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DCP-LETT-11488

To Secretary Royal Society   28 April 1878

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Summary

Gives a referee’s report on Samuel Haughton’s paper ["Notes on physical geology, no. IV", read 4 Apr 1878; published as "Physical geology", Nature 18 (1878): 266–8]. Believes his estimate of geological time is extremely wild. The conclusion that the interval of time separating the Miocene from the present is greater than that between the commencement of the Secondary period and the Miocene "seems almost monstrous". Recommends the paper not be published in the Proceedings.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-11488
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Secretary, Royal Society
Sent from
Bassett Down letterhead
Source of text
The Royal Society (RR8:107)
Physical description
5pp

Summary

Gives a referee’s report on Samuel Haughton’s paper ["Notes on physical geology, no. IV", read 4 Apr 1878; published as "Physical geology", Nature 18 (1878): 266–8]. Believes his estimate of geological time is extremely wild. The conclusion that the interval of time separating the Miocene from the present is greater than that between the commencement of the Secondary period and the Miocene "seems almost monstrous". Recommends the paper not be published in the Proceedings.

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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11488,” accessed on 29 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-11488

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