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To Richard Kippist1   7 January [1861]2

Down Bromley Kent

Jan 7.

Dear Sir

[Will] you be so good as to have ready for me tomorrow morning (Tuesday) Memoires presentes par Divers Savan a l’Acad. R. des Sciences: Paris.— Tom. IV.3

I hope to call for it myself; if I fail I will send Carrier for it on Thursday.—4

Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin

Footnotes

Richard Kippist was the librarian of the Linnean Society of London, from which CD often borrowed scientific works.
The year is based on the 1859 watermark of the stationery and by 7 January falling on a Monday in 1861.
It is not clear which paper CD wished to consult in the Mémoires présentés par divers Savans ‘a l’Académie Royale des Sciences de l’Institute de France. Sciences mathématiques et physiques 4 (1833). This volume contains a paper on the natural history of insects by Léon Dufour (Dufour 1833), but it is not a work that CD ever seems to have cited. It is possible, that CD meant to write ‘VI’ instead of ‘IV’. Volume 6 of this journal contains a paper by François Désiré Roulin (Roulin 1835) that CD cited a number of times in chapter 3 of Variation, which he prepared in the first three months of 1861 (see ‘Journal’; Appendix II).
There is no record that CD went to London on 8 January 1861. A weekly carrier service operated between Down and London on Thursdays (Post Office directory of the six home counties 1862).

Bibliography

Dufour, Léon. 1833. Recherches anatomiques et physiologiques sur les hémiptères, accompagnées de considérations relatives à l’histoire naturelle et à la classification de ces insectes. Mémoires présentés par divers Savans a l’Académie Royale des Sciences de l’Institut de France. Sciences mathématiques et physiques 4: 129–461.

Post Office directory of the six home counties: Post Office directory of the six home counties, viz., Essex, Herts, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey and Sussex. London: W. Kelly & Co. 1845–78.

Roulin, François Désiré. 1835. Recherches sur quelques changemens observés dans les animaux domestiques transportés de l’ancien dans le nouveau continent. Mémoires présentés par divers Savans a l’Académie Royale des Sciences de l’Institut de France. Sciences mathématiques et physiques 6: 319–52.

Variation: The variation of animals and plants under domestication. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1868.

Summary

Orders journal volume [Mémoires présentées par divers savans à l’Académie des Sciences 4] from librarian.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-3044
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Librarian
Sent from
Down
Source of text
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3044,” accessed on 15 November 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-3044.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 9

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