From R. F. Cooke 25 November 1872
50A, Albemarle Street, London, W.
Nov 25 1872
My dear Sir
We must publish yr work tomorrow & have only 4000 instead of 7000 to do so.1
The Trade & public will be dissatisfied, but we must defy them & it may be advisable to get 6 Policemen to defend this house.
Yours faithfully | Robt. Cooke
C. Darwin Esq
Murray’s must publish [Expression] tomorrow with only 4000 copies, because plates for 3000 additional copies have not yet been delivered. The trade and public will be dissatisfied. It may be advisable to get police to defend the house.