Thanks for [Natürliche] Schöpfungsgeschichte . "What an indomitable worker you are."
Agrees with EH's Entstehung des Menschengeschlechts .
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
Nov 7. 1868.
My dear Häckel
I received yesterday m
What an indomitable worker you are! & tell your wife from me with my kind compliments, if she will accept them, that she ought to scold you every day of your life, & not let you work so hard, for you will surely hurt yourself.
It is almost laughable the amount of work you get thro'
compared with what I can. I began an essay on the descent
of Man & on Sexual selection (which latter subject I shall
treat very fully) immediately when I finished my last book,
& it will not be finished for another year, altho' it will
not be half as long as yours. I read with extreme interest
your essay on Man in the popular Journal the name of which I
forget, & it is quite curious how we take exactly the same
view on many points, & if your essay were translated into
English it w
Accept my cordial good wishes, do not work too hard, & believe me | yours most sincerely | Charles Darwin
- f1 6450.f1CD refers to Natürliche Schöpfungsgeschichte (Natural history of creation; Haeckel 1868c). CD's annotated copy is in the Darwin Library--CUL (see Marginalia 1: 358--60).
- f2 6450.f2Agnes Haeckel.
- f3 6450.f3Descent was published in 1871; CD's `last book' was Variation.
- f4 6450.f4The reference is to `Ueber die Entstehung und den Stammbaum des Menschengeschlechts', two lectures published in a series of collected lectures, Sammlung gemeinverständlicher wissenschaftlicher Vorträge (On the origin and family tree of the human race; collection of popular scientific lectures; Haeckel 1868b). CD's annotated copy is in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection--CUL.