To Bartholomew James Sulivan 24 May 1
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S. E.
My dear Sulivan
Many thanks for the Mendoza account which I have been glad to see.2 It seems to have been one of the worst earthquakes on record.— It is very strange, as the Chili earthquakes, even that of Concepcion was not even felt at Mendoza.—3 Many thanks, also, for your last note about the Geese’s nests:4 I suppose I was falsely informed
FitzRoy was so kind as to send me the last London Review (which I intend to take in) & I read the article on Genesis.—5 I cannot say that it at all satisfied me. Almost any statement & fact can be reconciled by stretching the statements & facts; & this seemed to me the case throughout the article.— But I am weary of all these various attempts to reconcile, what I believe to be irreconcileable.
With many thanks | My dear Sulivan | Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin
Thanks BJS for account of Mendoza earthquake.
FitzRoy sent CD the last London Review [& Weekly J. Polit.] and he read the article on Genesis, but feels it is an attempt to reconcile the irreconcilable.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3156,” accessed on 26 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3156