To William Buckland [November 1840 – 17 February 1841]1
12 Upper Gower St
My dear Sir
I received yesterday the enclosed paper from Mr. Murchison with his pencil marks on it:—2 I cannot think of any information to give you relating to Dr. Du Gard.—
He is no relation to any of my family.—3
I have to thank you for your kindness in sending me long since some maps of the country near Glen Roy, which I daresay will be very useful, if I ever visit that country again—4 I should much like to hear your’s & Agassiz’s opinion on the parallel roads, though I believe I know its outline—5 I cannot give up the sea, after thinking over many points of minor detail in that country, though, I am very sure, if your theory had occurred to me, during the first two days of my examination, I should have given up their marine and ordinary lacustrine origin at once6
But I have no business to trouble you with my notions.
Believe me | dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | Charles Darwin
He encloses an unidentified paper received from R. I. Murchison the previous day.
Is unable to provide information about Dr Du Gard.
Appreciates the maps of Glen Roy sent by WB. Would welcome the opinions of WB and Louis Agassiz concerning the parallel roads but cannot give up the idea of their marine origin.
- Letter no.
- Charles Robert Darwin
- William Buckland
- Sent from
- London, Upper Gower St, 12
- Source of text
- Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Buckland papers, Glaciation /4 (iv)
- Physical description
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 641A,” accessed on 28 April 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-641A
Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 13 (Supplement)