To J. V. Carus 23 September 1872
Down, | Beckenham, Kent.
Sep 23 1872
My dear Sir
I recd yesterday your History of Zoology, & I thank you very sincerely for this present.
I consider the title of your book one of the greatest honours which has ever been paid me.1
What enormous labour it must have cost you— I wish it was in English for I then could read the whole; but I hope soon to read portions of it.
You will have recd. some time ago the last of the proof-sheets of my book on expression— I have no idea whether it will be successful & interest many persons; but I hear that Herr Koch has ordered 2000 plates.2 The Americans have ordered 3000— The Russians 2000; the French 500 & I believe the Dutch 500. I hope that you have made a favorable arrangement with Herr Koch, for it is to you & not to him that I give the right of translation.3 I most sincerely hope that the mountain-air & rest have done your health some good;4 & if at any time you feel so inclined, it wd be a real pleasure to me to hear how you are | My dear Sir | yours very sincerely | Charles Darwin
Thanks JVC for his History of zoology [Geschichte der Zoologie bis auf Joh. Müller und Charl. Darwin (1872)]. Considers the title one of the greatest honours ever paid him.
Reports on foreign orders for the heliotype plates of Expression.
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Carus, J. V.
- Sent from
- Source of text
- Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859 Darwin, Charles, Bl. 88/89
- Physical description
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8531,” accessed on 26 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8531