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To Anton Dohrn   13 July 1879

Summary

Thanks AD for the handsome Annual Report of the Zoological Station (1878). Rejoices at its success and its great service to science.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  13 July 1879
Classmark:  Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München (Ana 525. Ba 703)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12155

To Anton Dohrn   15 February 1880

Summary

Thanks AD and the naturalists at the Station for their birthday congratulations.

CD has been awarded the Bressa prize of the Accademia delle Scienze in Turin, and it occurs to him that if the Station wanted some apparatus costing about £100, he would like to pay for it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  15 Feb 1880
Classmark:  Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München (Ana 525. Ba 704)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12483

To Anton Dohrn   27 February 1880

Summary

Leaves decision as to use of his gift to AD.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  27 Feb 1880
Classmark:  Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München (Ana 525. Ba 705)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12501

To Anton Dohrn   22 February 1881

Summary

AD exaggerates what CD has done for science.

On the Zoological Yearbook, CD thinks it would be an excellent plan to give an account of zoological publications from all countries in a single work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  22 Feb 1881
Classmark:  Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München (Ana 525. Ba 706)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13062

To Anton Dohrn   13 February 1882

Summary

Thanks for AD’s letter.

Owen has published a paper on the brain in relation to the mouth ["On the homology of the conario-hypophysial tract", J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Zool.) 16 (1882): 131–49]. CD cannot avoid suspicion that the original idea was borrowed from AD.

F. M. Balfour very ill. His death would be a great loss.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  13 Feb 1882
Classmark:  Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München (Ana 525. Ba 707)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13686

To Anton Dohrn   26 November [1867]

Summary

Thanks AD for his paper on "Morphology of the Arthropoda" [Rep. BAAS 37 (1867) pt 2: 82], a deeply interesting subject.

Suggests he examine specimens of Scalpellum.

Fritz Müller thinks CD is mistaken, but CD cannot persuade himself he was wrong in his observations on Balanidae [Living Cirripedia 2: 105].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  26 Nov [1867]
Classmark:  Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Ana 525, Ba 694)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5698

To Anton Dohrn   25 December 1869

Summary

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

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  25 Dec 1869
Classmark:  Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Ana 525, Ba696)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7035

To Anton Dohrn   4 January 1870

Summary

The Zoological Garden has only one old adult male of Limulus. When there were females, eggs were never observed.

Encloses a separate letter [7071] about AD’s scheme [for a zoological station].

Suggests AD be cautious [in his work]. "Caution is almost the soul of science."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  4 Jan 1870
Classmark:  Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München (Ana 525. Ba 697); Bibliothèque de Genève
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7070

DCP-LETT-7071

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  
Classmark:  unknown
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7071

To Anton Dohrn   8 September 1871

Summary

Agrees to have his name on the list of naturalists to whom annual report [on zoological station] should be sent.

His health has been very bad for last six weeks.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  8 Sept 1871
Classmark:  Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München (Ana 525. Ba 698)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7926

To Anton Dohrn   3 February 1872

Summary

Thanks AD for his article in Das Ausland ["Englische Kritiker und Anti-Kritiker über den Darwinismus", 49 (1871): 1153–7].

Mivart’s book [Genesis of species], which misinterprets CD’s views, has produced a great effect in England.

He has answered the point about incipient structures being useless in new [6th] edition of Origin.

His Descent has had immense circulation, but has met with approval of hardly any naturalists. He supposes it was a mistake to publish it, but it will pave way for a better work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  3 Feb 1872
Classmark:  Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Ana 525. Ba 699)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8199

To Anton Dohrn   24 August [1872]

Summary

Rejoices at success [of Naples Zoological Station]. Will send complete set of his books to the library.

If AD is interested, he will send a copy of Expression when it comes out.

Invites AD to visit Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  24 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München (Ana 525. Ba 700 & 700a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8486

To Anton Dohrn   2 June [1873]

Summary

Thanks AD for kind review of Expression. AD’s remarks on necessity of tracing development of functions are novel and valuable.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  2 June [1873]
Classmark:  Bibliothèque de Genève
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8933

To Anton Dohrn   13 February 1874

Summary

Thanks for birthday greetings.

Comments on work at Naples Zoological Station. F. M. Balfour to visit Naples. Would like to send third son [Francis Darwin] to learn art of observing marine animals.

Health indifferent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  13 Feb 1874
Classmark:  Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München (Ana 525, Ba 711)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9289

To Anton Dohrn   7 March 1874

Summary

CD is grieved to hear that AD is overworked and troubled about the Zoological Station. Glad he is now writing to seek assistance from English naturalists. Sends a subscription of £100 and £10 each from George and Francis Darwin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  7 Mar 1874
Classmark:  Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München (Ana 525 Ba 712)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9338

To Anton Dohrn   16 April and 9 August 1874

Summary

Has written to J. Murray to have account of the Zoological Station inserted in the Murray guidebook.

The circular about the Station has been printed; some have already signed.

Received R. Kossman’s paper on Anelasma ["Untersuchungen über die durch Parasitismus hervorgerufenen Umbildungen in der Familie der Pedunculata", Verh. Phys.-med. Ges. Würz. N. F. 5 (1874): 129–57]. The case is the most interesting ever recorded of gradation, i.e., from an animal with a stomach to one with roots like a plant.

Delighted he will examine the complemental males of Scalpellum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  16 Apr 1874 or 9 Aug 1874
Classmark:  Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München (Ana 525, Ba 702)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9414

To Anton Dohrn   [after 7 February 1875]

Summary

The Zoological Station has already resulted in "capital work" by F. M. Balfour and Ray Lankester. G. J. Romanes is coming next year.

CD will be interested in AD’s ancestry of vertebrates. "I shall be very sorry to give up the ascidians."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  [after 7 Feb 1875]
Classmark:  Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München (Ana 525. Ba 1120)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9852

To Anton Dohrn   24 May 1875

Summary

Thanks AD for his Ursprung [der Wirbelthiere (1875)], which astonished CD. AD’s views, if accepted by competent authorities, will show how much we have to learn about the history of every animal. Suggests caution on "degradation principle". Comments on other views in the work. Has long seen importance of the principle of "Functionswechsel" [transfer [change!?] of function], but never enunciated it as a distinct principle.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  24 May 1875
Classmark:  Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München (Ana 525. Ba 1122)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9991
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