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From R. F. Cooke   3 September 1875

Summary

Since the new edition of Variation will be stereotyped, Murray’s will always have means to provide plates if they are wanted in America.

Explains their way of sending proofs for authors who want wide margins for corrections.

Thinks it better to keep Climbing plants for the annual trade sale.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Sept 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 469
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10151

From R. F. Cooke   5 October 1875

Summary

Hopes printing of Variation [2d ed.] is going satisfactorily.

Climbing plants [2d ed.] is finished.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Oct 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 470
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10183

From R. F. Cooke   8 October 1875

Summary

Canestrini still owes £10 from 1869 for electros of 1st edition [of Variation].

RC has urged Clowes on with printing of Variation [2d ed.],

but with Climbing plants [2d ed.] ready, it need not be done before the annual sale.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Oct 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 471
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10187

From R. F. Cooke   12 October 1875

Summary

Charge for 500 sets of the heliotype illustrations of Expression is £37 10s 6d.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Oct 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 472
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10192

From R. F. Cooke   22 October 1875

Summary

Sends a copy of Climbing plants [2d ed.]. Price cannot be higher than 6s.

Variation [2d ed.] price will be 18s, if CD approves. Future reprints will not be costly, since both have been stereotyped.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Oct 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 473
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10213

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

From R. F. Cooke   25 October 1875

Summary

Stereotype plates of Climbing plants sent to D. Appleton’s agent.

A revised edition of Orchids would be desirable.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Oct 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 476
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10224

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

From R. F. Cooke   16 November 1875

Summary

Electrotypes of woodcuts in Climbing plants [2d ed.]

and Variation [2d ed.] for Appleton.

Asks CD whether he has any corrections for Insectivorous plants before stereotypes are made.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Nov 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 477
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10260

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

From R. F. Cooke   14 December 1875

Summary

Copies remaining in stock of Climbing plants [2d ed.], 105,

and Origin [6th ed.], 100.

CD should send the printer any corrections he wants made before reprinting.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Dec 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 480
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10297

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

From R. F. Cooke   21 February 1876

Summary

Murray wishes to settle payments for Descent [2d ed., 11th thousand]. Over 500 copies of the 1000 printed have been sold.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Feb 1876
Classmark:  DAR 171: 482
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10404

From R. F. Cooke   23 February 1876

Summary

Sends cheque for Descent [2d ed., 1875 issue].

Has sent corrections to printer for Climbing plants

and Origin. Has ordered to print: 1250 copies of Origin,

500 of Climbing plants,

and 1000 of Naturalist’s voyage [Journal of researches].

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Feb 1876
Classmark:  DAR 171: 483
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10407

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

From R. F. Cooke   5 January 1877

Summary

Orchids [2d ed.] will soon be published.

1000 more copies of Descent [2d ed.] will soon have to be printed, so CD could send any alterations to be made in the plates.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 171: 484
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10771

From R. F. Cooke   16 March 1877

Summary

Sends cheques in payment of CD’s share of profits on Cross and self-fertilisation, now nearly exhausted,

and the latest printing of Origin.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Mar 1877
Classmark:  DAR 171: 485
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10896

From R. F. Cooke   19 March 1877

Summary

Murray’s will not announce CD’s new work [Forms of flowers] until informed to do so.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Mar 1877
Classmark:  DAR 171: 486
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10903

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
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