Says he is forwarding the Smith, Elder & Co. account to the Treasury. Discusses advertisements of Zoology and Coral reefs. Volcanic islands "is almost ready for press".
Down Bromley Kent
Thank you for informing me about the Box
I have forwarded your account to the Treasury & will inform you when I receive an answer.—
I was going to suggest advertisements to you in the leading Papers.— the
extent I leave to your discretion— I sh
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My second little work on “Volcanic Islands” is almost ready for
press; indeed I could send it in a fortnight's time.— As half a dozen words w
Believe me | Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin
PS | The Gardeners Chronicle & Athenæum appear to me good Papers to advertise in. The former has but few advertisements & a large sale,—5000 weekly.—
- f1 702.f1See letter to A. Y. Spearman, 9 October 1843, n. 1.
- f2 702.f2In The Publishers' Circular of 1 December 1843 the Zoology in 19 parts sewed, and in five separate parts bound in cloth, is listed among works published between 14 and 29 November.
- f3 702.f3CD did not send the manuscript of Volcanic islands to the press until January 1844 (‘Journal’; Appendix II). The reason for the delay is not known.