Encloses letter from Adam Sedgwick .
Mentions conversion of A. C. Ramsay.
My dear Lyell.—
I send Sedgwick's letter: it is terribly muddled & really the first page seems almost childish.— I am sadly overworked—so will not write to you— I have worked in a number of your invaluable corrections—indeed all as far as time permits.
I infer from letter from Huxley that Ramsay is a convert & I am extremely glad
to get pure geologists, as they will be very few.
Many thanks for your very pleasant note. What pleasure you have given me. I believe I
Yours gratefully C. D.
About rattle-snake I meant to have added, suppose the bead at end of tail of Trigonocephalus not to be moulted at each exuviation & to grow bigger with each new skin.—
- f1 2560.f1Letter from Adam Sedgwick, 24 November 1859.
- f2 2560.f2The letter from Thomas Henry Huxley has not been found, but see letter to T. H. Huxley,27 November .
- f3 2560.f3See letter to Charles Lyell, 24 [November 1859].