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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-677A

To Smith, Elder, and Company 29 June [1843]

Down. | Bromley | Kent

June 29th

Dear Sir

Would you so far oblige me as to inform me, whether you have the means to send (at the expence of not more than a few shillings) two quarto pamphlets to a Professor at Massachussetts in the United States— I am anxious to send to him two Papers of mine & have no notion how to effect it.1

Excuse me troubling you & believe me Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin

Footnotes

1
Neither the papers referred to nor their intended recipient have been identified, although it is possible that CD wished to send copies of his geological papers to Louis Agassiz, professor of natural history at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. At this time, CD did not know Asa Gray, professor of botany at Harvard.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-677A
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Smith, Elder & Co.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Kenneth W. Rendell (dealers)
Physical description
1p

Summary

Requests information as to means of sending two pamphlets to a professor in the United States.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 677A,” accessed on 1 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-677A

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