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To H. E. Strickland   [19 February 1842]

My dear Strickland

I saw Dr. Andrew Smith yesterday. I find he has long felt great interest on the subject of your paper,1 —though from the little conversation I had with him (not being very well myself) he differs on some points from you.— Some years ago he talked with Owen & Yarrell, about the possibility of doing what you are about.— He is, as you know, working on all orders of Vertebrata, & is a thoroughily good fellow.—

If you choose to communicate with him his direction is “Fort Pitt Chatham”.—

Yours very truly | C. Darwin


Strickland’s draft of a report to the British Association on the reform of zoological nomenclature. See letter to Hugh Edwin Strickland, 17 February [1842], n. 1.


CD saw Andrew Smith, who is interested in the subject [of zoological nomenclature], but CD thinks he differs from HES on some points. Sends Smith’s address.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Hugh Edwin Strickland
Sent from
London, Upper Gower St, 12
Source of text
Museum of Zoology Archives, University of Cambridge (Strickland Papers)
Physical description
ALS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 620,” accessed on 17 May 2022,

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