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DCP-LETT-7780

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

Footnotes

1
Carus had sent CD corrections for the German translation of Descent (Carus trans. 1871). See letter from J. V. Carus, 28 May 1871.
2
See letter from J. V. Carus, 28 May 1871 and n. 3.
3
Louis Leguay. See letter from J. V. Carus, 28 May 1871 and n. 4.
4
See letter from J. V. Carus, 28 May 1871 and n. 5.
5
The index to Descent was prepared by William Sweetland Dallas. See letter to R. F. Cooke, 12 January [1871].

Summary

Thanks JVC for corrections for Descent. Index, which is too full, was hurried at the end.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7780
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Carus, J. V.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859 Darwin, Charles, Bl. 72/73
Physical description
3pp

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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7780,” accessed on 26 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7780

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