To John Murray [6 June 1845]
Down Bromley Kent
I sent the M.S. to you yesterday. I write now to tell you, that I find so much to add about the Fuegians,1 & consequently so much more to condense & almost rewrite in the scientific part, that I cannot help fearing that possibly I may not have the second number ready having to correct press of 1st number for press at the end of this month. I think I shall, but not being sure, I thought it wd be better not to take you by surprise. It will depend on my health, which lately has been very good; I earnestly wish to complete it as soon as possible. I shall be able to judge certainly by the 20th of this month:
I presume you have something else which, if required, cd come out, between two of my numbers
Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Murray, John (b)
- Sent from
- Source of text
- National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 29–30)
- Physical description
Has sent off MS of first part [of Journal of researches, 2d ed.]. Has so much to add about Fuegians [at beginning of second part] and so much to condense and rewrite in scientific part that he may not have second part ready at end of month; it depends on his health, which is good lately.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 876,” accessed on 4 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-876