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From John Murray   17 April [1867]1

50A, Albemarle St. | W.

Ap. 17

My Dear Sir

The cost price of a set of Electrotypes from the woodcuts of your new work is £4"10"— I think Mr Schweitzererbart shd pay £10"   as for the Russian Edition, you can fix the price as you please—2 I will insure that Mr Clowes makes good Electros—3

I can send those for Schweitzerbart as he directs.

I remain | My Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | John Murray

Chas Darwin Esq


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to John Murray, 10 April [1867].
In his letter to Murray of 10 April [1867], CD had asked Murray to have a set of stereotypes of the illustrations to Variation made for the publisher Christian Friedrich Schweizerbart for the German translation; he had enquired about the cost on behalf of the Russian translator, Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky.
Murray refers to William Clowes, a London printer.


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


On cost of electrotypes from woodcuts for Variation and price to charge Schweizerbart.

Letter details

Letter no.
John Murray
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Albemarle St, 50a
Source of text
DAR 171: 348
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5504,” accessed on 18 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 15