Believes "absurd letter" hastily read at last Geological Society Council meeting was from Charlesworth's solicitor. Suggests that it may have been sent to entrap the Council and that it should be read over carefully.
My dear Lyell
I have just taken down the controversial pamphlet of Charlsworth & I see his solicitor is M
Ever yours | C Darwin
- f1 653.f1See letter to Charles Lyell, [5 and 7 October 1842] for CD's account of Charlesworth's efforts to become Curator of the Geological Society. The ‘controversial pamphlet’ has not been identified.
- f2 653.f2Possibly the letter to Austen mentioned in the letter to Charles Lyell, [5 and 7 October 1842].