To R. F. Cooke 30 January 1
Down, Beckenham, Kent. S.E.
My dear Sir
Miss Cobbe has written to my wife to say that Editor of the Theological Review for April 1 has asked her to review my book and she has begged me to lend her proof-sheets of Vol. I.2 I think this Review is in your list;3 if so oblige me by sending Vol. I to her (Miss Cobbe, 26 Hereford Sq., London, S.W) and keeping mem. to send 2nd vol. as soon as ready.
In my list of Presentation copies be so good as to strike out E. Blyth (for poor fellow he has become insane) and insert instead
C. L. Langstaff, Esq.
Upper Prospect Place
Also please send me 30 copies here instead of 28, as in my list.
Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin
P.S. From impression which Vol. I has made on Wallace and Mr. Mivart5 and on some who have read parts in this house, I have hopes that the book will be successful, as far as sale is concerned, about which I have had many qualms at times.
Asks that review copy [of Descent] be sent to F. P. Cobbe.
Discusses mailing of presentation copies.