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Darwin Correspondence Project

To John Murray   2 September [1845]

Down near Bromley | Kent.

Sept 2d.—

My dear Sir

I beg to acknowledge your kind note & return you the receipt signed.

I hope on some future occasion, before long, we may have the pleasure of meeting— I am partilarly obliged for your promise information on the success on my Journal.

Yours sincerely | C. Darwin


London Sept 1st. 1845

Received of John Murray Esq. a Promissory note for One hundred and fifty pounds—due March 4, 1846—for the entire Copyright of my Journal on Natural History & Geology during the Voyage of HM.S. Beagle round the World and I hereby promise a further assignment if required—

£150”—”— Charles Darwin


Encloses signed receipt for promissory note for £150 from John Murray. Hopes to have pleasure of meeting him soon. Is particularly obliged for promise of information on success of volume.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
John Murray
Sent from
Source of text
National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42153 ff.1–2)
Physical description
1p enc

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 911,” accessed on 26 July 2021,

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