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To Ernst Dieffenbach   25 January 18441


‘… I am delighted at the thoughts of being able to contribute any Infusoria to your great countryman Ehrenberg…’2


Date taken from the Stargardt catalogue.
The Stargardt catalogue description notes that the letter was accompanied by a list of eight substances from CD’s collection, described in detail, which might be useful in Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg’s research on the Infusoria.


Delighted to be able to contribute Infusoria to ED’s "great countryman Ehrenberg". Includes a list of eight substances from his collection described in detail, which Ehrenberg might find useful in his researches.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Ernst Dieffenbach
Sent from
Source of text
J. A. Stargardt (dealers) Cat. 574 1965.11.11–13

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 732,” accessed on 8 August 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 3