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From R. F. Cooke   2 September 1880

Summary

Has CD made arrangements with D. Appleton for Movement in plants? CD’s instructions about the index have been forwarded.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Sept 1880
Classmark:  DAR 171: 508
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12704

From R. F. Cooke   19 October 1880

Summary

Cost of electrotypes from the woodcuts [in Movement in plants] for French and German editions. Suggests CD charge more than actual cost in order to repay his expenses.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Oct 1880
Classmark:  DAR 171: 509
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12765

From R. F. Cooke   4 November 1880

Summary

If every copy [of Movement in plants] is sold at 15s, CD will lose about £50.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Nov 1880
Classmark:  DAR 171: 510
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12794

From R. F. Cooke   5 November 1880

Summary

Six hundred copies of Movement in plants were wanted [at Murray’s annual sale] – a good start.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Nov 1880
Classmark:  DAR 171: 511
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12798

From R. F. Cooke   10 November 1880

Summary

Movement in plants needs only the index. Distressed by CD’s dissatisfaction with the indexer.

Eight hundred copies have now been sold. Type will be kept up.

Decision on printing additional copies should await reviews.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov 1880
Classmark:  DAR 171: 512
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12807

From R. F. Cooke   15 November 1880

Summary

Murray’s must reprint Descent. Does CD want to make any corrections in the plates?

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Nov 1880
Classmark:  DAR 210.11: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12821

From R. F. Cooke   26 November 1880

Summary

Five hundred more copies of Movement in plants must be printed immediately. Asks CD to send any corrections to printer.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Nov 1880
Classmark:  DAR 171: 513
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12862

From R. F. Cooke   11 April 1881

Summary

Murray’s will be happy to publish [Earthworms] on usual terms of two-thirds profits.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Apr 1881
Classmark:  DAR 171: 574
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13112

From R. F. Cooke   28 July 1881

Summary

Surprised by CD’s intention to publish [Earthworms] so soon. Remonstrates against doing so. Asks deferment until October to co-ordinate with American publication and ensure best profit.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 July 1881
Classmark:  DAR 171: 515
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13255

From R. F. Cooke   30 July 1881

Summary

Hastens to assure CD that his book [Earthworms] will be published as soon as possible, since CD wishes it.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 July 1881
Classmark:  DAR 171: 516
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13261

From R. F. Cooke   10 September 1881

Summary

Only 270 copies of Movement in plants remain. Suggests printing another 250 and then breaking up type. If CD agrees, has he any corrections?

Sends a copy of Earthworms.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Sept 1881
Classmark:  DAR 171: 517
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13329

From R. F. Cooke   3 October 1881

Summary

Will send copies [of Earthworms] shortly. Troubled by rumour of a mysterious copy in hands of a reviewer.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 171: 518
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13370

From R. F. Cooke   7 October 1881

Summary

Murray has sold 1200 copies [of Earthworms], so another printing of 500 is proposed. Has CD any corrections to send?

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 171: 519
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13374

From R. F. Cooke   8 October 1881

Summary

Will perhaps have to print off 1000 extra copies [of Earthworms]. Electros of the woodcuts are ready for the German edition.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 171: 520
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13378

From R. F. Cooke   14 October 1881

Summary

Has sent copies [of Earthworms] to Annals & Magazine of Natural History and to Popular Science Review. If W. S. Dallas edits both, he will have two copies.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 171: 521
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13399

From R. F. Cooke   25 October 1881

Summary

Second thousand [of Earthworms] has been exhausted and 3d is being printed. Asks CD to send corrections to the printer.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 171: 522
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13430

From R. F. Cooke   5 November 1881

Summary

Memorandum: "3500 Worms!!!" sold at annual sale; 117 Movement in plants; 180 "Naturalist" [Journal of researches]; 600 Origin; 320 Descent.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Nov 1881
Classmark:  DAR 171: 523
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13460

From R. F. Cooke   22 February 1869

Summary

There will be no objection to the French translation or difficulty about woodcuts of Orchids.

Has not yet received the information about Müller’s Facts and arguments for Darwin.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Feb 1869
Classmark:  DAR 171: 364
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6627

From R. F. Cooke   23 February 1869

Summary

Estimates cost of F. Müller’s Facts and arguments for Darwin at £86 for 750 copies, less than £10 extra for 1000.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Feb 1869
Classmark:  DAR 171: 365
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6629

From R. F. Cooke   10 March 1869

Summary

Sends statement [missing] of cost and proceeds of publishing Facts and arguments for Darwin at 6s. Asks whether CD agrees to this price.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Mar 1869
Classmark:  DAR 171: 366
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6653
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