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From R. F. Cooke   23 February 1876

50A, Albemarle Street, London. W.

Feby 23 1876

My dear Sir

I enclose you Mr Murrays cheque for £105 for the present edition of yr “Descent of Man”.1

Yesterday I sent to Messrs. Clowes, the corrections for yr Origin of Species & Climbing Plants & ordered them to print off

  • 1250 Origin
  • 500 Climbing Plants
  • 1000 Naturalists Voyage2

Yours faithfully | Robt. Cooke

Chas. Darwin Esq

Footnotes

See letter from R. F. Cooke, 21 February 1876. CD recorded the receipt of £105 from John Murray in his Account books–banking account (Down House MS) on 28 February 1876.
William Clowes & Sons were printers to John Murray. The final corrected version (eighteenth thousand) of the sixth edition of Origin (Origin (1876)), a reprint of Climbing plants 2d ed., and a reprint (eleventh thousand) of Journal of researches (1860) were published in 1876 (Freeman 1977).

Bibliography

Climbing plants 2d ed.: The movements and habits of climbing plants. 2d edition. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1875.

Freeman, Richard Broke. 1977. The works of Charles Darwin: an annotated bibliographical handlist. 2d edition. Folkestone, Kent: William Dawson & Sons. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, Shoe String Press.

Journal of researches (1860): Journal of researches into the natural history and geology of the countries visited during the voyage of HMS Beagle around the world, under the command of Capt. FitzRoy RN. By Charles Darwin. Reprint edition. London: John Murray. 1860.

Origin (1876): The origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. 6th edition, with additions and corrections to 1872. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1876.

Origin: On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1859.

Summary

Sends cheque for Descent [2d ed., 1875 issue].

Has sent corrections to printer for Climbing plants

and Origin. Has ordered to print: 1250 copies of Origin,

500 of Climbing plants,

and 1000 of Naturalist’s voyage [Journal of researches].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10407
From
Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Albemarle St, 50a
Source of text
DAR 171: 483
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10407,” accessed on 23 September 2020, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-10407.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24

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