Encloses note from William Buckland , stating that no appointment of surveyor is to be made. Thinks further recommendation would be unwise, but will write to Sir Henry De la Beche and [Robert?] Hutton if EC wishes.
Down, Farnborough, Kent
My dear Sir
I enclose the Dean's note to me; you will see that
he does not believe that there is going to be any appointment. I do not know whether he
mentioned this to you in conversation,—you do not refer to it in your note
received this morning. I know M
Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin
I do not think I shall have any Cirripedial drawings made till next summer.
- f1 1191.f1The conjectured date is based on the assumption that CD would have written to Cresy as soon as he received the letter from William Buckland, 15 July .
- f2 1191.f2See letter from William Buckland, 15 July . William Buckland was Dean of Westminster at the time.
- f3 1191.f3Robert Hutton, a member of the Metropolitan Commission of Sewers, who was serving with CD on the council of the Geological Society.
- f4 1191.f4Henry Thomas De la Beche, also a member of the commission. For a full list of the officers, see Lewis 1952, p. 157 n. 1.