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To R. F. Cooke   23 June [1869]1

Caerdeon, Barmouth | N Wales

June 23d

My dear Sir

I distinctly told Prof. Canestrini that you wd. charge 10£ for the stereotypes, as you had done for other foreign editions.—2 You had better write direct to him—or to his publisher.— I thought that you had been paid long ago.—

Thanks for the copy received of Origin & for the copies despatched abroad & elsewhere.— Pray do not forget my suggestion of a copy for Review to “Scientific Opinion”

My dear Sir | Yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from R. F. Cooke, 22 June 1869.
See letter from Robert Cooke, 22 June 1869 and n. 2. CD refers to Giovanni Canestrini.


He told Giovanni Canestrini that stereotypes [for Variation] would cost £10.

Reminds RC of his suggestion that a copy [of Origin, 5th ed.] be sent to Scientific Opinion for review.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Robert Francis Cooke
Sent from
Source of text
National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 203–4)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6798,” accessed on 24 February 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 17