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From R. F. Cooke   5 November 1881

Summary

Memorandum: "3500 Worms!!!" sold at annual sale; 117 Movement in plants; 180 "Naturalist" [Journal of researches]; 600 Origin; 320 Descent.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Nov 1881
Classmark:  DAR 171: 523
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13460

From R. F. Cooke   22 February 1869

Summary

There will be no objection to the French translation or difficulty about woodcuts of Orchids.

Has not yet received the information about Müller’s Facts and arguments for Darwin.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Feb 1869
Classmark:  DAR 171: 364
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6627

From R. F. Cooke   23 February 1869

Summary

Estimates cost of F. Müller’s Facts and arguments for Darwin at £86 for 750 copies, less than £10 extra for 1000.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Feb 1869
Classmark:  DAR 171: 365
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6629

From R. F. Cooke   10 March 1869

Summary

Sends statement [missing] of cost and proceeds of publishing Facts and arguments for Darwin at 6s. Asks whether CD agrees to this price.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Mar 1869
Classmark:  DAR 171: 366
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6653

From R. F. Cooke   12 March 1869

Summary

Book [Facts and arguments for Darwin] is being bound; it is probably too late to alter lettering.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Mar 1869
Classmark:  DAR 171: 367
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6659

From R. F. Cooke   29 April 1869

Summary

Confirms a request by CD that Murray’s supply electrotypes of Orchids at most reasonable possible price.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Apr 1869
Classmark:  DAR 171: 369
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6719

From R. F. Cooke   22 June 1869

Summary

RC has sent a copy of the new [5th] edition of Origin.

Electrotypes [of Orchids] have been sent to Bologna.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 June 1869
Classmark:  DAR 171: 370
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6794

From R. F. Cooke   2 November 1869

Summary

Thinks it best for Murray’s to engrave the "Monkeys", etc. for themselves.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Nov 1869
Classmark:  DAR 171: 372
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6968

From Robert Francis Cooke   5 December 1870

Summary

Has just heard that 1st volume of Dutch edition [of Descent] has been announced for 10 December. Was CD aware that the Dutch intended to publish vol. 1 by itself?

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Dec 1870
Classmark:  DAR 171: 382
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7387

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

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   12 February 1872

Summary

Sends first copy of new [6th] edition of Origin. Expenses have been much higher than estimated because of extensive revisions. 3000 copies retailing at 6s would yield only £100 profit. Suggests fixing price at 7s 6d.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 407
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8209
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