[Letter, 1840 Mar. 20, London to David Milne] [manuscript].,  | University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Letter of Charles Darwin, 20 March 1840, to David Milne (unnamed in the letter) in which Darwin discusses earthquakes, comments on his scientific writings and promises to send his correspondent, referred to him by the geologist Sir Charles Lyell, a copy of a forthcoming essay.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Dated "12 Upper Gower St, Thursday 20th".
Provenance: Purchased from Zeitlin, 27 February 1959.
Former shelfmark: MS Q. B.D228d1l (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library).
Modern transcript (typescript) laid in.
Britchford, M.J. Manuscripts guide to collections at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1976), p. 311
Calendar of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin, 1821-1882, with Supplement. Cambridge University Press, 1994, p. 39, no. 560
Correspondence of Charles Darwin. Cambridge University Press, 1985-, v. 2 (1837-1843), p. 258-260. Misattributed to the Mudie Collection (University of Illinois Library); in fact, a separate Darwin letter resides in the Mudie Collection.
More Letters of Charles Darwin. Appleton, 1903, v. 2, p. 113-115 (letter 479)