CD's letter encourages Murray to proceed with a new edition of Variation; corrections will cost £176.
First notice has appeared in Pall Mall Gazette [7 (1868): 555].
My Dear Sir
Your letter of Feb
In answer to your enquiry, I may tell you that the corrections
on the 1
I have written to M
You will have seen, I dare say the first notice of you in the Pall Mall Gaz. of Monday— it is written in no unfriendly spirit As an opening criticism it may be taken as a good augury of the probable reception of the work. Meanwhile the public are very eager for it
I remain My Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | John Murray
Chas Darwin Esq
- f1 5869.f1The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to John Murray, 9 February .
- f2 5869.f2See letter to John Murray, 9 February .
- f3 5869.f3For CD's presentation list for the second printing of Variation, see Correspondence vol. 16, Appendix IV.
- f4 5869.f4See letter to John Murray, 9 February  and n. 5.
- f5 5869.f5William Sweetland Dallas had prepared the index for Variation. See letter from W. S. Dallas, 11 February 1868.
- f6 5869.f6The first part of a three-part review of Variation appeared in the Pall Mall Gazette for 10 February 1868 ([Lewes] 1868a). See letter to J. D. Hooker, 10 February  and n. 3.