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From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
William Jackson Hooker
Date:
[Jan 1850]
Source of text:
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’ Correspondence English letters A–H 1850, 29: 201)
Summary:

Thanks WJH for information about J. D. Hooker; CD was very anxious to hear something about his safety.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Richard Owen
Date:
[Jan – 23 Mar 1850]
Source of text:
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Summary:

CD regrets the trouble RO has had about C. G. Ehrenberg’s parcel.

He is reading On the nature of limbs [1849] with uncommon interest and admires the way Owen worked out the toes.

Also has read On parthenogenesis [1849] with great interest.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
George Robert Waterhouse
Date:
[Jan–June 1850]
Source of text:
Natural History Museum, Library and Archives (Archives DF PAL/100/6/6)
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.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Adam White
Date:
[Jan–Mar 1850]
Source of text:
Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology MSS 405 A. Gift of the Burndy Library)
Summary:

Requests AW to ask Arthur Adams, who is going on a polar expedition to Lancaster Sound, to collect cirripedes.

Asks location of "Cape Rivers".

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:
[3 Jan 1850]
Source of text:
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.90)
Summary:

Discusses CL’s paper, "On craters of denudation" [Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 6 (1850): 207–34], which "will be a thorn in the side of É[lie] de B[eaumont]". Notes evidence from Galapagos overlooked by CL. Mentions other examples of craters.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Robert Fitch
Date:
6 Jan [1850]
Source of text:
Norwich Castle
Summary:

Asks to borrow some more cirripede specimens.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
George Brettingham Sowerby, Jr
Date:
9 Jan [1850]
Source of text:
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Summary:

Sends thanks for a note and returned drawing.

He is sending more text.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Robert Fitch
Date:
10 Jan [1850]
Source of text:
Norwich Castle
Summary:

Thanks him for sending fossil cirripede specimens. Unfortunately one was broken in transit. Asks if James de Carle Sowerby may draw specimens.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Robert Fitch
Date:
15 Jan [1850]
Source of text:
Norwich Castle
Summary:

Discusses fossil cirripede specimens from RF’s collection. Comments on problems of describing their valves.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
William Darwin Fox
Date:
[17 Jan 1850]
Source of text:
Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 75)
Summary:

Account of the birth of Leonard Darwin, during which he administered the chloroform to Emma.

Continues the water-cure.

Has begun work on fossil cirripedes.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
John Stevens Henslow
Date:
17 Jan [1850]
Source of text:
DAR 93: A96–A97
Summary:

Announces birth of his fourth son, Leonard.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
James Scott Bowerbank
Date:
19 Jan [1850]
Source of text:
Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Summary:

Describes result of his dissection of one of JSB’s cirripede specimens, "now a hundred fold more instructive". Awaits fossils from Copenhagen Chalk for comparison with British specimens. Asks permission for J. de C. Sowerby to draw specimens.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Robert Fitch
Date:
[23 Jan 1850]
Source of text:
Norwich Castle
Summary:

Thanks for fossil cirripede specimens. "Yours is incomparably the finest collection in the world of fossil Secondary cirripedes."

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
James Scott Bowerbank
Date:
[24 Jan – 7 Mar 1850]
Source of text:
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.91)
Summary:

Thanks JSB for specimens of fossil Balanidae.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Johannes Japetus Smith (Japetus) Steenstrup
Date:
25 Jan [1850]
Source of text:
Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen (NKS 3460 4to)
Summary:

Thanks JS for fossil cirripedes. Discusses the specimens. Sends thanks to J. G. Forchhammer for specimens.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Albany Hancock
Date:
[26 Jan – Mar 1850]
Source of text:
Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Summary:

Discusses mollusc specimens and related notes sent to AH. Thanks him for cirripede specimens. Discusses various cirripede species.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Robert Fitch
Date:
[28 Jan 1850]
Source of text:
Norwich Castle
Summary:

Thanks him for cirripede specimens. Discusses RF’s collection.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Robert Fitch
Date:
1 Feb [1850]
Source of text:
Norwich Castle
Summary:

Mentions illness.

Describes work on fossil cirripedes. Asks to keep specimens somewhat longer.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:
3 Feb [1850]
Source of text:
DAR 114: 117
Summary:

Hooker’s imprisonment.

Birth of Leonard Darwin.

Barnacles will never end; on to fossils.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
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From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Robert Fitch
Date:
[5 Feb 1850]
Source of text:
Norwich Castle
Summary:

Asks permission to clean specimen. Describes research on cirripedes.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project