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To John Murray   [3 July 1845]1

Down Bromley Kent


My dear Sir

I must write to thank you for your really magnificent present of the twelve copies: I assure you I think I have not the smallest claims for them, after your other liberality.

The M.S. will go on Monday or on furthest Tuesday to Mrss. Clowes: I will use your name, in urging them to set it up soon, so as not to run any risk of being too late. I presume Mrss. Clowes will keep the wood cuts safe, as one of them in the last number, belongs to Mrs Smith & Elder.

With my sincere thanks | Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin


Dated by the relationship to the letter to John Murray, [28 June 1845].


Thanks JM for present of 12 copies [of first part of Journal of researches, 2d ed.]. MS [of second part] will be sent to printer Monday or Tuesday.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
John Murray
Sent from
Source of text
National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 27–28)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 885,” accessed on 4 August 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 3