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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-5562

To V. O. Kovalevsky   3 June [1867]1

Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

June 3.

Dear Sir

I enclose a sheet & have 4 others ready to send but as each sheet with the envelope weighs an ounce the postage will be very expensive to you.2 Therefore I will wait till I hear again before sending the 4 other sheets.

With respect to what you say about illustrating my book with wood cuts from Brehm’s work, it wd I think be an excellent scheme.3

I have not seen Brehm’s work nor do I know where I cd see it.

Believe me dear Sir | yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

1
The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from V. O. Kovalevsky, 15 May 1867.
2
Kovalevsky had asked CD to send the sheets of Variation for his Russian translation not pre-paid (letter from V. O. Kovalevsky, 15 May 1867).
3
CD refers to Brehm et al. 1864–9 (see letter from V. O. Kovalevsky, 15 May 1867).

Summary

Sends a sheet of proofs. Will hold four others until he hears from VOK, because of expensive postage. Thinks illustrating Russian translation [of Variation] with woodcuts from A. E. Brehm’s work [Illustrirtes Thierleben, 4 vols. (1864–7)] is an excellent idea.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-5562
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Kovalevsky, V. O.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Institut Mittag-Leffler
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5562,” accessed on 27 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5562

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