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Darwin Correspondence Project

To John Murray   18 May [1859]1


May 18th

My dear Sir

My health has suddenly quite failed. I leave home tomorrow for one weeks rest.2 I have written to Mr Clowes to say that I shall be ready to begin correcting on 27th.—3

Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin Down Bromley Kent


Dated by the relationship to the letter to J. D. Hooker, 18 [May 1859].
See letter to J. D. Hooker   18 [May 1859]. CD visited Moor Park hydropathic establishment from 21 to 28 May 1859 (‘Journal’; Appendix II).
William Clowes was Murray’s usual printer. CD began reading proof-sheets on 25 May (‘Journal’; Appendix II).


His health has suddenly failed. He is leaving home for one week’s rest.

Has informed William Clowes that he will begin correcting on the 27th.

Letter details

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Charles Robert Darwin
John Murray
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John Wilson (dealer)
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2463A,” accessed on 24 January 2022,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 7