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To John Murray   31 March [1865]

Summary

Has made progress [on Variation]. Hopes it will go to press in the autumn. Lists his needs for cuts to be made – altogether 50.

Supposes Origin has ceased selling. Would be sorry to have labour of another edition. A new French edition is wanted.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  31 Mar [1865]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 131–135)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4801

From John Murray   1 April 1865

Summary

Will be proud to publish CD’s new work on domestic animals [Variation]. Will announce it as the complement of the Origin. Advises on woodcuts; does not wish to limit number; agrees to CD’s suggestions for artists.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Apr 1865
Classmark:  DAR 171: 332
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3493

To John Murray   4 April [1865]

Summary

Discusses proposed publication of Variation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  4 Apr [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 434
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3494

To John Murray   14 April [1865]

Summary

Thanks for advertisement, and pleased Murray likes title (of Variation).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  14 Apr [1865]
Classmark:  John Wilson (dealer) (2005, item 20910)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4813F

From W. B. Tegetmeier to John Murray and Robert Francis Cooke   17 April 1865

Summary

CD has asked him to supervise drawings of pigeons and fowls [for Variation]. Sends estimates for drawings and engravings by artists who do such work for the Field.

Author:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Addressee:  John Murray; Robert Francis Cooke
Date:  17 Apr 1865
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 136–138)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4815

To John Murray   2 June [1865]

Summary

There is no chance of publication [of Variation] by autumn, because of CD’s illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  2 June [1865]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 f. 130)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4850
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Murray, John (b)[X]
Darwin, C. R. (5)
Cooke, R. F. (1)
Tegetmeier, W. B. (1)
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