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Darwin Correspondence Project

To G. H. Darwin   18 November [1874]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent | Railway Station | Orpington S.E.R.

Nov 18

My dear G.

Murray reports the Sales2

Descent 1350
Origin 600
Nat. Voyage3 136
Expression 7

I am well content with this. You will see a message to you in the enclosed.

yours affectly—

E. D.4 will write in a day or 2


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from R. F. Cooke, 17 November 1874.
The figures for the number of books sold at John Murray’s sale dinner were given in the letter from R. F. Cooke, 17 November 1874.
Nat. Voyage: Journal of researches (1870). The spine title was ‘Naturalist’s voyage around the world’.
Emma Darwin. This letter, probably dictated by CD, is in Emma’s hand; she always signed herself E.D. when writing to the children.


Journal of researches (1870): Journal of researches into the natural history and geology of the countries visited during the voyage of HMS Beagle round the world, under the command of Capt. FitzRoy RN. By Charles Darwin. New edition. London: John Murray. 1870.


Sends Murray’s report of November sales of CD’s books. "I am well content."

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
George Howard Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 210.1: 39
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9724,” accessed on 23 September 2021,

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