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Darwin Correspondence Project

To R. F. Cooke   14 February [1871]1

Down, Beckenham, Kent. S.E.

Feb. 14th.

My dear Sir

There is no end to my presentation copies, and I add two addresses on next page.2

Mr. Dallas returned all proofs of Index on Friday and I told Mr. Clowes not to send revises to him.3 So thank God the book is off my hands and will soon appear.

I want to beg the favour of you to let me hear, how soon, (if you can judge at all accurately) I shall receive the copies which are to be sent to Orpington to distribute. I particularly want to know on account of leaving home for a short time.4

My dear Sir | Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin

P.S. Do you by chance know J. Stuart Mill’s address?5

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to R. F. Cooke, 10 February [1871].
CD refers to presentation copies of Descent (see Correspondence vol. 19, Appendix IV); the two addresses were not included in the copyist’s transcription.
William Sweetland Dallas was the indexer of Descent; William Clowes was the printer.
CD stayed at the house of his brother, Erasmus Alvey Darwin, in London, from 23 February to 2 March 1871 (CD’s ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)).
No correspondence between CD and John Stuart Mill survives. CD cited Mill in Descent 1: 71 n. 5, 97 n. 32, and 2: 328 n. 23.

Bibliography

Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 27 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Descent: The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1871.

Summary

Discusses presentation copies [of Descent]. Dallas returned proofs of index on Friday. Asks for John Stuart Mill’s address.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7481
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 143: 279
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7481,” accessed on 26 January 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-7481.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 19

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