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Darwin Correspondence Project

From John Murray   17 November 1869

50, Albemarle St. | W.

Novr 17— 1869.—

My Dear Sir

I have attended to the requests of your note of Monday1

At my annual sale last week I disposed of copies of your work

Fritz Muller 8 out of 545
Variations 18 300
Origin 311 1530

wch. I hope you will consider not a bad days work—2

You have my best wishes for the putting down of your Parisian Blaspheemers3

My Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | John Murray

Chas Darwin Esqre. | &c &c &c

CD annotations

2.2 545] ‘587’ right margin ink
2.4 1530] ‘311/1219’ interl ink


The Monday before 17 1869 November was 15 November. No letter to Murray of 15 November 1869 has been found.
The references are to William Sweetland Dallas’s translation of F. Müller 1864a (Dallas trans. 1869), Variation, and the fifth edition of Origin.


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


JM reports sales of Facts and arguments for Darwin, Variation, and Origin [5th ed.].

Sends best wishes for success in putting down "Parisian blasphemers".

Letter details

Letter no.
John Murray
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Albemarle St, 50
Source of text
DAR 171: 374
Physical description
1p †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6992,” accessed on 25 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 17