From G. H. Darwin [13 August 1872]1
New University Club, | St. James’s Street S.W.
My dear Father,
After a most tremendous rummage I found the 2 Roy. Soc. books & took them back;2 I had almost given one of them up when I found it stuck away under a pile of papers in a cupboard. I have also been to see Mr. Cook3 & have discovered what you probably will have heard by telegraph (a useful exercise to Aunt C.)4 that the Heliotype people put 2s 2 d by mistake for 1s.2d— this correction makes the prints very cheap instead of very dear 1d a piece. I empressed on Cook that he was to get them to charge a lump sum for preparing plates &c including the titling & that as far as we can see it is absurd to charge per 100 for doing it. Cooke says that he does not consider them sharp-practitioners but v. liberal & thinks it all very satisfactory
I met Pryor5 here this p.m & we are going down to Brighton together, wh will make it much more lively.— There had been an accident on the G.E.R this a.m a train ran off the lines on the viaduct near New Cross luckily it had run straight on & no harm was done.6 I shall prob. turn up on Sat.— I hope you have got thro’ the journey well7
Your affectionate Son | George Darwin
Discusses the price of some heliotype prints [for Expression?].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8500,” accessed on 28 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8500