To H. E. Strickland [11 August 1842]
12 Upper Gower St
My dear Strickland
I have added my name to the list in the possession of Waterhouse & I read over the additions &c of all of which I highly approve— I return you the enclosed as it is more likely to be of use to you than to me. I congratulate you on having finished a very disinterested and at same time vexatious work. Waterhouse & myself were both saying how very useful we should often have found such an authorative document
I had a very pleasant little trip in N. Wales looking at Bucklands descriptions of the glacier-work & most interesting & clear the appearances are. I have sent a little notice of what I saw to Taylor’s Phil. Journal.—1 I hope you are at work at geology.—
With my best wishes for permanent good from your nomenclature-report. Believe me. Yours very truly, | C. Darwin.—
Congratulates HES on producing an authoritative document [BAAS committee report on zoological nomenclature].
Has been to N. Wales looking at glacier traces described by W. Buckland, which are most interesting and clear. Has written an article on what he saw ["Ancient glaciers of Caernarvonshire" (1842), Collected papers 1: 163–71].
- geological time, epochs
- ice, ice-action, icebergs, glaciers
- positive attitude/assessment
- positive criticism of correspondent
- theory (including philosophy)
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 638,” accessed on 24 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-638