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From Osbert Salvin   24 June 1870

Zoological Society of London, | 11, Hanover Square, | London, W.

24 June 1870


I beg leave to inform you that your letter asking permission to have the use of a certain woodblock from this Society’s Proceedings was read at the last meeting of the Publication Committee and that it was agreed that your request should be complied with

I enclose herewith an order on Messrs. Taylor and Francis for the use of the wood block in question1

I am Sir | Your obt servant | Osbert Salvin.

C. Darwin Esquire


CD’s letter to the Zoological Society of London has not been found. In Descent, CD used three figures from the Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London; fig. 41 (Descent 2: 63), fig. 45 (ibid., p. 66), and fig. 65 (ibid., p. 265). Taylor and Francis were the printers of the Proceedings.


Descent: The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1871.


Publication Committee of Zoological Society has granted CD use of woodblock from the Society’s Proceedings.

Letter details

Letter no.
Osbert Salvin
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Zoological Society
Source of text
DAR 177: 19
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7243,” accessed on 5 December 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 18