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From Gustaf Retzius   3 October 1879

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Declines invitation to Down, having heard from Haeckel of CD’s poor health.

Working on vertebrate organ of hearing from fishes to man.

Unsuccessful at getting exotic batrachians and reptiles in London.

Author:  Magnus Gustaf (Gustaf) Retzius
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 176: 123
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12246
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Darwin and barnacles

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In a letter to Henslow in March 1835 Darwin remarked that he had done ‘very little’ in zoology; the ‘only two novelties’ he added, almost as an afterthought, were a new mollusc and a ‘genus in the family Balanidæ’ – a barnacle – but it was an oddity. Who,…

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