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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Bartholomäus von Carneri   12 March 1872

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. [9 Devonshire Street, London.]

Mar 12. 1872


I am at present staying away from home,1 but on my return to Down in a fortnight’s time I will look for some German translations of my works, which I shall have much pleasure in sending to yr Society.2

If I have no German translations to spare I will send some English editions.

With my best wishes for the success of your Society, I have the honour to remain, Sir, | your obedient servt | Ch. Darwin


CD was in London from 16 February to 21 March 1872 (CD’s ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)).
Carneri may have asked for books for the Naturwissenschaftlicher Verein für Steiermark (Natural science association of Steiermark), of which he was a member. CD’s current German translator was Julius Victor Carus; earlier translations had been made by Heinrich Georg Bronn.


Offers to send German editions of his works when he return home.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Bartholomäus von Carneri
Source of text
Wienbibliothek im Rathaus, Handschriftensammlung (H.I.N. 39418)
Physical description
LS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8241F,” accessed on 9 June 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 20