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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-891

To John Murray   16 [July 1845]

Down Bromley Kent

16 Wednesday | (after post-time)

My dear Sir

I sent the M.S. to Mess Clowes on the 7th & since then I have had only three sheets. I urged him to send me a sheet a day, stating the reason that my health is uncertain & that I would not on any account suffer, what I did last time, when, being unwell, I had to look over three or four sheets the last day.— Now I see Ms Clowes is running the same course this time & I write to inform you, that if the number shd fail being ready it will be exclusively the fault of Mess Clowes for I cannot & will not exert myself again, if I chance to be unwell

Will you be so kind as to take the affair in your own hands with Mess Clowes.

My dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin

Summary

Sent MS [of second part of Journal of researches] to William Clowes [printer] on the 7th and has had only three sheets for correction. Asks JM to see to it that Messrs Clowes send a sheet a day, as CD’s health is uncertain, and he cannot do more at last moment if sheets accumulate.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-891
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Murray, John (b)
Sent from
Down
Source of text
National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.13–14)
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 891,” accessed on 25 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-891

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