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Darwin Correspondence Project

To R. F. Cooke   9 March [1869]1

Down Bromley | Kent.

Mar 9.

Dear Sir

I think




is the best form of lettering for the back.2

Please to hurry on the binding & have the goodness to send me the nine copies as soon as you can addressed differently to what I before told you viz.3

C. Darwin Esq

Orpington Station

Kent. | per South East Railway.

Be so kind as to inform me when the parcel is sent off that I may know when to send for them.

Dear Sir | yours faithfully | Ch Darwin

Please attend to copy for Mr Spence Bate & to 3 for Mr Dallas & for Reviews4


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from R. F. Cooke, 10 March 1869.
CD refers to the lettering on the spine of Dallas trans. 1869, the translation of Fritz Müller’s Für Darwin (F. Müller 1864a).


Suggests best form of lettering for spine of Müller’s Facts and arguments for Darwin.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
John Murray
Sent from
Source of text
National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 198–199)
Physical description
LS(A) 3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6648,” accessed on 7 June 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 17