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To Eduard Koch   4 November 1869

Down, Beckenham | Kent [6 Queen Anne Street, London]

Nov. 4th. 1869

Dear Sir

I am much obliged for Dr. Dub’s work which I received two or three days ago.1 When next you communicate with Dr. Dub will you be so good as to say to him that I congratulate him on the completion of the work, & that I shall hope soon to read the greater part of it.

I have already written to Prof. Victor Carus on the subject of my new book & told him all that I could.2

I am glad to hear of the new edition of the Origin;3 I sent some time ago the new English edition to Prof. Carus; & the corrections will cost him a good deal of labour, for although the book is only a page or two longer I have struck out many passages & added others.4

Believe me, dear Sir | yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin


The references are to Julius Dub and Dub 1870; see letter from Eduard Koch, 30 October 1869. There is a copy of Dub 1870 in the Darwin Library–Down.
CD refers to Julius Victor Carus. CD discussed Descent in the letter to J. V. Carus, 22 October [1869]; see also the letter to J. V. Carus, 30 October 1869.
The reference is to the German translation of the fifth English edition of Origin (Bronn and Carus trans. 1870); see letter from Eduard Koch, 30 October 1869.
CD sent the fifth English edition of Origin to Carus on 21 June (see letter to J. V. Carus, 21 June [1869]). See also letter to J. V. Carus, 4 May 1869.


Thanks EK for Julius Dub’s work [see 6961].

Has sent the new [5th] edition of Origin to Carus.

Letter details

Letter no.
Darwin, C. R.
Koch, Eduard
Sent from
London, Queen Anne St, 6 Down letterhead
Source of text
Württembergische Landesbibliothek, Stuttgart (Cod. hist. 40 333a, 77, 4)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6969,” accessed on 28 October 2016,