To A. A. Gould 8 April 1
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Sir
I write one line to say how sorry I am that I troubled you with a former letter; for on calling yesterday at Mr Cumings I found there a parcel for me from you. Mr Cuming was ill when it arrived & the servant laid it aside & it was found only the other day.— I am very much obliged for this fresh proof of your kindness.— In your note, you speak of a Coronula being enclosed; such, I am sorry to say was not in the parcel & I am quite unable to account for its loss. The parcel contained only a fine large Balanus. Mr Dana gave me some hopes that you possessed some species of Scalpellum.—
Pray accept my apologies & thanks & believe | me dear Sir in Haste | Yours sincerely obliged | C. Darwin
Parcel from AAG containing cirripede specimens has been received by CD from Hugh Cuming.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1320,” accessed on 24 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1320