To Anton Dohrn 24 August 1
Down, | Beckenham, Kent.
My dear Sir
Very many thanks for your kind & pleasant letter.—2 I heartily rejoice at the success of your great Naples undertaking; & I fully believe that you have thus done a great service to science.3 I shall be proud & pleased to send to your Library, whenever you desire it, a complete set of my books.—4
I do not know whether you will care at all about the little book, which I have just finished, but which will not be published till November; but I shall like to give you a copy & will send it to wherever I may hear that you are.—5 I suppose Jena will be the best place. I suppose from your letter that you will leave England immediately, & I did not know that you were now in England. Either now or when you next come to England, I hope that you will come & dine & sleep here; for though I cannot talk much with anyone, yet I shd thus be able to have several little talks with you, which I shd. much enjoy
With every good wish, | Believe me | My dear Sir | Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin
Rejoices at success [of Naples Zoological Station]. Will send complete set of his books to the library.
If AD is interested, he will send a copy of Expression when it comes out.
Invites AD to visit Down.
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Dohrn, F. A.
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- Source of text
- Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München (Ana 525. Ba 700 & 700a)
- Physical description
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8486,” accessed on 29 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8486