To John Murray 20 March 1871
Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.
March 20th. 1871
My dear Mr Murray
I am greatly pleased at the sum which the Reprint has produced, & I accept your terms.— Please to pay the £210 to my account at the Union Bank, Charing cross Branch, whenever convenient & the £630 by note of hand at six months’ date.—1 It is quite a grand trade to be a scientific man.—
Many thanks for the Nonconformist.2 I like to see all that is written, & it is of some real use.— If you hear of Reviews in out-of-the-way papers, especially the religious, as Record, Guardian, Tablet,3 kindly inform me.— It is wonderful that there has been no abuse as yet, but I suppose I shall not escape. On the whole the Reviews have been highly favourable. The two articles in the Spectator have interested me much.— Wallace’s Review is admirable.—4
Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin
Pleased with sum the reprint [of Descent] has produced. Terms of payment accepted.
Thanks JM for Nonconformist [review of Descent, 32 (1871): 240–1].
Would like to see other out-of-way reviews – especially religious.
Other reviews favourable, including Wallace’s [see 7569], which is admirable.
- Letter no.
- Charles Robert Darwin
- John Murray
- Sent from
- Source of text
- National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 250–1)
- Physical description
- 3pp †