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To Jacob Moleschott   [2 December 1877]1

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

Dear Sir,

I am much obliged for the honour which you have done me in sending me your “Der Kreislauf des Lebens”.2 I feel the honour the more as your name has been familiar to me for many years.

With much respect | I remain dear Sir | Yours faithfully | Charles Darwin


The date is given in the printed source.
CD’s copy of volume 1 of the fifth edition of Der Kreislauf des Lebens (The cycle of life; Moleschott 1877) is in the Darwin Library–Down.


Moleschott, Jacob. 1877. Der Kreislauf des Lebens. Vol. 1. 5th edition. Mainz: V. von Zabern.


Is obliged to JAWM for the honour done in sending CD his Der Kreislauf des Lebens (1877).

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Jacobus Albertus Willebrordus (Jacob) Moleschott
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Source of text
Laage 1980, p. 106

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11267A,” accessed on 22 September 2021,