To Robert Fitch [23 January 1850]
My dear Sir
I write merely now to say I have received all your specimens & kind note.— Many of the valves are quite new.— Yours is incomparably the finest collection in the world of fossil Secondary Cirripedia.— Two of your specimens, I feel grief & shame in saying are come broken slightly but can be perfectly repaired: a third is rather more injured but fortunately it was one embedded upside down & in that condition it is absolutely & utterly useless; it has now come off the Chalk & I hope can be repaired & will certainly even mutilated be far more useful that heretofore.—
I will report hereafter in full to you
Yours | C. Darwin
Thanks for fossil cirripede specimens. "Yours is incomparably the finest collection in the world of fossil Secondary cirripedes."
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1295,” accessed on 26 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1295