From John Murray 27 January 1860
Jan 27 1860
I have just got in the amount of the Expence of producing the New Edition of 3000 Copies of your Work on Species and I find that after deducting the cost of production including advertising and binding, the Sale of that Number will leave a total profit of £950—two thirds of which will amount to 636. 13. 4 1 for which Sum I am prepared to give you my notes of Hand at 6 & 9 Months from the day of publication according to the terms of our agreement
signed J. Murray
Mem Mr M. offers by Same Letter to give author anything that may be paid by the Americans for early Sheets 2
- Letter no.
- Murray, John (b)
- Darwin, C. R.
- Source of text
- National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 41913 p. 78)
- Physical description
Presents statement of expenses and anticipated profit of the new edition of 3000 copies [of Origin].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2664B,” accessed on 5 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2664B