From J. V. Carus 14 July 1872
July 14th. 1872
My dear Sir,
You would oblige me exceedingly if you would kindly let me know, if your Essay on Expression will be published soon.1 In consequence of an illness of my children and my wife,2 who overworked herself in nursing them, and as I am myself rather knocked up, I am sent by the doctors to some place to regain strength for all of us. Before that I must be present at our Naturalists’ Meeting here in Leipzig, so that I cannot go before the 18th. of August.3 If I could do some of the translation before that term, it would be very nice.
We are now printing the new edition of the Origin. I rather think you are going a little too far in Mr Mivart’s objections. As far as I know it did very little harm here in Germany.4
In a very short time I shall send you a copy of my History of Zoology which is finished now, I am happy to say.5 You will see I had to go into very strange details.
Believe me, | My dear Sir, | Yours ever sincerely, | J. Victor Carus
Asks whether he can start soon on translating Expression.
Thinks CD has gone a little too far on St G. J. Mivart’s objection, which he thinks did very little harm in Germany.
JVC’s history of zoology is finished [Geschichte der Zoologie bis auf Joh. Müller und Charl. Darwin (1872)].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8409,” accessed on 23 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8409