To James Clark Ross 25 February 1
Down | Farnborough | Kent
Dear Sir James Ross
I am very much obliged to you for so kindly remembering my wish to see any Cirripedes in your possession:2 I received them only a few days since owing to my not having been for a long time in London.— I am now very sorry to trouble you, but I cannot make out the label enclosed: will you kindly tell me what Bank it is, & if you remember the depth. The dry Balani, I presume came from T. del Fuego.3
Finally, one more question: shd I return the specimens to you at the Athenæum Club? I hope you will allow me to keep them for about six or eight weeks for I shall not return to the genus Balanus just at present.4
I am really sorry thus to trouble you.
Pray believe me | Yours sincerely | C. Darwin
To | Capt. Sir J. Ross | R.N. &c &c.
Thanks for sending cirripedes. Cannot make out the label, so can JCR tell him the bank and the depth. Hopes to keep the specimens for 6 or 8 weeks before returning them.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1158A,” accessed on 28 April 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1158A
Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 7 (Supplement)