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Darwin Correspondence Project

To John Murray   13 April [1868]1

Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

Ap 13.

My dear Sir

Please to send by post a copy of my new book to

Professor G. Boccardo

Genoa

Italy.2

Please to paste inside the paper sent—

Be so good as to mark outside your name & address in case the postage stamps shd be insufficient.

Dear Sir yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin

Facts and Arguments For Darwin by Fritz Müller with numerous illustrations, and additions by the author.— Translated from the German, by W. S. Dallas.{Cend}

*S2

Mr Dallas & self have fixed on a title for the opusculus, which you can announce, when you think fit, but please remember that it will not go to press for 3 months; & secondly that I do not want to go to great expence in advertising.—3 The title was suggested by Sir C. Lyell.—4

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Gerolamo Boccardo, 23 April 1868.
An annotation at the top of the letter records that a copy of Variation was sent to Boccardo on 15 April 1868.
William Sweetland Dallas finished the translation of Müller’s Für Darwin (F. Müller 1864; W. S. Dallas trans. 1869) in November 1868 (letter from W. S. Dallas, 27 November 1868).
Charles Lyell. For more on the title, see the letter to Fritz Müller, 16 March [1868].

Summary

Asks JM to send Variation to G. Boccardo in Italy.

Sends title (suggested by Lyell) for translation of Fritz Müller’s Für Darwin (which Dallas is translating). CD does not wish to go to great expense in advertising it.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-6114
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
John Murray
Sent from
Down
Source of text
National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 184–185)
Physical description
3pp †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6114,” accessed on 24 April 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6114

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

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