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To R. F. Cooke   10 April 1881

Summary

Asks for quick decision on publication [of Earthworms]. Does not care whether it is published on commission or on usual terms, but wants it published in a hurry. Cannot guess at sales.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  10 Apr 1881
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 383–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13110

To R. F. Cooke   12 April 1881

Summary

Agrees that new book [Earthworms] be published on old terms. Hopes it will not fail.

CD is curious to read an essay on evolution by a Hindu, which is being sent to Murray from India.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  12 Apr 1881
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 385–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13114

To R. F. Cooke   29 July 1881

Summary

CD thought it was understood that he wanted to publish [Earthworms] at once, but as Murray "has the risk" CD must yield, though it destroys all his satisfaction in the book to have the publication hanging over him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  29 July 1881
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 387–8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13256

To R. F. Cooke   31 July 1881

Summary

CD obliged to Murray for yielding to his wish for prompt publication [of Earthworms] but now uneasy about the risk. If Murray feels it will sell badly at this season he is unwilling to bear the responsibility. Murray should decide as he sees fit. CD is no longer so sulky as when he last wrote.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  31 July 1881
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 389–90)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13265

To R. F. Cooke   5 October 1881

Summary

Glad book [Earthworms] will soon be published.

G. J. Romanes has copy and often writes reviews for Nature. Probably did not know it was incorrect to publish it prematurely.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  5 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 143: 295
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13372

To R. F. Cooke   [after 25 October 1881?]

Summary

Has no corrections. Pleased at sale of book [Earthworms].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  [after 25 Oct 1881?]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 296
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13433

To R. F. Cooke   6 November 1881

Summary

Discusses additional printing of Earthworms.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  6 Nov 1881
Classmark:  DAR 143: 297
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13466
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