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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Albany Hancock   22 June [1851]

Down Farnborough | Kent

June 22d.

My dear Sir

I write merely to thank you very much for your assistance regarding the Book & to request you to especially thank Mr. Alder when you see him for his kindness.—1 I am much obliged for the offer of the Iblas, but being on a rugged support, I do not think they would aid me.2

Pray believe me | Yours sincerely | C. Darwin

You can return the M.S.3 whenever you like, but I shd be sorry to lose the pages, though of no value.

Footnotes

This is probably a reference to CD’s Beagle notes on Mollusca, which accompanied the specimens of nudibranch molluscs CD had previously sent Hancock (see Correspondence vol. 4, letter to Albany Hancock, 25 December [1850]).

Bibliography

Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 26 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Lovén, Sven. 1844. Ny art af Cirripedia [Alepas squalicola]. Öfversigt af Kongelige VetenskapsAkademiens Foärhandlingar 1: 192–4.

Summary

Thanks AH for assistance and Joshua Alder for his kindness. Ibla specimens offered would not aid him.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1437
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Albany Hancock
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Natural History Museum, General Special Collections (DC AL 1/4)
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1437,” accessed on 15 December 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-1437.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 5

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