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Letter 881

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

[28 June 1845]

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    If copies [of part one of Journal of researches] are to be sent to periodicals for review, suggests Gardeners' Chronicle.

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    MS for second part will be ready in four to five days.


Down Bromley Kent


Dear Sir

I take the liberty of suggesting that if you send any copies of my Journal to the Periodicals that you would send one to the Gardeners Chronicle; as I have sometimes contributed to it, I think it not unlikely that they would notice it favourably.—

I shall have the M.S. of the Part II ready in 4 or 5 days.— I presume you will give me a copy of my Journal for myself & shall you think me very unreasonable if I ask you to let me have one dozen copies at prime cost to give to my neighbours & some naturalists who have assisted me.?— Anyhow wd you be so kind as to let me have two copies (one for self & one for Mr Lyell) as soon as out: if ready before Thursday Morning at noon, send them directed to

“C. Darwin Esqre

“care of G. Snow

“Nag's Head


I am sorry to trouble you with so many notes.

Yours sincerely | C. Darwin

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    f1 881.f1
    The date is based on CD's previous statement to J. D. Hooker that part one of Journal of researches 2d ed. was to be published on 1 July 1845, a Tuesday (see letter to J. D. Hooker, [27 June 1845]).
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    The Journal of researches 2d ed. was favourably reviewed in the Gardeners' Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, no. 32, 9 August 1845, p. 546; no. 40, 4 October 1845, p. 675.
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