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To Friedrich Rolle   17 October [1862]

Summary

Rolle has done great service by publishing his book [Ch. Darwin’s Lehre von der Entstehung der Arten (1863)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Friedrich Rolle
Date:  17 Oct [1862]
Classmark:  Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum, Frankfurt (SNG-Archiv: Malakol.: Nachlass Rolle)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3770

From Friedrich Rolle   26 January 1863

Summary

Pleased that his book, Ch. Darwin’s Lehre [1863], has CD’s approval.

FR formerly a geologist, now a dealer in natural history objects.

Most active supporter of CD’s theory is Gustav Jäger in Vienna.

FR regards fossil Hipparion as a link between horse and pachyderms.

Author:  Friedrich Rolle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Jan 1863
Classmark:  DAR 176: 201
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3947

To Friedrich Rolle   30 January [1863]

Summary

Thanks FR for sketch of progress of evolutionary theory in Germany.

Compliments to Gustav Jäger.

Comments on FR’s book [Ch. Darwin’s Lehre (1863)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Friedrich Rolle
Date:  30 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum, Frankfurt (SNG-Archiv: Malakol.: Nachlass Rolle)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3954

To Friedrich Rolle    6 May [1865]

Summary

Thanks FR for copy [of first number] of Der Mensch [1866].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Friedrich Rolle
Date:  6 May [1865]
Classmark:  Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum, Frankfurt (SNG-Archiv: Malakol.: Nachlass Rolle)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4829

From Friedrich Rolle   28 January 1866

Summary

Last fascicles of FR’s book Der Mensch [1866] being sent.

Finds roots of human race in Negroes of Africa, Bushmen of South Africa and New Guinea, and short-headed peoples of south Asia.

Has translated natural selection as natürliche Auslese.

Ludwig Rütimeyer active in developing the descent of mammals.

Author:  Friedrich Rolle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Jan 1866
Classmark:  DAR 176: 202
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4986

To Friedrich Rolle   1 February [1866]

Summary

Thanks for all five numbers of Der Mensch [1866].

Had not known that Rütimeyer had written on modification of species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Friedrich Rolle
Date:  1 Feb [1866]
Classmark:  Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum, Frankfurt (SNG-Archiv: Malakol.: Nachlass Rolle)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4992

From Friedrich Rolle   12 April 1866

Summary

Gustav von Leonhard and Hans Bruno Geinitz’s Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paläontologie [1862–79] unfriendly to CD’s theory.

Lists various German publications dealing with CD’s theory.

Author:  Friedrich Rolle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Apr 1866
Classmark:  DAR 176: 203
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5055

To Friedrich Rolle   21 April 1866

Summary

Thanks for information about publications.

Hopes Hans Geinitz will take care in correcting Bronn’s translation [of Origin].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Friedrich Rolle
Date:  21 Apr 1866
Classmark:  Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum, Frankfurt (SNG-Archiv: Malakol.: Nachlass Rolle)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5063

From Friedrich Rolle   28 May 1868

Summary

Questions CD’s view in Variation that Torfschwein formerly ranged from Europe to China.

Cites numerous German publications relating to CD’s theory.

Author:  Friedrich Rolle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 May 1868
Classmark:  DAR 176: 204
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6213

To Friedrich Rolle   31 May 1868

Summary

Thanks for references.

CD in error about Torfschwein.

Comments on German publications.

Asks about breed of fowl in which females have spurs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Friedrich Rolle
Date:  31 May 1868
Classmark:  Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum, Frankfurt (SNG-Archiv: Malakol.: Nachlass Rolle)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6217

From Friedrich Rolle   20 November 1868

Summary

Has little information about hens with spurs. Encloses information from Robert Oettel and C. F. Friderich, and from J. F. Blumenbach’s Vergleichende Anatomie [1805]. Recommends various German publications.

Author:  Friedrich Rolle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 176: 205
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6468

To Friedrich Rolle   24 November 1868

Summary

Thanks for information on fowls.

Glad to see extracts from Blumenbach about sexual differences in fowls.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Friedrich Rolle
Date:  24 Nov 1868
Classmark:  Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum, Frankfurt (SNG-Archiv: Malakol.: Nachlass Rolle)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6472
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