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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. J. S. Steenstrup   4 November [1851]

Down Farnborough Kent

Novr 4th.—

My dear Sir

In a former letter, I ventured to ask you to inform me of the reference to publication in which Xenobalanus globicipitis has appeared.1 If you will take the trouble to answer me this question, you will much add to the kindness which you formerly showed me, & for which I shall ever feel much obliged.

With much respect | Your obliged servant | C. Darwin


CD was in the final stages of proof-reading Living Cirripedia (1851) (‘Journal’; Correspondence vol. 5, Appendix I) and wanted the reference for the corrigenda and addenda to the volume. See letter to J. J. S. Steenstrup, 16 October [1851], nn. 3, 4.


Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 27 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Living Cirripedia (1851): A monograph of the sub-class Cirripedia, with figures of all the species. The Lepadidæ; or, pedunculated cirripedes. By Charles Darwin. London: Ray Society. 1851.


Asks for reference to publication about Xenobalanus.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Johannes Japetus Smith (Japetus) Steenstrup
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Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen (NKS 3460 4to)
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1461,” accessed on 4 August 2021,

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