skip to content

Darwin Correspondence Project

From Tendler & Co. to John Murray   29 May 1867

Vienna—Wien | Graben, Trattnerhof

29/5 67

Mr. John Murray, London

We will take the liberty in asking you the permission of translating from the work:

Domesticated animals and cultivated plants

by Charles Darwin1

Accepting our kind offer you will very much favour us in naming the conditions by which you would consent to our propositions.

Hoping to get a favourable answer we promise to send you immediately the required amount and are Sir your | very respectfully | ppa Tendler & Com | Julius Grosser2


The reference is to Variation. All the German editions of Variation were translated by Julius Victor Carus and published by E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung of Stuttgart. There is a note in ink at the foot of the letter: ‘Answered & declined June 5. 1867 for J.M. | CAP’. John Murray was CD’s British publisher.
Julius Grosser has not been further identified.


Variation: The variation of animals and plants under domestication. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1868.


Seek permission to produce a translation of Variation.

Letter details

Letter no.
Tendler & Co.
John Murray
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 178: 87
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5555,” accessed on 26 February 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 15