RECORD: Darwin, C. R. Geological diary: Valparaiso / Hills behind Town (calculations of heights). (7.1834) CUL-DAR35.230 Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker, edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online, http://darwin-online.org.uk/)
REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker 5.2011. RN1
NOTE: This document, part of the largest scientific document composed by Darwin during the voyage of the Beagle, is written mostly in ink. Marginal notes are here integrated into the text.
Darwin was at Valparaiso in July-November 1834 and March-April 1835. See the Beagle Diary, ed. Keynes, pp. 249ff. Valparaiso is mentioned in South America, pp. 31-35.
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See the introduction to the Geological Diary by Gordon Chancellor.
No. 1 & 2 assuming 1 as 30.462
|t' = 49||t = 44|
|β' = 29.742||β' = 30.462|
|2:811813||= 648 feet|
No. 1 & 3
|t' = 50||t = 44|
|β' = 29.356||β' = 30.462|
|3.001053||= 1003 feet|
July 29th 1834 — Valparaiso — Hills behind town
Valparaiso July-August 1834
|10.30'||29.742||55||2||49||various shells. V specimens|
|12||29.008||-||4||53||Hill. 30 feet below which one Trockus|
|2.40||28.684||-||7||-||Very highest hill|
No. 7 & 8
|t' = 50||t = 48|
|β' = 28.684||β' = 30.45|
|β = .483587|
|β = .457640|
|3.211237||= 1626 feet|
No. 8 & 5 assuming lower one to be .455
|t' = 50||t = 50||β' = 29.05||β = 30.|
They may be called 1300 because shells were a few feet above where barometer stood & high water mark measured
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