To John Murray 19 February 1
Down, Beckenham, Kent. S.E.
My dear Sir
Will you have kindness to tell me by return of Post, whether you feel sure that more copies than the 2500 will be printed off.2 I have had one sheet corrected and there are 4 or 5 other sheets with moderate corrections, which I should be glad to have proofs of immediately so that I could send them abroad for some of foreign editions.3
All the other sheets will remain just as they are. I want to do this before I come to London on Thursday next, on which day or on Friday I will call on you.4
Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin
P.S. The books arrived last night all safe. Many thanks.5
The volumes look admirable; they are excellently got up in paper, printing and binding.
I hope your clerk has remembered to send Vol II to Wallace, Mivart (and Miss Cobbe, 26 Hereford Sqr, for Theological Review)6
P.S. Your note just received. I will, if I possibly can, attend Athenæum and with greatest pleasure Vote for Mr. Cooke; but I cannot often go out late. I will enquire how early Ballot-Box is open.
I have by this Post written to Miss Cobbe about not publishing any Review too soon.7
Discusses publication of Descent. Orders copies of vol. 2 sent to Wallace, Mivart, and F. P. Cobbe.
Will attend Athenaeum and vote for RC.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7489,” accessed on 28 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7489