RECORD: Darwin, C. R. 1910. [Letter to Woodbine Parish, 1839?] In N. L. K. Shuttleworth, A life of Sir Woodbine Parish. London: Smith, Elder & Co., p. 412.

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by John van Wyhe

NOTE: Darwin refers to the work:

Parish, Woodbine. 1838. Buenos Ayres, and the provinces of the Rio de la Plata: their present state, trade, and debt; with some account from original documents of the progress of geographical discovery in those parts of South America during the last sixty years. London.

[page] 412

Darwin wrote to Sir Woodbine Parish, "I like your book very much; it cannot fail to be extremely interesting, I should think, to all those who care for graver things than what the traveller eats and says to the SeƱoritas."

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