From John Murray 18 September 1
50A, Albemarle St. | W.
My Dear Sir
A copy of your Book was sent from this Jany 29 properly addressed to Mr Walsh & left at Baillières Regent St.2 Some days afterwards my porter called there & finding B. had no prospect of forwarding it to New York, he took away the parcel to transfer it to Sampson Lows care.3 After this all trace of it is lost & I fear through some neglect of one of my people it was not forwarded—
I greatly regret this mishap & I have sent another copy from myself in consequence by post-free. I hope it will reach its destination safely & that Mr Walch will relieve you of all charge of neglect & lay it on the shoulders of
Your faithful servt | John Murray
On referring to your letter there is some abbreviation in your writing wch I cannot make out
J. D. Walsch Esq of Rock— — Illinois I keep back the parcel begging you to supply this word—4
Chas. Darwin Esq
JM will send another copy of Variation to B. D. Walsh.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6376,” accessed on 1 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6376