On English edition of Für Darwin; CD's gratitude and admiration.
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
Mar 18 1869
My dear Sir
Since I wrote a few days ago & sent off three copies of y
With cordial gratitude & respect believe me my dear Sir | yours truly | Charles Darwin
- f1 6668.f1See letter to Fritz Müller, 14 March 1869 and n. 1. CD's annotated copy of Dallas trans. 1869 is in the Rare Books Room--CUL (see Marginalia 1: 609).
- f2 6668.f2For the text of Müller's addition on insect metamorphosis, see Dallas trans. 1869, pp. 119--21. Müller had argued that metamorphosis in insects was not inherited from a primitive ancestor but had been acquired at a later period.
- f3 6668.f3Müller had hypothesised that Rhizocephala probably developed from a conventional cirripede, with its cement ducts converted into nutritive filaments and without any protective covering, limbs, or mouth (see Dallas trans. 1869, pp. 137--9).