Has sent last week's Nature wth J. S. Newberry's paper ["Hypothetical high tides", Nature 25 (1882): 357–8]. CD thinks Newberry is right. This week's issue has a letter against Newberry by Charles Callaway ["Letters to the editor: hypothetical high tides", Nature 25 (1882): 385].
The Archbishop of Canterbury has launched a series by scientists in the Contemporary Review on what is known and what is theoretical in science. [The series appears to have begun with an article by Robert S. Ball, "The boundaries of astronomy", 41 (1882): 923–41]. CD was asked to participate, but refused.