To Asa Gray 21 December 1
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Gray
One word to ask you as soon as ever you have definitely fixed on title of the Reviews2 (if, as I hope, you publish) to send it me & the London Agent or Publisher (it would be best if a regular publisher like Trübner); for if I can hear before my new Edit of Origin is bound (& Printers have not yet sent me 1st sheet) I would ask Murray to permit me to bind in every copy a slip, as advertisement.—3 If possible price had better be fixed likewise.—
In Haste | Ever yours | C. Darwin
I have only just thought of the manner of advertisement leave 2 lines of space at top of diag - intentional gap.
by Asa Gray Professor of Botany, &c. &c. ? Trubner & Co: London. Price —?—
Asks AG to send his reviews [of Origin] as soon as he has definitely fixed on a title for the pamphlet.