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Letter 1357

Darwin, C. R. to Owen, Richard

[before 28 Apr 1850]

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    Asks to borrow a cirripede specimen from collection of Frederick Dixon.


Down Farnborough Kent


My dear Owen

This requires no answer, without it be a favourable one: it is to say that I am particularly anxious to see a valve of a Cirripede in late Mr Dixon's Collection figured Pl XXVIII fig 9, as well as those other ones (fig. 3 & 4: Pl. XIV) of which I before told you, & which you very kindly said you wd endeavour to borrow for me.—

I hope that you are not killing yourself at your usual rate with hard work—

Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin

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    f1 1357.f1
    Dated from the relationship to the letter to Richard Owen, 28 April [1850] (see n. 2, below).
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    f2 1357.f2
    Tab. XXVIII, fig. 9, refers to F. Dixon 1850. The plate is reproduced in Fossil Cirripedia (1851): 38. The specimen was evidently in the possession of Frederick Dixon's widow, to whom Owen directed CD (see letter to Richard Owen, 28 April [1850]).
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    f3 1357.f3
    Tab. XIV, figs. 3 and 4, are in Sowerby and Sowerby 1812–46, vol. 7.
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