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DCP-LETT-1673

To John Lubbock   24 April [1855]

Down.

Ap. 24th.—

Dear Lubbock

I do not see a word to correct or a suggestion to make on your Paper.1 It appears to me a nice & interesting notice, & I suppose you mean to send it to theannals.—2

I am not surprised at your not having time lately to do much, I am only astonished at your ever finding time to work at Nat. History.

I shall be delighted to see you whenever you may have leisure to come.— Next week I shall probably be from home.—

Have you any surplus stock of F. W. Mollusca3 for I want some for my little vivarium with its one plant of Anacharis.4

Most truly yours | C. Darwin

I was very sorry I was not able to come for both your last very kind invitations.—

Footnotes

1
Lubbock 1855, on the freshwater Entomostraca of South America, in which Lubbock described four of CD’s Beagle specimens of Crustacea. Three were identified as new species: Cypris australis, C. brasiliensis, and Daphnia brasiliensis.
2
John Lubbock’s first four papers on Entomostraca had all been published in the Annals and Magazine of Natural History in 1853 and 1854.
3
Freshwater Mollusca. CD wanted to see whether they could survive in salt-water. See Correspondence vol. 6.
4
See letter to J. S. Henslow, 26 March [1855].

Summary

Praise for JL’s interesting paper ["On the freshwater entomostraca of South America", Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. n.s. 3 (1854–6): 232–46].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1673
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Lubbock, John
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 263: 11 (EH 88206460)
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1673,” accessed on 1 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1673

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