# From John Murray   23 February [1871]1

50, Albemarle St. | W.

Feby 23

Dear Mr Darwin

The Printers & other accounts connected with the production of your Book on the Descent of Man, having been received by me—including a heavy item of £126. for corrections, I am enabled to make you an offer   For the Edition of 2500—copies I am prepared to give you Six Hundred Guineas being—as far as I can calculate $\frac{2}{3}$ds. of the clear produce.2

If this satisfies you, I will have the pleasure of sending you at once a Cheque for that amount

I am not without hope of a call from you3

I am My Dear Sir | Your faithful servant | John Murray

Chas Darwin Esqr

## Footnotes

The year is established by the reference to Descent, which was published on 24 February 1871 (Freeman 1977).
CD recorded a payment from Murray of £630 on 2 March 1871 (CD’s Account books–banking account (Down House MS)).
CD was in London from 23 February to 2 March 1871 (CD’s ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). See also letter to John Murray, 23 February 1871.

## Summary

Descent publication costs, "including a heavy item of £126 for corrections" have been received. JM can now offer CD 600 guineas for the edition of 2500 copies.

## Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7507
From
John Murray
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Albemarle St, 50
Source of text
DAR 171: 389
Physical description
2pp