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From John Murray   3 June [1879]1

50, Albermarle St. | W.

June 3—

My Dear Sir

It seems to me that for some years past the Memory of Dr Erasmus Darwin has been reviving & his reputation encreasing in Public Estimation—and I sh anticipate a favourable reception for Krauses essay especially if you undertake to fill up its gaps & deficiencies—2

I am well disposed as to publishing it for you & will have pleasure in carrying out your wishes & intentions regarding it.3 Thanking you for your note I remain | My Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | John Murray

Charles Darwin Esq


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to John Murray, 2 June 1879.
See letter to John Murray, 2 June 1879 and n. 1. Ernst Krause had written an essay on CD’s grandfather Erasmus Darwin (Krause 1879a).


Krause, Ernst. 1879a. Erasmus Darwin, der Großvater und Vorkämpfer Charles Darwin’s: ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Descendenz-Theorie. Kosmos 4 (1878–9): 397–424.


Is well disposed toward publishing Krause’s essay on Dr Erasmus Darwin, particularly if CD undertakes to fill up its gaps. He thinks ED’s reputation is increasing.

Letter details

Letter no.
John Murray
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Albemarle St, 50
Source of text
DAR 92: B11
Physical description
ALS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12080,” accessed on 9 June 2023,