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To R. F. Cooke   22 April [1871]

Summary

Detailed questions about illustrations for [forthcoming] Expression.

Asks whether Times review has hurt sales of Descent.

The type on specimen page of Origin [6th ed.] seems clear, but lines are close. The cost is the great point for a wide circulation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke
Date:  22 Apr [1871]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 285–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7705

From Joseph Cundall to R. F. Cooke   19 May 1871

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Summary

Gives cost of printing photographs [for Expression] by the Woodbury process.

Author:  Joseph Cundall
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke
Date:  19 May 1871
Classmark:  DAR 53.2: 120–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7764

To R. F. Cooke   23 June [1869]

Summary

He told Giovanni Canestrini that stereotypes [for Variation] would cost £10.

Reminds RC of his suggestion that a copy [of Origin, 5th ed.] be sent to Scientific Opinion for review.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke
Date:  23 June [1869]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 203–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6798

To R. F. Cooke   23 [February 1869]

Summary

Agrees to printing 1000 copies of Fritz Müller’s Facts and arguments for Darwin though he fears it is foolish. Lists seven publications for review copies.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke
Date:  23 [Feb 1869]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 194–197)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6628

From R. F. Cooke to W. B. Tegetmeier   18 April 1865

Summary

Concerning an illustration for CD’s book.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  18 Apr 1865
Classmark:  DAR 148: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4815F

To R. F. Cooke   6 October 1875

Summary

Fears Variation [2d ed.] will not be ready for Murray’s annual sale unless printer sends proof more quickly. Arrangements with Italian publishers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke
Date:  6 Oct 1875
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 326–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10184

To R. F. Cooke   27 June [1875]

Summary

Sorry to hear price of 15s [for Insectivorous plants]. Asks that JM consider 14s. Fears small sale at 15s. It is his fault – he never can help making his books too big.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke
Date:  27 June [1875]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 336–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10032

To R. F. Cooke   24 June [1875]

Summary

Insectivorous plants ready for publication. Asks price. Suggests advertisements in Nature and Gardeners’ Chronicle.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke
Date:  24 June [1875]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 338–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10028

From R. F. Cooke   16 August 1872

Summary

Cost of plates [for Expression] is very high and will make "a terrible hole in the profits".

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 416
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8473

To R. F. Cooke   17 August 1872

Summary

Will inform all foreign publishers that John Murray will supply 1000 copies of heliotype plates [for Expression] for £75. CD would not have used so many photos had he foreseen the cost, but woodcuts would not have done.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  17 Aug 1872
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 283–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8474

From R. F. Cooke   21 August 1872

Summary

Has ordered printing of 2000 sets of illustrations [for Expression] for Murray’s and informed D. Appleton of price per thousand. Has answered letter from Eduard Koch [of Schweizerbart]. Has also arranged for index.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 417
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8479

To R. F. Cooke   23 August 1872

Summary

CD has given translation right [for Expression] to Dutch publisher Joh. Ijkema.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  23 Aug 1872
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 269–70)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8482

From R. F. Cooke   23 August 1872

Summary

Cost of impression of the heliotype plates [for Expression] is so high that he asks CD to consider having a set photographed onto wood and then engraved. Index [for Expression] is in hand.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 418
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8483

From R. F. Cooke   26 August 1872

Summary

Defers to CD and has ordered 2000 sets of impressions from heliotype plates [for Expression] for Murray’s and 3000 sets for Appleton. Also has directed printer to send Appleton a set of stereotype plates of the work and the woodcuts.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 419
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8487

To R. F. Cooke   [after 11 October 1872]

Summary

Discusses printing of Expression.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  [after 11 Oct 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 284
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8537

To R. F. Cooke   [25 October 1872]

Summary

Comments on discussions with C. Reinwald concerning French edition of Expression.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  [25 Oct 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 285
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8538

From R. F. Cooke   2 October 1872

Summary

Has learned that German edition [of Expression] will be on larger pages than English one. No copies of heliotype plates [for Expression] have been delivered. Hopes Heliotype Company is not going to throw them over. Suggests CD write a strong letter.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Oct 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 421
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8539

To R. F. Cooke   3 October 1872

Summary

Arrangements for foreign editions [of Expression]. Delay by Heliotype Company is provoking.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  3 Oct 1872
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 f. 262)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8540

From R. F. Cooke   4 October 1872

Summary

Heliotype Company assures RC all 8000 sets of the plates [for Expression] will be ready next week.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Oct 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 422
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8544

From R. F. Cooke   9 October 1872

Summary

Expression is now almost ready. The plates will require great care in the binding.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Oct 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 423
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8549
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