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To John Lubbock   15 November 1866


15th Nov. 66.

Dear Lubbock

Would you oblige me by looking in indices (for I suppose such there are) to Microscopical Journal, & see if you can find Paper by Mr Hincks or Hickes on the fertilisation or on structure of the Polyzoa or Bryozoa or on the Flustraceæ;1 & if you can find such paper will you kindly lend me yr part.

If there be no indices it will be hopeless; but if there be it will not, I trust, cause you much trouble—

Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin


The reference is to Thomas Hincks and Hincks 1861. For CD’s earlier interest in reproduction in Bryozoa, see Correspondence vol. 6, letter to T. H. Huxley, 8 June [1856].


Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 29 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Hincks, Thomas. 1861. Note on the ovicells of the cheilostomatous Polyzoa. [Read at the British Association, September 1861.] Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science n.s. 1: 278–81.


Asks JL to look up a paper by Thomas Hincks on Polyzoa or Bryozoa [Q. J. Microsc. Sci. 2d ser. 1 (1861): 278–81].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
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DAR 261.7: 1 (EH 88205926)
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ALS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5278,” accessed on 26 September 2022,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 14