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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Francisco de Arruda Furtado   3 and 6 July 1881

The transcript of this letter is not yet available online.

Summary

Thanks Fd’AF for his interesting letter. CD suggests observations it would be worth making [in the Azores] although he is too old to make any direct use of them. Fauna and flora of different islands should be compared and the plants and animals from all high mountain summits collected. Suggests Fd’AF investigate the presence of glacial deposits and fossils on the islands. Survival of eggs in salt-water should be tested, as the wide distribution of lizards, land molluscs, and earthworms is a perplexing problem.

Will be very glad to read the essays Fd’AF sent.

Summary

Thanks Fd’AF for his interesting letter. CD suggests observations it would be worth making [in the Azores] although he is too old to make any direct use of them. Fauna and flora of different islands should be compared and the plants and animals from all high mountain summits collected. Suggests Fd’AF investigate the presence of glacial deposits and fossils on the islands. Survival of eggs in salt-water should be tested, as the wide distribution of lizards, land molluscs, and earthworms is a perplexing problem.

Will be very glad to read the essays Fd’AF sent.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-13231
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Francisco de Arruda Furtado
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Museus da Universidade de Lisboa (MUL/Arquivo Histórico/FAF/C/01/0017)
Physical description
6pp inc ?

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 13231,” accessed on 20 January 2020, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-13231.xml

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