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To John Murray   8 May [1861]

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of promissory note for £372 from JM for third edition of Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  8 May [1861]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42153 f. 26)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3143

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To John Murray   3 March [1861]

Summary

Making slow progress with Variation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  3 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 f. 101)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3078

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To John Murray   3 May [1861]

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Regrets the error in the bill and receipt. CD is surprised at so large a reduction in profit in the last edition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  3 May [1861]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 f. 103)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3136

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From John Murray   23 September 1861

Summary

Offers to publish Orchids, giving CD one-half of the profits of each edition.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Sept 1861
Classmark:  DAR 171.3(1): 331
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3261

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To John Murray   3 October [1861]

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Would JM object to size of Orchids being same as W. N. Hutchinson, Dog breeding [1850]? Prefers little book, not to look pretentious.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  3 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 110–111)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3275

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To John Murray   5 October [1861]

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Likes the idea of matching Orchids with Origin. Begs for large print and spacing so that the book will not look "ridiculously small".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  5 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  Private collection
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3276A

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To John Murray   21 October [1861]

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G. B. Sowerby, Jr has done the drawings for Orchids woodcuts. Calls JM’s attention to the fact that a first-rate cutter must be employed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  21 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 112–113)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3292

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To John Murray   30 April [1861]

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Thanks JM for bill for £480 and sends receipt. Number of copies differs in note and in receipt (2500 and 2000, respectively). Not surprised sale is slackening; number printed was bold. Reminds JM to advertise "with additions and corrections".

Will consult JM on illustrations for Variation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  30 Apr [1861]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42153 f. 27)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3129

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From John Murray   7 May 1861

Summary

Encloses amended note of £372 for third edition of Origin. Provides details of the calculation of profits.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 May 1861
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 41913 pp. 107–8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3141A

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To John Murray   24 September [1861]

Summary

Thanks JM for his liberal offer [to publish Orchids]. CD fears the public will not be interested, but thinks it will "do good to the Origin as it will show that I worked hard on details and it will perhaps serve [to] illustrate how Natural History may be worked under the belief of the modification of Species".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  24 Sept [1861]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 108–109B)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3264

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To John Murray   21 January [1861]

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Thinks third edition of Origin should advertise "additions and corrections", for the additions are important. They will add 30 pages to the book; there will also be a short historical sketch. Asks for some copies for friends.

Also curious to know how Journal of researches has sold. The new issue seemed a rash venture to him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  21 Jan [1861]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.98–99)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3048

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To John Murray   24 February [1861]

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If JM disapproves of inserting CD’s geological works on back of title-page [of Origin, 3d ed.], he should strike them out. CD cares little. Reminds him to insert "additions and corrections" in advertisements. Sends list for presentation copies.

Asks whether his Journal of researches has sold at all satisfactorily.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  24 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 f. 100)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3069

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To John Murray   10 September [1861]

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Asks that a copy of Origin [3d ed.] be sent to Mlle Clémence-Auguste Royer; she has arranged with a publisher for a French translation.

Origin is exciting much attention in Germany.

Surprised to receive a Dutch translation.

Has never seen an advertisement [of 3d ed.], which is a pity. Hopes "Bishop of Oxford & Co." have not made JM sorry he published it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  10 Sept [1861]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 104–105)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3250

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To John Murray   21 September [1861]

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Asks JM’s opinion on publishing his MS on orchids. It has new facts, and resembles a Bridgewater Treatise, but only those who care for natural history would be interested. Would share the risk.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  21 Sept [1861]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 106–107)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3259

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To J. D. Hooker   1 December [1861]

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Rudimentary ovules of Acropera.

High opinion of Bates.

Orchid anatomy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  1 Dec [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 135
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3337

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  • B. Baillière. Orchids : On the various contrivances by which British and foreign orchids are fertilised by insects, and on the good effects of intercrossing. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. …

To J. D. Hooker   28 [December 1861]

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Gongora cannot be female of Acropera; it may itself be a male.

Hopes Daniel Oliver will "sink Atlantis" in his Royal Institution lecture.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 [Dec 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 139
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3352

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  • B. Baillière. Orchids : On the various contrivances by which British and foreign orchids are fertilised by insects, and on the good effects of intercrossing. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. …

To Asa Gray   11 December [1861]

Summary

Discusses the worsening relations between their two countries and the possibility of war.

Expects Orchids and his Primula paper [Collected papers 2: 45–63] to be out soon.

Thanks AG for some facts on dimorphism.

George Bentham has given him a list of Oxalis and Mentha species that are dimorphic like Primula.

Is in a "thick mud" regarding design in nature.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  11 Dec [1861]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (62)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3342

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  • B. 1977. The Trent affair: a diplomatic crisis. Knoxville, Tenn. : University of Tennessee Press. [Vols. 9,10,11] LL : The life and letters of Charles Darwin, including an autobiographical chapter. Edited by Francis Darwin. 3 vols. London: John Murray. …

To Richard Kippist   13 February [1861?]

Summary

Gives notice of returning books by a carrier and thanks for assistance.

Asks whether Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville’s Ostéographie (1839–64) includes rabbits or hares.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Kippist
Date:  13 Feb [1861?]
Classmark:  James Lowe Autographs Ltd (dealers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3061A

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  • B. Baillière et fils. Post Office directory of the six home counties : Post Office directory of the six home counties, viz. , Essex, Herts, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey and Sussex. London: W. Kelly & Co. 1845–78. Variation : The variation of animals and plants under domestication. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. …

To J. D. Hooker   25 November [1861]

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Acropera species may be males of other orchids.

Homologies of ducts in orchids.

Went to British Museum to see Bates’s mimetic butterflies.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 134
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3329

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  • B. Baillière. Link, Heinrich Friedrich. 1849. Bemerkungen u@ber den Bau der Orchideen, besonders der Vandeen. Botanische Zeitung 7: 745–50. Orchids : On the various contrivances by which British and foreign orchids are fertilised by insects, and on the good effects of intercrossing. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. …

To J. D. Hooker   18 [December 1861]

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Lindley suggests Gongora may be female Acropera.

CD’s orchid book nearly ready for press.

Discovers trimorphism in Lythrum is in H. Lecoq [Études sur la géographie botanique de l’Europe (1854–8)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  18 [Dec 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 137
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3346

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  • B. Baillière. Lindley, John. 1830. An introduction to the natural system of botany: or, a systematic view of the organisation, natural affinities, and geographical distribution, of the whole vegetable kingdom; together with the uses of the most important species in medicine, the arts, and rural or domestic economy. London. [Vols. 6,9,10] Orchids : On the various contrivances by which British and foreign orchids are fertilised by insects, and on the good effects of intercrossing. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. …
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