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From John Murray   1 July 1870

Summary

Financial adjustments for last edition of Origin

and a tentative title for the new work: "Descent of man and selection according to sex". [Later changed to "in relation to sex".]

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 July 1870
Classmark:  DAR 171: 376
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7259

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  • … Murray, John (b) Darwin, C. R. …
  • … for £60"9"4 enclosed. Chas. Darwin Esq | &c &c &c Dear Sir M r Cooke forgot to point to …

From John Murray   16 November [1870]

Summary

JM reports 1900 [advance] copies of Descent were taken at his annual sale,

and 340 copies of Origin [5th ed.] were sold.

Sheets for Dutch publisher will be sent to CD immediately. JM cautions against possibility that Dutch edition will anticipate the English.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 381
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7372

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  • … Murray, John (b) Darwin, C. R. …
  • r . 16 My Dear Sir I think you will not be disappointed when I tell you that 1900 copies were taken of your new Book at my sale on Friday also 340 of Origin of Species. Clowes will send you immediatel the fair sheets to within 2 of the end. It is prudent to keep back a few sheets in both volumes least any check occurring here—the foreigner sh d supplant you at home or anticipate you. Rotterdam attached to Kramers name will be sufficient address I am Dear Sir | yours very faithfully | John Murray Chas Darwin Esq | &c & …

From John Murray   10 June [1870]

Summary

Asks CD whether he is far enough along with his new work [Descent] to allow him to announce it as a forthcoming publication in his next quarterly list.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 June [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 375
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7226

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From John Murray   6 August [1870]

Summary

JM informs CD that he will have Clowes give him written assurance that the printing [of Descent] will proceed without interruption.

The [Franco-Prussian] War is a sad damper on international science and his publishing plans.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Aug [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 377
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7295

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From John Murray   10 October [1870]

Summary

Cannot find the [indelicate] passage he referred to in last letter.

Various publication arrangements.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Oct [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 379
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7339

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From John Murray   28 September [1870]

Summary

Various arrangements concerning the publication of Descent. "It will cause men to prick up [their] ears – & to elevate their eyebrows." JM thinks he will venture to print 2500 copies.

Suggests CD tone down as possibly indelicate a passage on proportion of advances made by the two sexes in animals.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Sept [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 378
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7329

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From John Murray   24 October [1870]

Summary

Sends table of sales [of Journal of researches]. 2000 copies sold since 1860.

Descent has gone to press for 2500 copies.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Oct [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 380
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7350

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