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
Determined to make GRW a geologist. Sends copy of C. Lyell [?Elements of geology (1838)].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 416,” accessed on 30 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-416