Regrets that he has not published his information on superficial beds except in abbreviated form, on p. 143 of Volcanic islands.
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear M
I was regretting a year ago that I had not published a fuller account of the
superficial beds, which I
Pray forgive this hurried note: for it has chanced I have had to write several this morning.—
Believe me | My dear M
- f1 1676.f1The superficial ferruginous beds at King George's Sound, south-western Australia, as mentioned in letter to Leonard Horner, 18 [March 1855].
- f2 1676.f2In his notes on the geology of places visited during the Beagle voyage, CD attributed the origin of these beds to mechanical violence at the time of deposition (DAR 38.1: 867 v.), a view which he repeated in Volcanic islands, p. 143. His point is that although the appearance might indicate some previous chemical fusion under the influence of heat, the origin was actually mechanical.
- f3 1676.f3Wilhelm Karl Haidinger, director of the mineralogical collection in Vienna, had described the minerals collected on Joseph Russegger's expedition (Russegger 1841–8, 3: 281). See letter to Leonard Horner, 18 [March 1855].