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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. V. Carus   10 October [1867]1

Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

Oct 10

My dear Sir

I am sorry you have had so much trouble. I cannot imagine how the sheet could have been lost unless opened by the post office, or unless I sent the sheet by mistake to France or Russia in which case I hope it will be returned & it shall be sent to you.2

In the meantime I send by this post a corrected revise which I trust will serve your purpose—

Dear Sir | yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from J. V. Carus, 7 October 1867.
Carus was translating Variation into German (Carus trans. 1868). He had reported that one proof-sheet was missing from the sheets that CD had just sent him (see letter from J. V. Carus, 7 October 1867). Variation was being translated into French by Jean Jacques Moulinié and into Russian by Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky. See also letter from J. J. Moulinié, 11 October 1867.


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


Sends a corrected revise to replace a sheet which has been lost in the mail.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5645,” accessed on 18 September 2021,

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