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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Hjalmar Linnström   7 October 1877

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.

Oct 7. 1877

Dear Sir

Mr. Murray has forwarded to me your telegram with reference to my work “On the Expression of the Emotions &c”

Mr Murray informs me that the Electrotypes will cost £10-0-0 & that 500 Heliotypes on paper the same as the english edition will cost £37-10-01

Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin

P.S | You are at full liberty to publish a translation.—


Linnström’s telegram has not been found. The information from CD’s publisher, John Murray, on the costs of the illustrations for Expression is in the letter from R. F. Cooke, 5 October 1877. Linnström wanted to publish a Swedish translation of Expression.


Expression: The expression of the emotions in man and animals. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1872.


Gives permission to translate Expression.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Karl Hjalmar (Hjalmar) Linnström
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Source of text
Uppsala University Library: Manuscripts and Music (Waller Ms gb-00522)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11172,” accessed on 27 January 2021,