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To A. Y. Spearman   29 April 1842

12 Upper Gower St

April 29th.—1842


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 Mrss. Smith & Elder for the Fourth number of the Fourth Part of the Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. 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 be | Sir | Your obedient servant | —Charles Darwin To the Secretary

Treasury Chambers


Preserved with this letter is an account from Smith, Elder & Co., dated April 1842, detailing the various costs of Fish, No. 4. The total expense was £93 14s. 9d.


The fourth number of part four is now published; the Smith, Elder & Co. account is presented.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Alexander Young Spearman
Sent from
London, Upper Gower St, 12
Source of text
The National Archives (TNA) (T1/4723 paper 15949)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 625A,” accessed on 24 September 2021,

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