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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-11259

From John Murray   29 November [1877]1

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Summary

Answers CD’s query about payment made to him [for Descent and Forms of flowers] and explains the basis on which it was made. Because of CD’s wish to be paid before editions are sold off, profits must be estimated. If he were willing to accept annual statements of sales, payments based on them, and final accounting when all were sold, there would be no uncertainty. This is JM’s usual practice.

Summary

Answers CD’s query about payment made to him [for Descent and Forms of flowers] and explains the basis on which it was made. Because of CD’s wish to be paid before editions are sold off, profits must be estimated. If he were willing to accept annual statements of sales, payments based on them, and final accounting when all were sold, there would be no uncertainty. This is JM’s usual practice.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-11259
From
Murray, John (b)
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
London, Albemarle St, 50
Source of text
DAR 171: 497, DAR 210.11: 12
Physical description
4pp encl 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11259,” accessed on 29 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-11259

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