To John Murray [27 July 1845]1
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Sir
I sent the last sheet back yesterday to the Printers. By putting 3 pages into the next Part, I have kept this Part to 10 sheets, and I hope to get index and all in another 10 & sheets.
I shall send half of the M.S for the next Part in 4 or 5 days to the Printers.—
In this 3d Part, I have a rather long description of a very curious lizard (Amblyrhynchus) of which Mr Lyell has a woodcut (No 229, p 395 Elements of Geology) & he desires me to say, that he is quite willing to let me have the use of it, if you have no objection.2 In this case would you be so good as to have it looked out & sent to Mess. Clowes: I have indulged myself in another woodcut at my own expence.—3
If the 12 copies, which you so very kindly give me are ready by Thursday morning at 10. o clock wd you be so good as to send them to the Athenæum Club, directed to me. If not ready by 10 oclock on Thursday, would you send them thus “C. Darwin Ee Leaves Green to be forwarded to Down by Westerham Coach Bolt-in-tun Fleet St” all this direction is necessary
Believe me | my dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin
I really hope my Journal is greatly improved in this 2d Part.—
Sent last sheet [of second part of Journal of researches] to printer yesterday. Will send half of MS for next part in four or five days.
- Letter no.
- Charles Robert Darwin
- John Murray
- Sent from
- Source of text
- National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.15–16)
- Physical description