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Darwin Correspondence Project

From J. F. McLennan   8 May 1874

61. Bedford Gardens. | Campden Hill. W.

8 May 74

My dear Mr. Darwin,

Many thanks for the Anthropologia of which I have ordered a copy.1 When I get it I shall return you yours.

I shall probably write to you about the papers it contains by & bye.

Meantime as to Mr. Murray, I have neither spoken nor written to any one about my book since I saw him. There is no publisher I shd. more like to have than Mr. Murray if he wd. publish for me; & I shall be exceedingly obliged to you—even if nothing comes of it—if you will write to him in my behalf.—2

I felt moribund a few days ago. Now I am better. The bleeding stopped on Tuesday & Dr. Clark,3 whom I saw today, asks me not to think very much of it.

With kind regards to Mrs. Darwin I am | yrs. sincerely | J. F M’Lennan.

Charles Darwin Esq | &c &c

Footnotes

McLennan had requested a copy of the article by Charles Staniland Wake (Wake 1873) that appeared in the journal Anthropologia (see letter from J. F. McLennan, 5 May 1874 and n. 2).
McLennan had approached CD’s publisher, John Murray, about a new edition of his book Primitive marriage (McLennan 1865; see letter from J. F. McLennan, 5 May 1874 and n. 3). No second edition was published.
Andrew Clark.

Bibliography

McLennan, John Ferguson. 1865. Primitive marriage: an inquiry into the origin of the form of capture in marriage ceremonies. Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black.

Wake, Charles Staniland. 1873. Marriage among primitive peoples. [Read 2 November 1873.] Anthropologia 1 (1873–5): 197-207.

Summary

Thanks for issue of Anthropologia. Would be pleased if CD would write to Murray on his behalf.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9447
From
John Ferguson McLennan
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Campden Hill
Source of text
DAR 171: 21
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9447,” accessed on 25 February 2020, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-9447.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 22

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