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To A. Y. Spearman   14 October 1839

12 Upper Gower St

October 14th. 1839


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 Mrs. Smith and Elder for the fourth number of the second 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 A. Y. Spearman Esqr

Treasury Chambers


Preserved with this letter is an account from Smith, Elder & Co., dated 1 September 1839, detailing the various costs of Mammalia, No. 4. The total expense was £71 13s. 2d.


Presents the Smith, Elder & Co. account for the fourth number now published of the second part of the Zoology.

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. 538A,” accessed on 24 September 2021,

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