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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
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