To Richard Owen 10 September 
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Owen
I always take shame to myself to trouble you, but I hope soon to go to press with my wearyful fossil Cirripedia, & am anxious to see the account in Mr Dixons work1 of the species therein described.— I believe you have superintended the whole: can you oblige me by a loan of the proof-sheets on Cirripedia?—2 Mr Sowerby has shown me the Plates.—3
Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin
P.S. | It this minute occurs to me that I have been intending to beg another favour of you, to get me permission to examine (if possible) one of the smaller specimens of Balanus glacialis in the Museum,4 attached to some shrimp-like creature. If such be possible, will you send parcel to diag C. Darwin
care of G. Snow
I have in vain elsewhere endeavoured to see this Balanus. I write formal note to show if required.5
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Owen, Richard
- Sent from
- Source of text
- Natural History Museum (Gen. lib. Owen collect. 9: 198)
- Physical description
About to go to press with "wearyful" Fossil Cirripedia [vol. 1 (1851)];
would like to borrow proof-sheets of Frederick Dixon’s work [The geology and fossils of the Tertiary and Cretaceous formations of Sussex (1850)]. Would also like to borrow a specimen of Balanus glacialis from Royal College of Surgeons. Encloses formal request [see 1356].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1355,” accessed on 27 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1355