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Letter 1268

Darwin, C. R. to Forchhammer, J. G.

12 Nov [1849]

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


Down Farnborough Kent

Nov. 12th

My dear Sir

I beg your pardon for troubling you, but I know not how to send the enclosed letter to Prof. Loven; will you be so kind as to direct it? He has described a most remarkable cirripede (his Alepas squalicola) parasitic on the northern Sharks, & I have written to beseech him for a specimen.— Do you familiarly know him? if so, will you back up my request with a word from yourself.—

I suppose you got my letter a few weeks ago, begging for specimens; I shall be truly anxious to receive them. I hope that you will forgive all this trouble & I think I may trust to your great goodnature to do so.

Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin

Do you know anything of a Cineras from the North, which Eschricht (I do not know whether name spelt right) brought with him to the British Association at Oxford, but I did not then think of describing all the species of Cirripedia.—

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    f1 1268.f1
    See letter to Sven Lovén, 12 November 1849.
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    f2 1268.f2
    See letter to Albany Hancock, 29 September [1849].
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    f3 1268.f3
    Letter to J. G. Forchhammer, 25 September [1849].
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    f4 1268.f4
    CD placed all species of Cineras within the genus Conchoderma, giving their names as synonyms (Living Cirripedia (1851): 136–56).
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    Daniel Frederik Eschricht.
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    f6 1268.f6
    The British Association met in Oxford in 1847. There is no mention of Eschricht in the Report.
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