To John Murray 12 June 
The Lodge Malvern
My dear Sir
I am extremely much obliged by your kind note. I return one (which will suffice) of my copies & my private copies to be corrected.— I am very sorry for the expence Mr Clowes will be put to, & for the trouble caused you.—
Do you chance to know whether the unfortunate Reader or head Compositor will be fined heavily, for I cannot bear the thought of this, & if you happen to know that such is the case & would out of charity direct one of your clerks to inform me I would write to Mr Clowes & make the poor workman some present.—
If I receive no answer, I shall understand that the expence does not fall on a workman.—
Pray forgive me this trouble & accept my thanks.
Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin
I shd like my copies to be sent here, as I suppose they will be complete before end of month.
If adviseable, I shd be happy to look over the cancelled sheets, but there are no errors except the transposition
Appreciates what Murray and the printer are doing to rectify the error [transposition of pages of text in "Geology"]. But if the responsible person will be fined heavily, CD would want to "make some present".
- Letter no.
- Charles Robert Darwin
- John Murray
- Sent from
- Source of text
- National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42153 ff.16–17)
- Physical description