Asks about source of paper on the metamorphosis of Pycnogonida for C. S. Bate.
Down Bromley Kent
Did I understand you rightly that you had lately seen somewhere a Paper on the
metamorphoses of the Pycnogons? I want to tell
Ever your's | C. Darwin
- f1 1365.f1Dated from the reference to Charles Spence Bate (see letter to C. S. Bate, 30 August ).
- f2 1365.f2Quatrefages de Bréau 1842. John Lubbock had for the past year been studying the Crustacea. In 1853 he published three papers describing new species of Calanidae, including specimens CD collected on board the Beagle (Lubbock 1853a, 1853b, and 1853c). Lubbock, however, may have sent Bate a more recent and extended work, for in Bate 1855, p. 39, Bate stated: ‘Since the present paper was communicated to the Linnæan Society, the author has had the opportunity, through the kindness of Mr. J. Lubbock, of perusing Dana's great work on Crustacea’. Dana treated the Pycnogonida (which he classed as a family of the arachnoid Entomostraca but which is now ranked as a separate class) in Dana 1852–3, pt 2, pp. 1382–91. See also letter to J. D. Dana, 27 September .
- f3 1365.f3In the last half of 1853, CD's Account book (Down House MS) has several entries for payments to George Brettingham Sowerby Jr, including a large sum on 17 September, for drawings and plates for both Fossil Cirripedia (1854) and Living Cirripedia (1854). The total for 1853 was given as £57 12s. 9d., less the £42 that CD had already advanced to Sowerby through the Ray Society (see letter to J. S. Bowerbank, 28 September , n. 3, for details of part of the loan).