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To Robert Ball   25 March [1848]

Summary

Cannot give information about hook. Fuegian women fish without hooks.

Robert Mallet’s suggestion about space for specimens on board men-of-war forwarded to Sir J. Herschel.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Ball
Date:  25 Mar [1848?]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (Fellows' Papers 54.i)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1165

To Robert Ball   26 May [1851]

Summary

Obliged for letter about cirripedes attached to turtles’ backs. Genus is Chelonobia, Leach. Cirripedes do not penetrate skin, but surrounding tissue grows up around them.

Asks RB to send S. American Balanus. Already has specimens from Irish coast.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Ball
Date:  26 May [1851]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (Fellows’ Papers 54.ii)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1429

To Robert Ball   8 June [1851]

Summary

Thanks for cast and account of cirripede [Chelonobia caretta] burrowing in turtle shell. Believes base of cirripede absorbed by bone below.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Ball
Date:  8 June [1851]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (Fellows’ Papers 54.iii)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1434
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