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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.

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

Summary

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

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1357,” accessed on 13 February 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1357

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