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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. V. Carus   20 November 1869

Down Beckenham | Kent

Nov 20 1869

My dear Sir

If not too late, will you add to the Origin the few enclosed additions which I think are worth inserting.1 I enclose another application about the translation of my next book—2

My dear Sir | yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin


Carus was translating the fifth edition of Origin into German (Bronn and Carus trans. 1870); see letter to Eduard Koch, 4 November 1869. The enclosure has not been found.
The application regarding the translation of Descent has not been found. See also letter to J. V. Carus, 9 November [1869].


Descent: The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1871.

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.


Encloses a few additions [missing] for new [4th] German edition of Origin

and a new application to publish translation of [Descent].

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6999,” accessed on 4 October 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 17