To John Murray [3 July 1845]1
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Sir
I must write to thank you for your really magnificent present of the twelve copies: I assure you I think I have not the smallest claims for them, after your other liberality.
The M.S. will go on Monday or on furthest Tuesday to Mrss Clowes: I will use your name, in urging them to set it up soon, so as not to run any risk of being too late. I presume Mrss Clowes will keep the wood cuts safe, as one of them in the last number, belongs to Mrs Smith & Elder.
With my sincere thanks | Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin
Thanks JM for present of 12 copies [of first part of Journal of researches, 2d ed.]. MS [of second part] will be sent to printer Monday or Tuesday.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 885,” accessed on 13 February 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-885