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Letter 416

Darwin, C. R. to Waterhouse, G. R.

[Aug 1838–40]

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    Determined to make GRW a geologist. Sends copy of C. Lyell [?Elements of geology (1838)].


My dear Waterhouse

I am so determined to make you a geologist, that I have taken the liberty of sending you a copy of Lyell, by which means I obtain full right to mal-treat & abuse you till you have read it.

Ever yours | C. Darwin

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    The reference is either to Lyell's Elements, which was published in August 1838 (see letter to Charles Lyell, 9 August [1838]), or to the sixth edition of the Principles, published in 1840.
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