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From John Murray   23 September [1867]1

Sept 23

Dear Mr Darwin

The note enclosed shows the anxiety of Mr Schweizerbart to get forward with the Translation. I have assured him the sheets will be forwarded as fast as thrown off—2

I hope I have found a fit Index-Maker in a Mr Dallas Keeper of the York Museum but I have not yet a reply to my application3

I am Dear S | Yours faithfully | John Murray

Ch Darwin Esq


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from John Murray, 19 September [1867].
The enclosure has not been found. Christian Friedrich Schweizerbart was the director of the German firm, E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, that published the German translation of Variation. Julius Victor Carus, CD’s German translator, had also written requesting proof-sheets (see letter from J. V. Carus, 11 September 1867).
William Sweetland Dallas was curator of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society’s museum (Modern English biography).


Modern English biography: Modern English biography, containing many thousand concise memoirs of persons who have died since the year 1850. By Frederick Boase. 3 vols. and supplement (3 vols.). Truro, Cornwall: the author. 1892–1921.


Schweizerbart anxious to get Variation sheets for German translation. Hopes he has found a good indexer in W. S. Dallas.

Letter details

Letter no.
John Murray
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Albemarle St
Source of text
DAR 171: 351
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5633,” accessed on 23 June 2021,

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