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To A. Y. Spearman   22 November 1840

12 Upper Gower Stt.—

November 22d. 1840


I have the honour to transmit, as on former occasions, for the approval of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesties Treasury, the account of Messrs. Smith & Elder for the Second number of Part Four 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 the | Secretary of the Treasury


Preserved with this letter is an account from Smith, Elder & Co., dated 1 June 1840, detailing the various costs of Fish, No. 2. The total expense was £41 10s. 4d.


The second number of part four of the Zoology has now been published. The account of Smith, Elder & Co. is presented.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Alexander Young Spearman, 1st baronet
Sent from
London, Upper Gower St, 12
Source of text
The National Archives (TNA) (T1/4524 paper 25824)
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 582A,” accessed on 30 September 2022,

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