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To V. O. Kovalevsky   10 August [1872]

Summary

Sends proofs and details [concerning VOK’s Russian translation of Expression (1872)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  10 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8462

To V. O. Kovalevsky   17 August 1872

Summary

Cost of plates [for Expression] is greater than expected: £75 per 1000 copies.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  17 Aug 1872
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8475

To V. O. Kovalevsky   18 September [1872]

Summary

CD sends schedule for VOK’s visit to Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  18 Sept [1872]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8525

To V. O. Kovalevsky   24 September [1872]

Summary

Sends proof-sheets [of Expression].

Is unwell and must stop work and leave home for a time.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  24 Sept [1872]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8533

To V. O. Kovalevsky   21 May 1873

Summary

VOK’s paper ["Osteology of Hyopotamidae", Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 21 (1872–3): 147–65] appears a very valuable one.

Discusses work of VOK’s brother [Alexander] on Sagitta and the ascidians.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  21 May 1873
Classmark:  Archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg branch: SPBB ARAS (Fond 300. Register 1a. Folder 4. P. 1-2 r)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8916

To V. O. Kovalevsky   24 January [1874]

Summary

Has ordered James Clerk Maxwell’s book [On the stability of the motion of Saturn’s rings (1859)] as a present for Sofya Kovalevsky.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  24 Jan [1874]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9253

To V. O. Kovalevsky   25 November [1880]

Summary

Will be pleased to have VOK come to Down any day.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  25 Nov [1880]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12855

To V. O. Kovalevsky   1 and 6 January 1881

Summary

Thanks VOK for the Russian tea.

Rejoices at his prosperity and appointment at Moscow [Associate Professor, Moscow University, 1880–3].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  1 and 6 Jan 1881
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler (Sophie Kowalevski collections, box 3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12963

To V. O. Kovalevsky   22 February [1870]

Summary

"I have received a very large box full of beautiful tea from Russia yesterday … my life is as regular & monotonous as a clock.

I make sure, but wofully slow progress, with my new book."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  22 Feb [1870]
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealer) (17 March 1995); Swann Auction Galleries (dealers) (1 October 1953)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13060

To V. O. Kovalevsky   2 January [1882]

Summary

Thanks VOK for a photograph and his New Year wishes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  2 Jan [1882]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology MSS 405 A. Gift of the Burndy Library)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13596

To V. O. Kovalevsky   4 March 1873

Summary

[Empty cover]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  [4 Mar 1873]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13905F

To V. O. Kovalevsky   26 March [1867]

Summary

Answers VOK’s questions regarding the size of forthcoming Variation and gives his consent to a translation.

But if Origin has not yet been translated into Russian, CD thinks it would be a better book to undertake.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  26 Mar [1867]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5464

To V. O. Kovalevsky   2 May [1867]

Summary

CD has sent some revised proof-sheets and ordered the stereotypes [for Russian translation of Variation]. First volume is dull, but he hopes second is more interesting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  2 May [1867]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5523

To V. O. Kovalevsky   16 May [1867]

Summary

Sends proof-sheets [of Variation]. Will not charge VOK for right of translation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  16 May [1867]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5531

To V. O. Kovalevsky   20 May [1867]

Summary

CD is sorry proof-sheets were lost; hopes clean sheets will have arrived.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  20 May [1867]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5541

To V. O. Kovalevsky   3 June [1867]

Summary

Sends a sheet of proofs. Will hold four others until he hears from VOK, because of expensive postage. Thinks illustrating Russian translation [of Variation] with woodcuts from A. E. Brehm’s work [Illustrirtes Thierleben, 4 vols. (1864–7)] is an excellent idea.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  3 June [1867]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5562

To V. O. Kovalevsky   24 June [1867]

Summary

Thanks VOK for the present of A. E. Brehm’s Illustrirtes Thierleben [1864–7].

The woodcuts will do admirably [for Variation].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  24 June [1867]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5575

To V. O. Kovalevsky   4 March [1868]

Summary

Sends sheets with alterations to be made [in Russian translation of Variation]. VOK should consider adding to the title-page that CD is a Corresponding Member of the Imperial Academy of Sciences (St Petersburg).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  4 Mar [1868]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5979

To V. O. Kovalevsky   3 May 1871

Summary

Asks VOK to translate a passage from Franz Körte, Die Streich-, Zug- oder Wander-Heuschrecke [1828], p. 33.

Deplores the "fearful piece of tyranny" that is obstructing publication of Descent in Russia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  3 May 1871
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7735

To V. O. Kovalevsky   17 May [1871]

Summary

Interested in W. Hepworth Dixon’s Free Russia, but does not know "whether he is to be trusted".

VOK’s hard work in palaeontology will prepare him for future original investigations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  17 May [1871]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7762
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