To John Murray 10 September 
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
My dear Sir
Will you be so good as to send off immediately by Post, if possibl be so good as to send off immediately by Post, if possible, or by quickest channel, a copy of last Edit. of Origin to
Madelle. Clemence Auguste Royer 2. Place de la Madeline Lausanne Switzerland
As she has agreed with a Publisher for a French Translation.—1
My Book seems exciting much attention in Germany, judging from the number of discussions sent me.2 To my surprise a Dutch Translation was sent me lately.—3
I have never seen an advertisement of the new Edition, which seems to me a great pity as it was certainly considerably improved. I hope that the B. of Oxford & Co. have not made you sorry that you published it. I have sometimes thought that this might be the case.
My dear Sir | Yours sincerely | Charles Darwin
Asks that a copy of Origin [3d ed.] be sent to Mlle Clémence-Auguste Royer; she has arranged with a publisher for a French translation.
Origin is exciting much attention in Germany.
Surprised to receive a Dutch translation.
Has never seen an advertisement [of 3d ed.], which is a pity. Hopes "Bishop of Oxford & Co." have not made JM sorry he published it.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3250,” accessed on 28 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3250