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Darwin Correspondence Project

To R. F. Cooke   13 October [1871]1

Down, Beckenham, Kent

Oct. 13th.

My dear Sir

Mr Dallas has almost agreed to make glossary of 6–8 pages of Index Type for the 10£, to be finished by November 20th.; and I do not think I can possibly finish quite so soon as that,—though I have lately been making good progress.2 I have sent 6 first Chapters to Messrs Clowes, and have heard from him that he will attend to it.3 I gave no instructions about size of type, number of lines in page &c. I presume that you have seen to all this.

My dear Sir | Yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin.


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from R. F. Cooke, 9 October 1871.
William Sweetland Dallas made a glossary for the sixth edition of Origin.
William Clowes & Sons were the printers of Origin.


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.


First six chapters [of Origin, 6th ed.] sent to printer.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
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Source of text
DAR 143: 282
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8007,” accessed on 25 September 2020,

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