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Letter 5597

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

5 Aug [1867]

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    He is unacquainted with Brehm's work [Thierleben]. Asks that a volume be sent so he can form an opinion on publishing it.

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50, Albemarle St. | W.

Augt 5

My Dear Sir

I thank you for sending me Mr Meyers letter from Hildburghausen & return it as desired. I am sorry to say I am unacquainted with Brehm's work to wch it relates & unless you do me the further favor to lend me one or two Vols of it I shall be unable to return an answer

I am glad to find that you are getting on so well with the revision of your own work & I gather from that that your health is improved

Sir Ch. Lyell was rejoicing in the privilege of being allowed to read your proofs—wch gave him great satisfaction

Yours Dear Sir very | sincerely | John Murray

Chas Darwin Esq

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    f1 5597.f1
    The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to John Murray, 4 August [1867].
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    f2 5597.f2
    CD had enclosed Hermann Julius Meyer's letter of 30 July 1867 with his letter to Murray of 4 August [1867].
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    f3 5597.f3
    Murray refers to Alfred Edmund Brehm and Brehm et al. 1864--9, of which four volumes (of an eventual six) had appeared.
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    f4 5597.f4
    CD was correcting proof-sheets of Variation.
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    f5 5597.f5
    See letter from Charles Lyell, 4 August 1867. Murray was Lyell's publisher as well as CD's.
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