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Letter 7603

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

20 Mar 1871

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    Pleased with sum the reprint [of Descent] has produced. Terms of payment accepted.

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    Thanks JM for Nonconformist [review of Descent, 32 (1871): 240–1].

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    Would like to see other out-of-way reviews – especially religious.

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    Other reviews favourable, including Wallace's [see 7569], which is admirable.


Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.

March 20th. 1871

My dear Mr Murray

I am greatly pleased at the sum which the Reprint has produced, & I accept your terms.— Please to pay the £210 to my account at the Union Bank, Charing cross Branch, whenever convenient & the £630 by note of hand at six months' date.— It is quite a grand trade to be a scientific man.—

Many thanks for the Nonconformist. I like to see all that is written, & it is of some real use.— If you hear of Reviews in out-of-the-way papers, especially the religious, as Record, Guardian, Tablet, kindly inform me.— It is wonderful that there has been no abuse as yet, but I suppose I shall not escape. On the whole the Reviews have been highly favourable. The two articles in the Spectator have interested me much.— Wallace's Review is admirable.—

Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin

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