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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Arnold Dodel   27 December 1874

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.

Dec 27. 1874

Dear Sir

I am glad to say that I have this morning received the copy of your Work which you are so good as to present me with.1 Pray allow me to repeat my thanks to you for your kindness in doing so2

dear Sir | yours with much respect | Ch. Darwin


There is a lightly annotated copy of Dodel’s Die neuere Schöpfungsgeschichte nach dem gegenwärtigen Stande der Naturwissenschaften (New history of creation according to the present state of science; Dodel 1875) in the Darwin Library–CUL (see Marginalia 1: 203–4). See letter from Arnold Dodel, 13 December 1874.


Dodel, Arnold. 1875. Die neuere Schöpfungsgeschichte nach dem gegenwärtigen Stande der Naturwissenschaften. Leipzig: F. U. Brockhaus.

Marginalia: Charles Darwin’s marginalia. Edited by Mario A. Di Gregorio with the assistance of Nicholas W. Gill. Vol. 1. New York and London: Garland Publishing. 1990.


Thanks AD-P for the copy of his work [see 9756].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Arnold Dodel-Port
Sent from
Source of text
Zentralbibliothek, Zürich (Ms. Z VIII 417.2)
Physical description
LS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9786,” accessed on 14 April 2024,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 22