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To William Lonsdale   [May? 1837]

My dear Sir

I send you the abstract; the author is not to be trusted with his own work, instead of making it shorter, it will be a paragraph longer than Dr. Royle, for I have counted the lines.—1

When you forward the sections of the Coral islands to Mr Greenough2 you had better inform him, that as they were not made for the paper which I read, I fear he will not be able to understand the references.—3

Yours most truly | C. Darwin

36 Grt. Marlbro’ St.

Monday Morning.—

Footnotes

Presumably Royle had prepared an abstract of CD’s paper ‘On certain areas of elevation and subsidence in the Pacific and Indian Oceans’ (Collected papers 1: 46–9), which CD read and amended.
George Bellas Greenough who was on the Council of the Geological Society at this time.
Probably sections prepared for Journal and remarks.

Bibliography

Collected papers: The collected papers of Charles Darwin. Edited by Paul H. Barrett. 2 vols. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. 1977.

‘Elevation and subsidence in the Pacific and Indian Oceans’: On certain areas of elevation and subsidence in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, as deduced from the study of coral formations. [Read 31 May 1837.] By Charles Darwin. Proceedings of the Geological Society of London 2 (1838): 552–4. [Shorter publications, pp. 37–9.]

Journal and remarks: Journal and remarks. 1832–1836. By Charles Darwin. Vol. 3 of Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty’s ships Adventure and Beagle between the years 1826 and 1836, describing their examination of the southern shores of South America, and the Beagle’s circumnavigation of the globe. London: Henry Colburn. 1839. [Separately published as Journal of researches.]

Summary

Sends an abstract made by J. F. Royle of CD’s paper ["On certain areas of elevation and subsidence in the Pacific and Indian Oceans"]. G. B. Greenough will have problems with the altered references in the coral island section.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-383A
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
William Lonsdale
Sent from
London, Gt Marlborough St, 36
Source of text
Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/3/169)
Physical description
ALS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 383A,” accessed on 16 May 2022, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/?docId=letters/DCP-LETT-383A.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 2

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