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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Henry Lee   26 November 1871

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Nov 26 1871

My dear Sir

I am much obliged for your very kind note, the interesting notice, & the photograph.1 You have made, I think, a little mistake about the Lepas. It is the L. Australis, which is confined, as far as I know, to the S. Hemisphere. The L. Hillii is found all over the world, as you will see in my monograph on the Lepadidae.2

My dear Sir | yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

The note, notice, and photograph sent by Lee have not been found.
CD gave the distribution of Lepas hillii and L. australis in Living Cirripedia (1851), p. 72.

Summary

Thanks HL for his kind note, the interesting notice, & the photograph.

He has made a mistake about the Lepas. It is the L. australis that is confined to the S. Hemisphere. L. hillii is found all over the world. Refers HL to Living Cirripedia [1851].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8086A
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Henry Lee
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Kenneth W. Rendell (1990)
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8086A,” accessed on 17 August 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8086A

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 19

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