To Friedrich Rolle 1 February 1
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Sir
I have received safely all five numbers of your work “Der Mensch” & your obliging note of Jan. 28.2 I have not as yet had time to do more than turn over the pages of the four latter numbers; nor shall I be able for some little time, as my health is weak, but when I do read them I have no doubt I shall find interesting matter, & I thank you sincerely for sending them to me.
Your letter contained several points new to me. I was not aware that Rütimeier for whom I feel much respect, had ever expressed himself on the subject of the modification of species.3 I am sorry to hear what you tell me about Dr Weinland & Jager4 I am not at all surprized at what you say about disagreeing with me on some points, for no two men cd think independently on so complex a subject without differing to a certain extent5
With my best thanks for your kindness pray believe me my dear Sir | yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin
Thanks for all five numbers of Der Mensch .
Had not known that Rütimeyer had written on modification of species.
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Rolle, Friedrich
- Sent from
- Source of text
- Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main
- Physical description
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4992,” accessed on 27 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4992