To Robert Francis Cooke [22 February 1869]1
6 Queen Anne St
My dear Sir
I have just been applied to for permission for a French translation of my Orchis book.2 As Mr Murray has never objected, I have assumed that he will not in this case. I write now to ask whether you will supply, if required, stereotypes of the woodcuts at prime cost, or only at a slight increase;3 for if there is any large charge, I feel nearly sure that the work will not appear, which I should regret. If in your power would you let me have an answer by tomorrow evening as we return home early on Wednesday morning.4
Dear Sir | yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Cooke, R. F.; John Murray, Publishers
- Sent from
- London, Queen Anne St, 6
- Source of text
- National Library of Scotland (John Murray archive) (Ms. 42152 f. 200)
- Physical description
Assumes Murray will give permission for French translation of Orchids; asks that stereotypes of woodcuts be supplied at cost, since if expensive the work will not appear.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6966,” accessed on 27 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6966