To Rudolf Albert von Kölliker 18 April 1
Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.
My dear Profr. Kölliker
I sent off by Rail some specimen of Virgularia, on Saturday, but I fear they are in a very bad state.2 I cannot find my dried specimens. I now enclose my notes, which I fear will be of little use, but I think may be relied on.—3
I also enclose a memorandum for Prof. Semper; but pray tell him they are only such notes as a school-boy might make.— The specimen may not be worth his examination.—4
I think it possible that Alcide d’Orbigny may have given name of Virgularia patagonicaQQQQ.—5
It was very good of you to take the trouble to pay me a visit, & I enjoyed much making your acquaintance.—6
Pray believe me | Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin
In my old notes I have inter-polated only one new remark between ( )
Has sent off specimens of Virgularia but fears they are in bad state. He could not find his dried specimens. Encloses notes that can be relied upon but may be of little use.
Also encloses a memorandum for Prof. K. G. Semper.
CD thinks Alcide d’Orbigny may have given name of Virgularia pectagonica.
CD enjoyed RAvK’s recent visit [see 7164].
- information, data, scientific description
- negative attitude/assessment
- specimens / samples
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7166A,” accessed on 25 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7166A