To John Murray 10 May 1
Down Bromley Kent
Tuesday May 10th
My dear Sir
I will send tomorrow (Wednesday) the six first Chapters for press.—
I will enclose my address & some few remarks for the Printers.—
I will enclose number of words as now paid to copyist for all chapters after the six first.—
I have found by experience that Printers do not in least care for authors urging on the press-work; but if you were to put this strongly before them, they would keep well ahead & not waste my time.—2 This is of real consequence for my health sake.—
With my sincere thanks for all your kindness | Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin
Sends first six chapters [of Origin] for the press. Asks JM to urge printer to keep well ahead of CD so as not to waste time. This is important for his health’s sake.
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Murray, John (b)
- Sent from
- Source of text
- National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42153 ff.56–57)
- Physical description
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2460,” accessed on 30 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2460