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To Roderick Impey Murchison   1 May [1860]1

Down Bromley Kent

May 1

Dear Sir Roderick Murchison

I am much obliged for your kind note & for forwarding to me Count Keyserling’s note2    I am pleased by it, for I look at any good geologist & palæontologist going one inch with me as more important than a naturalist going two or three inches

Pray believe me | Yours sincerely | Charles Darwin

Footnotes

The year is given by the reference to Alexandr Andreevich Keyserling (see n. 2, below).
CD had sent the Russian palaeontologist Keyserling a presentation copy of Origin (see Correspondence vol.8, Appendix III and Correspondence vol. 7, letter to T. H. Huxley, 15 October [1859]). Keyserling and Murchison had travelled through Russia together in 1844. For Keyserling’s views concerning CD’s theory, see the letter to Charles Lyell, 4 May [1860].

Summary

Much obliged for note from Alexander von Keyserling. Geologist going one inch with CD more important than naturalist going two or three.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-2779
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Roderick Impey Murchison (1st baronet)
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 146
Physical description
** 1p & C 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2779,” accessed on 19 October 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2779

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 8

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