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From Julius Victor Carus   16 April [1870]

Summary

Would like to visit CD at Down.

[Fourth] German edition of Origin will be out in a few weeks.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Apr [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 161: 74
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7165

From J. V. Carus   18 April 1870

Summary

Regrets he cannot come to Down on day suggested.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Apr 1870
Classmark:  DAR 161: 75
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7166

To J. V. Carus   18 August 1870

Summary

Has just sent MS of Descent to printers. Recognises that [because of Franco-Prussian War] the publisher will have given up idea of a German translation.

Though the war is a misfortune for science, CD rejoices at the wonderful success of Germany; has met no one who does not share this feeling.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  18 Aug 1870
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 60–61)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7305

From J. V. Carus   2 October 1870

Summary

The outbreak of war and war work have interfered with JVC’s scientific work.

Publisher does not, however, think the war will hurt success of Descent in Germany, and JVC asks for corrected sheets for his use in translating it.

Wishes struggle between Romanic and Teutonic races could be fought out in a form more appropriate to their cultures and civilisation.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Oct 1870
Classmark:  DAR 161: 76
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7332

To J. V. Carus   5 October [1870]

Summary

Sympathetic to JVC’s views on Franco-Prussian war [see 7332].

Astonished at JVC’s readiness to begin work. Will send sheets as soon as possible. Has asked Murray to charge for stereotypes of 64 woodblocks at cost. JVC must make his own agreement with publisher.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  5 Oct [1870]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 16–17)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7333

To J. V. Carus   11 October [1870]

Summary

Sends first four sheets [of Descent]. Murray charges £14 for the 64 stereotypes.

Cannot supply copies of woodcuts from Brehm’s Illustrirtes Thierleben [1864–9]. Hopes JVC’s publisher will be able to arrange to include them.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  11 Oct [1870]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 18)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7340
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