From John Murray 3 February 1
50A, Albemarle St. | W.
My Dear Sir
You have my hearty consent to the Translation to French of your Naturalists Journal—not that either your or mine is now needed. The book has been out so long that the term of Protection has expired—2
What number of copies am I to print of Facts Argument for Darwin?3 I am at a loss to advise not knowing what sort of demand to expect. I think however you wd be safe with 750.
Clowes is prepared to receive copy of New Edition of Variation of Species whenever you are ready to begin4
My Dear Sir | yours very faithfully | John Murray
Chas Darwin Esq
Gives consent, which is unnecessary because term of protection has expired, for French translation of Journal of researches.
Is at a loss to know how many copies of F. Müller’s Facts and arguments for Darwin to print.
The printer is ready for copy for a new "edition" of Variation. [Presumably another issue. 2d edition did not appear until 1875.]
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6597,” accessed on 30 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6597