To James Croll 19 July 1
Down, | Beckenham, Kent.
My dear Sir
Mr Youmans of the U. States is very anxious to get a series of small monographs written by the most competent English authors on various subjects to be published in the U. States & I suppose in England. Mr Y. is in some way connected with the great firm of the Appletons in N. York.2 He has asked me to name some of the most competent men, & I have thought that you would excuse my giving your name, & this note as a kind of introduction. I should add that I do not know on what subject he wishes you to write. I do, however, know that some very good judges think highly of his scheme.
Pray excuse the liberty which I am taking & believe me | Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin
P.S | Many thanks for some interesting papers which you kindly sent me some time ago.3
Introduces E. L. Youmans to correspondent. Youmans is seeking small monographs by the most competent English authors [for his International Scientific Series].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7874,” accessed on 29 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7874