To R. F. Cooke 14 January 1
Down, Beckenham, Kent. S.E.
My dear Sir
I am much obliged for your clear answers to all my queries.2 I return your list of Periodicals; two are extinct: I have marked in pencil the Echo, as I know Miss Cobbe, who writes largely and well in it, is much interested on several of my points.3 I should think Macmillan’s Magazine was worth sending to.4 I feel sure the Journal of Anthropology would be and would give good Review.5 Please attend to Memorandum of address of Dr. C. Carter Blake.6
Your offer of 25 copies for the Edition I consider very handsome, and I shall want about 40–50 more at 16s. as you say, &c.
I am utterly ashamed at my corrections: they have half killed me, and yet I laboured hard at the MS., and had it fairly copied, and then corrected and recorrected it. I am glad that you will stir up Mr. Dallas.7
Yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin
Suggests periodicals to receive review copies [of Descent].
Is "ashamed at my corrections".