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Darwin Correspondence Project

To H. E. Strickland   [11 August 1842]

12 Upper Gower St


My dear Strickland

I have added my name to the list in the possession of Waterhouse & I read over the additions &c of all of which I highly approve— I return you the enclosed as it is more likely to be of use to you than to me. I congratulate you on having finished a very disinterested and at same time vexatious work. Waterhouse & myself were both saying how very useful we should often have found such an authorative document

I had a very pleasant little trip in N. Wales looking at Bucklands descriptions of the glacier-work & most interesting & clear the appearances are. I have sent a little notice of what I saw to Taylor’s Phil. Journal.—1 I hope you are at work at geology.—

With my best wishes for permanent good from your nomenclature-report. Believe me. Yours very truly, | C. Darwin.—


Richard Taylor was editor of the London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, in which CD’s article was published (‘Ancient glaciers of Carnarvonshire’).


‘Ancient glaciers of Caernarvonshire’: Notes on the effects produced by the ancient glaciers of Caernarvonshire, and on the boulders transported by floating ice. By Charles Darwin. Philosophical Magazine 3d ser. 21 (1842): 180–8. [Shorter publications, pp. 140–7.]


Congratulates HES on producing an authoritative document [BAAS committee report on zoological nomenclature].

Has been to N. Wales looking at glacier traces described by W. Buckland, which are most interesting and clear. Has written an article on what he saw ["Ancient glaciers of Caernarvonshire" (1842), Collected papers 1: 163–71].

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

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 638,” accessed on 30 July 2021,

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