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Letter 663

Darwin, C. R. to Geological Society

12 Mar [1843]

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    Asks how many copies of Proceedings are commonly sold.

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Down Bromley | Kent

March 12th

Dear Sir

Will you be so good as to send me a line by return of Post, informing me (if you can find out) how many copies of our Proceedings are annually sold. I am particularly anxious to know this soon—

Believe me | Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin

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    CD served as a vice-president of the Geological Society in 1843 (see Proceedings of the Geological Society 4 (1842–5): 64). His reason for requesting the number of copies of Proceedings sold is not known. The Annual Report of 1843 lists £18 realised from the sale, but the number of copies is not specified.
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