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To the Geological Society of London   22 January 1840

Jan 22d. 1840

I am of opinion that everything of importance, in Mr Clarke’s1 Paper “on a shower of ashes which fell on board the Roxburgh off the Cape de Verd Islands” is given in the abstract in the Proceedings,2 & therefore that it need not be printed in the Transactions

Charles Darwin


Clarke, William Branwhite. 1839. A notice of showers of ashes which fell on board the Roxburgh, at sea, off the Cape de Verd islands, February, 1839. [Read 6 November 1839.] Proceedings of the Geological Society of London 3 (1838–42): 145–6.


W. B. Clarke’s paper on ashes falling at sea off Cape Verde Islands [Proc. Geol. Soc. Lond. 3 (1839): 145–6] need not be published in Transactions.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Geological Society of London
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London, Upper Gower St, 12
Source of text
Geological Society of London (GSL/COM/P/4/2/38)
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 551,” accessed on 22 September 2023,

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