To T. F. Jamieson 21 November 1862
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
November 21— 1862
My dear Sir
I have great pleasure in expressing my strong opinion on your qualifications, as far as knowledge of the natural sciences is concerned, to give Lectures on Agriculture.1 I have read with admiration all your papers on the more recent geological changes in Scotland; & I can with entire truth say that according to my power of judging I have never read more able productions.2 I may add that the more recent geological phenomena are obviously those most connected with Agriculture. From our frequent correspondence, I am well aware that your knowledge of the several branches of Natural History is very considerable.
With my cordial wishes for that success, which I am sure you are well entitled to, I remain | My dear Sir | Yours sincerely | Charles Darwin
To | Th. F. Jamieson Esqre—
CD expresses his high opinion of TFJ’s scientific qualifications for lecturing on agriculture.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3818,” accessed on 17 January 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3818