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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-11262

To John Murray   30 November 1877

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Summary

Thanks for accounts which make everything intelligible to him. Since he was glad to have Orchids published at one-half of profits for himself, he believes it would be very shabby to accept JM’s new offer of two-thirds profits. Thinks it would be fairer to both to change to JM’s usual practice with authors [i.e., annual statements of sales, payments based on them, and final accounting when all copies have been sold].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-11262
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Murray, John (b)
Sent from
Down
Source of text
National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 f. 299)
Physical description
2pp

Summary

Thanks for accounts which make everything intelligible to him. Since he was glad to have Orchids published at one-half of profits for himself, he believes it would be very shabby to accept JM’s new offer of two-thirds profits. Thinks it would be fairer to both to change to JM’s usual practice with authors [i.e., annual statements of sales, payments based on them, and final accounting when all copies have been sold].

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11262,” accessed on 4 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-11262

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