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Letter 5633

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

23 Sept [1867]

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    Schweizerbart anxious to get Variation sheets for German translation. Hopes he has found a good indexer in W. S. Dallas.

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Sept 23

Dear Mr Darwin

The note enclosed shows the anxiety of Mr Schweizerbart to get forward with the Translation. I have assured him the sheets will be forwarded as fast as thrown off—

I hope I have found a fit Index-Maker in a Mr Dallas Keeper of the York Museum but I have not yet a reply to my application

I am Dear S | Yours faithfully | John Murray

Ch Darwin Esq

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    f1 5633.f1
    The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from John Murray, 19 September [1867].
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    f2 5633.f2
    The enclosure has not been found. Christian Friedrich Schweizerbart was the director of the German firm, E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, that published the German translation of Variation. Julius Victor Carus, CD's German translator, had also written requesting proof-sheets (see letter from J. V. Carus, 11 September 1867).
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    f3 5633.f3
    William Sweetland Dallas was curator of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society's museum (Modern English biography).
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