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Darwin Correspondence Project

To William Sharpey   22 May [1857]

The transcript of this letter is not yet available online.

Summary

Agrees with Thomas Henry Huxley that Albany Hancock has a good claim on a Royal Society medal. Thinks that geology has not been sufficiently honoured by the Royal Society, and suggests Joseph Prestwich. Expresses his strong opinion that Charles Lyell would be a worthy recipient of the Copley Medal.

Summary

Agrees with Thomas Henry Huxley that Albany Hancock has a good claim on a Royal Society medal. Thinks that geology has not been sufficiently honoured by the Royal Society, and suggests Joseph Prestwich. Expresses his strong opinion that Charles Lyell would be a worthy recipient of the Copley Medal.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-2093F
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
William Sharpey
Sent from
Down
Source of text
D. and E. Lake Ltd (dealers) (June 2016)
Physical description
7pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2093F,” accessed on 20 October 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-2093F.xml

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