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Darwin Correspondence Project

From Heinrich Koch   31 October 1871

Der Psychologische Verein zu Dresden.

31. Octbr 1871

Honored Sir

In our meeting 27. October it has been resolved that the lectures read by the undersigned shall be printed and sent to you as a sign of respect towards a man, who goes before his time; “a citizen of Those that are to come”.1

It is no easy task to tell the multitude that their descent is not of Gods; nevertheless we are going forward.

In the hope to receive an answer for our last letter, we remain, great master, | respectfully | by the secretary: Heinrich Koch

Please adress to Mr. Heinrich Koch, secretary of the Psychological Society Dresden, 4 Reinhardt Strasse


Is sending some lectures as a sign of his society’s respect for CD and his work.

Letter details

Letter no.
Koch, Heinrich; Secretary, Psychologischer Verein Dresden
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 169: 47
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8037,” accessed on 26 October 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 19