Letter of Sir Charles Lyell to John Murray, 4 November 1859

As Charles Darwin's trusted friend, Lyell played an important role in getting Darwin's book 'On the Origin of Species' published. Lyell was involved in the early publishing proposals between Murray and Darwin as well as proof-reading the manuscript.

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Londn
4th Nov. 1859

My dear Sir


I am getting on with
my new Edn of Manual but
the new part will perhaps
take longer than I thought —


At any rate you need
not promise it too soon &
that may help the Principles
off —


Sir H. Holland is talking
much about C Darwins subject
but no one who has not
specially devoted himself to
paleontology ought to re-
view D's work.

Can you not send me