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To R. F. Cooke   22 April [1871]


Detailed questions about illustrations for [forthcoming] Expression.

Asks whether Times review has hurt sales of Descent.

The type on specimen page of Origin [6th ed.] seems clear, but lines are close. The cost is the great point for a wide circulation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke
Date:  22 Apr [1871]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 285–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7705

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  • … was published in 1872 at a reduced price (see Freeman 1977 ). John Murray produced a third …

To John Murray   3 June [1871]


Is disappointed at high price, 7s 6d, being considered for the cheap edition of the Origin [6th ed.]. Has been told that, in Lancashire, workmen club together to buy the Origin.

Little chance that Expression will be done this autumn.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  3 June [1871]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 246–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7798

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  • John Murray, 31 May [1871] and n.  4. No correspondence has been found suggesting a price

From J. K. Fowler   9 October 1871


Is preparing paper on breeding ["Breeding facts and principles", J. Farmers’ Club (1871): 45–53]. Seeks CD’s advice and assistance. Believes male parent influences external appearance and female the internal organisation.

Author:  John Kersley Fowler
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 164: 169
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7998

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  • price at which Butchers meat has arrived, and the desirability of feeding our increasing population demands serious attention, and probably hints may be obtained of great value for the future—& I am sure from the universal fame of your name anything from your pen will carry great weight— If it would not be asking you too much, I would venture to beg an interview with you—& would come to Town some day & run down to have a few words with you— Apologising for thus troubling you | I remain | Most truly yours | John
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