The presentation copy [of Origin, 4th ed.] was sent to B. D. Walsh in August. Will send another.
My Dear Sir
The copy of your new Ed
I am— | My Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | John Murray
Ch Darwin Esq
- f1 5317.f1The year is established by the reference to the new edition of Origin (see n. 2, below).
- f2 5317.f2CD had arranged for Murray to send an advance copy of the fourth edition of Origin to Benjamin Dann Walsh before receiving instructions from Walsh to send the book to Baillière Bros in New York (see letter from B. D. Walsh, 17 July 1866, and letter to B. D. Walsh, 20 August ). Charles Scribner & Co. was a New York publishing firm. Sampson Low, Son & Marston, American publishers, had premises at Milton House, Ludgate Hill, London (Post Office London directory 1866). In his letter of [28 November 1866], Walsh evidently wrote that he had not received the book, but in a part of his letter that is now missing (see letter to B. D. Walsh, 24 December ).