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To Harvard University Library?   2 October [1879]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | (Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.)

Oct 2d

Mr C. Darwin encloses a P. order for 16s.8d, which he is informed is equal to 4 dollars for Prof Scudders Catalogue.—2


The year is established by the reference to Scudder 1879; the recipient is conjectured from the publisher of Scudder 1879 (see n. 2, below).
Samuel Hubbard Scudder’s Catalogue of scientific serials of all countries was published by the Library of Harvard University in 1879 (Scudder 1879). It appears in CD’s Library catalogue (DAR 240), but is no longer in the Darwin Libraries at CUL or Down.


Scudder, Samuel Hubbard. 1879. Catalogue of scientific serials of all countries including the transactions of learned societies in the natural physical and mathematical sciences, 1633–1876. Cambridge, Mass.: Library of Harvard Univeristy.


Sends postal order for Samuel Scudder’s Catalogue [of scientific serials (1879)].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Harvard University Library
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Source of text
Boston Public Library
Physical description
AL 1p

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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12244,” accessed on 4 March 2024,