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Darwin Correspondence Project

From R. F. Cooke   5 October 1877

50A, Albemarle Street, London. W.

Octr. 5 1877

My dear Sir

We think the man’s name is Linnstrom, but have no list to refer to. The Electro’s will be £10.0.0   The 500 Heliotypes £37.10.0 on paper the same size as our English edition.1

We printed 1250 Copies of “Forms of Flowers” & have about 150 remaining.2

Your’s faithfully | Robt. Cooke

Chas. Darwin Esq


Hjalmar Linnström wanted to publish a Swedish translation of Expression (see letter to Hjalmar Linnström, 7 October 1877); the sums refer to the costs for the illustrations in the book. Expression included twenty-one electrotypes and seven heliotypes.
Forms of flowers was published on 9 July 1877 (Freeman 1977).


Expression: The expression of the emotions in man and animals. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1872.

Forms of flowers: The different forms of flowers on plants of the same species. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1877.

Freeman, Richard Broke. 1977. The works of Charles Darwin: an annotated bibliographical handlist. 2d edition. Folkestone, Kent: William Dawson & Sons. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, Shoe String Press.


About 150 copies remain of Forms of flowers.

Letter details

Letter no.
Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Albemarle St, 50a
Source of text
DAR 171: 491
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11170,” accessed on 16 September 2021,