From John Murray 12 February 1
50A, Albemarle St. | W.
My Dear Sir
Your letter of Feby 9 encourages me to push on the new Edition of the Variation—2 You shall, as a matter of course, have some presentation copies.3
In answer to your enquiry, I may tell you that the corrections on the 1st Edition amounted to £176.—4
I have written to Mr Dallas assuring him of your approval of the Index & enclosing him a cheque for 30 Guineas, wch as Indices go, is handsome pay—5
You will have seen, I dare say the first notice of you in the Pall Mall Gaz. of Monday—6 it is written in no unfriendly spirit As an opening criticism it may be taken as a good augury of the probable reception of the work. Meanwhile the public are very eager for it
I remain My Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | John Murray
Chas Darwin Esq
CD’s letter encourages Murray to proceed with a new edition of Variation; corrections will cost £176.
First notice has appeared in Pall Mall Gazette [7 (1868): 555].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5869,” accessed on 27 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5869