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Identifier: PC-USA-DescentReceipt
Date: 1871
Name: Darwin Charles Robert
Attributed title: Receipt for Murray's payment for Descent of man
Description: This very rare document is the receipt for Darwin's earnings for the first edition of Descent of man. It is in the hand of a clerk of his publisher John Murray and signed by Darwin in the unusual form of "Ch. R. Darwin" over an inland revenue one-penny stamp. The text of the recto of this receipt was published (from a photocopy) in The correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 19, p. 102.
Document type: Correspondence

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