To J. S. Bowerbank [8 March 1850]1
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Sir
Your letter having been directed Farnham made an astonishing tour & arrived here only yesterday.— I am particularly obliged for loan of the Pollicipes cornucopia 2 (common species) for with it, there is, as I believe, a new Chthamalus3 & Balanus cranchii,4 the southern range of which I was very curious to know about.— I will retain the specimen as a loan, or pay you what you gave Eling5 for it, if you so choose.—
I was very glad indeed to hear that the Palæont. Soc. accepted my proposal;6 in a few weeks, when I have got all my drawings & M.S. ready I will communicate again with you for your advice on some points— The drawings must be on copper for all depends on lines of growth:—7 James de C. Sowerby is making my drawings, & wd undoubtedly engrave them best.—
I am particularly much obliged to you for speaking to Mr Hanley;8 will you forgive me asking you to write his address on slip of paper & enclose it to me; for I know not how else to find it out.
I suppose I was admitted a member of the Palæont. Soc. & shall sometime hear when & where I can pay my Subscriptions &c.
Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin
Thanks JSB for cirripede specimens. Discusses publication [of Fossil Cirripedia].
Discusses his membership in Palaeontographical Society.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1310,” accessed on 28 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1310