Illustration of RF's fossil cirripede specimens by J. de C. Sowerby.
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Sir
I send one line to say that I have got back some of your specimens safe
& drawn, & taken all the others to
I wish with all my heart that my M.S. was printed & done with, for I have become at last tired of the fossil species.—
This obviously requires no answer.—
Yours sincerely | & | obliged | C. Darwin
- f1 1315.f1Dated by CD's reference to having visited James de Carle Sowerby (see letter to J. de C. Sowerby, [13 April 1850]).
- f2 1315.f2See letter to James de Carle Sowerby, [13 April 1850].
- f3 1315.f3CD experienced protracted delays with the preparation of the plates for Fossil Cirripedia and did not actually go to press with his first volume for the Palaeontographical Society until early 1851.
- f4 1315.f4Possibly a reference to CD's foreign species of barnacles, which were given to James de Carle Sowerby (see letter to J. de C. Sowerby, 4 May ).
- f5 1315.f5CD ‘commenced systematic Sessilia’ on 28 April 1850, as recorded in his ‘Journal’ (Correspondence vol. 4, Appendix I).