Asks for parts of The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Erebus and Terror [1844–75].
Asks about the arrangement of cirripedes at the Museum; hopes JEG will keep CD's names.
Down Farnborough Kent
As you were so kind as to say that you would complete for me, as far as possible, the
As the numbering of the Parts is not consecutive I thought I
Has the arrangement of the Cirripedes made any progress? I hope that you will make my
work be of such value, as it may possess, by keeping my names, though it may be only
temporarily. I sh
- f1 1564.f1Gray had been at work with John Richardson since 1844 on the zoology of the voyage of the Erebus and Terror (Richardson and Gray 1844–75).
- f2 1564.f2Busk 1852–4. A copy is in the Darwin Library–CUL. CD's notes on this work are in DAR 71: 85–6.
- f3 1564.f3The British Museum (Natural History) possesses only one cabinet of dry cirripede shells mounted on slabs from CD's collection. It also holds an exhibition display of a series of dry specimens of varieties of Balanus amphitrite, accompanied by CD's manuscript list of ‘Shells’ and of ‘Opercular valves’ (Harding 1962, p. 273). According to Withers 1928–53, many of CD's names for the fossil cirripede specimens have been retained although some, of course, have subsequently been altered.
- f4 1564.f4Hugh Cuming had lent his cirripede collection, one of the largest and best in England, to CD (Living Cirripedia (1851): vii).