“At the beginning of July 1858 Marx received two letters from New York in the same envelope. The one, from Albrecht Komp, dated 15 June 1858, requested copies of the ‘Misère de la Philosophie’ and the ‘Neue Rheinische Zeitung’, polökon. Revue for use in the propaganda of the club. The other, from Joseph Weydemeyer, dated 28 February 1858, recommended “my friend Komp” to Marx. “Komp has founded a club which would like to enter into relations with your organisation and you will, I am sure, assist him in this. So far as I know the members, there is indeed not much revolutionary material among them and Komp himself is the only one educated in economics, but, as he writes to me, the fellows nevertheless exhibit good will and it may be possible to make something out of them”. (…) Komp read Marx’s letter at the meeting of the club on 6 March 1859. It was agreed that the club would as a matter of course, support Marx’s work in every way. Komp ordered 85 copies of the ‘Zur Kritik’. Marx may have met Komp’s request for a copy of the ‘Misère de la Philosophie’, since this book figures in a catalogue of the club’s library compiled on 1 November 1859″. [Frank Thomas, Karl Marx. A Bibliographic and Political Biography, Cat 2011]