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DCP-LETT-3202

From Tiberius Cornelius Winkler   7 July 1861

Monsieur!

Mon m´emoire sur les Poissons fossiles d’Oeningen, couronn´e par la soci´et´e hollandaise des sciences ‘a Harlem, ayant paru, je d´esire vivement vous t´emoigner, par l’envoi d’un exemplaire de cet ouvrage, le respect que m’inspirent vos travaux scientifiques.1 De l’un de ces illustres travaux, de votre “Origin of species”, j’ai eu l’honneur de faire la traduction hollandaise.2 Je profite de l’occasion qui m’est fournie par l’obligeance de Sir Charles Lyell, de vous offrir en mˆeme temps un exemplaire de cette traduction.3 Je prends la libert´e de vous prier de vouloir bien me faire savoir si ces deux ouvrages sont parvenus dans vos mains.

Agr´eez, Monsieur, l’assurance de ma consid´eration tr‘es distingu´ee.

T. C. Winkler

Harlem 7 Juillet 1861

A Monsieur Charles Darwin.

Footnotes

1
Winkler 1861. There is a copy of this work in the Darwin Library–Down.
2
Winkler’s translation of Origin into Dutch (Winkler trans. 1860) is in the Darwin Library–CUL.
3
Winkler’s letter to CD was enclosed in a letter to Charles Lyell, dated 8 July 1861 (Edinburgh University Library (Lyell 1: 6085)), in which Winkler asked Lyell to forward the works mentioned in the letter to CD.

Translation

From Tiberius Cornelius Winkler   7 July 1861

Sir!

My dissertation on the fossil fish of Oeningen, which received an award from the Dutch Society of Sciences in Harlem, has been published, and I hope the dispatch to you of a copy of this piece will convince you of the respect inspired in me by your scientific works.1 I have had the honour of doing the Dutch translation of one of your illustrious works, your “Origin of Species”,2 and I am taking advantage of Sir Charles Lyell’s kindness to offer you a copy of that translation as well.3 I take the liberty of asking you kindly to let me know when these two works have arrived in your hands.

Accept, Sir, the assurance of my very highest esteem | T. C. Winkler

Harlem 7 July 1861

To Mr Charles Darwin.

Footnotes

1
Winkler 1861. There is a copy of this work in the Darwin Library–Down.
2
Winkler’s translation of Origin into Dutch (Winkler trans. 1860) is in the Darwin Library–CUL.
3
Winkler’s letter to CD was enclosed in a letter to Charles Lyell, dated 8 July 1861 (Edinburgh University Library (Lyell 1: 6085)), in which Winkler asked Lyell to forward the works mentioned in the letter to CD.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-3202
From
Winkler, T. C.
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
Harlem
Source of text
Edinburgh University Library (Lyell 1: 6084)
Physical description
1p (French)

Summary

Sends his article ["Quelques nouvelles espèces de poissons fossiles", Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen, Haarlem 2d ser. 14 (1861)]

and Dutch translation of the Origin.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3202,” accessed on 30 April 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3202

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