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From John Murray   18 February [1871]

Summary

Bound copies [of Descent] have been dispatched to CD.

Robert Cooke, JM’s cousin and partner, has been nominated for Athenaeum; asks CD’s support.

Begs CD not to permit any notice by F. P. Cobbe to appear until after next week.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Feb [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 387
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7486

From John Murray   20 February [1871]

Summary

A second edition [issue] of Descent may be needed in short time; preparations should be made, and corrections sent to Clowes. Wallace, Mivart, and F. P. Cobbe have been sent copies of both volumes.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Feb [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 388
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7496

From 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.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Feb [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 389
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7507

From John Murray   27 February [1871]

Summary

First edition [issue] of Descent is exhausted. Asks CD to send corrections at once for a new printing of at least 1000 copies.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Feb [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 390
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7519

From John Murray   9 March [1871]

Summary

JM will print 2000 more copies of Descent as a second edition [issue]. Profits should be large as expenses are small.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 391
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7559

From John Murray   18 March [1871]

Summary

Second "edition" [of Descent] published this day. Offers CD 800 guineas.

Mentions Wallace’s review in Academy.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 392
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7597

From John Murray   20 March [1871]

Summary

Demand [for Descent] is such that JM thinks he will have to print 1000 more copies. Does not want to trouble CD for corrections.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 393
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7604

From John Murray   22 March 1871

Summary

Completes payment for 2d issue [of Descent]; has sold 1300 of the 2000 copies printed. Will probably print 2000 more for 3d issue.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 394
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7611

From John Murray   12 April [1871]

Summary

Asks CD’s opinion of a request from Loescher of Turin. Thinks Loescher should have named his translator.

Does CD know the name of the Times reviewer?

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Apr [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 395
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7676

From John Murray   10 May 1871

Summary

Offers CD same payment for the 3d issue of Descent as for 2d.

Has bespoke four better drawings of birds in case a 4th issue is needed.

Vanity Fair wants CD’s portrait by Carlo Pellegrini ["Ape"].

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 May 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 398
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7750

From John Murray   26 May [1871]

Summary

Sends two bills [JM’s notes for payments due to CD] for £420 each for 3d issue of Descent.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 May [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 399
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7769

From John Murray   31 May [1871]

Summary

On photographic illustrations [for Expression].

Estimates 7s 6d price for a cheap edition of Origin [6th].

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 May [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 400
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7784

From John Murray   22 September [1871]

Summary

The pamphlet [Chauncey Wright’s review of Mivart, see 7940] has been distributed to friends and to the press.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Sept [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 402
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7962
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