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To Ernst Dieffenbach   9 February [1847]

Summary

On the results of Robert Bunsen’s journey to Iceland, which he compares in detail with his own research.

"I have for the present given up Geology, & am hard at work at pure Zoology & am dissecting various genera of cirripedes, & am extremely interested in the subject." "I always, however, keep on reading & observing on my favourite work on Variation or on Species, & shall in a year’s time or so, commence & get my notes in order."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Dieffenbach
Date:  9 Feb [1847]
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealer) (catalogue 574 11–13 November 1965)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1059

To Ernst Dieffenbach    4 July [1843]

Summary

CD gratified that ED wants to translate his Journal. Will send a copy of Coral reefs, which contains a fuller treatment of topic. Perhaps ED would insert a note to this effect. Can lend woodcuts from Coral reefs if ED wants. CD will send a few corrections; he wants to amend way he criticised Agassiz’s glacier theory.

He is also enclosing a questionnaire concerning differences between races or varieties and species, about which he intends to publish sometime.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Dieffenbach
Date:  4 July [1843]
Classmark:  Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Darmstadt (Nachlass Künzel Br./3/VII/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-680A

To Ernst Dieffenbach   19 July [1843]

Summary

Says Colburn will allow German publisher to use copperplate and woodcuts [for Journal of researches]. Has been delayed in corrections owing to death of a relative [Josiah Wedgwood II].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Dieffenbach
Date:  19 July [1843]
Classmark:  Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Gratz collection, case 12, box 7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-682

To Ernst Dieffenbach   15 August [1843]

Summary

CD sends off his notes [corrections and additions to his Journal of researches] which he hopes ED will introduce [in German translation].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Dieffenbach
Date:  15 Aug [1843]
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealers) Cat. 574 1965.11.11–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-689

To Ernst Dieffenbach   2 October 1843

Summary

On ED’s planned edition [German] of CD’s Journal of researches.

Informs him of his forthcoming volume, Volcanic islands.

"I am well acquainted with your paper on Chatham Island ["An account of the Chatham Islands", J. R. Geogr. Soc. 11: 195–215], & … those passages on the very curious fact of the apparent specific differences of the birds there & at New Zealand".

Thanks ED for recognition of his "small labours in Natural History… . praise from men, like yourself, is the only, though quite sufficient, reward I ever expect or wish to obtain for my works. – I have lately had the extreme satisfaction of hearing that Hooker speaks highly of the accuracy … of my statements". Refers to Humboldt and Owen.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Dieffenbach
Date:  2 Oct 1843
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealers) Cat. 574 1965.11.11–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-698

To Ernst Dieffenbach   16 December 1843

Summary

"You will have been sorry to have seen in the newspapers, the disturbances & fightings with the New Zealanders. – I have lately been much interested in reading your chapters on the slow decrease in numbers … of these poor people. The case appears to me very curious, especially as the decrease has commenced or continued since the introduction of the potato – the relation between the amount of population & of food is hence inverted. It would have been a case for the great Malthus to have reflected on".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Dieffenbach
Date:  16 Dec 1843
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealers) Cat. 574 1965.11.11–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-725

To Ernst Dieffenbach   25 January 1844

Summary

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.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Dieffenbach
Date:  25 Jan 1844
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealers) Cat. 574 1965.11.11–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-732

To Ernst Dieffenbach   14 March 1844

Summary

[With the notation "If not there to be forwarded by favour of Prof. Liebig" on the address.] "I am very glad to hear that you are going to edit a German Geological Journal".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Dieffenbach
Date:  14 Mar 1844
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealers) Cat. 574 1965.11.11–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-741

To Ernst Dieffenbach   11 June [1844]

Summary

About the researches of Ehrenberg. "I have … sent him several packets of objects from my voyage & that of Dr. Hooker".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Dieffenbach
Date:  11 June [1844]
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealers) Cat. 574 1965.11.11–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-757

To Ernst Dieffenbach   6 April 1845

Summary

With thanks for ED’s publication. "I consider your having made my work known in Germany a full & ample recompense to such exertions as I made during our Voyage".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Dieffenbach
Date:  6 Apr 1845
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealers) Cat. 574 1965.11.11–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-852

To Ernst Dieffenbach   8 April [1845]

Summary

Thanks ED for copy of German edition of Journal of researches. Asks him to write and ask German publisher to return plates and MS.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Dieffenbach
Date:  8 Apr [1845]
Classmark:  Swiss National Library, Helvetic Archives (SLA-Rhyn-06-d/01)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-854

To Ernst Dieffenbach   [before 9 July 1845]

Summary

"It is evident that you have not time now to pay me a visit, & indeed as Mrs Darwin is in daily expectation of her confinement I could hardly have asked you … When I saw your name & that of many other naturalists at Cambridge, I wished much to have been there; but my strength so often fails me, that I expected more mortification than pleasure …

I should have liked to have heard the Crater-of-Elevation discussion; after having read both sides, I cannot subscribe to that view; but I think there remains something unexplained about those many vast circular volcanic ruins …

I presume it is very unprobable [sic] that there will ever be a second German Edition of my Journal … I have largely condensed, corrected & added to the Second English Edition, & I am sure have considerably improved & popularised it".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Dieffenbach
Date:  [before 9 July 1845]
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealers) Cat. 574 1965.11.11–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-888

To Ernst Dieffenbach   6 April [1846]

Summary

On geological works of Tschudi and Buch.

"My health keeps indifferent & I do not suppose I shall ever be a strong man again: everything fatigues me, & I can work but little at my writing: this summer, however, I shall get out my geology of S. America".

"I found Bronn’s Geschichte, which you recommended me, very useful, for references to facts on variation".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Dieffenbach
Date:  6 Apr [1846]
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealers) Cat. 574 1965.11.11–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-972
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