Letter from Darwin to Lyell...?

Robin Leech robinl at NAIT.AB.CA
Mon Dec 19 17:39:33 CST 1994


Have you thought about contacting Stephen J. Gould at MCZ, Harvard?  He
is fairly steeped in Darwin.

Robin Leech
BioSciences
NAIT
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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.
>
> Thanks
>
> Luis A. Ruedas
> Dept Biology
> Cayey University College
> University of Puerto Rico
> Cayey, PR 00736
>




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