To Leonard Jenyns [May–September 1842]
12 Upper Gower St
I am very glad to hear the notes to White are only the forerunner of a separate work— I hope you will repeat in it any original matter of your own, that first appears in Whites Selbourne1 —so that one may have all your’s in one vol. together.
Your note on the Furnarius appears to me just the thing.— it is Furn. cunicularius of G. R. Gray,2 although according to my notions, he has no more right to append his name to this couplet than the Great Mogul has.— Stricklands laws will I think be useful in checking the egoism of some authors.—3
Yours most truly | Charles Darwin
Glad to hear that LJ will repeat his notes to Gilbert White’s [Natural history of] Selborne  in a separate work.
Critical of G. R. Gray’s attaching his own name to Furnarius cunicularius [in Birds, pp. 65–6]. Strickland’s nomenclature laws are needed to check egoism.
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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 627,” accessed on 24 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-627