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Darwin Correspondence Project

From John Murray   4 May [1875]1

50, Albemarle St. | W.

May 4

My Dear Sir

I will take upon me to increase the number of the Edition of Flesh Eating Plants from 1000 to 1250 if you will kindly allow my payment to you of 23ds of the profits on the Edition to stand over until the sale has reached say 750 or 800—2

I remain My Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | John Murray

Chas Darwin Esqr


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to John Murray, 3 May 1875.
CD had requested an increase in the print run of Insectivorous plants (see letter to John Murray, 3 May 1875 and n. 1).


Insectivorous plants. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1875.


JM agrees to raise number of first printing [of Insectivorous plants] to 1250 if CD will wait for his share of profits until sales reach 750 or 800.

Letter details

Letter no.
John Murray
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Albemarle St, 50
Source of text
DAR 171: 450
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9969,” accessed on 8 May 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 23