AH may keep CD's MS as long as he likes.
Comments on various cirripede species. "I mean now to continue at Systematic Part till I have finished."
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Sir
I send one line to beg you to keep my M.S. as long as ever you like. I guessed why you did not write; it was wholly unimportant. I am
sorry for the smash; & sorrier the species do not turn out more interesting: it
is, however, as you say curious about the Ranges.—
The Balanus sent (for which many thanks) is the common B. cranchii of Brit. Authors; I have never seen it from north of Tenby in
S. Wales— I will return it hereafter, if required.— I
Have you several specimens of the Madeira little pedunc: cirripede (which I named
Machairis & have now changed into Oxynaspis) &
if so, & w
Many thanks for your letter In Haste | Yours truly | C. Darwin
- f1 1316.f1The conjectured date is based on CD's request for a specimen of Oxynaspis celata, which was evidently received by CD before his letter to Albany Hancock, 15 [April 1850].
- f2 1316.f2See letter to Albany Hancock, [26 January – March 1850], in which CD stated he was sending to Hancock his specimens and notes on Mollusca.
- f3 1316.f3One of CD's nudibranch molluscs is mentioned in Alder and Hancock 1845–55, pt 6, under the description of Thecacera. The geographical distribution is described in ibid., pt 7, pp. 27–32. There is a copy of the work in the Darwin Library–CUL.
- f4 1316.f4A synonym for Balanus perforatus (Living Cirripedia (1854): 231).
- f5 1316.f5Possibly Balanus balanoides (Living Cirripedia (1854): 267).
- f6 1316.f6Living Cirripedia (1851): 133. See also letter to J. J. S. Steenstrup, 3 April .