RC has sent a copy of the new [5th] edition of Origin.
Electrotypes [of Orchids] have been sent to Bologna.
June 22 1869
My dear Sir
You will have received a copy by Saturday post of the new edition of the Origin.
I merely write a line to say all your presentation copies have been sent out & that we shall publish the work this week.
We sent by yr directions a set of Electros in Jan
Yours faithfully | Rob
Charles Darwin Esq
- f1 6794.f1Cooke refers to the fifth edition of Origin. The Saturday before 22 June 1869 would have been 20 June.
- f2 6794.f2The electrotypes were presumably sent in connection with a prospective translation into Italian of Variation (see Correspondence vol. 16, letter from Giovanni Canestrini, 14 May 1868).