To Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 28 January 
Down Bromley Kent
I beg pardon for troubling you again. The pamphlet on the origin or variation of species, which you kindly said you had sent me has never arrived & I fear is lost.1 In your letter you say it was published in the Magasin de Zoologie; but your reference is defaced by a blot. It seems like 1850, but I can find nothing; would you be so good as to give me the volume year & page of the Magasin, for I am very anxious to see the paper.2 To save you as much trouble as possible I enclose an envelope.—
With may apologies for troubling you & with much respect, I remain | Dear Sir | Your obliged servant | Charles Darwin
Perhaps your paper was printed in the Revue de Zoologies: I searched many volumes in vain.—
The pamphlet on the origin or variation of species sent by IGS-H has not arrived. CD is eager to see it and requests precise reference. ["Cours de zoologie (mammifères et oiseaux), fait au Muséum d’histoire naturelle, en 1850", Revue et Magasin de Zoologie Pure et Appliquée 2d ser. 3: 12–20.]
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Isidore
- Sent from
- Source of text
- Uppsala University Library: Manuscripts and Music (Waller Ms gb-00521)
- Physical description
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2665A,” accessed on 29 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2665A