From V. O. Kovalevsky 5 September 1
31 Bloomsbury Str. Bedf. Sq.
I received to day from the Library of the R. Soc. the book my wife wanted and we are both very thankfull for Your kindness.2 As the price charged by Murray for the first set of casts was very reasonable I think it would be better simply to order him a set and he will charge for it no doubt about the same price as he did for the “Domesticated Animals”.—3 My brother will be certainly delighted by Your mentioning his investigation in Your book, at all event I’ll write him today, perhaps he will have something more to communicate to You.4 I ascertained that Dr. Carpenter will dredge between Malta and Gibraltar5
Your very truly | W. Kovalevsky
Will order the first set of casts from Murray.
Thanks CD for a book for his wife from the Royal Society Library.
His brother [Alexander] is delighted at being referred to in CD’s work [Descent 1: 205].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7317,” accessed on 27 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7317