Thanks for fossil cirripede specimens.
Describes progress on his book [Fossil Cirripedia] and his work on living cirripedes. Asks to borrow specimens.
Comments on book [F. C. L. Koch and Wilhelm Dunker, Norddeutschen Oolithgebildes (1837)].
Sends thanks to Friedrich Adolph Roemer and R. A. Philippi for specimens.
7 Park St
Much honoured Sir
I received this morning your letter of the 6
I am making considerable progess in my monograph; I have described 38 fossil
Pedunculated Cirripedia; all the recent Pedunculata including the animal's
body, & I have just finished with the
If you could persuade the distinguished Philippi to send me a specimen (allowing me to disarticulate it) of the Mediterranean species which he has named, it would be doing me the greatest service; for I earnestly wish to avoid renaming a known species—
I am very sorry to hear that your health has been indifferent; it makes your kind assistance to me the more generous.—
With the utmost respect | Yours truly obliged | C. Darwin
Pray thank Romer & Philippi.—
Any parcel addressed as at the head of this letter, will reach me.—
- f1 1359.f1See Fossil Cirripedia (1851): vi for CD's acknowledgment of Dunker's assistance.
- f2 1359.f2CD was in fact writing from Down. He gave Erasmus Alvey Darwin's address for the reason given at the end of the letter.
- f3 1359.f3John Morris.
- f4 1359.f4Friedrich Adolph Roemer and Rudolph Amandus Philippi.
- f5 1359.f5Koch and Dunker 1837, p. 52, Tab. vi, fig. 6; cited in Fossil Cirripedia (1851): 53.
- f6 1359.f6See Fossil Cirripedia (1854): 8, 9 and Living Cirripedia (1854): 193.
- f7 1359.f7Pollicipes carinatus, which was described in Fossil Cirripedia (1851): 60–1 from a specimen supplied by Philippi.