RECORD: Darwin, C. R. 1873. [Note on Darwin's papers to the Plinian Society 27 March 1827.] Nature. A Weekly Illustrated Journal of Science 9 (20 November): 38.

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed and edited by John van Wyhe. RN1


See: Barrett, P. H. ed. 1977. On the Ova of Flustra, or, Early Notebook, Containing Observations Made by CD. When He Was at Edinburgh, March 1827. in Barrett, P. E. ed. The collected papers of Charles Darwin, 2 vols. Vol. II pp. 285-91, Chicago: University Press. F1583a

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*The first paper contributed by him entitled "On the Ova of the Flustra," in which he announces that he has discovered organs of motion, and, secondly that the small black body hitherto mistaken for the young of Fucus loreus is in reality the ovum of Pontobdella muricata, exhibits his early habits of minute investigation.1

1 This was reprinted from Darwin 1870. See Barrett 1977. Darwin pasted a clipping of this footnote into his journal.

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