To R. F. Cooke 10 February 1
Down, Beckenham, Kent. S.E
My dear Sir
I find Mr. Blyth is recovered so please add his name and address as on next page to list of presentation copies.2
If you wish to ease Review-copy—strike out Gardener’s Chronicle, for it is out of the line of Editor, but you will know best.3
The Index is absurdly long, yet excellently good; it might however have been shorter; but it is my fault owing to my instructions: I am quite vexed at its length. Mr. Dallas would be grateful for early payment, as I hear from him.4
Thank all the powers above and below the Book is wholly out of my hands.
Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin
“E. Blyth, Esq. 12, Fitz Roy Road, Regents Park”— Nota Bene, if not there, please send book “to care of Editor of Field, Strand.”5
Asks that a presentation copy [of Descent?] be sent to Edward Blyth. Comments on publication.