CD regrets inconvenience caused by his having Royal Geographical Society's copy of Krusenstern's Atlas [de l'océan Pacifique (1824–7)]. Locates Sulphur Island from it.
12 Upper Gower St
My dear Sir
I am sorry that I have caused you any inconvenience by having Krusentern's atlas in my possession.—
128 . 27' E. of Greenwich. (as near as I can take the degrees off with
compasses) There is, also, in the general chart of the northern Pacific a Sulphur Rock
(Position Doubtful) in 31
There is (in the plan of Japan and adjacent islands) a “I. du
Volcan”, in 30
I presume you will find a full account of Krusentern's authority for these positions in his memoir of 1827—which I have not here, but is at the Geograph. Soc.
Believe me | very truly yours | Chas. Darwin
P.S.| Of course if you want Krusentern, I will return it immediately.—
I believe there is a copy at the Admiralty should you want to see it, before I can return that belonging to the Soc.
- f1 550.f1Dated from a notation by Hall.
- f2 550.f2Krusenstern 1824–7a.
- f3 550.f3Krusenstern 1824–7b, vol. 2.