Encloses note from Murray, hoping it will be satisfactory. Murray is ready to see as much of MS as possible. Murray is considered honest but may be cautious, since HWB's name is unknown to the public.
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Sir
I hope the enclosed note will be satisfactory to you, as far as it goes. You see that he wishes to see as much M.S. as you can
let him have.— When it comes to negotiation, remember my advice about
disposing only of 1
I heartily wish you all the success, which I am sure you deserve. If I can do anything whatever for you, it will give me real pleasure.—
In Haste | Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin
- f1 3424.f1The year is established by the relationship to the letter from John Murray, 30 January  and to the letter from H. W. Bates, 25 January 1862.
- f2 3424.f2CD evidently enclosed the letter from John Murray, 30 January  (see letter to John Murray, 28 January ).
- f3 3424.f3See Correspondence vol. 9, letter to H. W. Bates, 25 September .