Praise for JL's interesting paper ["On the freshwater entomostraca of South America", Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. n.s. 3 (1854–6): 232–46].
I do not see a word to correct or a suggestion to make on your Paper. It appears to me a nice & interesting notice, & I suppose you mean to send it to theannals.—
I am not surprised at your not having time lately to do much, I am only astonished at your ever finding time to work at Nat. History.
I shall be delighted to see you whenever you may have leisure to come.— Next week I shall probably be from home.—
Have you any surplus stock of F. W. Mollusca for I want some for my little vivarium with its one plant of Anacharis.
Most truly yours | C. Darwin
I was very sorry I was not able to come for both your last very kind invitations.—
- f1 1673.f1Lubbock 1855, on the freshwater Entomostraca of South America, in which Lubbock described four of CD's Beagle specimens of Crustacea. Three were identified as new species: Cypris australis, C. brasiliensis, and Daphnia brasiliensis.
- f2 1673.f2John Lubbock's first four papers on Entomostraca had all been published in the Annals and Magazine of Natural History in 1853 and 1854.
- f3 1673.f3Freshwater Mollusca. CD wanted to see whether they could survive in salt-water. See Correspondence vol. 6.
- f4 1673.f4See letter to J. S. Henslow, 26 March .