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From Thomas Russell to George Cupples   18 June 1869

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On the proportion of sexes in lambs.

Author:  J Russell
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  18 June 1869
Classmark:  DAR 86: 56–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6786

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  • price for any dog at present, as I have been spending too much of my spare cash on horses &c of late!!! Excuse this hurried note as I could not have written you for a day or two had I let this post escape Yours truly | John

From R. F. Cooke   21 August 1872

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Has ordered printing of 2000 sets of illustrations [for Expression] for Murray’s and informed D. Appleton of price per thousand. Has answered letter from Eduard Koch [of Schweizerbart]. Has also arranged for index.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 417
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8479

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  • price of £50 for stereotypes of the text and electrotypes of the woodcuts of Expression (see letter from Charles Layton, 13 August 1872 ). CD had forwarded a note from the German publisher Eduard Friedrich Koch, regarding the German translation of Expression ( letter to R.  F.  Cooke, 17 August 1872 ). Electros: electrotypes of the woodcut illustrations. The photographs were reproduced as heliotypes. John

From ?   6 April 1868

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Gives details of some points that occurred to him while reading Variation, including observations on horses, cattle, silkworms, and hereditary baldness and disease.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 159: 139
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6097

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  • John Scott then lord of the manor of Knightlow and I believe it dates back to very ancient times   indeed the name of Wroth penny would seem to point to Saxon   Now I think it very likely that originally the fine stood thus Thirty shillings or (& not and) a white bull with red ears but that grasping lords of the hundred had managed to extort both the fine & the alternative   if this were so it would set a white bull with red ears as worth 30/– a very large price

To John Murray   24 August [1862]

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CD is well content with sale of 768 copies [of Orchids]. Hopes and expects remainder will ultimately be sold.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  24 Aug [1862]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 125–126)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3699

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  • price (see letter to Asa Gray, 9 August [1862] and n.  4). For CD’s presentation list for Orchids , see Correspondence vol.  10, Appendix IV. The first edition of 1500 copies of Orchids was published on 15 May 1862 (see Freeman 1977 , p.  112, and letter to John

From G. Chiantore to John Murray   18 May 1875

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Editor of L’Unione, Turin, would publish an Italian edition of Variation if the clichés of the English edition were made available at not more than £10.

Author:  G. Chiantore
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  18 May 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 451
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9981

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  • John Murray Editor | London This house has already published some works of English Autors, translated in Italian;—Is advised to publish also “ The variation of animals in its domestic state” of. Darwin; Though the sale of the first editions has not been of much encouragement till now, we hope on the sale of more copies yet, to recover our expences. What would decide this house to publish also the said work of Darwin, it is to obtain the clichets of the English edition for a price

From J. K. Fowler   9 October 1871

Summary

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

To Smith, Elder & Co.   6 June [1846]

Summary

Arrangements for publishing [South America].

Author:  Smith, Elder & Co
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 June [1846]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections DC AL 1/3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-983F

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  • John E.  Taylor, of Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, London, published the Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London. Stewart and Murray were printers with premises at 1 Green Arbour Court, Old Bailey, London ( Post Office London directory 1846). They had printed Zoology , Coral reefs , and Volcanic islands , and went on to print South America. The three parts were not reissued in one volume until 1851; the price

From J. D. Hooker   29 March 1864

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John Scott’s career.

Huxley’s vicious attack on anthropologists.

Critique of Joseph Prestwich’s theory of rivers.

Bitter feelings between the Hookers and the Veitch family of nurserymen.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Mar 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 193–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4439

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  • prices & professing to give us in exchange—he sends the shabbiest morsels imaginable— if he sends a plant to be figured in Bot Mag.  he mutilates it lest we should grow it! — My Father treated his son when he went to Japan, like his own, got him an autograph circular from Lord John

To Syms Covington   23 November 1850

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Thanks SC for box of specimens [of cirripedes].

Often wishes he had settled in one of the colonies because of opportunities for his children.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Syms Covington
Date:  23 Nov 1850
Classmark:  Sydney Mail 9 August 1884
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1370

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  • John Clement Wickham, first lieutenant and CD’s shipmate aboard H.M.S. Beagle . William Sharp Macleay. When Covington left for Australia, CD had written a letter of introduction and recommendation on his behalf to Macleay at Sydney (see Correspondence vol.  2, letter to W.  S. Macleay, 29 May 1839). The California gold-rush was at its height in the summer of 1850; from the British point of view, inflated prices

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

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  • John Murray’s annual November sale dinner, at which major booksellers bought stock at a discount, see J. Murray 1908–9 , p. 540. The 1877 reprint of Descent 2d ed. had ‘Twelfth thousand, revised and augmented’ on the title page ( Freeman 1977 ). CD’s annotations were probably notes for his reply, but none has been found. CD may have discussed the points in person while he was in London from 6 to 15 January 1877 (CD’s ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). He evidently wanted to ask about the price
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