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From R. F. Cooke   2 July 1877

50A, Albemarle Street, London. W.

July 2 1877

My dear Sir

Young Mr Appleton was in London a few weeks back (he has now retd. to New York) & he distinctly told us here to send a set of the stereotype plates of yr new work to their house, so I think we are all right.1

We are printing off 1000 Copies & keeping the type standing.

Your’s faithfully | Robt. Cooke

Chas. Darwin Esq


See letter to R. F. Cooke, 30 June [1877]. CD had questioned whether his US publisher, D. Appleton & Co., wanted stereotypes of Forms of flowers. Young Mr Appleton: William Worthen Appleton, the son of the head of the firm, William Henry Appleton.


Forms of flowers: The different forms of flowers on plants of the same species. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1877.


"Young Mr Appleton", when in London, told Murray’s to send a set of stereotype plates [of Forms of flowers]. A printing of 1000 copies has been ordered for the English edition.

Letter details

Letter no.
Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Albemarle St, 50a
Source of text
DAR 171: 489
Physical description
ALS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11031,” accessed on 22 April 2024,