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To R. F. Cooke   22 April [1871]

Summary

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

To R. F. Cooke   23 June [1869]

Summary

He told Giovanni Canestrini that stereotypes [for Variation] would cost £10.

Reminds RC of his suggestion that a copy [of Origin, 5th ed.] be sent to Scientific Opinion for review.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke
Date:  23 June [1869]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 203–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6798

To R. F. Cooke   23 [February 1869]

Summary

Agrees to printing 1000 copies of Fritz Müller’s Facts and arguments for Darwin though he fears it is foolish. Lists seven publications for review copies.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke
Date:  23 [Feb 1869]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 194–197)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6628

To R. F. Cooke   6 October 1875

Summary

Fears Variation [2d ed.] will not be ready for Murray’s annual sale unless printer sends proof more quickly. Arrangements with Italian publishers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke
Date:  6 Oct 1875
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 326–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10184

To R. F. Cooke   24 June [1875]

Summary

Insectivorous plants ready for publication. Asks price. Suggests advertisements in Nature and Gardeners’ Chronicle.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke
Date:  24 June [1875]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 338–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10028

To R. F. Cooke   27 June [1875]

Summary

Sorry to hear price of 15s [for Insectivorous plants]. Asks that JM consider 14s. Fears small sale at 15s. It is his fault – he never can help making his books too big.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke
Date:  27 June [1875]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 336–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10032

To R. F. Cooke   23 May [1875]

Summary

Discusses the price to be charged to Appleton’s for the plates of Insectivorous plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  23 May [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 97: C27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9989

To R. F. Cooke   17 June [1874]

Summary

Hopes a printing of 2000 copies [of Descent, 2d ed.] will be safe. Regrets price must be 12s. He is sure it is much improved.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  17 June [1874]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 340–1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9496

To R. F. Cooke   8 April 1874

Summary

Discusses illustrations for 2d edition of Descent.

"My nephew [Henry Parker] got into the Athenaeum with splendid success."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  8 Apr 1874
Classmark:  DAR 143: 290
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9398

To R. F. Cooke   10 April [1874]

Summary

Is glad to have Descent cheaper and sold more largely, but would be sorry to see it printed like the Origin. "The closeness of the lines is the great fault." Fears book might be very thick. "I hear scores of people complaining of the heavy and thick books which you publish."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  10 Apr [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 291
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9402

To R. F. Cooke   7 December [1872]

Summary

Comments on additional printing of Expression. Complains about poor quality of plates.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  7 Dec [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 289
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8663

To R. F. Cooke   27 October [1872]

Summary

Discusses distribution of presentation copies of Expression. Sends instructions for mailing his copies. Discusses negotiations with C. Reinwald concerning French edition. Suggests journals to receive review copies.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  27 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 287
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8581

To R. F. Cooke   20 November [1872]

Summary

Discusses production of plates [for Expression].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  20 Nov [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 288
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8638

To R. F. Cooke   23 October [1872]

Summary

Discusses presentation copies of Expression.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  23 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 286
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8572

To R. F. Cooke   [after 11 October 1872]

Summary

Discusses printing of Expression.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  [after 11 Oct 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 284
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8537

To R. F. Cooke   [25 October 1872]

Summary

Comments on discussions with C. Reinwald concerning French edition of Expression.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  [25 Oct 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 285
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8538

To R. F. Cooke   3 October 1872

Summary

Arrangements for foreign editions [of Expression]. Delay by Heliotype Company is provoking.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  3 Oct 1872
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 f. 262)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8540

To R. F. Cooke   17 August 1872

Summary

Will inform all foreign publishers that John Murray will supply 1000 copies of heliotype plates [for Expression] for £75. CD would not have used so many photos had he foreseen the cost, but woodcuts would not have done.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  17 Aug 1872
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 283–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8474

To R. F. Cooke   23 August 1872

Summary

CD has given translation right [for Expression] to Dutch publisher Joh. Ijkema.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  23 Aug 1872
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 269–70)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8482

To R. F. Cooke   [14 August 1872]

Summary

Is greatly relieved to hear that the estimate [of the Heliotype Company] was a mistake. Sends lettered copies of seven plates for Expression, and discusses payment to be made by foreign editors for copies of the plates.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  [14 Aug 1872]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 253–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8468
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