Says Colburn will allow German publisher to use copperplate and woodcuts [for Journal of researches]. Has been delayed in corrections owing to death of a relative [Josiah Wedgwood II].
Down | near Bromley | Kent
I write to inform you that M
I have been delayed for a whole week in making my corrections, by the death of a relative, which called me to a distant part of England; but I shall recommence my labour of love to day.—
I am quite ignorant whether the expence of postage to Berlin is great, I paying as far as I can. — Perhaps you will be so kind as to inform me, what this single letter costs, for if not very expensive, I could send my notes & corrections by Post, or by any other method you might propose.—
How soon shall you go to press?
Excuse this hurried letter & believe me | Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | Charles Darwin
- f1 682.f1Refers to the 1844 German edition of Journal of researches (see letter to Henry Colburn, 4 July ).
- f2 682.f2Josiah Wedgwood II.