To Hermanus Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen 21 February 1871
Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.
Feb 21 1871
I am greatly obliged for the copy from the Révue & for your interesting remarks. If M. Reclus is trustworthy the case is extremely curious, & I think it wd be worth while to enquire in Paris whether he is to be trusted.1 I have also received your Dutch memoir with the wonderful drawings of elephant’s heads. May this not be a record of an extinct animal like the drawing of the Mastodon said to have been found in France?2 The argument in the voyage of the Novara & elsewhere, led me to the conclusion of the independent civilisation of Peru &c.3
I have already despatched to you the erroneous sheet,4 & I enclose answers to your queries. I wish I knew where the word, Larynx was. I think I follow Häckel in his use of the word Phylum.5 Pray correct in Ch. 6 the word kingdom into sub-kingdom. In vol 1. p 321 I would add, after “classes”, or “sub kingdoms” I am very much obliged for these suggestions.6
I hope soon to send a few more sheets reprinted with slight corrections.
Believe me | dear Sir | yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin
P.S. I much wish I cd read Dutch; for yr memoir judging from the wood-cuts must be very interesting.—
Thanks HHHvZ for a memoir
and answers some queries;
mentions some corrections for his Dutch translation of Descent.
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen, Hermanus
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- Source of text
- Archives of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University (MCZ ref. No. bMs 7.10.3(2))
- Physical description
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7500,” accessed on 24 April 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7500