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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-1342

To J. J. S. Steenstrup   15 June [1850]

Down Farnborough Kent

June 15th

My dear Sir

I sincerely beg your pardon for troubling you so soon, but I write to say that my Plates are in the Engraver’s hands, & if you could without very much trouble send me soon the additional specimens of your Anatifera cretæ or Oxynaspis ? or Scalpellum ?1 it wd be a great obligation.

Dear Sir | Yours truly obliged | C. Darwin

Footnotes

1
Classified by CD as Scalpellum (?) cretæ, with Anatifera cretæ as a synonym. The specimens sent by Steenstrup were not classified as a new fossil genus for lack of proof that they had only five valves. See Fossil Cirripedia (1851): 45–6.

Summary

Asks him to send additional cirripede specimens.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1342
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Steenstrup, J. J. S.
Sent from
Malvern Down letterhead
Source of text
Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen (NKS 3460 4to)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1342,” accessed on 25 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1342

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