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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-7035

To Anton Dohrn   25 December 1869

Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.

Dec 25 1869

Dear Sir

I thank you sincerely for your very kind present received yesterday, & I congratulate you on the production of your work which must have cost you so much labour, & which I trust will prove a memorable event in our science—1

The plates are magnificent & extremely clear. I almost daily regret that I am not a better German scholar but I must endeavour to understand your views.

With my best thanks I beg leave to remain | My dear Sir | yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

1
Dohrn sent the first volume of Untersuchungen über Bau und Entwicklung der Arthropoden (Investigations on the structure and development of arthropods; Dohrn 1870) to CD on 11 November 1869 (Groeben 1982, p. 90 n. 11). A copy of this volume, inscribed to CD, is at Down House.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7035
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Dohrn, F. A.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Ana 525, Ba696)
Physical description
2pp

Summary

Thanks AD for his work. CD regrets he is not a better German scholar, but he must endeavour to understand AD’s views.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7035,” accessed on 25 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7035

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