Has sent off specimens of Virgularia but fears they are in bad state. He could not find his dried specimens. Encloses notes that can be relied upon but may be of little use.
Also encloses a memorandum for Prof. K. G. Semper.
CD thinks Alcide d’Orbigny may have given name of Virgularia pectagonica.
CD enjoyed RAvK’s recent visit [see 7164].
Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.
My dear Profr. Kölliker
I sent off by Rail some specimen of Virgularia, on Saturday, but Ifear they are in a very bad state.f2 I cannot find my driedspecimens. I now enclose my notes, which I fear will be of littleuse, but I think may be relied on.—f3
I also enclose a memorandum for Prof. Semper; but pray tell him they are onlysuch notes as a school-boy might make.— The specimen may not be worth hisexamination.—f4
I think it possible that Alcide d’Orbigny may have given name of VirgulariapatagonicaQQQQ.—f5
It was very good of you to take the trouble to pay me a visit, & I enjoyedmuch making your acquaintance.—f6
Pray believe me | Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin
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