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From B. J. Sulivan   [November 1838 – April 1839]

[A memorandum, possibly incomplete, on the geology of East Falkland Island. CD used information from it to supplement his own observations in writing his paper, “On the geology of the Falkland Islands” (Collected papers 1: 203–12). Of the numerous sketches of formations, CD extracted three for reproduction in his paper (Figures 1, 6, and 7).]


Observations on the geology of the Falkland Islands.

Letter details

Letter no.
Bartholomew James Sulivan
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Falkland Islands
Source of text
DAR 39: 20–5
Physical description
Amem 12pp † sketch

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 13847,” accessed on 16 October 2019,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 2