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Darwin Correspondence Project

To the Geological Society of London  12 March [1843]

Down Bromley | Kent

March 12th

Dear Sir

Will you be so good as to send me a line by return of Post, informing me (if you can find out) how many copies of our Proceedings are annually sold. I am particularly anxious to know this soon—1

Believe me | Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin


CD served as a vice-president of the Geological Society in 1843 (see Proceedings of the Geological Society 4 (1842–5): 64). His reason for requesting the number of copies of Proceedings sold is not known. The Annual Report of 1843 lists £18 realised from the sale, but the number of copies is not specified.


Asks how many copies of Proceedings are commonly sold.

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Charles Robert Darwin
Geological Society of London
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Geological Society (LR/7)
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 663,” accessed on 22 March 2018,

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