To William Shoberl1 [21 March 1839]2
Capt. FitzRoy has no kind of objection to my appending an advertisement of the works, connected with the Beagle’s Voyage, to my volume; on the contrary thinks it desirable.— Will you therefore ask Mr Colburn, (if you do not like to decide yourself) & my servant shall wait for an answer.
I am much obliged for your note, which I received yesterday: my intention, however, was to append a fly page with the notice of my works, to be bound up at end or beginning of the volume.— I believe there are sufficient now printed off for this purpose, at Mr Smith & Elder, but I should esteem it a great favour if you would inform me what is the last day, I can send them, so as not to delay the binding up my volume.—3
Yours truly | Chas. Darwin 12 Upper Gower St
Captain FitzRoy has no objection to appending advertisement of other works connected with Beagle voyage to CD’s volume [Journal of researches].