Describes progress of J. de C. Sowerby in engraving fossil cirripede specimens.
Down Farnborough Kent
I send one line to assure you that it is not my fault, or that of the
Palæont. Soc. that your collection (as well as of many other people) has been
detained so utterly unreasonably long. I have got back several of your specimens
quite safe with excellent drawings from M
Yours faithfully obliged | C. Darwin
- f1 1376.f1Dated on the basis that the letter falls between letters to Robert Fitch, 11 November  and 24 January  (Correspondence vol. 5). By the middle of January 1851 CD had received the completed illustrations from James de Carle Sowerby (Correspondence vol. 5, letter to J. de C. Sowerby, 21 January ).