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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Charles Lyell   [5 and 7 October 1842]

Cancelled: Same as 649

Summary

Cancelled: same as DCP-LETT-649. Discusses growth of various species of coral. Explains significance of dead reefs.

Describes meeting of the Council of the Geological Society; the controversy involving Edward Charlesworth.

Mentions conversations with William Lonsdale about Lonsdale’s work on corals and the financial support for his work.

Murchison’s views on glaciation in Wales.

Agassiz’s observations at Glen Roy.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-645
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Sent from
Down
Source of text
CUL DAR 146: 149

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 645,” accessed on 22 November 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-645.xml

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