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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. B. Baillière et ses fils   29 February [1868]1

Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

Feb 29th

Mr C. Darwin is much obliged to M. Baillière & enclose stamps 1/1d & wd be obliged for the parcel to be sent to

“6. Queen Anne St”

“Cavendish Sqre—”2


The year is established by the form of address on the printed stationery, used between 1861 and 1869, by the leap years in this period, and by CD’s visit to his brother Erasmus Alvey Darwin’s house at 6 Queen Anne Street, London from 3 March 1868 (Correspondence vol. 16, Appendix II).
CD used the French publisher and bookseller J. B. Baillière et fils to send and receive books between London and New York (see, for example, Correspondence vol. 16, letter to B. D. Walsh, 27 January [1868]). The contents of the parcel have not been identified.


Sends stamps to the value of 1s. 1d. and asks for parcel to be sent to 6 Queen Anne Street, Cavendish Square, London.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
J. B. Baillière et ses fils
Sent from
Source of text
J. A. Stargardt (dealer) catalogue 698 (2012)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4415F,” accessed on 2 March 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24 (Supplement)