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To John Murray   [after 1 July 1870]

Summary

Wants to keep "The origin of man" as first part of title of book.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray; John Murray
Date:  [after 1 July 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 273
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7050

From John Murray Jr   15 September 1874

Summary

Sends CD a statement of number of thousands of copies printed thus far [by Murray’s] of: Journal of researches (12), Origin (13), Descent (10), and Expression (9).

Author:  John Murray, Jr; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Sept 1874
Classmark:  DAR 171: 440
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9639

From R. F. Cooke   29 July 1875

Summary

Sends CD specimen pages, with two different type spacings, for Climbing plants.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 July 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 459
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10100

From R. F. Cooke   31 July 1875

Summary

RC will confer with printer about type, etc., for reprint of Variation.

Only 250 copies remain of [2d ed. of] Descent – will print 1000 more for annual sale.

Expression does not move.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 July 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 460
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10105

From R. F. Cooke   3 August 1875

Summary

Murray is willing to make same arrangement with D. Appleton for Climbing plants as for Insectivorous plants.

There will be no difficulty about corrections for reprint of Descent, providing new matter fills same space as old.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Aug 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 461
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10107

From R. F. Cooke   6 August 1875

Summary

Giovanni Canestrini should be reminded that before any plates for another of CD’s books can be sent, payment must be made for those already sent.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Aug 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 462
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10109

From R. F. Cooke   9 August 1875

Summary

Sends papers concerned with [copyright?] registration for French and German editions [of Insectivorous plants].

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Aug 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 463
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10112

From R. F. Cooke   10 August 1875

Summary

Encloses specimens of type for Variation [2d ed.].

Thinks Climbing plants [2d ed.] had better be kept in type; 1500 copies to be printed, with stereotypes to be made for Appleton.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Aug 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 464
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10113

From R. F. Cooke   12 August 1875

Summary

It would be an advantage to start printing vol. 1 of Variation [2d ed.] at once, if CD can release it. Knotty problem: the number of copies to be printed.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Aug 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 465
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10116

From R. F. Cooke   27 August 1875

Summary

The two volumes of Variation [2d ed.] are unequal in size. Can CD reduce vol. 2 and increase vol. 1?

Does CD wish to publish Climbing plants [2d ed.] at once?

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Aug 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 466
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10135

To R. F. Cooke   29 August [1875]

Summary

On publishing details of Variation [2d ed.].

CD mortified and annoyed to hear that RC has complained to Messrs Clowes of the extra expense because proofs for Climbing plants were put on wider paper at CD’s request.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  29 Aug [1875]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 330–1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10138

From R. F. Cooke   30 August 1875

Summary

Apologises for the annoyance caused about the size of proof paper. Clears up misunderstanding. As for Climbing plants, RC thinks no less than 1500 copies of a book by CD should be printed.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Aug 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 468
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10139

To R. F. Cooke   1 September [1875]

Summary

Thanks RC for his kind note. It was only Climbing plants for which he wanted the proofs to have wide margins. Wishes he understood more about printing. It would be a great convenience to authors if exterior margins of proofs were broad.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  1 Sept [1875]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 328–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10147

From R. F. Cooke   3 September 1875

Summary

Since the new edition of Variation will be stereotyped, Murray’s will always have means to provide plates if they are wanted in America.

Explains their way of sending proofs for authors who want wide margins for corrections.

Thinks it better to keep Climbing plants for the annual trade sale.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Sept 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 469
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10151

From R. F. Cooke   5 October 1875

Summary

Hopes printing of Variation [2d ed.] is going satisfactorily.

Climbing plants [2d ed.] is finished.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Oct 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 470
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10183

From R. F. Cooke   8 October 1875

Summary

Canestrini still owes £10 from 1869 for electros of 1st edition [of Variation].

RC has urged Clowes on with printing of Variation [2d ed.],

but with Climbing plants [2d ed.] ready, it need not be done before the annual sale.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Oct 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 471
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10187

From R. F. Cooke   12 October 1875

Summary

Charge for 500 sets of the heliotype illustrations of Expression is £37 10s 6d.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Oct 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 472
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10192

From R. F. Cooke   22 October 1875

Summary

Sends a copy of Climbing plants [2d ed.]. Price cannot be higher than 6s.

Variation [2d ed.] price will be 18s, if CD approves. Future reprints will not be costly, since both have been stereotyped.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Oct 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 473
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10213

To R. F. Cooke   23 October [1875]

Summary

Sends list for complimentary copies and suggests various arrangements related to publication of Climbing plants.

Thinks a revised edition of Orchids is needed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  23 Oct [1875]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 324–5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10216

From R. F. Cooke   25 October 1875

Summary

Stereotype plates of Climbing plants sent to D. Appleton’s agent.

A revised edition of Orchids would be desirable.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Oct 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 476
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10224
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