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From D. Appleton & Co   23 November 1875

D. Appleton & Co | 549 & 551 Broad⁠⟨⁠wa⁠⟩⁠y, | New York:

Nov, 23rd. 1875

Dear Sir:

If the illustrations fo⁠⟨⁠r⁠⟩⁠ the new edition of “Varieties under Domestication” are the same as in the first edition we can, as you suggest cut the electros from the plates.1

We have just received the plates for “Climbing Plants” & will begin printing immediately.2

Yours very truly | D. Appleton & Co

Chas. Darwin Esq


CD’s letter to Appleton’s has not been found. D. Appleton & Co. had purchased stereotypes of Variation from Orange Judd & Co., the publishers of the first US edition (see letter from D. Appleton & Co, 11 October 1875). They were producing the second US edition from stereotypes provided by John Murray; these in fact included the illustrations (letter from R. F. Cooke, 16 November 1875).


Climbing plants US ed.: The movements and habits of climbing plants. 2d edition, revised. By Charles Darwin. New York: D. Appleton. 1876.

Variation: The variation of animals and plants under domestication. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1868.


Can cut the electros from the plates of the illustrations for the new edition of Variation if they are the same as in the first edition.

Has received plates for Climbing plants and will print immediately.

Letter details

Letter no.
D. Appleton & Co
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
New York
Source of text
DAR 159: 97
Physical description
ALS 1p damaged

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10271,” accessed on 26 June 2022,

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