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From John Murray   19 November [1875]

50, Albemarle St. | W.

Novr 19

My Dear Sir

The sale of your work has been going on so prosperously & I have made so much way with the Editions that it is time I shd arrange with you for payments wch I propose to do in the manner following. For

1500 Origin of Species £130"—
3000 Insectivorous Plants 560"—
1500 Climbing Plants 63"—1

If you consider this equitable I will forward at once cheques for above amounts.

We have still copies on hand of all the works. Of Climbing Plants 300, but I think we might print of 500 more before distributing the type. Your two corrections shall be mad2

I am My Dear Sir | yours very faithfully | John Murray

Chas Darwin Esq

CD annotations

1.6 63"—] underl; ‘753’ added below, ink
3.1 Climbing Plants] ‘Climbing Plants’ circled and line to ‘Insectivorous’ ink


The figures are the number of copies printed of Origin 6th ed., Insectivorous plants, and Climbing plants 2d ed.
Murray meant Insectivorous plants rather than Climbing plants 2d ed. CD had enclosed an errata slip for a reprinting of Insectivorous plants in his letter to Cooke of 17 November 1875).


Climbing plants 2d ed.: The movements and habits of climbing plants. 2d edition. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1875.

Insectivorous plants. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1875.

Origin 6th ed.: The origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. 6th edition, with additions and corrections. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1872.


Report on sales of Origin, Insectivorous plants, and Climbing plants.

Letter details

Letter no.
John Murray
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Albemarle St, 50
Source of text
DAR 210.11: 3
Physical description
2pp †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10265,” accessed on 22 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 23