To John Murray 25 [July 1859]1
Down Bromley Kent [Moor Park]
My dear Sir
I write to say that 5 sheets are returned to Printers ready to strike off & two more sheets require only a revise; so that I presume you will soon have to decide what number of copies to print off—
I am quite incapa-2 of forming any opinion.— I think I have got the style fairly good & clear with infinite trouble. But whether the Book will be successful to a degree to satisfy you, I really cannot conjecture. I heartily hope it may.—
My dear Sir | Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin
I am writing this at Moor Park Hydropathic establishment whither I have had to retreat for a week’s strength, but I return home tomorrow.3
Sends five sheets [of Origin] to printer. Incapable of forming an opinion, but thinks he has the style "fairly good and clear". Cannot conjecture if book will be successful enough to satisfy JM.
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Murray, John (b)
- Sent from
- Moor Park
- Source of text
- National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.36–37)
- Physical description
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2477,” accessed on 11 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2477