To V. O. Kovalevsky 20 May 1
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
I write merely a line to acknowledge your note of May 14 & to say how sorry I am that the proof sheets were lost.2 But you will have received I hope by this time the clean sheets & my note.3 They were sent via France, but I hope this will not cause a second loss. In both cases the sheets were sent open at the 2 ends.4
Dear Sir | yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin
CD is sorry proof-sheets were lost; hopes clean sheets will have arrived.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5541,” accessed on 8 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5541