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From D. Appleton & Co. to Asa Gray   1 February 1870

Statement of Sales of Darwins Origin of Species
to 1st Feby 1870
by D. Appleton & Co., for account of Asa Gray1
On hand last account, 70 On hand this date, 433
Printed since, 1000 Given away
Sold to date, 637
1070 1070
Sold 637 Copies @ 250 Rate 5% $79.63
Febry 1/69 Balance 219.36


This statement gives sales figures for the US edition of Origin. Gray had negotiated the original terms of publication of the book with Appleton & Co. (see Correspondence vol. 8, Appendix IV). Gray may have enclosed the statement in his letter of 14 February 1870.


Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 27 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.


Statement of sales of U. S. edition of Origin.

Letter details

Letter no.
D. Appleton & Co
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 159: 86
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7093,” accessed on 15 May 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 18