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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introductory essay.

I also find that I could
finish the writing of the matter
much faster if I separate it from
the rest & dont try to fit it in.
My references then from text to
Introductn will ultimately or in a
future editn be from text of
Manual to text of Principles.


Nov 4 1859
Lyell Charles