To John Murray 20 November [1856–7]1
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Sir
I am extremely much obliged for your very kind present & note.—2 I assure you that I had no intention of begging, but as I have given away during the last year or two a dozen copies, I thought the difference of price for the future was worth saving.— Your present is very kind & most acceptable.—
I hope that you are pretty well satisfied with the sale: it is a good deal more than I had anticipated.
Pray believe me | My dear Sir | Yours truly obliged | Charles Darwin
P.S. | I apologise for having given you the trouble to return me a note put in the wrong cover: this note has been returned to me from Devonshire. It was a very stupid blunder.—
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Murray, John (b)
- Sent from
- Source of text
- National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42153 ff.54–55)
- Physical description
Thanks for gift [of books requested in 1026]. Sale is a good deal more than he had anticipated.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1028,” accessed on 31 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1028