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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-6509

To Ernst Haeckel   20 December 1868

Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

Dec 20 1868

My dear Häckel

I write a line merely to thank you for yr letter of Dec 12, which by some accident I received only 2 days ago.1

I am very sincerely sorry, for yr sake & for the sake of science at the sudden death of yr distinguished Schleicher.2 From all that I have heard he will be an irreparable loss to philology; & I am personally all the more grieved as he so well supported the views which we both maintain.

Believe me my dear Häckel | your sincere friend | Charles Darwin

Footnotes

1
Haeckel’s letter has not been found. Haeckel had accidentally sent it to Thomas Henry Huxley, who forwarded it to CD (see letter from T. H. Huxley, 18 December 1868 and n. 1).
2
August Schleicher died on 6 December 1868 (ADB).

Summary

Concerning death of August Schleicher.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-6509
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Haeckel, E. P. A.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1: 1–52/21)
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6509,” accessed on 25 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6509

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