To John Murray [23 April 1845]1
Down Bromley Kent
I am much obliged by your note.— I shall not be ready by the first of May.2 My health is very uncertain & I have now lost a week & therefore I prefer not sending a line to the Printer till I have the corrected copy of the whole 1st No ready.
I presume you are aware that I have the copper plate of the map: according to my own likings & most people, it is a great advantage having a map bound up with any & every work of travels.
About woodcuts. I am not very eager I think, however two or three subjects wd be improved by them.
With respect to the title, I am greatly puzzled, but will think it over; I am of opinion it ought to be called a Journal,—but I will not trouble you at present.
Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin
Has lost a week’s work on Journal of researches owing to poor health. Has copperplate of map, and favours inclusion. Thinks book should be called a "Journal".
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Murray, John (b)
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- Source of text
- National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.12–12A)
- Physical description
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 858,” accessed on 5 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-858