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.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 991,” accessed on 30 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-991