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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Charles Stokes  [1839 – September 1842]

Wednesday

My dear Stokes

I send you my few observations of Fungia, exactly as I made them, with merely corrections of arrangement & style: my comparisons with Actinia & Caryophyllia were written on the spot.—1 Pray be so kind as to make any improvements in style or names of parts as you think fit2

Believe me | Most truly Yours | C. Darwin 12 Upper Gower St

Footnotes

The observations referred to are in CD’s manuscript diary of observations on zoology of the places visited during the voyage, DAR 31.2: 345, ‘Tahiti’.
CD had consulted Stokes before sailing in the Beagle. In his list of suggestions from various naturalists, CD noted: ‘Humming birds from Juan Fernandez & every thing especially from Gallipago. Mr Stokes’ and ‘Species of Fungias. ascertain from fleshy parts; & propagation: found in shallow water: Mr Stokes.—’ (DAR 29.3: 78). No descriptions of CD’s Fungia specimens have been found.

Summary

Sends observations he made on Fungia during Beagle voyage. Asks CS to make corrections in style or names of parts as he sees fit.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-478
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Stokes, Charles
Sent from
London, Upper Gower St, 12
Source of text
Wellcome Trust Library
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 478,” accessed on 5 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-478

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