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To Georg von Seidlitz   17 July 1875

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.

July 17. 75

Dear Sir

I am much obliged for your kind present, & am very glad to see a second & improved edition of your excellent lectures.1

I beg leave to remain dear Sir | Yours faithfully | Charles Darwin


There is a copy of the second edition of Seidlitz’s Die Darwin’sche Theorie (Seidlitz 1875) in the Darwin Library–Down; an annotated copy of the first edition (Seidlitz 1871) is in the Darwin Library–CUL (see Marginalia 1: 753). See also Correspondence vol. 20, letter from Georg von Seidlitz, 22 April 1872.


Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 27 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Marginalia: Charles Darwin’s marginalia. Edited by Mario A. Di Gregorio with the assistance of Nicholas W. Gill. Vol. 1. New York and London: Garland Publishing. 1990.

Seidlitz, Georg Carl Maria von. 1875. Die Darwin’sche Theorie: elf Vorlesungen über die Entstehung der Thiere und Pflanzen durch Naturzüchtung. 2d edition. Leipzig: W. Engelmann.


Is obliged to be given a second and improved edition of GKMvS’s excellent lectures.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Georg Karl Maria (Georg) von Seidlitz
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Source of text
Zoologische Staatssammlung München
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10077F,” accessed on 26 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 23