To J. V. Carus 30 May 1871
Down, | Beckenham, Kent.
May 30 1871
My dear Sir
I am very much obliged to you for yr corrections.1 The name of the inhabitants of the Fiji I’s is spelt in in English many ways, & this has been the cause of my blunder; I think Fijians is best.2 At vol 1 p. 29 the name I believe is Leguay.3 Many thanks about the horns; perhaps you will be so good as to insert the right numbers, viz. 33 to the left & 27 to the right.4 It is a shame to give you so much trouble, especially as the Index has already cost you so much, but I shd be grateful for any corrections, as I suppose some day, I shall bring out a corrected edition.
I did not myself make the index & the gentleman who made it & made it too full, was much hurried at the close.5 Whenever you have occasion to write again, but do not write on purpose, I shd like to hear how many copies have been printed & sold of your translation in Germany. In England 6500 have been printed.
Believe me with many thanks | yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin
Thanks JVC for corrections for Descent. Index, which is too full, was hurried at the end.
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- Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859 Darwin, Charles, Bl. 72/73
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