JM will send another copy of Variation to B. D. Walsh.
My Dear Sir
A copy of your Book was sent from this Jan
I greatly regret this mishap & I have sent another copy from myself in consequence by post-free. I hope it will reach its destination safely & that Mr Walch will relieve you of all charge of neglect & lay it on the shoulders of
Your faithful serv
On referring to your letter there is some abbreviation in your writing wch I cannot make out
J. D. Walsch Esq of Rock— — Illinois I keep back
the parcel begging you to supply this word—
Chas. Darwin Esq
- f1 6376.f1The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to John Murray, 16 September .
- f2 6376.f2CD had told Benjamin Dann Walsh in January that he had asked his publisher, John Murray, to send a copy of Variation through the firm of Baillière brothers in New York (see letter to B. D. Walsh, 27 January ). The publishing firm of the Baillière family also had offices at 219 Regent Street in London (Post Office London directory 1866). See letter to John Murray, 16 September .
- f3 6376.f3Sampson Low was the senior partner of the publishers Sampson Low, Son & Marston, with premises at 188 Fleet Street, London (ODNB).
- f4 6376.f4Walsh lived in Rock Island, Illinois (see letter to John Murray, 16 September ).