To John Richardson [11 August 1837]1
My dear Sir
I am ashamed to trouble you again.2 But in your last letter you said you probably would pass through town about the fifteenth of this month.—3 I have this morning received intelligence (though not officially), that the Chancellor of the Exchequer had ordered a 1000£ for the publication of the Zoology of the Beagle’s Voyage.—4
I am particularly anxious to ask your advice upon one or two points, now that the plan is more settled.—5 If you could spare the time I should be most grateful for half an hour’s conversation.
If you would let me know I would call upon you, at any place you might fix, at any hour.— Perhaps you would send me a line telling me your plans.—
Excuse this letter—for I am writing against time, as I hear the Postman’s Bell.—6 I was very much obliged by the trouble you took in writing me so long account of the climate of North America—7 I cannot succeed in burying the Mammoth in the ice quite to my satisfaction8
Most truly yours| Chas. Darwin
36 | Great Marlborough St.
Chancellor of the Exchequer has ordered £1000 for the publication of the Zoology. Would like to meet JR to ask his advice on one or two points.
Thanks for his long account of the climate of North America.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 370F,” accessed on 22 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-370F