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To Heinrich Georg Bronn   4 February [1860]

Summary

Discusses possible translation of Origin into German. Could HGB advise E. Schweizerbart [Stuttgart publisher] about good translator. Suggests Bronn edit the translation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Georg Bronn
Date:  4 Feb [1860]
Classmark:  State Library of South Australia (Archival collections D 4639(L))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2687

To H. G. Bronn   14 February [1860]

Summary

Thanks HGB for agreeing to superintend translation of Origin.

Comments on HGB’s review.

Encloses corrections and preface for Schweizerbart. Discusses translation of term "natural selection".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Georg Bronn
Date:  14 Feb [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2698

To H. G. Bronn   [c. 25 February 1860]

Summary

Discusses meaning of various English scientific terms.

Is much pleased that translation [of Origin, 1st German ed.] will be ready by May.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Georg Bronn
Date:  [c. 25 Feb 1860]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.340)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2699

To H. G. Bronn   21 March [1860]

Summary

Thanks HGB [for his Morphologische Studien (1858)].

Pleased at quickness of translation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Georg Bronn
Date:  21 Mar [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2732

To H. G. Bronn   10 April [1860]

Summary

Has received copies of translation of Origin. Thanks HGB for undertaking it.

Comments on review by F. J. Pictet ["Sur l’origine de l’espèce, par Charles Darwin: analyse et critique",Arch. Sci. Phys. & Nat. n.s. 7 (1860): 231–55].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Georg Bronn
Date:  10 Apr [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2755

To H. G. Bronn   13 April [1860]

Summary

Thanks HGB for sending copies of his Untersuchungen [1858] and Morphologische Studien [1858] and for a portrait.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Georg Bronn
Date:  13 Apr [1860]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.207)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2757

To H. G. Bronn   14 July [1860]

Summary

Responds to HGB’s critique of Origin [appended to German translation of Origin]. Comments on English reviews.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Georg Bronn
Date:  14 July [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2867

From H. G. Bronn   13 [or 15] October 1860

Summary

Does not remember his criticisms of CD’s theory. Can CD locate them in book?

Criticises analogy between knowledge of electricity and knowledge of origin of life.

Explains A. E. Brehm’s concept of subspecies. Discusses subspecies of Certhia.

Author:  Heinrich Georg Bronn
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [13 or 15] Oct 1860
Classmark:  DAR 160.3: 317
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2934

To H. G. Bronn   5 October [1860]

Summary

Answers HGB’s criticism of Origin.

Explains HGB’s case of differences in rats by adaptation.

CD’s view explains homological and embryological resemblances of each type.

Does not believe all development is at same rate. Cites Australian forms.

Does not see force of objection that origin of life must be explained.

Asks if C. L. Brehm’s subspecies of birds are really characteristic of regions of Germany.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Georg Bronn
Date:  5 Oct [1860]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2940

From H. G. Bronn   [before 11 March 1862]

Summary

Asks if CD will have corrections for 2d German ed. of Origin.

CD’s theory only natural way to explain creation but contradicts current knowledge about origin of life from inorganic matter.

Has read Primula paper [Collected papers 2: 45–63] with interest.

Author:  Heinrich Georg Bronn
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 11 Mar 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 160.3: 319
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3363

To H. G. Bronn   11 March [1862]

Summary

Pleased that new German edition of Origin is wanted. Wishes to make corrections.

Suggests German translation of Orchids.

Comments on HGB’s book [Untersuchungen (1858)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Georg Bronn
Date:  11 Mar [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 153
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3470

From H. G. Bronn   27 March 1862

Summary

CD can add revisions since he cannot begin work on 2d German ed. of Origin until May.

Schweizerbart wants to publish translation of Orchids. Asks for woodcuts for illustrations.

Author:  Heinrich Georg Bronn
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Mar 1862
Classmark:  DAR 160.3: 320
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3487

To H. G. Bronn   25 April [1862]

Summary

Sends additions and corrections for 2d German ed. of Origin [1862–3].

Before a German translation of Orchids is done, CD thinks HGB should read part of it and decide if it is worth while; CD has doubts.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Georg Bronn
Date:  25 Apr [1862]
Classmark:  Lehigh University Libraries Special Collections (Honeyman Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3519

From H. G. Bronn   19 May 1862

Summary

Thanks for revisions in 2d ed. of Origin. Suggests correction regarding species numbers in the Tertiary.

Comments on pages of Orchids and problems of German translation.

Believes CD’s theory not yet proven, but that it will finally lead to truth.

Author:  Heinrich Georg Bronn
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 May 1862
Classmark:  DAR 160.3: 321
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3561

From H. G. Bronn   21 June 1862

Summary

L. C. Treviranus inclined to translate Orchids, but "unfortunately" HGB has already done it. Book’s discussion of plant sexuality important for zoology as well as botany.

Origin is in press. Attaches a list of "quelques petites difficultées" encountered in his translation.

Author:  Heinrich Georg Bronn
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 June 1862
Classmark:  DAR 70: 2, DAR 160.3: 318
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3619

To H. G. Bronn   30 June [1862]

Summary

Encloses answers and corrections [concerning Orchids]. Thanks HGB for translating it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Georg Bronn
Date:  30 June [1862]
Classmark:  Bronn trans. 1862; DAR 143: 155; Houghton Library, Harvard University (MS Lowell Autograph File 83)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3630

To H. G. Bronn   11 July 1862

Summary

Sends additional notes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Georg Bronn
Date:  11 July 1862
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (MS Lowell Autograph File 83)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3652
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