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From C. G. Semper   26 April 1877

Summary

Explains why he did not add his photograph to the album presented by German naturalists to CD. Instead he wishes to dedicate to CD his work on the vertebrate-type eyes on the back of some Mollusca. [Enclosed is a MS introduction to this work, Über Sehorgane von Typus der Wirbelthieraugen auf dem Rücken von Schnecken.].

Author:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Apr 1877
Classmark:  DAR 177: 137
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10942

To C. G. Semper   30 April 1877

Summary

Is honoured by CGS’s dedication [see 10942].

His observation of the dorsal eyes of Onchidium is interesting and surprising.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Date:  30 Apr 1877
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealer) (March 1994); Kotte Autographs (dealer) (March 2016)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10945F

From C. G. Semper   13 July 1877

Summary

Sends work on dorsal eyes of Onchidium ["Über Schneckenaugen", Arch. Mikrosk. Anat. 14 (1877): 118–24]. Comments on work.

Author:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 177: 138
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11050

To C. G. Semper   18 July 1877

Summary

Thanks for CGS’s work [“Über Schneckenaugen” (1877)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Date:  18 July 1877
Classmark:  Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Düsseldorf (slg 60/Dok/56)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11061

To C. G. Semper   19 July 1878

Summary

Offers to give CGS a writing machine.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Date:  19 July 1878
Classmark:  Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Düsseldorf (slg 60/Dok/57)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11617

From C. G. Semper   22 July 1878

Summary

Thanks CD for his kind letter and accepts his offer of a writing machine.

Author:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 July 1878
Classmark:  DAR 177: 137
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11624

To C. G. Semper   24 July [1878]

Summary

Pleased CGS will accept machine.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Date:  24 July [1878]
Classmark:  Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Düsseldorf (slg 60/Dok/58)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11629

From C. G. Semper   5 October 1878

Summary

Thanks CD for writing machine.

Recalls visit by CD’s son [Francis].

Author:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Oct 1878
Classmark:  DAR 177: 140
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11716

To C. G. Semper   26 November [1878]

Summary

Discusses views of Moritz Wagner on modification of species. Two different cases: one in which a species is modified in the same country and cases in which a species splits. Glad CGS is taking up subject.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Date:  26 Nov [1878]
Classmark:  Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Düsseldorf (slg 60/Dok/59)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11760

To C. G. Semper   30 November 1878

Summary

Discusses effect of isolation on species modification and the views of Moritz Wagner on the subject.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Date:  30 Nov 1878
Classmark:  Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Düsseldorf (slg 60/Dok/60)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11767

From C. G. Semper   6 December 1878

Summary

Asks whether he may use CD’s letters in his work [Die natürlichen Existenzbedingungen der Thiere (1880)] in order to show that Moritz Wagner has misrepresented CD’s views.

Discusses the influence of isolation and external conditions on animals, and the relative importance of the direct effect of external conditions and of selection in bringing about change.

Author:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Dec 1878
Classmark:  DAR 202: 120
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11776

To C. G. Semper   [after 6 December 1878]

Summary

Gives CGS permission to use his letters in any way he thinks fit.

Discusses the direct effect of external conditions as an agent of change in organisms; has encountered many cases since the publication of Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Date:  [after 6 Dec 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 120v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11777

To C. G. Semper   2 October 1879

Summary

Discusses CGS’s account of Pellew Islands. Still believes atolls and barrier reefs in Pacific indicate subsidence. But cases like Pellew Islands, if frequent, would make his conclusions of little value.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Date:  2 Oct 1879
Classmark:  Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Düsseldorf (slg 60/Dok/61)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12245

To C. G. Semper   6 February 1881

Summary

Comments on CGS’s The natural conditions of existence [1881] and on views of Moritz Wagner on geographical distribution.

Discusses cause of variability.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Date:  6 Feb 1881
Classmark:  Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Düsseldorf (slg 60/Dok/62)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13040

From C. G. Semper   16 July 1881

Summary

Thanks CD for his kind judgment on his book [The natural conditions of existence (1881)].

E. Ray Lankester has written an unfriendly review of it [Nature 23 (1880–1): 405–9].

Author:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 July 1881
Classmark:  DAR 177: 141
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13246

To C. G. Semper   19 July 1881

Summary

Thinks CGS right not to reply to critical article by Lankester.

Discusses direct action of environment as cause of variability; the finding of Hermann Hoffmann that direct action of environment affects plants very little.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Date:  19 July 1881
Classmark:  Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Düsseldorf (slg 60/Dok/63)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13251

To C. G. Semper   21 January [1874]

Summary

Asks for information about the title and date of Semper’s essay disputing CD’s theory of coral reefs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Date:  21 Jan [1874]
Classmark:  Christie’s (dealers) (8 June 2005)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9252G

From C. G. Semper   25 January 1874

Summary

Discusses coral reefs

and encloses a copy of his "Reisebericht" [Z. Wiss. Zool. 13 (1863): 538–70], as requested by CD.

Author:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Jan 1874
Classmark:  DAR 177: 135
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9255

From C. G. Semper   8 February 1874

Summary

Comments on G. H. Lewes’s book [The life and works of Goethe (1855)].

Author:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Feb 1874
Classmark:  DAR 177: 136
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9276
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