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From Friedrich Rolle   26 January 1863

Summary

Pleased that his book, Ch. Darwin’s Lehre [1863], has CD’s approval.

FR formerly a geologist, now a dealer in natural history objects.

Most active supporter of CD’s theory is Gustav Jäger in Vienna.

FR regards fossil Hipparion as a link between horse and pachyderms.

Author:  Friedrich Rolle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Jan 1863
Classmark:  DAR 176: 201
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3947

From Friedrich Rolle   28 January 1866

Summary

Last fascicles of FR’s book Der Mensch [1866] being sent.

Finds roots of human race in Negroes of Africa, Bushmen of South Africa and New Guinea, and short-headed peoples of south Asia.

Has translated natural selection as natürliche Auslese.

Ludwig Rütimeyer active in developing the descent of mammals.

Author:  Friedrich Rolle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Jan 1866
Classmark:  DAR 176: 202
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4986

From Friedrich Rolle   12 April 1866

Summary

Gustav von Leonhard and Hans Bruno Geinitz’s Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paläontologie [1862–79] unfriendly to CD’s theory.

Lists various German publications dealing with CD’s theory.

Author:  Friedrich Rolle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Apr 1866
Classmark:  DAR 176: 203
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5055

From Friedrich Rolle   28 May 1868

Summary

Questions CD’s view in Variation that Torfschwein formerly ranged from Europe to China.

Cites numerous German publications relating to CD’s theory.

Author:  Friedrich Rolle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 May 1868
Classmark:  DAR 176: 204
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6213

From Friedrich Rolle   20 November 1868

Summary

Has little information about hens with spurs. Encloses information from Robert Oettel and C. F. Friderich, and from J. F. Blumenbach’s Vergleichende Anatomie [1805]. Recommends various German publications.

Author:  Friedrich Rolle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 176: 205
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6468
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