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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

To R. F. Cooke   29 July 1872

Summary

Queries and suggestions for arrangements about foreign editions of Expression.

CD must see proofs for lettering on the plates [for Expression] to ensure that it matches the text.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  29 July 1872
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 263–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8433

To R. F. Cooke   4 August 1872

Summary

Asks whether he can tell Appleton that Murray will supply clichés and stereotypes [for Expression] at only a small profit. Will make same offer to other foreign editors. Prefers that W. S. Dallas prepare the index.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  4 Aug 1872
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 258–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8451

To R. F. Cooke   7 August 1872

Summary

On arrangements for paying for stereotyped plates for Expression. D. Appleton will be told not to publish "an hour before" Murray.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  7 Aug 1872
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 255–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8455

To R. F. Cooke   8 August [1872]

Summary

Cannot understand the estimate of the Heliotype Company [for plates for Expression]. Discusses the original agreement as he understood it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  8 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 150–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8458

To R. F. Cooke   10 August [1872]

Summary

CD suggests fair way for the Heliotype Company to charge for new negatives and copies of plates.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  10 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 f. 257)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8463

To R. F. Cooke   [14 August 1872]

Summary

Is greatly relieved to hear that the estimate [of the Heliotype Company] was a mistake. Sends lettered copies of seven plates for Expression, and discusses payment to be made by foreign editors for copies of the plates.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  [14 Aug 1872]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 253–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8468

To R. F. Cooke   15 August 1872

Summary

Arrangements for the plates for Expression and charges to be made for them to foreign editors.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  15 Aug 1872
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 260–1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8471

To R. F. Cooke   17 August 1872

Summary

Will inform all foreign publishers that John Murray will supply 1000 copies of heliotype plates [for Expression] for £75. CD would not have used so many photos had he foreseen the cost, but woodcuts would not have done.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  17 Aug 1872
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 283–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8474

To R. F. Cooke   23 August 1872

Summary

CD has given translation right [for Expression] to Dutch publisher Joh. Ijkema.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  23 Aug 1872
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 269–70)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8482

To R. F. Cooke   [after 11 October 1872]

Summary

Discusses printing of Expression.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  [after 11 Oct 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 284
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8537

To R. F. Cooke   [25 October 1872]

Summary

Comments on discussions with C. Reinwald concerning French edition of Expression.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  [25 Oct 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 285
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8538

To R. F. Cooke   3 October 1872

Summary

Arrangements for foreign editions [of Expression]. Delay by Heliotype Company is provoking.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  3 Oct 1872
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 f. 262)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8540

To R. F. Cooke   23 October [1872]

Summary

Discusses presentation copies of Expression.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  23 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 286
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8572
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