CD is sorry proof-sheets were lost; hopes clean sheets will have arrived.
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
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
- f1 5541.f1The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from V. O. Kovalevsky, 14 May 1867.
- f2 5541.f2CD had sent proof-sheets of Variation to Kovalevsky for his Russian translation. See letter from V. O. Kovalevsky, 14 May 1867.
- f3 5541.f3CD sent revised sheets on 1 May (see letter to V. O. Kovalevsky, 2 May ), and clean sheets with his letter of 16 May . 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]).
- f4 5541.f4See letter from V. O. Kovalevsky, 14 May 1867.