To J. G. Forchhammer 12 November 
Down Farnborough Kent
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.—
Encloses a letter to be forwarded to Sven Lovén, asking for a specimen of a remarkable cirripede. Still anxious to receive JGF’s specimens.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1268,” accessed on 25 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1268