Ref NoJOJ/DAR/F211753
CollectionJack Johns Darwin Collection
TitleBook orders from Wheldon and Wesley.
DescriptionVarious items detailing a June 1989 book order placed by Jack Johns with Wheldon and Wesley Ltd., booksellers, Hertfordshire. A typescript letter dated 7th June 1989 and signed by Jack Johns, listing the order for 10 books from the Wheldon and Wesley Catalogue no. 186. A typescript invoice for the ten items listed in the letter of 7th June 1986, sent to Mr Johns and dated 13th June 1989. Wheldon and Wesley Ltd. Catalogue 186 (July 1989) entitled 'Books on Natural History', detailing books offered for sale. Items listed with brief description and price. Includes a section on Charles Darwin and Darwiniana. s on back cover. A5 booklet with 105 pages. Five A4 pages of photocopies from the proof copy of Wheldon and Wesley Ltd. Catalogue 186, nos. 115-208, which comprises the Charles Darwin and most of the Darwiniana sections of the catalogue. Items marked with ticks in pencil correspond to items listed on the invoice and in Mr. Johns' order letter. Description of item 125 'A monograph of the Fossil Lepadidae' with 'A monograph of the Fossil Balanidae and Verrucidae' has been cut out and inserted into the copy held in the library as F212570. One A4 page of copy of typescript letter dated 5th June 1989 from H. K. Swann, chairman of Wheldon and Wesley Ltd., inviting orders from the advance list of Darwin items mentioned above. Includes pencil note of cost in Jack Johns' hand.
NotesPrevious reference number: UKC/JOJ/DAR : F211753
PhysicalDescriptionIn acid free envelope with original packaging attached.
Correspondence, photocopies and auction catalogue.
Related PersonJohns, Jack, d 2009
Swann, H.K.
contributor : Wheldon and Wesley
Associated PersonDarwin, Charles Robert (1809-1882), naturalist
Access conditionsThis material is available for consultation at the University of Kent's Special Collections & Archives reading room, Templeman Library, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NU (
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