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
- 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
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.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2460,” accessed on 14 February 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2460