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Darwin Correspondence Project

To John Murray   23 March 18711

Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.

March 23d 1871

My dear Mr Murray

I beg leave to acknowledge the receipt of a Bill for £630, which together with £210 placed to my account, amounts to £840 for 2d. Edit of my Descent of Man.2

I shall be glad if you feel justified in printing 2000 more copies, as I shd be liken to have 12 or whole year to collect information before bringing out a well corrected edition, which will take me one or two months.

Yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin

Many Thanks for some Reviews which I believe came from you.

J. Murray Esq

Footnotes

CD refers to the second printing of Descent (see letter from John Murray, 22 March 1871 and n. 1).
CD refers to the second printing of Descent (see letter from John Murray, 22 March 1871 and n. 1).

Bibliography

Descent: The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1871.

Summary

Amount received from 2d issue of Descent now stands at £840. Would be glad to have 2000 more copies printed because he wants time to collect information for a corrected edition.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7613
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
John Murray
Sent from
Down
Source of text
National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42153 ff. 44–5)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7613,” accessed on 20 September 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-7613.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 19

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