To V. O. Kovalevsky 2 June 1
Down, | Beckenham, Kent.
My dear Sir
You have been very kind about Körte; but I am sorry you ran the risk of sending it. I return it by this Post, & I hope to Heaven it may reach you safely.— I think I have found cause of absence of passage: there must have been a 2nd. Edit in 1829, for Köppen gives this date & refers to a second Part by Sydow which does not appear in the Edit of 1828.2
You must not take more trouble, but if ever you shd. come across in any Library the Edit. of 1829 pray look to p. 33, & probably you will find a short passage, which wd. be of value to me.—3
I quite agree with you about the savage brutality of the Versailles army, but on the other hand I must think that the Communists have made themselves everlastingly infamous.—4
I shall be very happy to see you in England.5 I am far from well today, so no more, except once again to thank you.—
Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin
Thanks VOK for sending F. Körte’s book [Die Streich-, Zug- oder Wander-Heuschrecke (1828)]. The passage CD wrote about [see 7735] must occur in the second edition. If VOK ever comes upon the 1829 edition, it would be of use to him.
Agrees that the Versailles army has been savagely brutal [in siege of Paris], but thinks the "Communists [Communards] have made themselves everlastingly infamous".
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7796,” accessed on 23 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7796