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From Robert Cooke   5 November 1881

Summary

Memorandum: "3500 Worms!!!" sold at annual sale; 117 Movement in plants; 180 "Naturalist" [Journal of researches]; 600 Origin; 320 Descent.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Nov 1881
Classmark:  DAR 171: 523
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13460

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …

From R. F. Cooke   4 October 1872

Summary

Heliotype Company assures RC all 8000 sets of the plates [for Expression] will be ready next week.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Oct 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 422
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8544

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …
  • … size papers will make p r . 100 sets. Yours faithfully | Rob t . Cooke C.  Darwin Esq …

From R. F. Cooke   26 February 1878

Summary

Asks CD’s opinion on number of copies to be printed of Cross and self-fertilisation [2d ed.]. Now that it is revised, they will stereotype.

Type of Forms of flowers stands, awaiting CD’s corrections, before stereotyping and printing of more copies.

RC regrets delay in supply of Origin.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Feb 1878
Classmark:  DAR 171: 500
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11376

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …

From R. F. Cooke   2 November 1869

Summary

Thinks it best for Murray’s to engrave the "Monkeys", etc. for themselves.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Nov 1869
Classmark:  DAR 171: 372
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6968

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …
  • r . Murray thinks it is much better to engrave the “Monkey’s” &c for ourselves & not write to Paris, so I return the pages you left with me. Yours faithfully | Rob t . Cooke C.  Darwin

From R. F. Cooke   25 November 1872

Summary

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.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 432
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8646

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  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …
  • r work tomorrow & have only 4000 instead of 7000 to do so. 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 | Rob t . Cooke C.  Darwin

From R. F. Cooke   9 August 1872

Summary

Agrees on price for supplying Appleton with Expression electrotypes and stereotypes. Difficulties with heliotypes [for illustrations of Expression].

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 413
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8460

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …
  • r . Appletons & say for £50, they shall be supplied with stereotypes & Electros. I have been 3 times to the Heliotype Comp y , but without finding any one there to explain to me their estimate. I cant help thinking, we misunderstand the matter that instead of impressions they mean negatives or plates but we shall see Yrs faithfully | Rob t . Cooke C.  Darwin

From Robert Cooke   11 April 1881

Summary

Murray’s will be happy to publish [Earthworms] on usual terms of two-thirds profits.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Apr 1881
Classmark:  DAR 171: 574
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13112

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  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …

From R. F. Cooke   23 February 1869

Summary

Estimates cost of F. Müller’s Facts and arguments for Darwin at £86 for 750 copies, less than £10 extra for 1000.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Feb 1869
Classmark:  DAR 171: 365
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6629

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  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …

From R. F. Cooke   29 April 1869

Summary

Confirms a request by CD that Murray’s supply electrotypes of Orchids at most reasonable possible price.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Apr 1869
Classmark:  DAR 171: 369
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6719

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  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …

From R. F. Cooke   14 August 1872

Summary

Sends a set of plates [for Expression]. Price of the book must be 12s instead of 10s 6d, or 14s instead of 12s.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 415
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8469

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  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …

From R. F. Cooke   26 August 1872

Summary

Defers to CD and has ordered 2000 sets of impressions from heliotype plates [for Expression] for Murray’s and 3000 sets for Appleton. Also has directed printer to send Appleton a set of stereotype plates of the work and the woodcuts.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 419
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8487

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  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …

From R. F. Cooke   29 May 1875

Summary

Asks whether enclosure [missing] has the correct title of Insectivorous plants.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 May 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 454
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10001

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  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …

From R. F. Cooke   26 June 1875

Summary

Sends first copy of Insectivorous plants to CD. Price must be 15s.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 June 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 455
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10031

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  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …

From R. F. Cooke   12 October 1875

Summary

Charge for 500 sets of the heliotype illustrations of Expression is £37 10s 6d.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Oct 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 472
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10192

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  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …

From R. F. Cooke   6 December 1872

Summary

First edition of Expression nearly exhausted. Asks CD to send corrections to the printer for another issue, Murray thinks, of 2000.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Dec 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 433
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8661

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  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …
  • r . 6 187 2 My dear Sir Your last work is very much like our Gas, nearly exhausted. Will you therefore send to Clowes any corrections you may have & I will order paper & see after the Heliotypes Mr Murray thinks we may throw off 2000. ? Yours faithfully | Rob t . Cooke C.  Darwin

From R. F. Cooke   22 October 1872

Summary

Presentation copies [of Expression] will be ready in a week. Has ordered only 250 copies to have cut edges because trade prefers uncut pages.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Oct 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 425
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8570

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  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …
  • r . Appleton’s agent, has had all the plates & c Yours faithfully | Rob t . Cooke Cha s . Darwin

From R. F. Cooke   21 August 1872

Summary

Has ordered printing of 2000 sets of illustrations [for Expression] for Murray’s and informed D. Appleton of price per thousand. Has answered letter from Eduard Koch [of Schweizerbart]. Has also arranged for index.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 417
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8479

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  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …
  • r Murray returns from Scotland this week & I hope to get away, the end of next week. Yours faithfully | Rob t . Cooke C.  Darwin

From R. F. Cooke   11 October 1872

Summary

D. Appleton has been sent 3000 sets of plates [for Expression]. Hopes to publish [Expression] on 12 Nov.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Oct 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 424
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8555

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  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …
  • c of y r work, but from what I hear, they have now all been returned for press. Our Annual Trade Sale is fixed for Nov.  8 th . & I therefore hope we may publish your work on the 12 th . I have written to ask y r wishes as to binding. Yours faithfully | Rob t . Cooke Cha s . Darwin

From R. F. Cooke   9 October 1871

Summary

Will give printer orders to set up first six chapters of Origin [6th ed.]. Murray thinks a glossary [of scientific terms] might be advisable, if not longer than ten pages. Will offer W. S. Dallas £10 for it.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 403
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7996

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  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …
  • r Murray thinks a Glossary might be advisable, but that it sh d .  not exceed from 6 to 10 pages & that if Mr Dallas was to be offered £10– for it, it w d .  be a liberal sum, & that he sh d . agree to finish it out of hand by a certain day? I am sorry to hear you have been so poorly as I hoped your Guildford visit w d .  set you up. Yours faithfully | Rob t . Cooke C.  Darwin

From R. F. Cooke   16 August 1872

Summary

Cost of plates [for Expression] is very high and will make "a terrible hole in the profits".

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 416
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8473

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …
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