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Letter 7035

Darwin, C. R. to Dohrn, F. A.

25 Dec 1869

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    Thanks AD for his work. CD regrets he is not a better German scholar, but he must endeavour to understand AD's views.

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Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.

Dec 25 1869

Dear Sir

I thank you sincerely for your very kind present received yesterday, & I congratulate you on the production of your work which must have cost you so much labour, & which I trust will prove a memorable event in our science—

The plates are magnificent & extremely clear. I almost daily regret that I am not a better German scholar but I must endeavour to understand your views.

With my best thanks I beg leave to remain | My dear Sir | yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin

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    Dohrn sent the first volume of Untersuchungen über Bau und Entwicklung der Arthropoden (Investigations on the structure and development of arthropods; Dohrn 1870) to CD on 11 November 1869 (Groeben 1982, p. 90 n. 11). A copy of this volume, inscribed to CD, is at Down House.
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