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DCP-LETT-1268

To J. G. Forchhammer   12 November [1849]

Down Farnborough Kent

Nov. 12th

My dear Sir

I beg your pardon for troubling you, but I know not how to send the enclosed letter to Prof. Loven;1 will you be so kind as to direct it? He has described a most remarkable cirripede (his Alepas squalicola) parasitic on the northern Sharks,2 & I have written to beseech him for a specimen.— Do you familiarly know him? if so, will you back up my request with a word from yourself.—

I suppose you got my letter3 a few weeks ago, begging for specimens; I shall be truly anxious to receive them. I hope that you will forgive all this trouble & I think I may trust to your great goodnature to do so.

Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin

Do you know anything of a Cineras4 from the North, which Eschricht5 (I do not know whether name spelt right) brought with him to the British Association at Oxford,6 but I did not then think of describing all the species of Cirripedia.—

Footnotes

1
See letter to Sven Lovén, 12 November 1849.
2
See letter to Albany Hancock, 29 September [1849].
3
Letter to J. G. Forchhammer, 25 September [1849].
4
CD placed all species of Cineras within the genus Conchoderma, giving their names as synonyms (Living Cirripedia (1851): 136–56).
5
Daniel Frederik Eschricht.
6
The British Association met in Oxford in 1847. There is no mention of Eschricht in the Report.

Summary

Encloses a letter to be forwarded to Sven Lovén, asking for a specimen of a remarkable cirripede. Still anxious to receive JGF’s specimens.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1268
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Forchhammer, J. G.
Sent from
Down
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1268,” accessed on 26 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1268

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