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To Charles Layton   24 November [1869]

Summary

CD long anxious for new American edition of Origin to incorporate corrections since 2d ed. [of 1860]; believes such updating has kept English and continental sales high. If Appleton unable to comply, he will ask Asa Gray to find another publisher.

Mentions possible arrangements for U. S. edition of new book [Descent].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles James (Charles) Layton
Date:  24 Nov [1869]
Classmark:  Parke-Bernet (dealers) (31 March 1964), Sotheby’s (dealers) (21 May 1968), William Patrick Watson (dealer) catalogue 18 (2012)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7007

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  • … If Appleton unable to comply, he will ask Asa Gray to find another publisher. Mentions …
  • … I had resolved soon to write to Professor Asa Gray to ask him to find some publisher who …
  • … Correspondence vol. 17); see ibid , letter to Asa Gray, 1 June [1869] and n.  9. CD had …

From Charles Layton   23 December 1869

Summary

Has received letter from Appleton’s that they agree to reprint from the latest edition of the Origin [5th English] and will add corrections sent by CD.

They wish also to receive early sheets of new book [Descent] on which they will pay £10.

Will send cheque for sales of Origin, based on older agreement between Appleton’s and Asa Gray to pay CD 5%.

Author:  Charles James (Charles) Layton; D. Appleton & Co
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Dec 1869
Classmark:  DAR 159: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7033

Matches: 4 hits

  • … sales of Origin , based on older agreement between Appleton’s and Asa Gray to pay CD 5%. …
  • … Freeman 1977 ). On the agreement with Asa Gray regarding the remittance and previous sales …
  • … Correspondence vol.  14, letter from Asa Gray, 7 May 1866 and n.  3. For D.  Appleton & …
  • … 18, letter from D.  Appleton & Co.  to Asa Gray, 1 February 1870 . On 12 October 1870, CD …
Document type
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Addressee
Correspondent
Darwin, C. R. (2)
Layton, Charles[X]
D. Appleton & Co (1)
Date
1869
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