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From Charles Layton   16 May 1878

Summary

Encloses statement of U. S. sales of CD’s work to 29 April 1878 and sends a cheque for balance due to CD.

Author:  Charles James (Charles) Layton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 May 1878
Classmark:  DAR 159: 101–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11513

To Charles Layton   24 November [1869]

Summary

CD long anxious for new American edition of Origin to incorporate corrections since 2d ed. [of 1860]; believes such updating has kept English and continental sales high. If Appleton unable to comply, he will ask Asa Gray to find another publisher.

Mentions possible arrangements for U. S. edition of new book [Descent].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles James (Charles) Layton
Date:  24 Nov [1869]
Classmark:  Parke-Bernet (dealers) (31 March 1964), Sotheby’s (dealers) (21 May 1968), William Patrick Watson (dealer) catalogue 18 (2012)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7007

To Charles Layton   26 November [1869]

Summary

The 5th edition of Origin was printed some months previously and stereotypes cannot be supplied.

If Appletons will reprint the 5th edition of Origin in America, he pledges to supply stereotypes, if possible, or the sheets as printed if not, of his new book (Descent).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles James (Charles) Layton
Date:  26 Nov [1869]
Classmark:  Bonhams, New York (dealers) (13 June 2019, lot 5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7012F

From Charles Layton   10 March 1876

Summary

Encloses cheque for balance listed on accompanying statement of sales [see 10401].

Stereo plates for new edition of Variation have been sent to New York.

Author:  Charles James (Charles) Layton; D. Appleton & Co
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Mar 1876
Classmark:  DAR 159: 98v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10417

From Charles Layton   20 March 1877

Summary

Encloses statement of sales for Origin, Expression, Descent and Insectivorous plants and sends a cheque for the balance due to CD.

Author:  Charles James (Charles) Layton; D. Appleton & Co
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Mar 1877
Classmark:  DAR 159: 99
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10907

From Charles Layton   11 March 1880

Summary

Encloses statement of U. S. sales of CD’s works to 1 Feb 1880 and sends a cheque for balance due to CD.

Author:  Charles James (Charles) Layton; D. Appleton & Co
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 159: 105
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12531

From Charles Layton   24 September 1880

Summary

Encloses statement of U. S. sales of CD’s works to 1 Aug 1880 and a cheque for the balance due to CD.

Author:  Charles James (Charles) Layton; D. Appleton & Co
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Sept 1880
Classmark:  DAR 159: 106, 108
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12725

From Charles Layton   17 March 1881

Summary

Encloses statement of U. S. sales of CD’s works to 1 Feb 1881 and sends cheque for balance due to CD.

Author:  Charles James (Charles) Layton; D. Appleton & Co
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Mar 1881
Classmark:  DAR 159: 109
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13088

From D. Appleton & Co   3 November 1881

Summary

Encloses statement of U. S. sales of CD’s works and sends a cheque for the balance due to CD.

Author:  Charles James (Charles) Layton; D. Appleton & Co
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Nov 1881
Classmark:  DAR 159: 110
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13458

From Charles Layton   22 November 1869

Summary

Appleton & Co. wish to be supplied with set of stereotype plates of CD’s new book [Descent] for American market; will pay for cost of plates, and 10% of sales to CD.

Also desire plates for new edition of the Origin.

Author:  Charles James (Charles) Layton; D. Appleton & Co
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Nov 1869
Classmark:  DAR 159: 83a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7003

From Charles Layton   25 November 1869

Summary

Asks CD to have stereotype plates made of new edition of Origin [5th English], if type still standing, though Appleton will reset type if necessary. Warns there is smaller audience in the U. S. for "good scientific books".

Appleton would also like plates made of new book [Descent] when possible.

Author:  Charles James (Charles) Layton; D. Appleton & Co
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Nov 1869
Classmark:  DAR 159: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7009

From Charles Layton   23 December 1869

Summary

Has received letter from Appleton’s that they agree to reprint from the latest edition of the Origin [5th English] and will add corrections sent by CD.

They wish also to receive early sheets of new book [Descent] on which they will pay £10.

Will send cheque for sales of Origin, based on older agreement between Appleton’s and Asa Gray to pay CD 5%.

Author:  Charles James (Charles) Layton; D. Appleton & Co
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Dec 1869
Classmark:  DAR 159: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7033

From Charles Layton   13 August 1872

Summary

Is satisfied with CD’s arrangement with Murray for Appleton’s to pay $50 [pounds or dollars!?] for stereo plates and clichés of 21 woodblocks for CD’s new book [Expression, see 8217]. Has ordered 5000 sets of plate impressions from Robert Cooke at Murray’s.

Author:  Charles James (Charles) Layton; D. Appleton & Co
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 159: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8466
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