From Smith, Elder and Company1 9 March 1863
[65 Cornhill, London]
9 March 1863
In reply to yr. favor of the 5th. inst we beg to hand you cheque for 16.13.1 being the Acct due to you after adding £5 for the purchase of stock on hand of yr. two works—viz 99 copies of Volcanic Islands & 76 copies of South America, & we also enclose a form of receipts for your signature agreeably with yr request—2
In reference to the postage stamps used by ourselves, we beg to say that they are not usually sold to the public, but we have much pleasure in requesting your son’s acceptance of the enclosed set, as an addition to his collection.3
Cheque for books, stamps for CD’s son.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4032,” accessed on 23 April 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4032