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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Ernst Krause   12 February 1879

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | (Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.)

Feb. 12. 1879

Dear Sir

I must write a line to thank you for your extremely kind letter.1 The Editors of Kosmos have done me a quite unprecedented honour by the publication of the last number,—much of which, I can see, will interest me greatly.2

With cordial thanks | Yours faithfully | Charles Darwin


Krause was an editor of Kosmos; the February 1879 issue contained essays on CD’s life and work to mark his 70th birthday, and also featured an essay on Erasmus Darwin by Krause (Krause 1879a).


Krause, Ernst. 1879a. Erasmus Darwin, der Großvater und Vorkämpfer Charles Darwin’s: ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Descendenz-Theorie. Kosmos 4 (1878–9): 397–424.


Thanks for honour of latest number of Kosmos.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Sent from
Source of text
University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library (John Robert Crouse autograph collection)
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11871,” accessed on 9 June 2023,