To the Royal Geographical Society February 1843
I am of opinion that Mr Suttor’s paper “on the Character of the Australian interior Rivers” is not worthy of publication in the Journal of the Society;1 it does not appear to me to contain any new facts, & the descriptions of the scenery are not anyways superior to those given in the Journals of every Australian traveller.— The separate notice on the Birds of the Macquarie has no pretensions to a scientific character; the only curious facts contained in it relate to the increasing rarity & extinction of several species of parrots in the colonized districts, but I do not consider this notice worth insertion in the Journal.2
George Suttor’s paper not worthy of publication in the Journal of the society. It contains no new facts worth insertion.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 662A,” accessed on 4 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-662A