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Letter 741

Darwin, C. R. to Dieffenbach, Ernst

14 Mar 1844

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    [With the notation "If not there to be forwarded by favour of Prof. Liebig" on the address.] "I am very glad to hear that you are going to edit a German Geological Journal".

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‘… I am very glad to hear that you are going to edit a German Geological Journal …’
‘If not there to be forwarded by favour of Prof. Liebig’

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    f1 741.f1
    Date taken from the Stargardt catalogue.
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    f2 741.f2
    Dieffenbach had corresponded with the German publisher Eduard Vieweg about the possibility of producing an encyclopaedia of science, but nothing came of the project (Bell 1976, p. 117).
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    f3 741.f3
    This note, ‘If … Liebig’, was written on the cover. Dieffenbach had studied with Justus von Liebig and served as his agent in England in connection with a fertiliser enterprise (Bell 1976, pp. 18, 107–11).
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