To V. O. Kovalevsky 24 June 1
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
On my return home this morning your kind & magnificent present of Brehm’s Illustrirtes Thierleben had safely arrived. I am very glad to possess this work with its astonishing number of illustrations & I thank you very sincerely for it. The wood cuts will do admirably to illustrate my book.2
When I left London this morning your other present of the bear skin had not as yet arrived, but I dare say it soon will.3
I send by this post two sheets & I hope you have received all the previous ones.4
Believe me dear Sir | yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin
Thanks VOK for the present of A. E. Brehm’s Illustrirtes Thierleben [1864–7].
The woodcuts will do admirably [for Variation].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5575,” accessed on 21 January 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5575