Asks to borrow cirripede specimens. Describes his research.
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Sir
You will be surprised to hear so soon from me; indeed,
perhaps this letter will get to Copenhagen, before you do yourself.— On
reflexion, I should be extremely much obliged to you, if you could lend me the
Cirripedes, which you with so much kindness, offered me, as soon
as you conveniently can. I have now got many valves of fossil Pollicipes in my
house, & before returning them, I sh
These specimens will be of the most essential service to my monograph, & I am sure I feel much indebted to your kindness in offering them to me.—
Pray believe me my dear Sir | Your's very sincerely | C. Darwin
The parcel had better be directed thus (namely to my Brother's House,
& he will inform me of their arrival)
- f1 1255.f1CD had met Johan Georg Forchhammer at the British Association meeting in Birmingham, where Forchhammer had read two papers to section B (chemistry).
- f2 1255.f2Forchhammer had evidently offered to send CD specimens from the Geological Museum of Copenhagen University and to ask Johannes Japetus Smith Streenstrup to make his own collection available (Fossil Cirripedia (1851): v).