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Darwin Correspondence Project

From R. F. Cooke   17 October 1877

50A, Albemarle Street, London. W.

Octr. 17 1877

My dear Sir

We have received the enclosed “Telegram” which I imagine is in answer to one you sent.?1

No remittance has been sent, but the Swedish Consul, tells us that Hjalmar Linnstróm is a most respectable & honorable person & we may safely rely upon him & that he himself will be answerable that the amount £47.10.0 be paid.2

So I presume we may send the Electrotypes & the 500 Heliotypes?

Yours faithfully | Robt. Cooke

Chas. Darwin Esq


The telegram has not been found. It was prompted by CD’s letter to Hjalmar Linnström, 7 October 1877.
Linnström intended to publish a Swedish edition of Expression; the sum was to cover the costs of the illustrations (see letter to Hjalmar Linnström, 7 October 1877). The Swedish consul in London was Carl Edward Wilhelm Piper.


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


Electrotypes and heliotypes can now be sent to Hjalmar Linnström, since payment is guaranteed by the Swedish Consul.

Letter details

Letter no.
Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Albemarle St, 50a
Source of text
DAR 171: 493
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11187,” accessed on 24 September 2021,