Has lost a week's work on Journal of researches owing to poor health. Has copperplate of map, and favours inclusion. Thinks book should be called a "Journal".
Down Bromley Kent
I am much obliged by your note.— I shall not be ready by the first of
May. My health is very uncertain & I have now lost a
week & therefore I prefer not sending a line to the Printer till I have the
corrected copy of the whole 1
I presume you are aware that I have the copper plate of the map: according to my own likings & most people, it is a great advantage having a map bound up with any & every work of travels.
About woodcuts. I am not very eager I think, however two or three subjects
With respect to the title, I am greatly puzzled, but will think it over; I am of opinion it ought to be called a Journal,—but I will not trouble you at present.
Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin
- f1 858.f1The Wednesday following letter to John Murray, 17 [April 1845].
- f2 858.f2CD recorded in his ‘Journal’ (Correspondence vol. 3, Appendix II) that he began work on the second edition of Journal of researches on 25 April.