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From R. F. Cooke   28 April 1871

50a, Albemarle Street, London, W.

April 28 1871

My dear Sir

I had a call yesterday from Mr Kidd, who is very anxious to send us any estimate or specimen, in regard to your new work.1

If he could see a subject or two, he wd. be better able to give us an idea of expense

Of course he wd. have to take negatives, as I presume you wd. only place in his hands, original drawings or photographs?

Have you seen the new number of the Edinburgh Review, as there is an interesting article on the “Application of Photography” in which all the different processes are very well described.2

I will lend you my copy, if you have it not.

Yours faithfully | Robt. Cooke


Cooke refers to R. L. Kidd and Expression; see letter to R. F. Cooke, 22 April [1871] and n. 3.
The article appeared in the Edinburgh Review 133 (1871): 338–58.


Expression: The expression of the emotions in man and animals. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1872.


Concerned with photographic processes for illustrations [for Expression].

Letter details

Letter no.
Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Albemarle St, 50a
Source of text
DAR 171: 397
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7724,” accessed on 27 January 2021,

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