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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

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

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

From R. F. Cooke   16 November 1871

Summary

Almost 600 copies of Descent sold at trade sale, with 120 left in stock. Suggests printing another 1000 to give more time for correcting the work for 2d edition.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 405
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8071

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

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

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

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
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