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To A. Y. Spearman   13 July 1839

12 Upper Gower Stt.

July 13th. 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 & Elder for the third 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 & superintended the expenditure of each part

I have the honour to | remain Sir | Your obedient servant | Charles Darwin To | A. Y. Spearman Esqr

&c &c &c

Treasury Chambers


Preserved with this letter is an account from Smith, Elder & Co., dated 1 July 1839, detailing the various costs of Birds, No. 3. The total expense was £47 0s. 4d.


Transmits, as on former occasions, the Smith, Elder & Co. account for the now published third number of the third 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. 525A,” accessed on 20 September 2021,

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