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Darwin Correspondence Project

To R. F. Cooke   20 November [1872]1

Nov. 20.

My dear Sir

It is a very bad job about the Heliotypes and will I fear cause us loss; but it is obvious that the Coy must be almost as anxious as we are, and therefore I earnestly hope the difficulty will soon be overcome. It will be necessary to have a look at the Plates, to see that they do not palm off poor copies owing to the employment of incompetent workmen; and it would be very bad if customers were to return copies as defective

This book2 has been a sore trouble to you.

My dear Sir | Yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from R. F. Cooke, 20 November 1872.


Discusses production of plates [for Expression].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 143: 288
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8638,” accessed on 20 September 2020,

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