To R. F. Cooke 17 January 1
Down, Beckenham, Kent.
My dear Sir
I enclose list, which kindly preserve, for 71 copies—43 to be despatched by you and 28 sent here by address given on the sheet. Kindly advertise me when they are sent off.2
And now I want to beg a favour, viz. to get 2 copies of Vol. I bound as soon as possible and sent to addresses on next Page, to two gentlemen, who are going to write on subject and much want early copies. I have put memorandum to my list that Vol. I has been despatched, so that you will have to send only 2nd vol. when ready. My dear Sir | Yours sincerely | C. Darwin
A. R. Wallace, Esq.3
Holly House | Tanner St | Barking (E.)
St. George Mivart, Esq.4
7, North Bank | Regent’s Park (N.W.)
Discusses mailing of presentation copies [of Descent]. Sends addresses of A. R. Wallace and St George Mivart.