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From Francis Darwin to Ernst Krause   23 October 1879

Down | Beckenham

Oct 23. 79

Dear Sir,

My father directs me to express his thanks to you for your letter & for the errata to which you are good enough to call his attention.1

He is very sorry to learn that your part will not appear with his in French; as regards the difference with Reinwald my father (from his knowledge of R’s character) cannot for a moment believe that he would be influenced by such trivial feelings as antagonism to the Germans2

My father will be glad to give you any information in his power about the characters in his Biography to which you allude

Yours faithfully | Francis Darwin

P.S. | Reinwald always gives my Father a small percentage on his works,3 & my father intended to hand over to you any profits that might thus arise from the sale of the French edit of yours & his joint work.


See letter from Ernst Krause, 20 October 1879. Krause had seen proofs of the translation of his part of Erasmus Darwin.
See letter from Ernst Krause, 20 October 1879. Charles-Ferdinand Reinwald published French translations of CD’s works; however, no French translation of Erasmus Darwin was published.
See, for example, Correspondence vol. 25, letter from C.-F. Reinwald, 9 May 1877.


CD thanks Krause for the errata.

CD is sorry to hear that Krause’s part will not appear in the French edition, and cannot believe that C.-F. Reinwald would be influenced by antagonism to the Germans. Reinwald always gives CD a small percentage on sales, and CD had intended to pass it on to EK.

Letter details

Letter no.
Francis Darwin
Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Sent from
Source of text
The Huntington Library (HM 36217)
Physical description
ALS 3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12268H,” accessed on 21 February 2024,