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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-2037

To T. H. Huxley   4 January [1857]1

Down Bromley Kent

Jan. 4th

My dear Huxley

I congratulate you heartily on Mrs Huxley’s troubles being over.—2 It is a horrid affair at the best of times; & I fear a repitition will not make you feel younger.—

The Balanus is positively B. balanoides, & you may positively state that the surface to which it adhered was not beneath level of lowest tide3

I will bring specimen when next I come to London.—

Ever yours | C. Darwin

Footnotes

1
The year is given by CD’s reference to the birth of Noel Huxley (see n. 2, below).
2
Noel Huxley was born 31 December 1856 (L. Huxley ed. 1900, 1: 150–1).
3
CD had described the tidal locations in which individuals of Balanus balanoides were found in Living Cirripedia (1854): 272.

Summary

Congratulations [on Mrs H’s delivery].

Balanus balanoides positively identified by CD.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-2037
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Huxley, T. H.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 48)
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2037,” accessed on 28 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2037

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