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From R. F. Cooke   14 August 1872

50A, Albemarle Street, London, W.

Augt. 14 1872

My dear Sir

I send you on, one of these sets of plates to see the figures in case the H. Coy. have not done so.1

I wrote yesterday very fully to your son, all about the Plates.2 We cant help ourselves now & had better make the best of the matter & we must put 12/- on the work instead of 10/6 or 14/- instead of 12/-

Yours faithfully | Robt. Cooke

C. Darwin Esq


Each of the photographic plates for Expression, as well as the individual images on each plate, had to have a separately printed number (see letter to R. F. Cooke, 8 August [1872]). The plates were being printed by the Heliotype Company.


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


Sends a set of plates [for Expression]. Price of the book must be 12s instead of 10s 6d, or 14s instead of 12s.

Letter details

Letter no.
Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Albemarle St, 50a
Source of text
DAR 171: 415
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8469,” accessed on 26 September 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 20