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From J. V. Carus   7 October 1867

My dear Sir,

I get in this moment the sheets T, U, X, Y, or p 273–336. Unfortunately the sheet S or p. 257–272 is still wanting.1 I hasten to tell it to you at once. I apply to you, as the envelop bears the stamp “Bromley” and I therefore conclude that you were sending the sheets.2

Pray send the missing as soon as possible   Believe me | Yours most truly | J. Victor Carus

Leipzig, 39, Elsterstrasse

7 Oct 67

CD annotations

Top of letter: pencil

257 16 – 273


Carus refers to proof-sheets of Variation (see letter from J. V. Carus, 5 October 1867 and n. 6).
Post from Down would have been franked in Bromley (Post Office directory of the six home counties 1866). See also letter from J. V. Carus, 5 October 1867, n. 6.


Post Office directory of the six home counties: Post Office directory of the six home counties, viz., Essex, Herts, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey and Sussex. London: W. Kelly & Co. 1845–78.

Variation: The variation of animals and plants under domestication. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1868.


Some sheets of Variation have gone astray.

Letter details

Letter no.
Julius Victor Carus
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 161: 62
Physical description
1p †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5643,” accessed on 16 October 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 15