RECORD: Darwin, C. R. Referee report on Chatfield, earthquake at San Salvador. (11.1840) GeolSoc-COM-P4.2.35 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.


Chatfield Mr

St. Salvador


The whole of Mr Chatfields communication on the earthquake at San Salvador is given in the published abstract

Charles Darwin

November [1840]

Frederick Chatfield (1801-1872) was Consul-General and later charge d'affaires in Guatemala and Costa Rica 1833-1852. The abstract of Chatfield's communication, dated 10 October 1839, was printed in the Proceedings of the Geological Society 3 (1838-1842): 179.

Chatfield Mr | St. Salvador | Earthquake] not in Darwin's handwriting

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