Two parcels of MS [of Variation] have arrived. Will proceed with printing immediately after Christmas.
My Dear Sir
Your two parcels of MS. reached me on Sat
Permit me to wish you the Comps of the Season & to remain My Dear Sir | yours
very faithfully | John Murray
Ch Darwin Esq
- f1 5322.f1The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to John Murray, 21 and 22 December .
- f2 5322.f2CD had sent the manuscript of all but the last chapter of Variation, along with instructions about footnotes and page size, and two possible titles (see letter to John Murray, 21 and 22 December ).