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To Mr Folthorp of Smith, Elder & Co.   6 June [1839]

Dear Sir

I have heard from the Treasury, & they will pay you the account as soon as you like1

Chas Darwin June 6th.

12 Upper Gower St.


There are annotations at the top of the letter probably made by Folthorp: No. 7– 57 . 16 . 11 8– 51 . 16 . 2 ———— 109 . 13 . 1 These refer to the accounts rendered by Smith, Elder & Co. for the two most recent numbers of Zoology; the expenses for No. 7 (Fossil Mammalia, No. 2) and for No. 8 (Fossil Mammalia, No. 3). See letter to A. Y. Spearman, 27 May 1839, n. 1. At the foot of the page, in the same hand: Qy Smiths No 5. 52 . 15 . This probably refers to a query about number 5 of Andrew Smith’s Illustrations of the zoology of South Africa, also published by Smith, Elder & Co. with a grant from the Treasury.


CD has heard from the Treasury; they will pay the account [for the Zoology] as soon as Smith, Elder & Co. like.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Smith, Elder & Co; Folthorp, Mr
Sent from
London, Upper Gower St, 12
Source of text
Wellcome Trust Library
Physical description
1p †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 517,” accessed on 26 May 2018,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 2