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Darwin Correspondence Project

To P. L. Sclater   [24 February 1871]1

6. Queen Anne St


My dear Mr Sclater

Immediately on my return home, (ie 5–6 days) I will send to you Godman’s book, unless indeed I shd previously (which is not likely) receive orders from Mr Godman.—2

Yours very truly | Ch. Darwin


The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to F. Du C. Godman, 4 March [1871], and by the dates of CD’s visit to London. CD was in London from 23 February to 2 March 1871 (CD’s ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)); the only Friday in this period was 24 February.
CD evidently had a spare copy of Frederick Du Cane Godman’s Natural history of the Azores or Western Islands (Godman 1870; see letter to F. Du C. Godman, 4 March [1871]). There is an annotated copy of Godman 1870 in the Darwin Library–CUL (see Marginalia 1: 330).


Will send F. Du Cane Godman’s book [Natural history of the Azores (1870)] as soon as he returns home.

Letter details

Letter no.
Darwin, C. R.
Sclater, P. L.
Sent from
London, Queen Anne St, 6
Source of text
Zoological Society of London (GB 0814 BADD (Darwin))
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7511,” accessed on 26 April 2017,