RECORD: Darwin, C. R. Referee reports on Newbold, Rock basins; Phillips on caves, elephant bones and pumice; and Hunt on an earthquake. (10.1842). GeolSoc-COM-P4.2.130 Transcribed by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Manuscript photographed by Caroline Lam. Transcribed and edited by John van Wyhe 8.2011. RN1

NOTE: Reproduced by permission of the Geological Society of London and William Huxley Darwin. With thanks to Caroline Lam. Requests to reproduce these images should be directed to the Geological Society of London.


Rock Basins

I am of opinion that everything of importance in "Mr Newbolds Paper on Rock Basins in the bed of the Toombuddra"

Phillips, J.

in "Mr J. Phillips three communications on some caves, on the discovery of an ancient causeway with Elephants bones beneath it, and on pumice found in sinking a well."

Consul Hunt,
of Praya

& in "Mr Consul Hunts Report on the destruction of Praya in the Azores by an earthquake."

is fully given in the Proceedings, and therefore that these communications need not be printed in the Transactions

Charles Darwin

October 4th. 1842

Recd. Oct. 6th/42 [illeg]

Newbold, Thomas John. 1842. On rock-basins in the bed of the Toombuddra, Southern India (lat. 15° to 16° N.). [Read 9 March] Proceedings of the Geological Society of London 3 (1838-1842): 702-5.

Phillips, J. 1842. Three notices. [Read 9 March] Proceedings of the Geological Society of London 3 (1838-1842): 705-6.

Hunt, Thomas Carew. 1841. Report of the destruction by earthquake of the town of Praya de Victoria, on the 15th of June, 1841. [Read 1 December] Proceedings of the Geological Society of London 3 (1838-1842): 565-6.

the text in the left margin and 'Recd. Oct. 6th/42 [illeg]' is not in Darwin's handwriting.

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