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Darwin Correspondence Project

From the masters of Greiz College   12 February 1879

To | Charles Darwin

the deep thinker, the learned and celebrated naturalist send their greetings and sincere congratulations to his 70th. birthday and heartfelt wishes for many happy returns, with the assurance of their high esteem and veneration,1

his German admirers, the undersigned Masters at the College of Greiz:

Retzlag. | Grahl. | Rossberg, Dr. phil. | Dr. Reissig. | A. Schlundt, Dr. | Dr. F. Ludwig | Schöber. | F. H. Grünler | [E. Dillner] | O. [Hertzsch]2

Greiz, Thuringia | Germany. | February 12th 1879.


CD was 70 on 12 February 1879.
Friedrich Ludwig had written to CD with observations on the forms of flowers; see Correspondence vol. 25, letter to Friedrich Ludwig, 1 August 1877, and Correspondence vol. 26, letter to Friedrich Ludwig, 29 May 1878. The other signatories have not been identified.


Send 70th birthday congratulations.

Letter details

Letter no.
Greiz College
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 99: 94r
Physical description
LS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11879,” accessed on 23 June 2024,