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To A. Y. Spearman   20 May 1840

12 Upper Gower St.

May 20th. 1840


I have the honour to transmit, as on former occasions, for the approval of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury the account of Mrss. Smith and Elder for the 4th No of Part 1, 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 expences of each part.

I have the honour to remain | Sir | Your obedient servant | Charles Darwin To the | Secretary of the | Treasury


Preserved with this letter is an account from Smith, Elder & Co., dated April 1840, detailing the various costs of Fossil Mammalia, No. 4. The total expense was £47 12s. 8d.


The fourth number of part one of the Zoology has now been published. The Smith, Elder & Co. account is submitted.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Alexander Young Spearman
Sent from
London, Upper Gower St, 12
Source of text
The National Archives (TNA) (T1/4524 paper 25824)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 568A,” accessed on 25 January 2022,

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