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
- f1 416.f1The reference is either to Lyell's Elements, which was published in August 1838 (see letter to Charles Lyell, 9 August ), or to the sixth edition of the Principles, published in 1840.