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Darwin Correspondence Project

From Francis Darwin to Ernst Krause   [29 October 1879]1


Dear Sir,

My father begs me to enclose to you a letter addressed to M. Reinwald; he begs that you will read it & if you approve of it that you will post it2

Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | Francis Darwin


The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the draft letter to C.-F. Reinwald, 29 October 1879.
See letter to C.-F. Reinwald, 29 October 1879. Krause had heard that Charles-Ferdinand Reinwald, who published French translations of CD’s works, intended to publish only CD’s portion of the translation of Erasmus Darwin; CD wrote a letter to encourage Reinwald to publish Krause’s portion also, but in the event no translation was published. See letter from Ernst Krause, 20 October 1879.


Encloses a letter from CD to C.-F. Reinwald for EK to read, and if he approves, to send on.

Letter details

Letter no.
Francis Darwin
Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Sent from
Source of text
The Huntington Library (HM 36218)
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12275F,” accessed on 13 April 2024,