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Letter 5694

Darwin, C. R. to E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung

22 Nov [1867]

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    Encloses list of people to whom he would like presentation copies of the German edition of Variation sent.


Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

Nov. 22

Dear Sir

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 1st vol is ready (and of course the 2nd vol likewise) will you be so good as to despatch the volumes according to the addresses given in the enclosed paper, & be so kind as to paste in ``From the author'' (as enclosed) in each copy excepting that for myself

Believe me dear Sir | yours faithfully | Charles Darwin

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to myself, Down, Bromley Kent

(2) Prof. Rütimeyer, Bâle, Switzerland

(3) Prof. Oswald Heer, Zurich, do.

(4) Dr. Hildebrand Bonn

(5) Prof. Caspary Kœnigsburg Prussia

(6) Prof. Ernst Häckel Jena Saxe Weimar

(7) Dr. Rolle, Homburg vor der Hoehe, Frankfurt am Main

(8) Prof. Oscar Schmidt, Hochschule Graz

(9.)Hermann von Nathusius of Hundisburg, to care of Wigandt und Hempel of Berlin

Charles Darwin

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    f1 5694.f1
    The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Eduard Koch, 11 December 1867.
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    E. 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 [1860] and n. 6). See also letter to E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, [19 March 1867].
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    CD's copy of the German translation of Variation (Carus trans. 1868) is in the Darwin Library--Down.
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    Ludwig Rütimeyer.
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    Friedrich Hildebrand.
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    Robert Caspary of Königsberg.
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    Ernst Haeckel.
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    Friedrich Rolle of Bad Homburg near Frankfurt am Main.
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    Oskar Schmidt.
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    CD refers to Hermann Engelhard von Nathusius and to the firm of Wiegandt und Hempel, Nathusius's publisher.
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