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Darwin Correspondence Project

To John Murray   5 November [1874]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Nov. 5

My dear Sir

I thank you for your extremely kind note & granting of my request so promptly.—2 I will write this evening to Mess. Appleton.—3

I am sorry about Expression book as by your previous note— It is a bad job, but I still think the book will sell in the course of years, though this of course a heavy loss.—4

Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from John Murray, 3 November 1874.
Murray’s note has not been found.


Thanks JM for granting his request. Will write to D. Appleton.

CD is sorry about heavy loss from Expression; still thinks the book will sell in the course of years.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
John Murray
Sent from
Source of text
National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 f. 344)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9710,” accessed on 2 December 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 22