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From J. V. Carus   26 January 1871

Summary

A bibliographical query arising in translation of Descent. Two misprints noted.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 161: 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7457

To J. V. Carus   30 January 1871

Summary

Thanks JVC for his corrections. Will send other errata. Hopes to send remainder of vol. 2 [of Descent] in a fortnight.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  30 Jan 1871
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 21–22)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7465

To J. V. Carus   15 February [1871]

Summary

Hopes German edition [of Descent] has not yet been printed because he has fallen into a most serious blunder [about sexual selection never acting on the young] on pp. 297–9 of vol. 1.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  15 Feb [1871]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 23–24)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7482

From J. V. Carus   17 February 1871

Summary

The pages [of Descent] CD wishes to correct are not yet printed.

JVC’s work on the translation has been interrupted by illness.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Feb 1871
Classmark:  DAR 161: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7485

From J. V. Carus   15 March 1871

Summary

Sends CD a list of misprints in vol. 1 of Descent.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 161: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7586

From J. V. Carus   22 April 1871

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On ratios of the sexes in insects, and other facts relating to sexual selection.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Apr 1871
Classmark:  DAR 89: 98–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7708

To J. V. Carus   25 April [1871]

Summary

Corrections for Descent. Has sold 6500 copies in England.

Has finished rough draft of Expression, but will put it aside for the summer.

Will refresh himself with some curious observations on the response of plants to certain stimuli.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  25 Apr [1871]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 62–63)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7715

From J. V. Carus   28 May 1871

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Sends corrections for Descent.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 May 1871
Classmark:  DAR 88: 106–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7774

To J. V. Carus   30 May 1871

Summary

Thanks JVC for corrections for Descent. Index, which is too full, was hurried at the end.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  30 May 1871
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 72–73)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7780

From J. V. Carus   7 October 1871

Summary

Publisher would like to produce a translation of Expression. JVC offers to translate it.

Sends passage from Albertus Magnus on colour of horses.

Offers explanation of white colour of sea-birds.

Schweizerbart is now reprinting Descent, nearly all the first 3000 copies having been sold;

new editions of Origin

and of Variation are also planned.

Possibility of a new German translation of Journal of researches.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 161: 80, DAR 161: 81/2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7991

To J. V. Carus   8 October [1871]

Summary

Glad to hear of new German edition of Origin. He is revising the English edition, adding a new chapter of "Answers".

No new edition of Descent has appeared.

Would be glad to see a new translation of the Journal of researches, which he revised in 1845.

Comments on white colour of sea-birds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  8 Oct [1871]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter LC 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 74–77)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7994

From J. V. Carus   14 November 1871

Summary

News of progress of German editions of Origin

and Descent.

Asks CD for references on chabius – a Chilean hybrid of goat and sheep.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 161: 81
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8067

To J. V. Carus   17 November 1871

Summary

CD offers to mark corrected passages in sheets of 6th edition of Origin.

Discusses question of hybrids between goats and sheep, on which H. von Nathusius has cast doubt in his recent Viehzucht [1872]. CD gives several references for a contrary view.

Asks JVC to inquire about HvN’s assertion that castrated rams have no horns.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  17 Nov 1871
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 80–1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8073

From J. V. Carus   20 November 1871

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Horns of castrated merino rams remain almost undeveloped.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 88: 117–118
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8077

To J. V. Carus   5 December 1871

Summary

Sends sheets [of the 6th ed. of Origin].

Thanks JVC for his letter about the sheep.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  5 Dec 1871
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 82–83)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8096
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