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Letter 2037

Darwin, C. R. to Huxley, T. H.

4 Jan [1857]

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    Congratulations [on Mrs H's delivery].

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    Balanus balanoides positively identified by CD.


Down Bromley Kent

Jan. 4th

My dear Huxley

I congratulate you heartily on Mrs Huxley's troubles being over.— It is a horrid affair at the best of times; & I fear a repitition will not make you feel younger.—

The Balanus is positively B. balanoides, & you may positively state that the surface to which it adhered was not beneath level of lowest tide

I will bring specimen when next I come to London.—

Ever yours | C. Darwin

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    f1 2037.f1
    The year is given by CD's reference to the birth of Noel Huxley (see n. 2, below).
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    f2 2037.f2
    Noel Huxley was born 31 December 1856 (L. Huxley ed. 1900, 1: 150–1).
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    f3 2037.f3
    CD had described the tidal locations in which individuals of Balanus balanoides were found in Living Cirripedia (1854): 272.
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