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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-7810

To Gerhard Rohlfs   8 June 1871

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

June 8. 1871

Dear Sir

I thank you very sincerely for yr kind letter, & for your notes, which shall be duly considered whenever I have to prepare a corrected edition of my last book—1

The judgment of a man who like you, has made one of the most wonderful expeditions on record, certainly deserves the fullest consideration.2

With respect to the colour of desert animals I trusted to Mr Tristram, who I believe visited the borders of, if he did not penetrate into the Sahara.3

With great respect I beg leave to remain | dear Sir | yours faithfully & obliged | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

1
See letter from Gerhard Rohlfs, 6 June 1871 and nn. 8, 12, and 13. CD refers to Descent.
2
Rohlfs was the first European to explore and map the Libyan desert (NDB).
3
CD refers to Henry Baker Tristram. See letter from Gerhard Rohlfs, 6 June 1871 and n. 12.

Summary

Thanks GR, who made one of the most wonderful expeditions on record, for some notes which he will consider if he ever has to prepare a new edition [of Descent].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7810
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Rohlfs, G. F.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
University Library Basel (Allgemeine Autographensammlung D)
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7810,” accessed on 29 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7810

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