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To A. Y. Spearman   22 September 1838

36 Great Marlborough St

September 22d 1838


I have the honour to transmit, as on former occasions, for the approval of the Lords Commissioner’s of Her Majesty’s Treasury the account of Mrs Smith & Elder for the second number of the second part of the “Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle”, which is now published.1 I beg leave to state, that as before I have examined the account and superintended the expenditure of each part.—

I have the honour to remain | Sir | Your obedient servant | Charles Darwin To | A. Y. Spearman Esqr

Treasury Chambers


Preserved with this letter is an account from Smith, Elder & Co., dated 1 September 1838, detailing the various costs of Mammalia, No. 2. The total expense was £47 16s. 6d.


Submits the account of Smith, Elder & Co. for the second number of the second part of the Zoology.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Alexander Young Spearman, 1st baronet
Sent from
London, Gt Marlborough St, 36
Source of text
The National Archives (TNA) (T1/4524 paper 25824)
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 428A,” accessed on 28 March 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 2