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Darwin Correspondence Project

From John Murray   2 February [1872]1

50, Albemarle St. | W.

Feby 2

Dear Mr Darwin

It is only reasonable & just that I shd comply with your wishes regarding your own works as far as possible—& I shall certainly not refuse one so strenuously urged by you as that of allowing your American publisher to have a set of stereotypes of the new Edn. of the Origin of Species.—2 I have ascertained from Clowes3 that the cost will exceed £30— Appleton them for £50.—

I hope you will receive copies of your new Edn. between the 8th & 10th.

My Dear Sir | Yours very sincerely | John Murray

Chas Darwin Esq


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to John Murray, 30 January 1872.
See letter to John Murray, 30 January 1872. Murray refers to Origin 6th ed. CD’s American publisher was D. Appleton & Co.
William Clowes & Sons were printers to Murray.


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.


Accedes to CD’s request to let Appleton have a set of stereotypes of the 6th English edition of Origin at a little above cost.

Letter details

Letter no.
John Murray
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Albemarle St, 50
Source of text
DAR 171: 406
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8195,” accessed on 16 October 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 20