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To Charles Nichols, Geological Society1   10 February [1847]

Down Farnborough Kent

Feb. 10th

Dear Sir

Please to give the Bearer the Feb. Nor of the Journal,2 & I enclose 12s for the current year.— In case you shd. be out, I have marked the note to be opened, by Mr Charlton;3 as I am anxious for the Number.— Please to ask Mr Charlton for any parcels for me.

Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | C. Darwin


Charles Nichols was the clerk and resident officer of the Geological Society, 1839–60 (Woodward 1907, p. 309).
CD was probably eager to see the printed version of the paper on slaty cleavage by Daniel Sharpe (Sharpe 1847), which had been read on 2 December 1846. See letters to Daniel Sharpe, [19 January 1847] and [23 January 1847].
Isaac Charlton, house steward of the Geological Society, 1841–91 (Woodward 1907, pp. 243, 309).


Woodward, Horace B. 1907. The history of the Geological Society of London. London: Geological Society.


Encloses 12s for the year.

Anxious for February number of the Journal.

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Charles Robert Darwin
Charles Nichols; Geological Society
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Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/10/36)
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1060,” accessed on 27 February 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 4