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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-7759

To Gustav Lindström   16 May [1871]1

Down, Beckenham | Kent [Basset, Southampton]

May 16th.

Dear Sir

I am much pleased at the honour which you propose to do me by translating my Journal of researches in Swedish.2 Your name is more than sufficient guarantee for your performing the work faithfully. There are a few woodcuts in the book, & if you think it worth while, I feel sure that the publisher Mr. Murray would at my request supply you with stereotypes at very little or nothing beyond their cost price.3

With much respect, | I beg leave to remain | Dear Sir, yours faithfully | Charles Darwin

Footnotes

1
The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to R. F. Cooke, 28 May [1871].
2
The Swedish translation of Journal of researches was Lindström trans. 1872. No letter to CD from Lindström has been found.
3
CD refers to John Murray.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7759
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Lindström, J. G. O.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Centrum för vetenskapshistoria, Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien (Gustav Lindströms arkiv)
Physical description
2pp

Summary

Is pleased GL is to translate the Journal of researches into Swedish.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7759,” accessed on 29 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7759

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