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From Julius Sachs1   6 January 1877

Würzburg

6 Jan. 1877.

Hochgeehrter Herr!

Ihrem gütigst geäusserten Wunsch, meine Photographie zu besitzen, beeile ich mich hiermit zu entsprechen.2 Als Beitrag zur “Ontogenesis” meiner Person erlaube ich mir auch eine Copie nach einer vor 22 Jahren gemachten Handzeichnung beizulegen, da diese letztere von der Hand eines ausgezeichneten Malers herrührt und meine Gesichtbildung besser, als die neuere Photographie wiedergiebt.3

Erlauben Sie mir auch, bei dieser Gelegenheit, Ihnen nachträglich meinen besten Dank zu sagen für die so gefällige Übersendung Ihres letzten Werkes.4 Ich hoffe, im Lauf dieses Jahres auch meinerseits Ihnen Einiges senden zu können.5

Darf ich die Bitte hinzufügen, meinen herzlichen Dank auch Ihrem Herrn Sohn, Herrn Francis Darwin, für seine wiederholten Zusendungen phÿsiologischer, höchst werthvoller Abhandlungen, die ich mit grossem Interesse lese, zu übermitteln?6

Mit dem aufrichtigen Wunsche, dass Ihnen das neue Jahr Frohsinn und Gesundheit bringen möge bin ich in gewohnter Verehrung | Ihr ergebenster | Dr J. Sachs.

Footnotes

For a translation of this letter, see Appendix I.
CD’s letter to Sachs has not been found.
The photograph and sketch have not been found in the Darwin Archive–CUL.
Sachs’s name is on CD’s presentation list for Cross and self fertilisation (Correspondence vol. 24, Appendix III).
Sachs later sent copies of his papers ‘Über die Porosität des Holzes’ and ‘Über die Anordnung der Zellen in jüngsten Pflanzentheilen’ (On the porosity of wood; On the arrangement of cells in youngest plant parts; Sachs 1877a and 1877b). CD’s copies are in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection–CUL.
See F. Darwin 1876b, 1876c, and 1876d.

Bibliography

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

Cross and self fertilisation: The effects of cross and self fertilisation in the vegetable kingdom. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1876.

Translation

From Julius Sachs1   6 January 1877

Würzburg

6 Jan. 1877.

Highly honoured Sir!

I hasten to comply with your most kindly expressed wish to possess my photograph.2 As a contribution to the “ontogenesis” of myself, I take the liberty of enclosing a copy of a 22-year-old sketch as well, since this comes from the hand of an excellent artist and conveys my facial character better than the recent photograph.3

Let me also take this opportunity to express my belated best thanks for the very pleasing gift of your last work.4 I hope, in the course of this year to be able to send you something for my part as well.5 May I add the request, that you pass on my heartfelt thanks to your son, Mr Francis Darwin, for his several gifts of highly valuable physiological papers, that I have read with great interest.6

With my sincere wish, that the New Year might bring you happiness and health, I remain with respect | Yours truly | Dr J. Sachs.

Footnotes

For a transcription of this letter in its original German, see pp. QQQQ
CD’s letter to Sachs has not been found.
The photograph and sketch have not been found in the Darwin Archive–CUL.
Sachs’s name is on CD’s presentation list for Cross and self fertilisation (Correspondence vol. 24, Appendix III).
Sachs later sent copies of his papers ‘Über die Porosität des Holzes’ and ‘Über die Anordnung der Zellen in jüngsten Pflanzentheilen’ (On the porosity of wood; On the arrangement of cells in youngest plant parts; Sachs 1877a and 1877b). CD’s copies are in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection–CUL.
See F. Darwin 1876b, 1876c, and 1876d.

Bibliography

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

Cross and self fertilisation: The effects of cross and self fertilisation in the vegetable kingdom. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1876.

Summary

Sends photographs of himself.

Thanks CD for book [Cross and self-fertilisation]

and Francis Darwin for publications.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10772
From
Julius Sachs
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Würzburg
Source of text
DAR 177: 5
Physical description
2pp (German)

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10772,” accessed on 24 September 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-10772.xml

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