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DCP-LETT-1357

To Richard Owen   [before 28 April 1850]1

Down Farnborough Kent

Friday

My dear Owen

This requires no answer, without it be a favourable one: it is to say that I am particularly anxious to see a valve of a Cirripede in late Mr Dixon’s Collection figured Pl XXVIII fig 9,2 as well as those other ones (fig. 3 & 4: Pl. XIV)3 of which I before told you, & which you very kindly said you wd endeavour to borrow for me.—

I hope that you are not killing yourself at your usual rate with hard work—

Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin

Footnotes

1
Dated from the relationship to the letter to Richard Owen, 28 April [1850] (see n. 2, below).
2
Tab. XXVIII, fig. 9, refers to F. Dixon 1850. The plate is reproduced in Fossil Cirripedia (1851): 38. The specimen was evidently in the possession of Frederick Dixon’s widow, to whom Owen directed CD (see letter to Richard Owen, 28 April [1850]).
3
Tab. XIV, figs. 3 and 4, are in Sowerby and Sowerby 1812–46, vol. 7.

Summary

Asks to borrow a cirripede specimen from collection of Frederick Dixon.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1357
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Owen, Richard
Sent from
Down
Source of text
American Philosophical Society (89)
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1357,” accessed on 28 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1357

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