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To John Murray   14 February [1872]

Summary

Asks to have copy of Origin [6th ed.] sent to the Pall Mall Gazette for review with Mivart’s Genesis [of species (1871)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  14 Feb [1872]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s, New York (dealers) (11 December 2007)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8212

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To John Murray   13 November 1872

Summary

Thanks JM for £210 on last reprint of Origin [6th ed.]. Pleased by its sale

and by the success of Expression.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  13 Nov 1872
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 291–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8623

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From John Murray   2 February [1872]

Summary

Accedes to CD’s request to let Appleton have a set of stereotypes of the 6th English edition of Origin at a little above cost.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Feb [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 406
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8195

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To John Murray   [9 March 1872 or later]

Summary

CD is vexed to hear that some of his friends and some booksellers complain of the type of the new [6th] edition of Origin. CD, whose eyesight is not good, had no trouble reading proofs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  [9 Mar 1872 or later]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 274–5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8230

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From John Murray   9 March 1872

Summary

JM arranges to pay CD for the latest issue of Descent.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Mar 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 408
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8239

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To John Murray   7 November [1872]

Summary

Has sent off a few trifling errata [of Expression] to Mr Clowes. Asks about the heliotypes.

Would like to hear about the sale of his books. [See 8616.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  7 Nov [1872]
Classmark:  Private collection
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8607A

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From John Murray   9 November 1872

Summary

The reception of Expression has exceeded even JM’s expectations; 5267 copies were sold at the annual sale. CD’s modesty about the work had misled him about its probable sale.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 429
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8616

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From John Murray   3 September [1872]

Summary

R. Cooke has increased the order for heliotypes [for Expression] to 8000. Reimburses CD for cost of artists.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Sept [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 420
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8508

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To John Murray   8 January [1872]

Summary

Requests printing of diagram for new [6th] edition of Origin. Thinks 6s may be too dear for a cheap edition.

Dallas has done an excellent glossary.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  8 Jan [1872]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 f. 271)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8152

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To John Murray   27 January [1872]

Summary

Has corrected last page of index of Origin [6th ed.]. Sends instructions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  27 Jan [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 283
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8187

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To John Murray   30 January 1872

Summary

Requests that JM make stereotype plates of 6th edition of Origin available to D. Appleton. This will be last edition and CD is "extremely anxious" to spread his views.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  30 Jan 1872
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 272–3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8188

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From John Murray   7 June [1872]

Summary

Messrs Clowes have received MS of Expression. JM submits specimen pages for CD’s approval.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 June [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 409
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8374

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From John Murray   6 November [1872]

Summary

Is convinced that 2000 more copies [of Expression] must be printed without delay in order to meet demand. He therefore asks CD to send his corrections to the printer at once.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Nov [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 428
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8602

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From John Murray   12 November [1872]

Summary

Price of Expression is 12s.

Sends cheque to pay CD his share of profits on Origin [6th ed.].

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Nov [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 430
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8622

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To John Murray   30 August [1872]

Summary

Asks JM to send copies of all his books to Anton Dohrn.

Koch [of Schweizerbart] requires 3000 sets of copies of the heliotype plates [for German edition of Expression].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  30 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 267–8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8495

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To John Murray   11 November 1872

Summary

CD is delighted and astonished at sale of Expression,

and pleased with sale of others, except Descent. He fears a new edition of that work may never be required. Would have liked to bring out a thoroughly revised one.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  11 Nov 1872
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 276–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8620

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From D. F. Tyler   15 August 1872

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Summary

Parallel quotations from Benjamin Franklin and Descent about absorption of heat by different colours; applies to winter and summer plumage of birds.

Reasoning power in dogs.

Author:  Daniel F Tyler
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 88: 181–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8472

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  • … required. 2d edition. London: John Murray. Sterne, Madeleine B. 1971. Heads & headlines: …

To Ernest Edwards    4 September 1872

Summary

Testimonial letter stating how valuable CD found their advice and information.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernest Edwards
Date:  4 Sept 1872
Classmark:  DAR 96: 148–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8511

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  • … By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1872. Kirby, Kent B. 1988. Studio collotype: …

To Williams & Norgate   12 April [1872]

Summary

Orders books: J. R. Leifchild, The higher ministry of nature (1872);

Hermann Müller, The application of the Darwinian theory to flowers [(1872?), reprint from Am. Nat. 5 (1871): 271–97];

and a review by J. B. Hunter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bookseller.
Date:  12 Apr [1872]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.414)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8284

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  • … Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1871. Hunter, James B. 1871. A review of Darwin’s …

From W. W. Reade   18 February 1872

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Summary

Compares Origin to Newton’s Principia and Adam Smith’s Wealth of nations.

His view of CD’s response to Mivart.

On mammae;

gradualism of evolution;

suicide among savages.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Feb 1872
Classmark:  DAR 88: 74–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8218

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  • John Murray. 1859. Scherzer, Karl von. 1861–3. Narrative of the circumnavigation of the globe by the Austrian frigate Novara (Commodore B. …
  • John Murray. Newton, Isaac. 1687. Philosophiæ naturalis principia mathematica. London: Royal Society. 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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