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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-2779

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

1
The year is given by the reference to Alexandr Andreevich Keyserling (see n. 2, below).
2
CD had sent the Russian palaeontologist Keyserling a presentation copy of Origin (see 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].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-2779
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Murchison, R. I.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 146
Physical description
** 1p & 1p

Summary

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

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2779,” accessed on 3 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2779

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