Agrees to printing 1000 copies of Fritz Müller's Facts and arguments for Darwin though he fears it is foolish. Lists seven publications for review copies.
6. Queen Anne S
My dear Sir
After much hesitation I will fix for 1000 copies, though I fear that it is foolish.—
With respect to price I will leave it your kind decision what is
best: I have paid for woodcuts & translation 20£.— Nevertheless I
I enclose list of (7) copies for Reviews, & (12) for presentation to friends, most of which I will forward as they have to go abroad.— Kindly inform me by letter when the 8 copies are sent to Down.—
Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | Ch.
Fritz Muller for Reviews.
(1) Scientific Opinion
(3) Quarterly Journal of Science
(4) Popular Science Review
(5) Annals & Mag. of Natural History
(6) Intellectual observer
(7) Geological Magazine
8 copies to be sent to C. Darwin care of Down Postman, Bromley, Kent Per. Rail (Kindly inform me when sent by Rail.)
3 copies to W. D. Dallas Esq. Geological Soc. Somerset House
1 Copy to ``C. Spence Bate Esq
- f1 6628.f1The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from R. F. Cooke, 23 February 1869.
- f2 6628.f2According to John Murray's ledger book (John Murray Archive, National Library of Scotland), 1000 copies of Facts and arguments for Darwin (Dallas trans. 1869) were printed. Murray received a ten per cent commission for sales and warehousing. After one year, a loss of £21 2s. 3d. was recorded, but over the next ten years small profits were recorded each year.
- f3 6628.f3See letter from R. F. Cooke, 23 February 1869 and n. 2.
- f4 6628.f4William Sweetland Dallas.
- f5 6628.f5Charles Spence Bate.