Parcel from AAG containing cirripede specimens has been received by CD from Hugh Cuming.
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Sir
I write one line to say how sorry I am that I troubled you with a former letter; for on
calling yesterday at M
Pray accept my apologies & thanks & believe | me dear Sir in Haste | Yours sincerely obliged | C. Darwin
- f1 1320.f1The reference in the letter to CD's wish to see species of Scalpellum indicates a date of 1850, the period during which he was preparing descriptions of this genus for Living Cirripedia (1851). CD was in London to attend a council meeting of the Geological Society on 10 April (‘Journal’; Correspondence vol. 4, Appendix I), which might be the occasion on which he visited Hugh Cuming.