To Daniel Sharpe 23 August [1848?]1
Down Farnborough Kent.
My dear Sir.
I must just send one line to thank you for your note. & to say how heartily glad I am that you stick to the Cleavage & Foliation question.— Nothing will ever convince me that it is not a noble subject of investigation, which will lead some day to great views. I think it quite extraordinary how little the subject seems to interest British Geologists— You will I think live to see the importance of your paper recognised. I had always thought that Studer was one of the few Geologists who had taken a correct and enlarged view on the subject.
Dear Sharpe | Yours sincerely, | C. Darwin.
Your specimen shall be returned next week.2
Thanks for note.
Glad DS sticks to cleavage and foliation question. Bernhard Studer one of few to take correct view on subject.