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To J. V. Carus   15 October [1872]

Summary

Thanks JVC for correcting his blunder on spelling of "Arrotino" [see Expression, p. 184]. "No Frenchman has a greater tendency to spell all proper names wrongly than I have."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  15 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 94–95)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8559

To J. V. Carus   27 October [1872]

Summary

Thanks JVC for his criticisms and corrections of Expression. Asks him to alter his translation accordingly.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  27 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 96–97)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8580

To J. V. Carus   11 November [1872]

Summary

Reports on very successful sale of Expression in England. Suggests German publisher keep the type set up in case more than the expected 3000 copies are needed.

Has begun work on some old botanical observations [of Drosera for Insectivorous plants].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  11 Nov [1872]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 98–99)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8618

To J. V. Carus   12 December [1872]

Summary

Has not strength nor time to alter and improve Variation.

First English edition of Expression now at 9000 copies.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  12 Dec [1872]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 90–91)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8674

To J. V. Carus   23 January 1873

Summary

Acknowledges correction in text of Variation . "You are a most conscientious editor & are as careful as I am apt to be careless."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  23 Jan 1873
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 100–101)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8748

To J. V. Carus   23 May [1874]

Summary

Descent [2d English ed.] will not be published until November. Will send JVC first sheet of revised proofs soon.

Pleased to hear of success of JVC’s lectures.

Summer plans have changed. Does not yet know when he will take a month’s holiday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  23 May [1874]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 120–121)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9464

To J. V. Carus   17 June [1874]

Summary

Asks JVC if he can provide introductions in Leipzig and Dresden for his son George.

Has not yet received any revised sheets of Descent [2d English ed.].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  17 June [1874]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 118–119)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9495

To J. V. Carus   20 November [1874]

Summary

Thanks JVC for a correction to 2d English edition of Descent, which is now finished. 1350 copies were sold at Murray’s sale.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  20 Nov [1874]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 125–126)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9725

To J. V. Carus   7 February 1875

Summary

Thanks JVC for errata [in Descent, 2d ed.].

Discusses work in progress and publication plans.

Will be pleased to receive concluding volume of JVC’s Zoologie [see 8531].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  7 Feb 1875
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 131–132)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9844

To J. V. Carus   19 April [1875]

Summary

Pleased JVC likes Journal of researches. Responds to his queries and thanks him for conscientiousness as a translator.

Insectivorous plants is so large that Murray will publish Climbing plants as a separate little book. Hopes Insectivorous plants is worth translating.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  19 Apr [1875]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 129–130)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9940

To J. V. Carus   17 June [1875] 

Summary

Sends clean sheets of Insectivorous plants. JVC will now be able to judge whether it is worth translating. The book has wearied him and cost much labour.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  17 June [1875]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 143–144)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10021

To J. V. Carus   1 July [1875]

Summary

Insectivorous plants to be published in two or three days.

Climbing plants and 2d ed. of Variation will be published early in November.

Has no strength for corrections for the new printing of Origin, though many are desired.

Pleased that JVC will translate Insectivorous plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  1 July [1875]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 145–146)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10038

To J. V. Carus   19 August 1875

Summary

Sends errata in Insectivorous plants.

Is correcting proofs of [2d ed. of] Climbing plants, to be published in November. It is, he thinks, worth translating.

A second, much corrected, edition of Variation also will be published.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  19 Aug 1875
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 133–134)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10126

To J. V. Carus   14 October [1875]

Summary

Sends sheets of Climbing plants [2d ed.], which will be published in November. Suggests JVC have someone translate it under his supervision,

since he has not yet finished Insectivorous plants.

Admires the appearance of [German ed. of] Journal of researches.

Discusses other publication prospects.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  14 Oct [1875]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 135–136)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10198

To J. V. Carus   22 November [1875]

Summary

Thanks JVC for corrections in Insectivorous plants. Explains confusion of fluid and dry measures. The work has sold well in England.

Repeats suggestion that JVC employ someone to translate Climbing plants under his supervision.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  22 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 127–128)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10269

To J. V. Carus   21 December [1875]

Summary

Encloses a correction [for Climbing plants, 2d ed.]. Asa Gray made a mistake in name of species of Passiflora.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  21 Dec [1875]
Classmark:  Kotte Autographs GmbH (dealer) (2012) (letter); Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 70) (copy of letter and original of enclosure)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10313

To J. V. Carus   25 December 1875

Summary

Thanks for errata in Insectivorous plants.

Sends spare copies of his papers, but thinks several are not worth publishing.

Has only one copy, which he will lend JVC, of the best one, on "Erratic boulders of South America" [Collected papers 1: 145–63].

Has not sent "Parallel roads of Glen Roy" [Collected papers 1: 87–137], as he is sure he was wrong.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  25 Dec 1875
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 137–138)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10323

To J. V. Carus   21 March 1876

Summary

Glad to hear that [German edition of] Insectivorous plants is published.

Thanks for errata in Climbing plants [2d ed.].

Sends list [missing] of his papers, with those certainly not worth translating marked with a red line.

Reports on work in progress.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  21 Mar 1876
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 139–140)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10422

To J. V. Carus   23 March 1876

Summary

Clarifies a passage [in Coral reefs, 2d ed. (1874)], which JVC had questioned.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  23 Mar 1876
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 141–142)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10426

To J. V. Carus   24 April 1876

Summary

Answers queries concerning errata in Coral reefs.

All copies of Volcanic islands are sold. Smith, Elder & Co. want to bring out a new edition, but CD is resolved not to look at a single proof.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  24 Apr 1876
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 152–153)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10468
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