Is certain he never signed any paper with Henry Colburn or he would have kept a copy as he did of FitzRoy's agreement. Wishes JM success in his negotiations with Colburn; asks him to remind Colburn that the copperplate has been left with editor of German edition.
Down Bromley Kent
I feel as certain as I can about anything, which has passed some years since, that I
never signed any paper of any kind whatever with M
I enclose my rough copy, which please to preserve; I
I hope your negotiation will be successful & believe me dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin
P.S. | In case you sh
- f1 855.f1Dated by CD's reference to a trip away from Down and by an entry in CD's Account Book (Down House MS) recording that he paid for a trip to London on 10 April 1845. This was the only trip recorded between the dates of letters to John Murray, [5 April 1845] and 12 April .
- f2 855.f2It seems that CD now sent his original copy of the agreement between Robert FitzRoy and Henry Colburn, after having first sent a transcript to Murray in his letter of 20 March . For the text of the agreement see letter to John Murray, 20 March .
- f3 855.f3Ernst Dieffenbach.