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To John Murray   10 April [1875]1

2. Bryanston St. | Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

April 10th

on Monday home

My dear Sir

I have received the M.S all right & am very glad that you will publish it as a separate little book.2 I most heartily hope that it may not prove a loss. I know that some persons have been much interested in it, though it has been read by very few.—

Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from John Murray, 9 April [1875].
Murray had returned the manuscript of Climbing plants 2d ed.; see letter from John Murray, 9 April [1875] and n. 2.


Climbing plants 2d ed.: The movements and habits of climbing plants. 2d edition. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1875.


Is glad JM will publish [Climbing plants] as a separate little book. Some people have been much interested in it, though it has been read by very few.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
John Murray
Sent from
London, Bryanston St, 2
Source of text
National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 f. 313)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9922,” accessed on 16 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 23