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To A. Y. Spearman   5 August 1842

12 Upper Gower St

August 5. 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 First number of the Fifth 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 the examined the account & superintended the expenditure of each part.

I have the honour to remain | Sir | Your obedient & obliged servant | Charles Darwin To the | Secretary of the Treasury


Preserved with this letter is an account from Smith, Elder & Co., dated August 1842, detailing the various costs of Reptiles, No. 1. The total expense was £43 2s. 0d.


The Smith, Elder & Co. account for the first number of part five of the Zoology, now published, 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. 637A,” accessed on 25 September 2021,

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