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Letter 5541

Darwin, C. R. to Kovalevsky, V. O.

20 May [1867]

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    CD is sorry proof-sheets were lost; hopes clean sheets will have arrived.

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Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

May 20

Dear Sir

I write merely a line to acknowledge your note of May 14 & to say how sorry I am that the proof sheets were lost. But you will have received I hope by this time the clean sheets & my note. They were sent via France, but I hope this will not cause a second loss. In both cases the sheets were sent open at the 2 ends.

Dear Sir | yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin

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    f1 5541.f1
    The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from V. O. Kovalevsky, 14 May 1867.
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    f2 5541.f2
    CD had sent proof-sheets of Variation to Kovalevsky for his Russian translation. See letter from V. O. Kovalevsky, 14 May 1867.
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    f3 5541.f3
    CD sent revised sheets on 1 May (see letter to V. O. Kovalevsky, 2 May [1867]), and clean sheets with his letter of 16 May [1867]. Kovalevsky received the revised sheets on 14 May and the clean sheets shortly after (see letters from V. O. Kovalevsky, 15 May 1867 and [after 24? May 1867]).
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    f4 5541.f4
    See letter from V. O. Kovalevsky, 14 May 1867.
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