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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

To R. F. Cooke   29 June [1875]

Summary

Mentioned to Appleton only that stereotypes [for Insectivorous plants] would be provided for "a little above cost price". Glad the price of the book will be 14s. He likes making money, but cares more for wider distribution of his books. Is uneasy about sale of Insectivorous plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  29 June [1875]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 334–5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10035

To R. F. Cooke   4 July [1875]

Summary

Very glad about sales [of Insectivorous plants]. CD had hard work to persuade Murray to increase printing to 1250 copies, but owns he thought that number would last for eternity. U. S. publication and French, German, and Russian translations in the offing.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  4 July [1875]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 332–3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10041

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

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

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

To R. F. Cooke   9 November [1875]

Summary

Climbing plants has sold better than he expected.

Thinks another 1000 of Origin may have to be printed; he has no corrections to make.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  9 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 322–3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10252

To R. F. Cooke   17 November 1875

Summary

Reminds RC that he will lose £200 unless Variation [2d ed.] sells pretty well in the U. S. [and therefore Murray’s price for stereotypes should be kept low].

Is unwilling that Insectivorous plants be stereotyped until he has profited by criticisms and new facts. It would be better to wait a few years and correct the book thoroughly before stereotyping.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  17 Nov 1875
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 320–1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10263

To R. F. Cooke   17 December [1875]

Summary

Discusses payment of £10 owed by Italians.

"No corrections for Voyage of Beagle [Journal of researches]."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  17 Dec [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 292
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10304

To R. F. Cooke   16 September 1876

Summary

Convinced Cross and self fertilisation is of permanent value, though an extremely dry, special subject. Thinks it will sell for many years and suggests a printing of 1500 copies. Asks that a good indexer be found and put to work. Appleton has agreed to publish it

and Orchids, [2d ed.], if Murray’s will supply stereotype plates.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  16 Sept 1876
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 308–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10603

To R. F. Cooke   19 September [1876]

Summary

Discusses page length [of Cross and self-fertilisation]. Doubts 1500 copies will be sold until lapse of some years.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  19 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 293
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10610

To R. F. Cooke   11 April 1877

Summary

Sends MS [of Forms of flowers]. Since sale is likely to be small, Murray may not want to publish it on usual terms. CD thinks it may be his last book and asks Murray to publish it on most favourable terms he can afford.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  11 Apr 1877
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 304–5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10926

To R. F. Cooke   30 June [1877]

Summary

Has not heard from Appleton about an American edition [of Forms of flowers]. Asks how many copies Murray is printing.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  30 June [1877]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 302–3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11024

To R. F. Cooke   24 November 1877

Summary

Asks exact number of copies of recent printing of Origin.

Approves stereotyping Orchids,

but fears he cannot approve of stereotyping Cross and self-fertilisation and Forms of flowers. It is too soon for the latter, and he is too busy to correct the former.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  24 Nov 1877
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 300–1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11252

To R. F. Cooke   11 December [1877]

Summary

Sends corrected sheets of Cross and self-fertilisation. How many copies will be printed? Asks whether he is correct in thinking that he has not been paid for the July printing.

Plans to correct Forms of flowers when new edition is needed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  11 Dec [1877]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 297–8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11276

To R. F. Cooke   9 September 1879

Summary

Pleased that JM will allow two-thirds profits [on Erasmus Darwin] for he wants Krause to receive some profit.

He and his son [Francis] are preparing a large botanical work [Movement in plants], dry as dust, which he must publish on commission. He will be lucky to lose only £100.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  9 Sept 1879
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 360–1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12222

To R. F. Cooke   4 October [1879]

Summary

Final arrangements for publishing Erasmus Darwin. If he were publishing on commission he would have printed only 1000 copies.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  4 Oct [1879]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 362–3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12247

To R. F. Cooke   18 November [1879]

Summary

Thinks W. P. Garrison’s book [extracts from Journal of researches for juvenile readers] would serve as an advertisement for the Journal.

Disappointed at sale of Erasmus Darwin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  18 Nov [1879]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 364–5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12327

To R. F. Cooke   23 April [1880]

Summary

His family shake heads in dismal manner at his proposed title for his MS: "The Circumnutating Movements of Plants". Makes several other suggestions [none of which was adopted].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  23 Apr [1880]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 366–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12588

To R. F. Cooke   16 July 1880

Summary

CD had intended to pay costs of publishing Movement in plants because he did not think it fair that Murray should risk publishing a purely scientific work. He would certainly prefer publishing on the usual terms if JM decided to do so. The book contains much new and curious matter, but there are very few persons in England interested in physiological botany.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  16 July 1880
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 372–3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12658
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