Offers to send collection of cirripedes to Copenhagen Museum in return for assistance in his research. Mentions publication of Living Cirripedia, vol. 2.
Down Farnborough Kent
As you formerly were very kind in sending me so many valuable fossil cirripedes, I am
anxious to make some, though a very inadequate return.— I shall, therefore, in
the hope that they may be worth accepting by the Copenhagen Museum, put up some
cirripedes, about 77 species in number, as in the annexed list. These species are all named, with the localities in most cases
attached. Some of them are very rare, but most are common species. Of the latter I have
included several varieties, which are <pe>rhaps the most useful part of
the small collection offered. As you are a member of the Ray
With much respect, I remain, dear Sir | Your faithful servant | Charles Darwin
- f1 1589.f1The list is not now with the letter and has not been located. The specimens which CD sent to Steenstrup are still in the Zoological Museum in Copenhagen (see Henry and McLaughlin 1986, p. 4).