Letter from Darwin to Lyell...?
rrobbins at GDB.ORG
Mon Dec 19 16:19:53 CST 1994
Try "Charles Darwin, Life and Letters" in 2 volumes by Charles Darwin,
with Francis Darwin, 1891. And also "More Letters of Charles Darwin"
(same authors) in 2 volumes 1903. Both are probably available in more
On Mon, 19 Dec 1994, Luis A. Ruedas wrote:
> Hoping this is the right forum...The other day I ran across a quote,
> reportedly in a letter from Darwin to Lyell. It was in an article on
> Darwin by Loren Eiseley (Sci. Am., 1956). Eiseley states: "...Nothing
> would aid natural history more, he contended to Lyell, "than carefully
> collecting and investigating of all the productions of the most
> isolated islands.""
> Would any of you out there have the text of the letter, or know where
> such might be found? I am rather interested in island faunas, and
> would be curious to see the surrounding text. Our library, I regret
> to say, is not overly well furnished with Darwiniana.
> Luis A. Ruedas
> Dept Biology
> Cayey University College
> University of Puerto Rico
> Cayey, PR 00736
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