To Smith, Elder, and Company?1 17 February 
Down Bromley Kent
I am infinitely obliged to you for so kindly offering to ship the Box with ear-trumpet & pay the charges for me thereon.— I will give as little trouble as possible.— I have paid the maker (W. Harrowin)2 & told him to put Trumpet in a Box & address it to
Mr Syms Covington3 Post-Office Pambala Twofold Bay Australia
To be left at your house.—
I thank you sincerely for aiding me in this little act of charity for the poor man writes to me that he cannot get Ear-trumpet which will suit him in Australia.—4
I will write to him & say that the Box will be sent by the next P. & O. Steamer after Feb. 20th, for the Box will not be in time for 20th—
Dear Sir | Yours faithfully & much obliged | Charles Darwin
Arranges to send ear-trumpet to Syms Covington.
- Letter no.
- Charles Robert Darwin
- Smith, Elder & Co
- Sent from
- Source of text
- The Morgan Library and Museum (Gordon Ray collection)
- Physical description