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To Smith, Elder & Co.   20 April [1876]1

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

April 20th

Dear Sir

Prof. Victor Carus wishes to translate into German my volume on “Volcanic Islands” & that on “S. America”. He says that he cannot procure a copy; but I remember you telling me about a year ago, that you had plenty of copies.— Will you be so kind as to inform me whether you have a copy of each so that I may inform Herr. Koch, the publisher.—2

Begging that you will excuse my troubling you I remain | Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from J. V. Carus, 16 April 1876.
See letter from J. V. Carus, 16 April 1876. Volcanic islands and South America, parts of CD’s geological observations on the Beagle voyage, were published by Smith, Elder & Co. in 1844 and 1846 respectively. Eduard Koch was head of CD’s German publisher, E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung.

Bibliography

South America: Geological observations on South America. Being the third part of the geology of the voyage of the Beagle, under the command of Capt. FitzRoy RN, during the years 1832 to 1836. By Charles Darwin. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1846.

Volcanic islands: Geological observations on the volcanic islands, visited during the voyage of HMS Beagle, together with some brief notices on the geology of Australia and the Cape of Good Hope. Being the second part of the geology of the voyage of the Beagle, under the command of Capt. FitzRoy RN, during the years 1832 to 1836. By Charles Darwin. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1844.

Summary

J. V. Carus wishes to translate Volcanic islands and South America into German. Can Smith and Elder provide copies?

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10459
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Smith, Elder & Co
Sent from
Down
Postmark
AP 20 〈7〉6
Source of text
National Library of Scotland (Ms.23181, ff.21-25 (S. E. & Co. work slip, ff.21-22, letter ff.23-24, address envelope f.25))
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10459,” accessed on 23 September 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-10459.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24

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