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From S. B. J. Skertchly   27 February 1878

Summary

Sends CD a copy of his memoir on the fenland [Geology of the fenland (1877)].

Outlines the results of his recent researches into the geological history of man, the development of Palaeolithic culture, the occurrence of Palaeolithic remains in the boulder-clays of eastern England, and their relation to glacial and inter-glacial periods.

Author:  Sydney Barber Josiah Skertchly
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Feb 1878
Classmark:  DAR 177: 176
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11379

From S. B. J. Skertchly   4 March 1878

Summary

Thanks CD for his expression of interest in SBJS’s work. His researches on the age and divisions of the Palaeolithic period will be published soon by the Geological Survey [On the manufacture of gun-flints, the methods of excavating for flint, the age of Palaeolithic man, etc. (1879)].

Author:  Sydney Barber Josiah Skertchly
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 177: 177
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11395

From S. B. J. Skertchly   17 March 1878

Summary

Thanks CD for his gift of the Origin.

Author:  Sydney Barber Josiah Skertchly
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 177: 178
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11429

From S. B. J. Skertchly   16 February [1880]

Summary

Asks CD to telegraph a testimonial for him.

Author:  Sydney Barber Josiah Skertchly
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Feb [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 121
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12487

From S. B. J. Skertchly   20 September 1881

Summary

Asks for a testimonial from CD to enable him to get an adequate Treasury pension. An accident at work has killed his son and injured him to such an extent that he must resign his appointment.

Author:  Sydney Barber Josiah Skertchly
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Sept 1881
Classmark:  DAR 177: 179
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13344
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