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From R. F. Cooke   25 October 1879

Summary

Asks CD what title to put on spine of Erasmus Darwin. Suggests 7s 6d as the price.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 92: B3–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12270

From R. F. Cooke   6 September 1879

Summary

Murray’s offer to publish Erasmus Darwin. RC states terms and preliminary arrangements.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Sept 1879
Classmark:  DAR 92: B5–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12219

From R. F. Cooke   11 September 1879

Summary

On cost of the portrait of Dr Darwin, for Erasmus Darwin.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Sept 1879
Classmark:  DAR 171: 502
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12226

To R. F. Cooke   9 September 1879

Summary

Pleased that JM will allow two-thirds profits [on Erasmus Darwin] for he wants Krause to receive some profit.

He and his son [Francis] are preparing a large botanical work [Movement in plants], dry as dust, which he must publish on commission. He will be lucky to lose only £100.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  9 Sept 1879
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 360–1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12222

To R. F. Cooke   4 October [1879]

Summary

Final arrangements for publishing Erasmus Darwin. If he were publishing on commission he would have printed only 1000 copies.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  4 Oct [1879]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 362–3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12247

To R. F. Cooke   18 November [1879]

Summary

Thinks W. P. Garrison’s book [extracts from Journal of researches for juvenile readers] would serve as an advertisement for the Journal.

Disappointed at sale of Erasmus Darwin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  18 Nov [1879]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 364–5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12327
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