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From C. G. Semper   26 April 1877

Summary

Explains why he did not add his photograph to the album presented by German naturalists to CD. Instead he wishes to dedicate to CD his work on the vertebrate-type eyes on the back of some Mollusca. [Enclosed is a MS introduction to this work, Über Sehorgane von Typus der Wirbelthieraugen auf dem Rücken von Schnecken.].

Author:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Apr 1877
Classmark:  DAR 177: 137
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10942

From C. G. Semper   13 July 1877

Summary

Sends work on dorsal eyes of Onchidium ["Über Schneckenaugen", Arch. Mikrosk. Anat. 14 (1877): 118–24]. Comments on work.

Author:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 177: 138
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11050

From C. G. Semper   22 July 1878

Summary

Thanks CD for his kind letter and accepts his offer of a writing machine.

Author:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 July 1878
Classmark:  DAR 177: 137
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11624

From C. G. Semper   5 October 1878

Summary

Thanks CD for writing machine.

Recalls visit by CD’s son [Francis].

Author:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Oct 1878
Classmark:  DAR 177: 140
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11716

From C. G. Semper   6 December 1878

Summary

Asks whether he may use CD’s letters in his work [Die natürlichen Existenzbedingungen der Thiere (1880)] in order to show that Moritz Wagner has misrepresented CD’s views.

Discusses the influence of isolation and external conditions on animals, and the relative importance of the direct effect of external conditions and of selection in bringing about change.

Author:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Dec 1878
Classmark:  DAR 202: 120
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11776

From C. G. Semper   16 July 1881

Summary

Thanks CD for his kind judgment on his book [The natural conditions of existence (1881)].

E. Ray Lankester has written an unfriendly review of it [Nature 23 (1880–1): 405–9].

Author:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 July 1881
Classmark:  DAR 177: 141
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13246

From C. G. Semper   25 January 1874

Summary

Discusses coral reefs

and encloses a copy of his "Reisebericht" [Z. Wiss. Zool. 13 (1863): 538–70], as requested by CD.

Author:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Jan 1874
Classmark:  DAR 177: 135
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9255

From C. G. Semper   8 February 1874

Summary

Comments on G. H. Lewes’s book [The life and works of Goethe (1855)].

Author:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Feb 1874
Classmark:  DAR 177: 136
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9276
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