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From V. O. Kovalevsky   [21 November 1880]

Summary

Wishes to see CD.

He has been proposed as Professor of Geology at the University of Moscow.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский) Kovalevsky
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [21 Nov 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 169: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12837

To V. O. Kovalevsky   25 November [1880]

Summary

Will be pleased to have VOK come to Down any day.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский) Kovalevsky
Date:  25 Nov [1880]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12855

To V. O. Kovalevsky   1 and 6 January 1881

Summary

Thanks VOK for the Russian tea.

Rejoices at his prosperity and appointment at Moscow [Associate Professor, Moscow University, 1880–3].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский) Kovalevsky
Date:  1 and 6 Jan 1881
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12963

To V. O. Kovalevsky   22 February [1870]

Summary

"I have received a very large box full of beautiful tea from Russia yesterday … my life is as regular & monotonous as a clock.

I make sure, but wofully slow progress, with my new book."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский) Kovalevsky
Date:  22 Feb [1870]
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealer) (17 March 1995); Swann Auction Galleries (dealers) (1 October 1953)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13060

From V. O. Kovalevsky   30 December 1881

Summary

New Year’s greetings.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский) Kovalevsky
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Dec 1881
Classmark:  DAR 169: 99
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13588

To V. O. Kovalevsky   2 January [1882]

Summary

Thanks VOK for a photograph and his New Year wishes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский) Kovalevsky
Date:  2 Jan [1882]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13596

From V. O. Kovalevsky   18 January [1882]

Summary

Trying to get some Darwinians into the Institut de France.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский) Kovalevsky
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Jan [1882]
Classmark:  DAR 169: 100
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13624

To V. O. Kovalevsky   4 March 1873

Summary

[Empty cover]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский) Kovalevsky
Date:  [4 Mar 1873]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13905F

From Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky   15 March 1867

Summary

Thanks CD for permission to translate Variation into Russian. The translation will be guided by his brother Alexander, a follower of Darwin,

whose articles on the affinity of ascidians and vertebrates he forwards.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский) Kovalevsky
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Mar 1867
Classmark:  DAR 169: 71
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5443

From V. O. Kovalevsky   2 April 1867

Summary

On whether to make woodcuts for Variation in Russia or use Murray’s stereotypes. He has similar advance publication agreements with Carl Vogt, E. A. Rossmässler and Theodor Billroth.

The Russian version of Origin is translated from Bronn’s German edition.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский) Kovalevsky
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Apr 1867
Classmark:  DAR 169: 72
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5452

To V. O. Kovalevsky   26 March [1867]

Summary

Answers VOK’s questions regarding the size of forthcoming Variation and gives his consent to a translation.

But if Origin has not yet been translated into Russian, CD thinks it would be a better book to undertake.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский) Kovalevsky
Date:  26 Mar [1867]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5464

From V. O. Kovalevsky   24 April [1867]

Summary

Agrees to use Murray’s stereotypes.

Offers to send rug made from a black Russian bear he shot.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский) Kovalevsky
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Apr [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 169: 73
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5513

To V. O. Kovalevsky   2 May [1867]

Summary

CD has sent some revised proof-sheets and ordered the stereotypes [for Russian translation of Variation]. First volume is dull, but he hopes second is more interesting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский) Kovalevsky
Date:  2 May [1867]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5523

To V. O. Kovalevsky   16 May [1867]

Summary

Sends proof-sheets [of Variation]. Will not charge VOK for right of translation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский) Kovalevsky
Date:  16 May [1867]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5531

From V. O. Kovalevsky   14 May 1867

Summary

The proofs CD sent seem to have been lost in the post. Asks him to send another set by ordinary letter post.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский) Kovalevsky
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 May 1867
Classmark:  DAR 169: 74
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5536

From V. O. Kovalevsky   15 May 1867

Summary

Lost proofs have arrived.

Proposes to append the woodcuts of dog and cat varieties from Brehm [Illustrirtes Thierleben (1864–7)], which he has also translated, to the Russian edition of Variation.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский) Kovalevsky
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 May 1867
Classmark:  DAR 169: 75
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5537

From V. O. Kovalevsky   [after 24? May 1867]

Summary

Repeats details of his previous letter [5537] as he was unsure whether CD received it.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский) Kovalevsky
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 24? May 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 169: 69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5538

To V. O. Kovalevsky   20 May [1867]

Summary

CD is sorry proof-sheets were lost; hopes clean sheets will have arrived.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский) Kovalevsky
Date:  20 May [1867]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5541

To V. O. Kovalevsky   3 June [1867]

Summary

Sends a sheet of proofs. Will hold four others until he hears from VOK, because of expensive postage. Thinks illustrating Russian translation [of Variation] with woodcuts from A. E. Brehm’s work [Illustrirtes Thierleben, 4 vols. (1864–7)] is an excellent idea.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский) Kovalevsky
Date:  3 June [1867]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5562

To V. O. Kovalevsky   24 June [1867]

Summary

Thanks VOK for the present of A. E. Brehm’s Illustrirtes Thierleben [1864–7].

The woodcuts will do admirably [for Variation].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский) Kovalevsky
Date:  24 June [1867]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5575
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