CD is sending some books by carrier. Requests that he be given the 1st and also the 10th editions of Vestiges of creation [1844, 1853], and also the 2d edition of Baden Powell's Unity of worlds . "No other editions will be of any service." [See Origin (1861), "Historical sketch".]
Down Bromley Kent
Wednesday Feb: 1
The Carrier shall call tomorrow (Thursday) morning
& bring some Books & I sh
No other Editions will be of any service.—
Yours faithfully | C. Darwin
- f1 2678.f1CD had an arrangement with the Linnean Society of London enabling him to borrow books from the society's library (see Correspondence vol. 5, letter from J. D. Hooker, [before 7 March 1855]). Kippist was the librarian of the society.
- f2 2678.f2The year is given by the preparation of the historical preface for Origin (see n. 6, below).
- f3 2678.f3George Snow operated a parcels carrier service between London and Down.
- f4 2678.f4[Chambers] 1844 and 1853. CD owned a copy of the sixth edition of this work (1847). It is in the Darwin Library--CUL.
- f5 2678.f5The second edition of Baden Powell's Essays on the spirit of the inductive philosophy (Powell 1856) was much enlarged. See CD's two letters to Baden Powell, 18 January .
- f6 2678.f6CD cited these works in the historical sketch added to the revised and augmented American edition of Origin and included in all subsequent editions.