To Edward Forbes 23 January [1852?]
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Forbes
The Balanus from Bembridge, Barton & Headon beds is the same species B. unguiformis of Sowerby.1 The Headon specimens, about which I doubted are the best characterised & are so perfect, as to be worth preserving. The specimens shall be taken care of, & returned to you hereafter with others that I have of yours.—2
Most truly your’s | C. Darwin
Discusses Balanus unguiformis. Promises to return specimen.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1472,” accessed on 24 January 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1472