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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Theodor Eimer   21 October [1873]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Oct 21st

Dear Sir

I am much obliged for your great kindness in having sent me your work on Beroe.2 I never saw anything more beautiful & clear than your drawings of the intimate structure of the parts.

With my best thanks & respect | I remain | Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | Charles Darwin


The year is established by year of publication of Eimer 1873–4; see n. 2, below.
CD refers to the first part of Eimer’s book Zoologische Studien auf Capri (Eimer 1873–4); CD’s copy has not been found. Beroe ovata is a species of comb jelly in the family Beroidae (phylum Ctenophora).


Thanks for TE’s work on [Beroe?] with illustrations of its parts [Zoologische Studien auf Capri 1 (1873)].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Gustav Heinrich Theodor (Theodor) Eimer
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Source of text
Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9690,” accessed on 22 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24 (Supplement)