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From R. F. Cooke   11 January 1871

Summary

Sends title-page of Descent for approval. Asks whether CD has any idea of size of index.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 383
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7436

To R. F. Cooke   12 January [1871]

Summary

Has no idea about length of index [for Descent]. W. S. Dallas wrote it would take ten days more. Asks how many presentation copies he may have. Lists journals to receive review copies.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  12 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 274
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7438

From R. F. Cooke   13 January 1871

Summary

Sends list of journals to be sent review copies of Descent. If CD wants to add others, they will be included. Printing of 2500 copies ordered; retail price 24s.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 384
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7440

To R. F. Cooke   14 January [1871]

Summary

Suggests periodicals to receive review copies [of Descent].

Is "ashamed at my corrections".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  14 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 275
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7441

To R. F. Cooke   17 January [1871]

Summary

Discusses mailing of presentation copies [of Descent]. Sends addresses of A. R. Wallace and St George Mivart.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  17 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 276
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7444

To R. F. Cooke   30 January [1871]

Summary

Asks that review copy [of Descent] be sent to F. P. Cobbe.

Discusses mailing of presentation copies.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  30 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 277
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7466

From R. F. Cooke   3 February 1871

Summary

Encloses a letter [missing] from C. Reinwald, publisher of the French edition of Descent [1872].

Vincenzi [of Unione, Turin – publisher of Italian translation] has not yet paid the account.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Feb 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 385
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7474

To R. F. Cooke   10 February [1871]

Summary

Asks that a presentation copy [of Descent?] be sent to Edward Blyth. Comments on publication.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  10 Feb [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 278
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7480

To R. F. Cooke   14 February [1871]

Summary

Discusses presentation copies [of Descent]. Dallas returned proofs of index on Friday. Asks for John Stuart Mill’s address.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  14 Feb [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 279
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7481

From R. F. Cooke   15 February 1871

Summary

Printing of Descent will be done this day. Cannot publish until next week.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Feb 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 386
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7483

To R. F. Cooke   26 February [1871]

Summary

Suggests sending his book [Descent?] to Popular Science Review.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  26 Feb [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 281
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7517

From R. F. Cooke   26 April 1871

Summary

Believes heliotype process is best for book illustrations. Has sent copies [of Descent] to Loescher and Carus.

Is working on an estimate for the cheap [6th] edition of the Origin.

The Times review has not hurt sales of Descent.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Apr 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 396
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7719

From R. F. Cooke   28 April 1871

Summary

Concerned with photographic processes for illustrations [for Expression].

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Apr 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 397
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7724

To R. F. Cooke   8 May 1871

Summary

Sends photographs he intends to use in Expression and asks for estimates of cost per thousand of each process [Woodburytype and Heliotype] suggested by RC and for different numbers of photos on each plate.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  8 May 1871
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 289–90)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7744

To R. F. Cooke   28 May [1871]

Summary

More discussion of the illustrations for Expression.

A Swedish naturalist [G. Lindström] has asked to translate the Journal of researches.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  28 May [1871]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 280–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7773

From R. F. Cooke   18 August 1871

Summary

RC is sure Murray would not object to printing the pamphlet [C. Wright’s Darwinism: being an examination of Mr. St. G. J. Mivart’s "Genesis of species"].

After a lull in sales of Descent, a fresh demand warrants keeping type set up. Has CD seen the review of Descent in the Guardian?

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Aug 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 401
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7909

From R. F. Cooke   9 October 1871

Summary

Will give printer orders to set up first six chapters of Origin [6th ed.]. Murray thinks a glossary [of scientific terms] might be advisable, if not longer than ten pages. Will offer W. S. Dallas £10 for it.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 403
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7996

To R. F. Cooke   13 October [1871]

Summary

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

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  13 Oct [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 282
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8007

To R. F. Cooke   30 October 1871

Summary

Has completed corrections for Origin [6th ed.], but has received no proofs. Hopes it will be published without delay.

Has been reflecting on Murray’s suggestion to stereotype the Origin. Sees advantage in that it will make him stop additions and changes in style. Inquires whether each separate sheet is stereotyped and can be altered.

Asks whether any copies of C. Wright’s pamphlet have been sold.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  30 Oct 1871
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 232–3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8034

From R. F. Cooke   1 November 1871

Summary

Suggests CD have Origin [6th ed.] stereotyped.

Will sell out remaining copies of Descent at forthcoming trade sale, print off 500 or 1000 more, and then have the type distributed.

14 copies of C. Wright’s pamphlet have been sold.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 404
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8044
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