Congratulations [on Mrs H's delivery].
Balanus balanoides positively identified by CD.
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Huxley
I congratulate you heartily on M
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
- f1 2037.f1The year is given by CD's reference to the birth of Noel Huxley (see n. 2, below).
- f2 2037.f2Noel Huxley was born 31 December 1856 (L. Huxley ed. 1900, 1: 150–1).
- f3 2037.f3CD had described the tidal locations in which individuals of Balanus balanoides were found in Living Cirripedia (1854): 272.