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
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.
- Letter no.
- Charles Robert Darwin
- Robert Francis Cooke ; John Murray
- Sent from
- London, Queen Anne St, 6
- Source of text
- National Library of Scotland (John Murray archive) (Ms. 42152 f. 200)
- Physical description