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Letter 383A

Darwin, C. R. to Lonsdale, William

[Nov 1837]

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    Sends an abstract made by J. F. Royle of CD's paper ["On certain areas of elevation and subsidence in the Pacific and Indian Oceans"]. G. B. Greenough will have problems with the altered references in the coral island section.

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My dear Sir

I send you the abstract; the author is not to be trusted with his own work, instead of making it shorter, it will be a paragraph longer than Dr Royle, for I have counted the lines.—

When you forward the sections of the Coral islands to Mr Greenough you had better inform him, that as they were not made for the paper which I read, I fear he will not be able to understand the references.—

Yours most truly | C. Darwin

36 Grt. Marlbro' St.

Monday Morning.—

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    f1 383a.f1
    Presumably Royle had prepared an abstract of CD's paper ‘On certain areas of elevation and subsidence in the Pacific and Indian Oceans’ (Collected papers 1: 46–9), which CD read and amended.
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    f2 383a.f2
    George Bellas Greenough who was on the Council of the Geological Society at this time.
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    f3 383a.f3
    Probably sections prepared for Journal and remarks.
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