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From T. M. Reade   21 November 1874

Heath House, | Blundellsands.

Novr. 21st. 1874

My dear Sir—

I send you a copy of my paper on “Tidal Action as a Geological Cause”—in fact a cause that has been rather overlooked—1

I am sorry to say I have not yet had the time to examine the list of Mollusca of the South American shores you were kind enough to inform me of some time since & I have not acknowledged your letter but do so now with thanks—2 I shall make use of your information at some early period I hope if my profession will let me—3

I remain Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | T. Mellard Reade

Chas. Darwin E. FRS &c


CD’s lightly annotated copy of Reade’s paper (T. M. Reade 1874) is in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection–CUL.
Reade was employed as an architect in Liverpool.


Reade, Thomas Mellard. 1874. Tidal action as a geological cause. [Read 10 February 1874.] Proceedings of the Liverpool Geological Society 2 (1869–74): 50–72.


Sends his paper ["Tidal action as a geological cause", Proc. Liverpool Geol. Soc. 2 (1874): 50–72].

Has not yet studied CD’s list of South American molluscs.

Letter details

Letter no.
Thomas Mellard Reade
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 176: 28
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9370,” accessed on 20 February 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 22