Encloses list of people to whom he would like presentation copies of the German edition of Variation sent.
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
As you have the right of translation of my present & previous works without payment I do not hesitate to ask you to let me have nine copies of the present translation as by the enclosed list.
When the 1
Believe me dear Sir | yours faithfully | Charles Darwin
to myself, Down, Bromley Kent
(2) Prof. Rütimeyer, Bâle, Switzerland
(3) Prof. Oswald Heer, Zurich, do.
(5) Prof. Caspary Kœnigsburg Prussia
(6) Prof. Ernst Häckel Jena Saxe Weimar
(8) Prof. Oscar Schmidt, Hochschule Graz
(9.)Hermann von Nathusius of Hundisburg, to care of Wigandt und Hempel of Berlin
- f1 5694.f1The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Eduard Koch, 11 December 1867.
- f2 5694.f2E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung had published German translations of Orchids and the first three editions of Origin (Bronn trans. 1860, 1862, 1863, and Bronn and Carus trans. 1867). See also Correspondence vols. 8, 10, and 14. CD had renounced his right to profit from the German translation of Origin (Correspondence vol. 8, letter to H. G. Bronn, 4 February  and n. 6). See also letter to E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, [19 March 1867].
- f3 5694.f3CD's copy of the German translation of Variation (Carus trans. 1868) is in the Darwin Library--Down.
- f4 5694.f4Ludwig Rütimeyer.
- f5 5694.f5Friedrich Hildebrand.
- f6 5694.f6Robert Caspary of Königsberg.
- f7 5694.f7Ernst Haeckel.
- f8 5694.f8Friedrich Rolle of Bad Homburg near Frankfurt am Main.
- f9 5694.f9Oskar Schmidt.
- f10 5694.f10CD refers to Hermann Engelhard von Nathusius and to the firm of Wiegandt und Hempel, Nathusius's publisher.