Can AH spare Alcippe specimens for British Museum?
C. S. Bate has found Alcippe off Plymouth.
Discusses returning specimens to AH.
Owes to AH the discussion of powers of excavation of Verruca in Living Cirripedia [vol. 2 (1854)].
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Sir
You may remember that you gave me permission most generously to dissect all your
specimens of Alcippe lampas, which I obtained by dissolving the shell: but I
have one or two in spirits not cut up. Shall I return them? or can you spare them for
Brit: Mus:? I may mention that M
Allow me to thank you cordially & truly for the very great pleasure I derived
from examining Alcippe lampas, which is described in full in my volume, now printed,
& I presume soon to be published by the Ray
With my sincere thanks & with much respect, I remain | My dear Sir | Yours sincerely | Charles Darwin.
- f1 1580.f1See letter to C. S. Bate, 7 July .
- f2 1580.f2Oxynaspis celata (see Living Cirripedia (1851): 134–6).
- f3 1580.f3Davis Strait, between Greenland and Canada, connects Baffin Bay with the Atlantic Ocean. The specimen from Hancock's collection was Balanus porcatus (Living Cirripedia (1854): 256–9).
- f4 1580.f4Living Cirripedia (1854): 529–63.
- f5 1580.f5Living Cirripedia (1854): 512–18. CD prefaced this section by stating: ‘My attention was called to this subject by Mr. Hancock, whose excellent researches on the boring of Mollusca are well known.’ (p. 512).