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.
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
When you forward the sections of the Coral islands to M
Yours most truly | C. Darwin
36 Grt. Marlbro' St.
- f1 383a.f1Presumably 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.
- f2 383a.f2George Bellas Greenough who was on the Council of the Geological Society at this time.
- f3 383a.f3Probably sections prepared for Journal and remarks.