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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Arnold Dodel-Port   12 February 1879

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

Feb. 12th 1879

My dear Sir

I thank you for your most kind letter which has interested me much in several ways, & for the gift of the Atlas.—1 In truth no praise can be too strong for these drawings, they are so wonderfully clear & instructive.

I rejoice to hear of the success of your Lectures & all your other success.2

I have not heard a word about H. Müller of Lippstadt & do not know to what you allude, but I will write to him.—3

Again accept my best thanks & believe me | Yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin


The letter from Dodel-Port has not been found. He sent the second part of his and Carolina Dodel-Port’s botanical atlas (Dodel-Port and Dodel-Port 1878–83). He had sent the first part in 1878; see Correspondence vol. 26, letter from Arnold Dodel-Port, 12 June 1878.
Dodel-Port taught botany at the University of Zurich.
In his now missing letter, Dodel-Port had evidently written about Hermann Müller’s problems related to his teaching; see letter to Hermann Müller, 12 February [1879], and letter from Hermann Müller, 14 February 1879.


Dodel-Port, Arnold and Dodel-Port, Carolina. 1878[–83]. Anatomisch-physiologischer Atlas der Botanik für Hoch- und Mittelschulen … in 42 colorirten Wandtafeln nebst Text, sowie 18 Supplement-Blättern für den academischen Unterricht. 1 vol. and atlas. Esslingen am Neckar: J. F. Schreiber.


Thanks AD-P for the gift of part of his Atlas [see 11039].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Arnold Dodel-Port
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Source of text
Zentralbibliothek, Zürich (Ms. Z VIII 417.2)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11877,” accessed on 17 January 2022,