Says he will call tomorrow to examine indicated specimens and books at Geological Society.
Down, near Bromley | Kent
I shall call at the Geological Society tomorrow (Saturday) at about
I do not want to take away the charts & perhaps not the books but merely to refer to them.—
Please endeavour to have them ready for me & believe me | Yours very
faithfully | C. Darwin
S. Woodward Esqr
- f1 697.f1CD's Tasmanian fossils are described by George Brettingham Sowerby (shells) and William Lonsdale (corals) in Volcanic islands, p. 138 and Appendix.
- f2 697.f2This volume contains the concluding parts of an article on the structure and origin of Mt Etna by Élie de Beaumont (1836). In Volcanic islands, in the chapter on St Helena, which CD was finishing at the time, he refers to Élie de Beaumont's researches on Etna and his theory of craters of elevation. Another article in the same volume that would have been of interest to CD was Mariano de Rivero's ‘Notice géologique sur Santiago de Chile’. CD had met Rivero in Lima during the Beagle voyage (DAR 37.1: 690).
- f3 697.f3In his paper ‘Observations on the structure and propagation of the genus Sagitta’, which CD was writing at the time, he refers to Quoy and Gaimard (1827, p. 232), who had first established the genus (see Collected papers 1: 177, 182 n. 3).