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Letter 6794

Cooke, R. F. & John Murray, Publishers to Darwin, C. R.

22 June 1869

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    RC has sent a copy of the new [5th] edition of Origin.

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    Electrotypes [of Orchids] have been sent to Bologna.


50a, Albemarle Street, London, W.

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 Jany last, to Bologna. Are we to make any charge for it & if so to whom? At present we have only a memorandum in our books of their being sent.

Yours faithfully | Robt. Cooke

Charles Darwin Esq

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    f1 6794.f1
    Cooke refers to the fifth edition of Origin. The Saturday before 22 June 1869 would have been 20 June.
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    f2 6794.f2
    The 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).
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