To V. O. Kovalevsky 2 May 1
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
I have bespoken the stereotypes & desired Mr Murray to send them when ready to Messrs Trübner.1 I sent yesterday by post some revised proof sheets, which will keep you employed for some time. You will find the whole of the first vol. dull, but I hope the 2nd vol. is somewhat more interesting.2
I thank you cordially on my own part & in the name of the ladies of my family for your very very kind offer of the bears skin, which it will be a great gratification to me to possess.3 It will be the safest plan to address it to
C Darwin Esqr
6 Queen Anne St
When you next have occasion to write be so good as to inform me whether the proof sheets had better be send via France or Belgium. The postage is cheaper by France. Also please to tell me whether it is necessary to give the whole of the address to you which you gave me.
Dear Sir | yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin
CD has sent some revised proof-sheets and ordered the stereotypes [for Russian translation of Variation]. First volume is dull, but he hopes second is more interesting.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5523,” accessed on 13 February 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5523