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From John Murray   30 January [1867]

Summary

First portion of Variation MS has been set up. Murray will not decide on number to be printed until he has read a good portion. The agreement applies only to the first edition.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Jan [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 345
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5383

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From John Murray   17 April [1867]

Summary

On cost of electrotypes from woodcuts for Variation and price to charge Schweizerbart.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Apr [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 348
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5504

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From John Murray   23 September [1867]

Summary

Schweizerbart anxious to get Variation sheets for German translation. Hopes he has found a good indexer in W. S. Dallas.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Sept [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 351
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5633

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From John Murray   5 August [1867]

Summary

He is unacquainted with Brehm’s work [Thierleben]. Asks that a volume be sent so he can form an opinion on publishing it.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Aug [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 349
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5597

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From John Murray   2 January [1867]

Summary

William Clowes [printer for J. Murray] estimates that Variation will come to a first volume of 648 pages and a second volume of 624 pages – which is too much for volumes the same size as Origin. Murray proposes a larger size.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Jan [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 342
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5345

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From John Murray   9 January [1867]

Summary

CD should not be discouraged by the bulk of Variation. CD’s suggestion to print technical details in small type is good.

Murray has sent MS to a "man of letters and good information" as an experiment to test its effect. Has no intention of throwing up publication.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Jan [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 343
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5354

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From John Murray   19 March [1867]

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Agrees that new title of Variation is an improvement. Now thinks 1500 copies a safe number to print.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Mar [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 347
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5448

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From John Murray   1 November [1867]

Summary

Sends Dallas’ specimen of indexing [for Variation].

Asks CD’s opinion of likelihood of a hybrid of ass and bull, reported in a MS of a journey to Asia Minor he is reading.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Nov [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 352
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5661

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From John Murray   28 January [1867]

Summary

JM will publish [Variation] "coute qui coute", paying CD half the profits.

Thinks he can count on 500 purchases of what he calls the "Pièces Justificatives" of the Origin and will print 750 copies.

His literary friend found it "difficult of digestion".

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Jan [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 344
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5380

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From John Murray   19 September [1867]

Summary

Sends CD cheque for £250, two-thirds of the profits on the sale of 700 copies of Origin, 4th ed.

Hopes he has found a suitable indexer for Variation.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Sept [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 350, 524
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5630

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From John Murray   2 April [1867]

Summary

Asks if he should give the clichés of Variation to E. Schweizerbart.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Apr [1867]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42153 ff. 30–1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5481G

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From Roland Trimen   31 December 1867

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On ocelli.

Sexual differences and proportion of sexes in butterflies.

Coleoptera.

[See Descent 1: 310; 2: 132.]

Author:  Roland Trimen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Dec 1867
Classmark:  DAR 82: A30–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5744

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  • John Murray. 1871. Poulton, Edward Bagnall. 1920. Roland Trimen, 1840–1916. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B

From J. V. Carus   5 October 1867

Summary

Asks CD’s help in translating names and descriptions of fowls [in Variation].

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Oct 1867
Classmark:  DAR 161: 61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5641

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  • B. F. Voigt. Variation : The variation of animals and plants under domestication. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. …

From Julius von Haast   4 December 1867

Summary

JvH forwards J. Stack’s replies to CD’s queries about expression [see Expression, p. 20].

Sends photos of skeletons of six species of Dinornis he is assembling for the Museum.

Author:  John Francis Julius (Julius) von Haast
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Dec 1867
Classmark:  DAR 166: 12; DAR 177: 243
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5705

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  • B. Cohen. 3 vols. New York: Columbia University Press. 1998. Expression : The expression of the emotions in man and animals. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. …

From Edward Blyth   19 February 1867

Summary

Encloses memorandum on Origin [1866]

discussing mimicry in mammals and birds,

abnormal habits shown by birds,

behaviour of cuckoos,

and analogies existing between mammals of the same geographical region.

Speculates on possible lines of development linking groups of mammals.

[CD’s notes on the verso of the letter are for his reply.]

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Feb 1867
Classmark:  DAR 160: 209, 209/1 & 2, DAR 47: 190, 190a, DAR 80: B99–99a, DAR 205.11: 138, DAR 48: A75
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5405

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  • B. 2000. Cuckoos, cowbirds and other cheats. London: T & A D Poyser. Descent : The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. …

From J. V. Carus   11 September 1867

Summary

JVC is having difficulty in translating the names of dogs [in Variation]. Also asks CD for help with names of pigeons.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Sept 1867
Classmark:  DAR 161: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5625

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  • B. F. Voigt. Origin : On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. …

From Karl von Scherzer   21 November 1867

Summary

Sends copy of book containing measurements taken of individuals of different races during voyage of Novara [Karl Heinrich von Scherzer, ed., Reise der Fregatte "Novara", Anthropologischer Theil (1867)].

Asks for scientific advice concerning newly planned expedition.

Says Carl Vogt plans to use data from book in lectures.

Author:  Karl von Scherzer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 177: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5691

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  • John Murray. 1871. Marginalia : Charles Darwin’s marginalia. Edited by Mario A. Di Gregorio with the assistance of Nicholas W. Gill. Vol. 1. New York and London: Garland Publishing. 1990. Novara expedition. 1861–75. Reise der österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. …
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