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To J. V. Carus   4 November [1867]

Summary

Sends corrected title of Variation and report of progress in printing.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  4 Nov [1867]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 51)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5669

To J. V. Carus   14 November [1867]

Summary

Sends revision of vol. 1 [of Variation]. Advance sale at auction sold 1200 copies, to CD’s great surprise. Publication delayed by index.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  14 Nov [1867]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 52–53)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5678

To J. V. Carus   10 December [1867]

Summary

Sends errata for German edition of Variation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  10 Dec [1867]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 35–36)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5721

To J. V. Carus   1 February [1868]

Summary

Questions arising in German translation of Variation; its sales prospects. CD from the first has said it was very doubtful that the book was worth translating.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  1 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 29–30)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5834

To J. V. Carus   22 February [1868]

Summary

Sends sheets of second issue [of Variation] with errata and changes to be made.

Refers to a favourable review,

and a contemptuous one in Athenæum written, he thinks, by Richard Owen [see 5931].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  22 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 33–34)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5915

To J. V. Carus   21 March [1868]

Summary

Corrections for German translation of Variation.

Discusses Pangenesis. CD not surprised at JVC’s unfavourable opinion. Huxley’s joke that it is more difficult to believe than Genesis. Lyell’s and Sir H. Holland’s opinions. For CD, it provides a bond for connecting many phenomena.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  21 Mar [1868]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 31–32)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6036

To J. V. Carus   16 August [1868]

Summary

Regrets having missed JVC’s visit. CD’s health is poor. He hopes JVC will come to Down after BAAS meeting.

Has heard second part [of Variation] is out in German. Thanks JVC for his great care in making translation accurate.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  16 Aug [1868]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 25–26)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6317

To J. V. Carus   26 December [1866]

Summary

Requests a change in text [of ch. 12 of Origin: "Geographical distribution"] owing to recent observations of Albert Günther on the marine faunas of the eastern and western shores of South and Central America.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  26 Dec [1866]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 57–58)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6513

To Julius Victor Carus   5 January 1869

Summary

Asks JVC to ascertain the age at which merino rams develop horns, and whether they grow faster or more slowly than in other breeds of sheep in which both sexes have horns.

Asks how JVC’s translation [of Variation] has sold.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  5 Jan 1869
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 37–38)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6545

To J. V. Carus   5 February 1869

Summary

Thanks JVC for his information (from two correspondents) on the rate of growth of merino rams’ horns.

CD has been revising Origin [5th ed.]. Has found a good deal to alter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  5 Feb 1869
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesiz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 39–40)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6601

To J. V. Carus   4 May 1869

Summary

Discusses changes in 5th edition of Origin owing to new evidence. CD now places more value on action of external conditions; thinks lapse of time [required for development of species] not so great as some geologists have thought, and single variations [saltations] of even less importance compared with individual differences.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  4 May 1869
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 41–42)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6726

To J. V. Carus   21 June [1869]

Summary

Sends new edition of the Origin. Has made some corrections.

Has been led into dreadful blunder on p. 75 by erroneous calculations of a mathematical friend.

Opposes change of Entstehung into Ursprung [in title] even if more correct. It would make readers think it is a new book.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  21 June [1869]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 19–20)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6790

To J. V. Carus   22 October [1869]

Summary

His book [Descent] will not be ready for a year because of his health and the laboriousness of work on sexual selection. Has deferred arrangements for German translation, but would feel secure with JVC. Carl Vogt has offered to translate it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  22 Oct [1869]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 43–44)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6954

To J. V. Carus   [30 October 1869]

Summary

Has received a letter from Carl Vogt, expressing his readiness to translate Descent at the request of the publisher Franz Anton Ricker

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  [30 Oct 1869]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 45)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6958F

To J. V. Carus   30 October 1869

Summary

Carl Vogt has written that JVC is no longer a professor at Leipzig. Since this circumstance would provide more time to JVC for translation, Vogt withdraws his offer to translate [Descent]. CD asks JVC to accept the right to translate and to negotiate for best terms with whatever publisher he chooses.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  30 Oct 1869
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 46–47)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6960

To J. V. Carus   9 November [1869]

Summary

Glad to hear the news about the professorship was partly erroneous, but still wishes JVC to have the rights to translate [Descent]. Has written to Herr Koch [of Schweizerbart], but not in such a way as to commit JVC to publish with him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  9 Nov [1869]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 48–49)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6981

To J. V. Carus   20 November 1869

Summary

Encloses a few additions [missing] for new [4th] German edition of Origin

and a new application to publish translation of [Descent].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  20 Nov 1869
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 50)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6999

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

From J. V. Carus   22 May 1874

Summary

Sends Edinburgh address so he may be sent sheets of Descent [2d English, for 3d German ed.].

Has a large class for his lectures.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 May 1874
Classmark:  DAR 161: 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9463

From J. V. Carus   7 July 1874

Summary

Thanks for proofs [of Descent, 2d English ed.].

Publisher would like better photographs for Expression [2d German ed.].

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 July 1874
Classmark:  DAR 161: 96
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9536
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