To George Robert Waterhouse 12 November 1
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
My dear Waterhouse
Many thanks for the enclosed interesting letter.—2 It always pleases me to see a clear-headed man on my side, & especially if he be bold enough to speak out, & thus render really efficient aid.— For it will require much speaking out before this side will receive fair toleration.—
Mr. Walsh has evidently been a close & good observer of Fishes.—3 What he says about the Sea-Trout in the Loch is very curious; & it would be very desirable that some professed Ichthyologist should examine these Trout.— It would make a good case for me.— But until thus examined & pronounced on, cavillers would simply deny that the fish was a sea-trout.—
I hope to see you before long, for I shall be up on the 21st to read a paper at Linn. Soc.—4
Did you ever look at the skull of the Borneo Domestic Cat, which I gave you?—5
My dear Waterhouse | Yours very sincerely | Charles Darwin
Returns a letter from a Mr Walsh – "a clear-headed man on my side". What he says about sea trout in lochs would make a good case for CD if borne out by professional ichthyologists.
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Waterhouse, G. R.
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- Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
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Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3317,” accessed on 25 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3317