Captain FitzRoy has no objection to appending advertisement of other works connected with Beagle voyage to CD's volume [Journal of researches].
Capt. FitzRoy has no kind of objection to my appending an advertisement of the works,
connected with the Beagle's Voyage, to my volume; on the contrary thinks it
desirable.— Will you therefore ask M
I am much obliged for your note, which I received yesterday: my intention, however, was
to append a fly page with the notice of my works, to be bound up at end or beginning of
the volume.— I believe there are sufficient now printed off for this purpose,
Yours truly | Chas. Darwin
12 Upper Gower St
- f1 501.f1Identification of the recipient is conjectural. The endorsement, ‘1839’, is in the distinctive hand attributed to Shoberl in other letters in the collection of the American Philosophical Society.
- f2 501.f2The letter is dated on the assumption that it was written soon after the letter from Robert FitzRoy, [20 March 1839]. However, the advertisement referred to in the letter may not have been inserted in CD's volume of the Narrative, but only in the separately printed Journal of researches (see n. 3).
- f3 501.f3An announcement of the forthcoming publication, by Smith, Elder & Co. of a single-volume work on the geology of the Beagle voyage was inserted with sixteen pages of Colburn book advertisements dated August 1839 in at least some copies of the Journal of researches (see Freeman 1977, pp. 33–4, and letter from Robert FitzRoy, [20 March 1839], n. 1). This announcement had been printed off by Smith, Elder & Co. in 1838 and inserted by them in copies of Mammalia, Nos. 2 and 3 (see Freeman 1977, pp. 28–9).