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Darwin Correspondence Project

From John Murray   12 August 1874

50 Albemarle Street

August. 12. (1874

My dear Sir,

I regret to hear of your complaint against a paper in the last number of the Quarterly.1 I have lost no time in seeing the Editor upon the subject who considering the matter has no hesitation in agreeing to your request to print your Son’s letter as it stands in the next number of the Review & in the same type2

I am Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | (signed John Murray

C. Darwin Esq


See letter to John Murray, 11 August 1874. CD had complained of remarks made about George Howard Darwin in an anonymous article in the Quarterly Review ([Mivart] 1874).
George’s letter was printed in the Quarterly Review 137 (1874): 587–8 (the October issue). The editor was William Smith.


[Mivart, St George Jackson.] 1874b. Primitive man: Tylor and Lubbock. [Essay review of the works of John Lubbock and Edward Burnett Tylor.] Quarterly Review 137 (1874): 40–77.


Acknowledges CD’s complaint against a paper [by St George Mivart] in the last Quarterly Review [see 9568]. Agrees to print George Darwin’s answer [see 9596].

Letter details

Letter no.
John Murray
Charles Robert Darwin
Source of text
National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 41914 p. 203)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9599A,” accessed on 21 January 2022,

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