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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. A. H. de Bosquet   13 August [1854]

Down Farnborough Kent

Augt. 13th.

Dear Sir

I received the day before yesterday your most kind present of your two valuable volumes.—1 I congratulate you on their final publication; their illustrations are really admirable, & the infinite labour which you must have bestowed on the subject is worthy of all praise.— I was interested by your remarks on the geological distribution of the Entomostraca.—2

I too have finished some weeks ago my volume,3 but when it will be actually published depends on the Ray Society.—4 As soon as I get copies, I will do myself the pleasure of sending you one.5

With every good wish for success in your scientific pursuits, & with very sincere respect, I beg to remain | Dear Sir | Yours sincerely | Chas. Darwin


Bosquet 1852 and 1854. Both volumes are in the Darwin Library–Down.
Bosquet 1852.
CD finished the final revision of Living Cirripedia (1854) on 15 July (‘Journal’; Correspondence vol. 5, Appendix I).
The work was published in September.
Bosquet’s name appears on CD’s lists of presentation copies for both Living Cirripedia (1851) and Living Cirripedia (1854) (MS attached to CD’s copy of Living Cirripedia (1854) in the Cambridge University Library).


Thanks JAHdeB for his present of two volumes [Description des Entomostracés fossiles des terrains tertiaires de la France et de la Belgique (1852) and "Les Crustacés fossiles du Limbourg" (1854)]. CD was interested in the remarks on geographical distribution of the Entomostraca.

CD’s second volume for the Ray Society [Living Cirripedia] is finished but not yet published.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Joseph Augustin Hubert de Bosquet
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Source of text
Lucy T. Eisenberg (private collection)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1578,” accessed on 25 June 2019,

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