To Friedrich Rolle1 30 January 2
Down. Bromley. Kent. S.E.
You must excuse me writing briefly, as I am much engaged and far from well. I thank you sincerely for your sketch of the progress of opinion on the change of species in Germany, which has interested me much.3 If you have any communication with Dr. Jaeger, be so kind as to present my compliments to him and say how glad I am to hear that he is on my side.4
Pray also remember me kindly to Dr. Weinland.5 I have read and been much pleased with the later parts of your work which seem to me well done.— You have used excellently Dr. Rütimeyer’s admirable memoir6
With my best wishes for your success, I remain, dear Sir, yours very faithfully | Charles Darwin
Thanks FR for sketch of progress of evolutionary theory in Germany.
Compliments to Gustav Jäger.
Comments on FR’s book [Ch. Darwin’s Lehre (1863)].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3954,” accessed on 28 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3954