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From R. F. Cooke   3 July 1875

Summary

CD’s pessimistic view [of prospective sale of Insectivorous plants] is to blame for the small printing. Murray’s printed only 1250 copies and sold 1700. A thousand more have been ordered.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 July 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 456
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10040

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …

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

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …

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

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …

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

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …

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

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …

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

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …

From R. F. Cooke   25 October 1872

Summary

Murray’s will allow CD 18 copies [of Expression].

All foreign publishers, except Dutch, have paid for the plates.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Oct 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 426
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8575

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …

From R. F. Cooke   17 November 1874

Summary

Booksellers approve of [9s] price for 2d edition of Descent. 1350 copies were sold at annual sale.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Nov 1874
Classmark:  DAR 171: 443
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9721

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …

From R. F. Cooke   26 May 1875

Summary

A set of electros of the woodcuts to Variation was sent to an Italian publisher in 1869, but no reply or payment has been made since then.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 May 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 453
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9995

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …

From R. F. Cooke   19 March 1875

Summary

A curious alteration in the reprint of Variation.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Mar 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 445
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9893

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …
  • … Rob t . Cooke C.  Darwin Esq Can you give me the proper address of D r . Kowalewski who is …

From R. F. Cooke   10 August 1875

Summary

Encloses specimens of type for Variation [2d ed.].

Thinks Climbing plants [2d ed.] had better be kept in type; 1500 copies to be printed, with stereotypes to be made for Appleton.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Aug 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 464
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10113

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …

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

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …

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

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …

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

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …

From R. F. Cooke to G. H. Darwin   13 August 1872

Summary

Explains the cost of heliotype plates [for Expression] and the consequent need to raise the price of the book.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 414
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8467

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …

From R. F. Cooke   2 October 1872

Summary

Has learned that German edition [of Expression] will be on larger pages than English one. No copies of heliotype plates [for Expression] have been delivered. Hopes Heliotype Company is not going to throw them over. Suggests CD write a strong letter.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Oct 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 421
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8539

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …

From R. F. Cooke   20 November 1872

Summary

Quandary caused by Heliotype Company’s failure to deliver enough plates for Expression because of a strike. Murray’s now has 7000 books and only 3000 sets of plates.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 431
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8637

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …

From R. F. Cooke   7 February 1874

Summary

Asks CD’s help in finding original woodcuts for "Voyage of a naturalist" [Journal of researches] for Reinwald.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Feb 1874
Classmark:  DAR 171: 438
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9271

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …

From R. F. Cooke   21 April 1875

Summary

V. O. Kovalevsky has paid for the Expression plates.

Still has 400 copies of Chauncey Wright’s pamphlet

and 450 of Müller’s Facts and arguments for Darwin.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 448
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9944

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …

From R. F. Cooke   31 July 1875

Summary

RC will confer with printer about type, etc., for reprint of Variation.

Only 250 copies remain of [2d ed. of] Descent – will print 1000 more for annual sale.

Expression does not move.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 July 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 460
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10105

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …
  • r Clowes about the Type &c for the reprint of Variations &c & let you know as early as possible. We have only 250 copies remaining of the new edition of “Descent” & I think it will be desirable to print off 1000 more copies to be ready for our Annual Trade Sale. Have you any corrections to make in the plates ? The “ Expressions ” dont move in the least. Your’s faithfully | Rob t . Cooke Cha s . Darwin
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