Accepts CD’s offer to order books from the Royal Society Library.
VOK asks for information about W. B. Carpenter’s dredging expedition in the Porcupine.
1 September. 1870.
I am exceedingly thankfull for your kind offer to procure me somebooks from the library of the Royal Society;f1 and though I really fearthat I am misusing your kindness, but the book is so indispensable tome, that I decide myself to profit by it. We ascertained today, thatthe Royal Society is opened the whole month of September, and the bookfor which I should ask you an order is Jacobi. Fundamenta nova theoriaeFunctionum ellipticarum.f2 It is not a rare one and could be easilyreplaced in the improbable case of some misfortune happening to it.
I hope, that you will allow me in the course of the autumn toexpress you personally my thanks for your kindness. Remember mekindly to Mrss. Darwin and the Ladies.f3 I am glad to hear, thatyour excursion to the country has done your health a great deal of good.f4
Believe me Sir | Your’s truly | Sophie Kowalewsky
P.S. May I ask You Dear Sir if You know something of the dredgingexpedition of Mr Carpenter, I know he is at Gibraltar with thePorcupine, but will he enter the Meditteranean or confine himselfonly to the Atlantic,f5 I received to day a letter from my brotherasking me where Mr. Carpenter is; he would not shun a trip fromNaples even to Tunis or Algeria if he has a chance o meetinghim there.—f6
Yours truly | W Kovalevskyf7