If copies [of part one of Journal of researches] are to be sent to periodicals for review, suggests Gardeners' Chronicle.
MS for second part will be ready in four to five days.
Down Bromley Kent
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
“C. Darwin Esqre
“care of G. Snow
I am sorry to trouble you with so many notes.
Yours sincerely | C. Darwin
- f1 881.f1The 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]).
- f2 881.f2The 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.