He is unacquainted with Brehm's work [Thierleben]. Asks that a volume be sent so he can form an opinion on publishing it.
50, Albemarle S
My Dear Sir
I thank you for sending me M
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
- f1 5597.f1The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to John Murray, 4 August .
- f2 5597.f2CD had enclosed Hermann Julius Meyer's letter of 30 July 1867 with his letter to Murray of 4 August .
- f3 5597.f3Murray refers to Alfred Edmund Brehm and Brehm et al. 1864--9, of which four volumes (of an eventual six) had appeared.
- f4 5597.f4CD was correcting proof-sheets of Variation.
- f5 5597.f5See letter from Charles Lyell, 4 August 1867. Murray was Lyell's publisher as well as CD's.