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From F. A. Nussbaumer and Rudolf Hoernes   4 December 1872

Acad. Verein | der Naturhistoriker | Wien

Honoured Sir!

The committe appointed by the academical Verein der Naturhistoriker of the University in Vienna has the honour to acknowledge the receipt of Your valuable works.1 The committe at the sametime desire to express their full appreciation of the distinction thus accorded to them and to record their warmest thanks for this very important addition to their library.

In conclusion they venture to express the hope, that You will continue Your good will and sympathy to the young society,2 which now rejoices in such an unequivocal proov of Your favour.

Again thanking You for Your kindness they beg to offer You the expression of their highest consideration and respect and are honoured Sir

Your faithfully | for the committe

the vice president the president R. Hörnes F Nussbaumer3

Vienna 4. 12. 1872


CD probably sent copies of Origin 6th ed. and Expression.
The Akademischer Verein der Naturhistoriker (university natural history society) in Vienna had been established in 1870.
Nussbaumer and Hoernes were students at the University of Vienna.


Expression: The expression of the emotions in man and animals. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1872.

Origin 6th ed.: The origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. 6th edition, with additions and corrections. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1872.


Thanks for copies of CD’s works.

Letter details

Letter no.
Fidelis Alois Nussbaumer; Rudolf Hoernes
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 181: 96
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8679,” accessed on 17 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 20