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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. V. Carus   10 October [1867]1

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

Oct 10

My dear Sir

I am sorry you have had so much trouble. I cannot imagine how the sheet could have been lost unless opened by the post office, or unless I sent the sheet by mistake to France or Russia in which case I hope it will be returned & it shall be sent to you.2

In the meantime I send by this post a corrected revise which I trust will serve your purpose—

Dear Sir | yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from J. V. Carus, 7 October 1867.
Carus was translating Variation into German (Carus trans. 1868). He had reported that one proof-sheet was missing from the sheets that CD had just sent him (see letter from J. V. Carus, 7 October 1867). Variation was being translated into French by Jean Jacques Moulinié and into Russian by Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky. See also letter from J. J. Moulinié, 11 October 1867.


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


Sends a corrected revise to replace a sheet which has been lost in the mail.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5645,” accessed on 4 October 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 15