To John Murray 27 January 1
Down, Beckenham, Kent
My dear Sir
I have today corrected last page of Index &c of Origin. I hope that you will think about the price, on which I wrote before, as well as about printing off copies of Diagram.2
As this is a cheap Book, do for Heaven sake have pages cut, like Lyell’s Manual, and never mind what the senseless booksellers say.3 I am very anxious on that it may have good sale. I hope you may consider it worth while to have it moderately advertised.
Pray hurry on the Printers; they have been wonderfully slow.
You agreed to send copies to chief Scientific Reviews; and do not omit Popular Science Review. As Mr. Dallas, I fancy, is generally rather short of cash, I hope that you will kindly send him the 10£ for Glossary soon4
My dear Sir | Yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin
Please send me 10 copies addressed to
C. Darwin, Esq Orpington Station Kent per S.E. Railway.
I will send a list of a few copies to be distributed in London5
Has corrected last page of index of Origin [6th ed.]. Sends instructions.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8187,” accessed on 24 April 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8187