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To the Council of the Geological Society of London  [before 6 December 1841]1

The Museum Committee appointed at the Meeting of Council on the 1st. instant, having taken into consideration the subject referred to them beg to recommend to the adoption of the Council the following resolution viz that Mr. Lonsdale be empowered at his discretion to pack away in Boxes according to the plan suggested by himself those specimens in the foreign Collection (not being fossils) which have been collected in S. America, & in the volcanic Islands of the Atlantic ocean:—

G. B. Greenough. | Ar Aiken | C. Darwin | CJF Bunbury


This report of the Museum Committee was read at the Council Meeting of 6 December 1841.


Committee suggests Council resolve to have William Lonsdale pack away non-fossil specimens from S. America and volcanic islands of the Atlantic [signed G. B. Greenough, A. Aiken, C. Darwin, C. J. F. Bunbury].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin ; Charles James Fox Bunbury (8th baronet); Arthur Aikin ; George Bellas Greenough
Geological Society of London
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Geological Society (CM1/5)
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DS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 612,” accessed on 24 March 2018,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 2