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From John Murray   22 September [1868]1

50A, Albemarle St. | W.

Sept. 22

My Dear Sir

I am glad to tell you that the blame I had taken on me for the non-delivery of Mr Walshs copy is not due to me. After assuring myself that Baillière could not despatch it it was placed in the hands of Mr Sampson Low, whose note enclosed will explain its subsequent fortunes as far as New York2

I hope Mr Walsh has received it before this— at any rate I will not rest until it reaches him

Yours very faithfully | John Murray

Chas Darwin Esq


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from John Murray, 18 September [1868].
Murray refers to Benjamin Dann Walsh and Variation (see letter to John Murray, 16 September [1868], and letter from John Murray, 18 September [1868]). The enclosure has not been found.


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


Lost copy of Variation sent to B. D. Walsh has been traced as far as New York.

Letter details

Letter no.
John Murray
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Albemarle St, 50a
Source of text
DAR 171: 361
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6385,” accessed on 1 December 2021,

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