From Robert FitzRoy 26 February 1838
Chester St 31.
26. Feb. /38.
My dear Darwin
Not the slightest inconvenience was caused by your keeping Richardson,1 I assure you,— Had I wished to look at it—I would have written but it is not in my line.
The work you ask about is going on steadily—though not on a railroad— I am rather old fashioned in habits as well as ideas—Ergo—a slow coach.
I am happy to say that there is nothing whatever in your excellent and well-filled volume, to which I have any kind of objection to offer—therefore I trust that you will entertain no further Scruple on that Subject.
I have sealed up the copy sent to me by your Printer and will forward it to Capt. B. Hall with King’s.2
If Mr Whewell’s notice of your work is published—I should feel obliged by your letting me know where I can see it— I mean his Speech at the Geological Socy 3 A line by twopenny is the readiest way—
Sincerely yours | Robt FitzRoy
PS. As my boy has to go near Gt Marlbro’ Street he may as well take this note—and, if you are at home—, wait for an answer about Mr Whewell’s Speech.
I have this moment had an application from poor Earle—who—it seems—has been somewhat overthrown by the New Zealand Association—or at least disappointed in his own Expectations.4
His work [on vol. 2 of Narrative] is going slowly.
Has no objection to anything in CD’s excellent volume. CD should "entertain no further scruple on that subject".
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 403,” accessed on 24 January 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-403