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From Tiberius Cornelis Winkler1   7 July 1861

Monsieur!

Mon mémoire sur les Poissons fossiles d’Oeningen, couronné par la société hollandaise des sciences à Harlem, ayant paru, je désire vivement vous témoigner, par l’envoi d’un exemplaire de cet ouvrage, le respect que m’inspirent vos travaux scientifiques.2 De l’un de ces illustres travaux, de votre “Origin of species”, j’ai eu l’honneur de faire la traduction hollandaise.3 Je profite de l’occasion qui m’est fournie par l’obligeance de Sir Charles Lyell, de vous offrir en même temps un exemplaire de cette traduction.4 Je prends la liberté de vous prier de vouloir bien me faire savoir si ces deux ouvrages sont parvenus dans vos mains.

Agréez, Monsieur, l’assurance de ma considération très distinguée.

T. C. Winkler

Harlem 7 Juillet 1861

A Monsieur Charles Darwin.

Footnotes

For a translation of this letter, see Correspondence vol. 9, Appendix I.
Winkler 1861. There is a copy of this work in the Darwin Library–Down.
Winkler’s translation of Origin into Dutch (Winkler trans. 1860) is in the Darwin Library–CUL.
Winkler’s letter to CD was enclosed in a letter to Charles Lyell, dated 8 July 1861 (Edinburgh University Library (Lyell 1: 6085)), in which Winkler asked Lyell to forward the works mentioned in the letter to CD.

Bibliography

Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 27 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Origin: On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1859.

Winkler, Tiberius Cornelius. 1861. Description de quelques nouvelles espèces de poissons fossiles des calcaires d’eau douce d’Oeningen. Natuurkundige Verhandelingen van de Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen te Haarlem 14 (1861): 1–64.

Translation

From Tiberius Cornelis Winkler1   7 July 1861

Sir!

My dissertation on the fossil fish of Oeningen, which received an award from the Dutch Society of Sciences in Harlem, has been published, and I hope the dispatch to you of a copy of this piece will convince you of the respect inspired in me by your scientific works.2 I have had the honour of doing the Dutch translation of one of your illustrious works, your “Origin of Species”,3 and I am taking advantage of Sir Charles Lyell’s kindness to offer you a copy of that translation as well.4 I take the liberty of asking you kindly to let me know when these two works have arrived in your hands.

Accept, Sir, the assurance of my very highest esteem | T. C. Winkler

Harlem 7 July 1861

To Mr Charles Darwin.

Footnotes

For a transcription of this letter in its original French, see p. 195.
Winkler 1861. There is a copy of this work in the Darwin Library–Down.
Winkler’s translation of Origin into Dutch (Winkler trans. 1860) is in the Darwin Library–CUL.
Winkler’s letter to CD was enclosed in a letter to Charles Lyell, dated 8 July 1861 (Edinburgh University Library (Lyell 1: 6085)), in which Winkler asked Lyell to forward the works mentioned in the letter to CD.

Bibliography

Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 27 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Origin: On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1859.

Winkler, Tiberius Cornelius. 1861. Description de quelques nouvelles espèces de poissons fossiles des calcaires d’eau douce d’Oeningen. Natuurkundige Verhandelingen van de Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen te Haarlem 14 (1861): 1–64.

Summary

Sends his article ["Quelques nouvelles espèces de poissons fossiles", Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen, Haarlem 2d ser. 14 (1861)]

and Dutch translation of the Origin.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-3202
From
Tiberius Cornelius Winkler
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Harlem
Source of text
Edinburgh University Library, Centre for Research Collections (Gen.117/6084)
Physical description
1p (French)

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3202,” accessed on 3 August 2020, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-3202.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 9

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