To Ernst Haeckel 21 November 1
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
I write merely two or three lines to say how pleased I am that you would like to have my Book on the Balanidæ,2 which I despatched about a fortnight since by Messrs Williams & Norgate.3 I thank you for your most kind letter of Oct. 26th, with its most interesting news on the opinions of Leuckart, Schulze, Braun & on the expected work of Gegenbaur.4 I am glad to hear that you are making progress with your own general work.—5
Fritz Müller sent me his book,6 but he writes such difficult German that I can hardly read a word of it; but I have employed a person to translate it for me.7
I thank you very sincerely for your paper on Medusæ & your Speech on the modification of Species;8 I have not yet had time & strength to read either, but assuredly I will before very long.—
With cordial good wishes | My dear Sir | Yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin
Sends Living Cirripedia [vol. 2].
Has employed translator for Fritz Müller’s book [Für Darwin (1864)].
Thanks for paper and speech.