To John Murray 17 November [1856–7]1
Down Bromley Kent
Nov. 17th —
I find that I have for little civilities in Natural History often occasion to give away copies of my Journal.2 I hope that you will not think it an unreasonable favour to beg to be supplied with 4 copies in cloth at the price charged to wholesale Booksellers.— If you can so far oblige me, would you be so kind as to have the parcel sent, anytime before Thursday morning.3 (with account enclosed) addressed thus diag C. Darwin Esqe
care of Mr G. Snow
I do not know whether you keep any account of total sales of Books, but if so I shd very much like to hear how many copies of my Journal have been sold altogether, if you would be so kind as to direct one of your clerks to put the number on a slip of paper, & enclose it with Books, if you are willing to let me have them; apologising for this trouble | I remain Dear Sir | Your’s very faithfully | Charles Darwin John Murray Esqe
Asks JM for four copies of his Journal of researches [2d ed.] at wholesale price. Also asks for total number of copies sold.
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Murray, John (b)
- Sent from
- Source of text
- National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42153 ff.62–63)
- Physical description
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1026,” accessed on 1 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1026