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Darwin Correspondence Project

To John Murray   6 March 1868

6 Queen Anne St. | W.

March 6.— 1868

My dear Sir

I beg leave to acknowledge the receipt & thank you for the Bill for £420.1

If I can I will attend the Athenæum & shall have much pleasure in voting for Mr. Clowes & getting him any votes in my power.2

My dear Sir | Yours very faithfully & obliged | Ch. Darwin


The payment was for the second printing of Variation. See letter from John Murray, 3 March [1868] and n. 2.
Murray had asked for CD’s support in electing William Charles Knight Clowes a member of the Athenaeum Club (see letter from John Murray, 6 March [1868] and n. 3).


Acknowledges receipt of bill for £420.

Will try to attend Athenaeum meeting to help elect Clowes’s son.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
John Murray
Sent from
London, Queen Anne St, 6
Source of text
National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42153 ff. 37–38)
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5989,” accessed on 31 January 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 16