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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Gustav Lindström   16 May [1871]1

Down, Beckenham | Kent [Basset, Southampton]

May 16th.

Dear Sir

I am much pleased at the honour which you propose to do me by translating my Journal of researches in Swedish.2 Your name is more than sufficient guarantee for your performing the work faithfully. There are a few woodcuts in the book, & if you think it worth while, I feel sure that the publisher Mr. Murray would at my request supply you with stereotypes at very little or nothing beyond their cost price.3

With much respect, | I beg leave to remain | Dear Sir, yours faithfully | Charles Darwin


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to R. F. Cooke, 28 May [1871].
The Swedish translation of Journal of researches was Lindström trans. 1872. No letter to CD from Lindström has been found.
CD refers to John Murray.


Journal of researches: Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by HMS Beagle, under the command of Captain FitzRoy, RN, from 1832 to 1836. By Charles Darwin. London: Henry Colburn. 1839.


Is pleased GL is to translate the Journal of researches into Swedish.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7759,” accessed on 15 August 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 19