To H. E. Strickland [19 February 1842]
My dear Strickland
I saw Dr. Andrew Smith yesterday. I find he has long felt great interest on the subject of your paper,1 —though from the little conversation I had with him (not being very well myself) he differs on some points from you.— Some years ago he talked with Owen & Yarrell, about the possibility of doing what you are about.— He is, as you know, working on all orders of Vertebrata, & is a thoroughily good fellow.—
If you choose to communicate with him his direction is “Fort Pitt Chatham”.—
Yours very truly | C. Darwin
CD saw Andrew Smith, who is interested in the subject [of zoological nomenclature], but CD thinks he differs from HES on some points. Sends Smith’s address.