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Letter 1589

Darwin, C. R. to Steenstrup, J. J. S.

7 Sept [1854]

Summary

Offers to send collection of cirripedes to Copenhagen Museum in return for assistance in his research. Mentions publication of Living Cirripedia, vol. 2.

Transcription

Down Farnborough Kent

Sept. 7th.

Dear Sir

As you formerly were very kind in sending me so many valuable fossil cirripedes, I am anxious to make some, though a very inadequate return.— I shall, therefore, in the hope that they may be worth accepting by the Copenhagen Museum, put up some cirripedes, about 77 species in number, as in the annexed list.f1 These species are all named, with the localities in most cases attached. Some of them are very rare, but most are common species. Of the latter I have included several varieties, which are ⟨pe⟩rhaps the most useful part of the small collection offered. As you are a member of the Ray Socy. I do not offer to send a copy of my last volume, now completed; for as I am under obligation to many naturalists, who are not members, & I wish to send them copies.— As I know that you have not time to answer letters, I will assume that you will be willing to accept my small offering, which I wish was better, & will send the small box, as soon as I can find out the best way of forwarding it.

With much respect, I remain, dear Sir | Your faithful servant | Charles Darwin

Postmark: 7 SP 7 1854
Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen (NKS 3460 4to); Natural History Museum of Denmark

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Footnotes

f1
This letter was published in Correspondence vol. 5 without the enclosure, which was later discovered in the Natural History Museum of Denmark. The specimens that CD sent to Steenstrup are still in the Zoological Museum in Copenhagen (see Henry and McLaughlin 1986, p. 4).
f2
Balanus navicula is a synonym of Conopea navicula.
f3
Balanus tintinnabulum is a synonym of Megabalanus tintinnabulum.
f4
Balanus improvisus is a synonym of Amphibalanus improvisus.
f5
Balanus balanoides is a synonym of Semibalanus balanoides.
f6
Balanus tulipiformis is a synonym of Megabalanus tulipiformis.
f7
Balanus capensis is a synonym of Austromegabalanus cylindricus.
f8
Balanus nigrescens is a synonym of Austromegabalanus nigrescens.
f9
Balanus hameri is a synonym of Chirona hameri.
f10
Balanus psittacus is a synonym of Austromegabalanus psittacus.
f11
Balanus amaryllis is a synonym of Striatobalanus amaryllis.
f12
Balanus vestitus is a synonym of Notobalanus vestitus.
f13
Balanus perforatus is a synonym of Perforatus perforatus.
f14
Balanus amphitrite is a synonym of Amphibalanus amphitrite.
f15
Balanus porcatus is a synonym of Balanus balanus.
f16
Balanus concavus is a synonym of Concavus concavus.
f17
Balanus dolosus is a synonym of Actinobalanus dolosus.
f18
Balanus unguiformis is a synonym of Chirona unguiformis.
f19
Balanus inclusus is a synonym of Actinobalanus inclusus.
f20
Acasta laevigata is a synonym of Neoacasta laevigata.
f21
Acasta glans is a synonym of Neoacasta glans.
f22
Elminius modestus is a synonym of Austrominius modestus.
f23
Pyrgoma anglicum is a synonym of Megatrema anglicum.
f24
Pyrgoma grande is a synonym of Nobia grandis.
f25
Pyrgoma milleporae is a synonym of Neotrevathana elongata.
f26
Pyrgoma crenatum is a synonym of Savignium crenatum.
f27
Pyrgoma monticulariae is a synonym of Hoekia monticulariae.
f28
Chelonobia is an alternate spelling of Chelonibia (see W. A. Newman 1993 p. 419 n. 6).
f29
Platylepas bissexlobata is a synonym of Platylepas hexastylos.
f30
Chthamalus scabrosus is a synonym of Notochthamalus scabrosus.
f31
Chamaesipho scutelliformis is a synonym of Chinochthamalus scutelliformis.
f32
Catophragmus polymerus is a synonym of Catomerus polymerus.
f33
Verruca stromia is a misspelling of Verruca stroemia.
f34
Lepas fascicularis is a synonym of Dosima fascicularis.
f35
Scalpellum peronii is a synonym of Smilium peronii.
f36
Pollicipes cornucopia is a synonym of Pollicipes pollicipes.
f37
Pollicipes mitella is a synonym of Capitulum mitella.
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