First portion of Variation MS has been set up. Murray will not decide on number to be printed until he has read a good portion. The agreement applies only to the first edition.
My Dear Sir
I have this day got back the first portion of your MS. wch shall be delivered to your Servant whenever he may call—
The remainder will be in my hands Sat
I will not decide on the N
My Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | John Murray
Chas Darwin Esq
- f1 5383.f1The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to John Murray, 29 January .
- f2 5383.f2For CD's request for the manuscript of Variation, see the letter to John Murray, 29 January . In 1867, the Saturday after 30 January was 2 February.
- f3 5383.f3For CD's and Murray's agreement concerning the publication of Variation, see the letter from John Murray, 28 January , and the letter to John Murray, 29 January .