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To W. S. Dallas   12 March [1879]

Summary

Asks whether WSD would be interested in translating Ernst Krause’s article on Erasmus Darwin [Kosmos 4 (1879): 397–424] into English.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Sweetland Dallas
Date:  12 Mar [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11927

To W. S. Dallas   25 January 1881

Summary

Asks WSD to suspend the enclosed certificate.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Sweetland Dallas
Date:  25 Jan 1881
Classmark:  John Wilson (dealer) (May 2007)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13027F

To W. S. Dallas   8 November [1867]

Summary

Suggestions on listing authors in the index [for Variation].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Sweetland Dallas
Date:  8 Nov [1867]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5671

To W. S. Dallas   [14 January 1868]

Summary

CD was frustrated by the delay [in producing index for Variation], but was quite mollified by WSD’s note; is sorry the work turned out so badly for him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Sweetland Dallas
Date:  [14 Jan 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 46
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5783

To W. S. Dallas   11 November [1868]

Summary

A letter strongly recommending him for the post of Assistant Secretary of the Geological Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Sweetland Dallas
Date:  11 Nov [1868]
Classmark:  Geological Society (LDGSL 286/8); DAR 96: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6457

To W. S. Dallas   27 January [1871]

Summary

Accepts the proposed corrections of his spelling except for "chloèn". [WSD was preparing the index for Descent, vol. 2.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Sweetland Dallas
Date:  27 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  Joline 1902, pp. 256–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7461A

From W. S. Dallas   23 January 1879

Summary

Suggests references that might answer CD’s [unidentified] request for information about coral islands.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Jan 1879
Classmark:  DAR 162: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11843

From W. S. Dallas   14 March 1879

Summary

Offers to translate [E. Krause’s] "Erasmus Darwin" for £10.

Thanks CD for signing his certificate for the Royal Society.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Mar 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 99–100
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11935

From W. S. Dallas   15 March 1879

Summary

Repeats his willingness to translate E. Krause’s "Erasmus Darwin".

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Mar 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 101
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11937

From W. S. Dallas   7 May 1879

Summary

Has received the enlarged MS for Erasmus Darwin from E. Krause.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 May 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 102–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12037

From W. S. Dallas   8 May 1879

Summary

Has difficulty with E. Krause’s orthography and quotations.

Asks CD to lend him Anna Seward’s biography [Memoirs of the life of Dr Darwin (1804)].

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 May 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 104–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12039

From W. S. Dallas   9 May 1879

Summary

Has CD seen Samuel Butler’s Evolution, old and new [1879], which contains a biography of Erasmus Darwin and exposition of his philosophy? "Does not this rather take the wind out of our sails?"

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 May 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 106
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12045

From W. S. Dallas   4 June 1879

Summary

Has finished the first part of Krause’s MS [of Erasmus Darwin]. Expects to receive the concluding portion soon.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 June 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 107–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12083

From W. S. Dallas   16 June 1879

Summary

Has just received concluding portion of Krause’s MS.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 June 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 109
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12110

From W. S. Dallas   15 July 1879

Summary

Thanks CD for sending volumes of Dr Erasmus Darwin’s works. Hopes to finish Krause’s MS in a fortnight.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 July 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 110–11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12161

From W. S. Dallas   29 July 1879

Summary

Difficulties with Krause’s handwriting and the time required to correct his sources have delayed the translation [of Erasmus Darwin].

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 July 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 112–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12177

From W. S. Dallas   6 August 1879

Summary

Last minute checking of some quotations has delayed his translation [of Erasmus Darwin].

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Aug 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 114–17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12184

From W. S. Dallas   18 August 1879

Summary

WSD sent MS of his translation of Erasmus Darwin on 6 August. Hopes CD received all of it.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Aug 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 118–19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12197

From W. S. Dallas   28 August 1879

Summary

He has no cause to complain at CD’s suppression of parts of his translation. Will do his best to correct and improve the proofs.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Aug 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 120–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12202

From W. S. Dallas   13 September 1879

Summary

Acknowledges proofs of Erasmus Darwin.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Sept 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 122
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12228
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