DCP-LETT-7436

# From R. F. Cooke   11 January 1871

## Jany. 11 1871

My dear Sir

Will you look at the enclosed Title page & make any additions or corrections to it & return it for press.1

I have no doubt when the Index is made & set up, you will be very anxious for copies of the work & it would be just as well for us to have Vol 1 put in the Binder’s hands at once; as this will expedite matters.2

Yours faithfully | Robt. Cooke

C. Darwin Esq

I find the Index to your work on Animals & Plants occupies 54 pages

& the one in Origin of Species but 15 pages.3

Have you any idea as to what the Index to the new work will occupy?

## Footnotes

1
Cooke refers to Descent. The enclosure has not been found.
2
Descent was indexed by William Sweetland Dallas (see Correspondence vol. 18, letter from John Murray, 10 October [1870]).
3
Cooke refers to Variation and Origin. Dallas also indexed Variation; see Correspondence vols. 15 and 16.

## Summary

Sends title-page of Descent for approval. Asks whether CD has any idea of size of index.

## Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7436
From
Cooke, R. F.; John Murray, Publishers
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
London, Albemarle St, 50a
Source of text
DAR 171: 383
Physical description
2pp