To William Shoberl [22 or 23 September 1837]
[36 Great Marlborough Street]
I am obliged to you for sending the document.—1 Which I think I had full right to demand, although I do not at all suppose it would ever have been wanted. I am sorry I should have been the cause of so much trouble and I trust it will be the last time.—
Before night I will send you the whole of my M.S. with the woodcuts.—
The Chapters & everything are complete.—
I will write to the Printer myself, about where to send the slips. Mr Colburn had the kindness to say he would see the revise corrected I will write at the head of every page of slip, both date, 〈 〉 double heading of 〈 〉 & subject, when 〈the〉 latter is of sufficient importance.— So that, whoever looks over it, will only have to put the place on the left page & the subject on the right.— I have the pleasure of acknowledging the obliging manner, in which yourself & Mr Colburn, have assisted me in this my first publication.
Yrs. truly | Charles Darwin
I shall go down on Monday to “Shrewsbury”2
Thanks WS for a document [see 379]. Promises to send MS and woodcuts before night. Discusses details of printing and correction. Thanks WS and Henry Colburn for assistance.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 380,” accessed on 27 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-380