To Robert Chambers [14 February – 20 March 1848]1
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Sir
I just send one line to thank you very much for the trouble you have taken in sending me the account of the Hand-level, which I have recommended in my Instructions.—2 I am delighted to hear what progress your Book3 has made; I had no idea you were going to publish so grand an affair as 30 engravings sounds like. I am glad you are prepared to fight stoutly with the sceptical geologists.4
Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin
Thanks RC for information on hand-level; he has recommended it in his "Instructions" ["Geology", Collected papers 1: 227–50].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1160,” accessed on 1 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1160