Knows no one in Buenos Aires. Suggests sites in South America where Auguste Bravard can find fossils.
Ray Society has delayed distribution [of Living Cirripedia (1851)].
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Waterhouse
I was heartily glad to get your pleasant, fresh note, which is like one of your good shakes of the hand. Believe me that it has not been forgetfulness which has stopped me coming to see you, but I have been very seldom in London, & both the last times (which I believe includes all the times that I have been there this past summer) I have been excessively knocked up, so that I was really not able to do necessary business: rely on it, I shall not forget the pleasure of seeing you when next in London. I am delighted to hear that you are starting for your holidays & that your little ones are enjoying themselves on the sea-beach,—that abundant source of delight & mysteries to the young.
Now for business: I literally believe I know not one individual in B. Ayres: I
did only know one & that was a M
In my volume on the Geology of S. America I give every locality at which I
ever heard of great Bones: please tell me, if you think it
adviseable, I w
When we meet, I shall be anxious to hear something of you & your doings. I am
yet at work at the Cirripedia; it is folly for a man & a slow coach to undertake
systematic w<ork> if he can work only some two hours per diem. The Ray
Farewell till we meet. Pray give my kind remembrances & compliments to
- f1 1487.f1Edward Lumb, merchant in Buenos Aires, with whom CD stayed in September 1833 (Correspondence vol. 1, letter to Caroline Darwin, 20 September ).
- f2 1487.f2The fossil bones, together with the locations in which they were found, are listed in South America, pp. 106–7.
- f3 1487.f3Pierre Joseph Auguste Bravard emigrated to South America in 1853.
- f4 1487.f4Juan Manuel de Rosas, Argentinian dictator. He gave CD safe passage for his ride across the Pampas from Carmen de Patagones to Buenos Aires in August and September 1833. See Journal of researches, pp. 85–7, and Correspondence vol. 1, letter from Robert FitzRoy, 24 [August 1833].
- f5 1487.f5CD had received twenty advance copies on 30 January .