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Letter 2577

Darwin, C. R. to Murray, John (b)

10 Dec 1859

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    Sends receipt for bill for £180 due 27 May 1860 [for Origin].


Down Bromley Kent

December 10th 1859

My dear Sir

I beg leave to acknowledge the safe receipt of, & thank you for, your Bill for £180, due May 27th 1860.—

Pray believe me | My dear Sir | Yours sincerely | Charles Darwin To | John Murray Esqe

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    Murray's accounts indicate that this was the sum that CD received as his share of the profits on the first edition of Origin (Peckham ed. 1959, p. 775). The sum is recorded in CD's Account book (Down House MS) under the date of 28 May 1860.
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