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Darwin Correspondence Project

To A. Y. Spearman   27 March 1841

12 Upper Gower St

March 27th. 1841


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 Mr. Smith & Elder for the Fifth number of the Third 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 | The Secretary of the Treasury


Preserved with this letter is an account from Smith, Elder & Co., dated March 1841, detailing the various costs of Birds, No. 5. The total expense was £83 18s. 6d.


The Smith, Elder & Co. account for the now published fifth number of the third part of the Zoology 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) (T1/4585 paper 10688)
Physical description
ALS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 595A,” accessed on 21 May 2024,

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