Thanks EN for copying a MS [on "Geographical distribution" (Natural selection, pp. 534–66)]. Increases his payment and offers EN work in the future.
The MS is all copied very well. I think considering that I
wished the MS copied quickly that you have not charged enough so I have added
Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | (C. Darwin)
- f1 1941a.f1The date is established by an entry in CD's Account book recording the payment referred to in the letter (see n. 3, below). The text is taken from a transcript provided by Frank Nicholas.
- f2 1941a.f2CD had engaged Norman, the master of the national school in Down, to copy his manuscript on the effect of the worldwide cold period on the geographical distribution of plants (see Natural selection, pp. 531, 534--66). In the autumn of 1856, Joseph Dalton Hooker read and commented on the fair copy of the manuscript (see Correspondence vol. 6, letter to J. D. Hooker, 13 July ). Norman continued to act as CD's copyist for many years (LL 1: 153).
- f3 1941a.f3A payment of £1 4s. to Norman was recorded in CD's Account book (Down House MS) on 17 August 1856.