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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-416

To George Robert Waterhouse  [August 1838–40]

My dear Waterhouse

I am so determined to make you a geologist, that I have taken the liberty of sending you a copy of Lyell,1 by which means I obtain full right to mal-treat & abuse you till you have read it.

Ever yours | C. Darwin

Footnotes

1
The reference is either to Lyell’s Elements, which was published in August 1838 (see letter to Charles Lyell, 9 August [1838]), or to the sixth edition of the Principles, published in 1840.

Summary

Determined to make GRW a geologist. Sends copy of C. Lyell [?Elements of geology (1838)].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-416
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Waterhouse, G. R.
Sent from
unstated
Source of text
Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 416,” accessed on 25 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-416

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