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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Robert Fitch   [23 January 1850]

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Wednesday

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

Summary

Thanks for fossil cirripede specimens. "Yours is incomparably the finest collection in the world of fossil Secondary cirripedes."

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1295
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Fitch, Robert
Sent from
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Source of text
Norwich Castle
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1295,” accessed on 5 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1295

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