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To C. S. Bate   7 July [1853]

Down Bromley Kent

July 7th

My dear Sir

I am very much obliged for your note. Your discovery of Alcippe lampas is a very interesting one; & I shall gladly quote you for its discovery.1

Many thanks for your continued endeavour to discover Verruca on limestone: shd. you succeed, by chance, during the next 2 or 3 months, it wd. be in time; & wd. be a valuable assistance to me.—2

I have lately been having drawings made to illustrate the Pupal stage of the larva of Lepas; & I have ventured to have copies made from two of your drawings, just to illustrate the earlier stages. I shall give them as copied from you;3 & I did not go through the form of asking your permission, as I felt sure you would accord it.—

I hope that your professional engagements allow you time to continue your Natural History pursuits.—4

With many thanks | Yours sincerely | Charles Darwin

Footnotes

See Living Cirripedia (1854): 530.
CD had asked Bate to collect specimens of Verruca from Devonshire for him (see letter to C. S. Bate, 10 January [1853]). CD was anxious to have such specimens because he hoped to confirm his hypothesis that Verruca burrowed into the surfaces to which it was attached by means of a solvent which acted only on calcareous matter. Bate was apparently able to find specimens (see letter to C. S. Bate, 30 August [1853], and Living Cirripedia (1854): 514).
Bate 1851 (see Living Cirripedia (1854): 104 and Plate XXIX, figs. 8 and 9).
Bate, a dentist by profession, was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1861 for his work on Crustacea (DNB).

Summary

Will quote CSB on discovery of Alcippe lampas.

Hopes CSB continues to look for Verruca on limestone.

Discusses use of CSB’s larvae illustrations [for Living Cirripedia].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1521
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Charles Spence Bate
Sent from
Down
Source of text
American Philosophical Society (B/D25.340)
Physical description
4pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1521,” accessed on 20 July 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-1521.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 5

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