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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

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

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

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

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

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

To R. F. Cooke   4 November 1871

Summary

Agrees to stereotyping Origin [6th ed.].

Asks that 500 or 1000 more copies of Descent be printed. Will make no corrections except the number of thousands on title page. Would like to revise [Descent] if it goes on selling.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  4 Nov 1871
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 238–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8052

To R. F. Cooke   17 November 1871

Summary

Has decided that 1000 copies of Descent should be printed. Will make no alterations. "If it goes on selling it will shew that it is worth a thorough revision."

The U. S. sale of Descent (10000 copies) is larger than in England.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  17 Nov 1871
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 236–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8074
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