar 1853
Classmark:  Shropshire Archives (SA D3651/B/47/2/30)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1507F

To Charles Lyell   24 March [1853]

Summary

Volcanic activity of Mt Kilauea as described by Dana [Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 9 (1850): 347–64]. Discusses the mechanics of volcanic eruption. Disputes view of William Hopkins that simultaneous action by volcanoes of different heights must come from separate lava sources. Notes relationship of continental elevation to volcanic action.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  24 Mar [1853]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.105)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1508
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