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Darwin Correspondence Project

To John Murray   26 [December 1859]

Down Bromley Kent


My dear Sir

I have this day run my eye over last proof of the new Edition & returned it to Messrs Clowes— So that nothing but printing off & binding remains.—

I suppose that you have remembered the Plate or Diagram: it would be well to give caution about the copies being printed clearly.

Yours sincerely | C. Darwin

Please remember the remaining clean sheets to “Prof. Asa Gray, Cambridge, Massachussetts U.S.—”1


See letters to Asa Gray, 24 December [1859], and to John Murray, 22 December [1859] and 24 December [1859].


Has sent off last proof of 2d ed. of Origin. Assumes JM has remembered the diagram. Asks that remaining clean sheets be sent to Asa Gray.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
John Murray
Sent from
Source of text
National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.48–48A)
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2607,” accessed on 21 July 2024,

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