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Letter 536

Darwin, C. R. to Washington, John & Royal Geographical Society

14 Oct [1839]

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    Returns proof-sheets of an article he has reviewed for the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society. He will find it useful when he comes to describe the Cordilleras of Chile.

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12 Upper Gower St

Oct. 14th

Dear Washington

I return you the proof sheets, & have no observations to make on the geology, contained therein.— When I come to describe the Cordillera of Chile, this paper will be of considerable use to me. Very many thanks for the Bib. des Voyages; you have an excellent memory for your friends.—

If you can assist me to the Annales Maritims (1829 Part II, p 283) for Tromelins Voyage, you will have helped me in every point, which I wanted. Is it not a proper book for the Soc. to purchase?

With many thanks | Believe me | Yours very truly | Chas Darwin

I hope to pay you a visit in the course of a few days

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    f1 536.f1
    Probably Gosselman 1839, but there is no reference to the article in South America.
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    f2 536.f2
    Montémont 1833–6.
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    f3 536.f3
    Annales maritimes et coloniales … (Bajot 1816–47). In Coral reefs, p. 157, CD cites Captain [Legoarant de] Tromelin as his authority for the description of Sydney Island, between the Low (now Tuamotu) and Gilbert Archipelagos. The passage cited (p. 297) is not, however, in Tromelin's account of his voyage around the world, Annales maritimes 1829, Part 2, vol. 1, pp. 283–93; p. 297 is in the article by Tromelin that follows it: ‘Remarques pour servir à la rectification de la géographie de quelques lieux de l'Océan Pacifique’, pp. 294–307.
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