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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Ernst Krause   13 February 1880

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

Feb 13./80

My dear Sir

I thank you heartily for your most kind letter.1 I write now merely to say that April 10th on the Epitaph is a dreadful mistake, made by the copyist, & I cannot think how I overlooked it, but I very often overlook errata.2

Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin


CD had not noticed the error in Erasmus Darwin, p. 127 (see letter from Ernst Krause, 10 February 1880 and n. 3).


Erasmus Darwin. By Ernst Krause. Translated from the German by W. S. Dallas, with a preliminary notice by Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1879.


Thanks EK for kind letter.

CD’s date on epitaph is a dreadful mistake. CD often overlooks errata.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Sent from
Source of text
The Huntington Library (HM 36202)
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12476,” accessed on 20 April 2024,