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To Friedrich Rolle   1 February [1866]1

Down Bromley Kent

Feb 1

My dear Sir

I have received safely all five numbers of your work “Der Mensch” & your obliging note of Jan. 28.2 I have not as yet had time to do more than turn over the pages of the four latter numbers; nor shall I be able for some little time, as my health is weak, but when I do read them I have no doubt I shall find interesting matter, & I thank you sincerely for sending them to me.

Your letter contained several points new to me. I was not aware that Rütimeier for whom I feel much respect, had ever expressed himself on the subject of the modification of species.3 I am sorry to hear what you tell me about Dr Weinland & Jager4 I am not at all surprized at what you say about disagreeing with me on some points, for no two men cd think independently on so complex a subject without differing to a certain extent5

With my best thanks for your kindness pray believe me my dear Sir | yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Friedrich Rolle, 28 January 1866.
CD refers to Ludwig Rütimeyer; see letter from Friedrich Rolle, 28 January 1866 and n. 11.
CD refers to David Friedrich Weinland and Gustav Jäger; see letter from Friedrich Rolle, 28 January 1866 and nn. 8–10.

Bibliography

Rolle, Friedrich. 1866. Der Mensch, seine Abstammung und Gesittung, im Lichte der Darwin’schen Lehre von der Art-Entstehung und auf Grundlage der neuern geologischen Entdeckungen dargestellt. Frankfurt: J. C. Hermann.

Summary

Thanks for all five numbers of Der Mensch [1866].

Had not known that Rütimeyer had written on modification of species.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-4992
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Friedrich Rolle
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum, Frankfurt (SNG-Archiv: Malakol.: Nachlass Rolle)
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4992,” accessed on 14 December 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-4992.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 14

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