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To Heinrich Georg Bronn   4 February [1860]

Summary

Discusses possible translation of Origin into German. Could HGB advise E. Schweizerbart [Stuttgart publisher] about good translator. Suggests Bronn edit the translation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Georg Bronn
Date:  4 Feb [1860]
Classmark:  State Library of South Australia (Archival collections D 4639(L))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2687

To H. G. Bronn   14 February [1860]

Summary

Thanks HGB for agreeing to superintend translation of Origin.

Comments on HGB’s review.

Encloses corrections and preface for Schweizerbart. Discusses translation of term "natural selection".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Georg Bronn
Date:  14 Feb [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2698

To H. G. Bronn   [c. 25 February 1860]

Summary

Discusses meaning of various English scientific terms.

Is much pleased that translation [of Origin, 1st German ed.] will be ready by May.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Georg Bronn
Date:  [c. 25 Feb 1860]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.340)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2699

To H. G. Bronn   21 March [1860]

Summary

Thanks HGB [for his Morphologische Studien (1858)].

Pleased at quickness of translation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Georg Bronn
Date:  21 Mar [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2732

To H. G. Bronn   10 April [1860]

Summary

Has received copies of translation of Origin. Thanks HGB for undertaking it.

Comments on review by F. J. Pictet ["Sur l’origine de l’espèce, par Charles Darwin: analyse et critique",Arch. Sci. Phys. & Nat. n.s. 7 (1860): 231–55].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Georg Bronn
Date:  10 Apr [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2755

To H. G. Bronn   13 April [1860]

Summary

Thanks HGB for sending copies of his Untersuchungen [1858] and Morphologische Studien [1858] and for a portrait.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Georg Bronn
Date:  13 Apr [1860]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.207)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2757

To H. G. Bronn   14 July [1860]

Summary

Responds to HGB’s critique of Origin [appended to German translation of Origin]. Comments on English reviews.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Georg Bronn
Date:  14 July [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2867

To H. G. Bronn   5 October [1860]

Summary

Answers HGB’s criticism of Origin.

Explains HGB’s case of differences in rats by adaptation.

CD’s view explains homological and embryological resemblances of each type.

Does not believe all development is at same rate. Cites Australian forms.

Does not see force of objection that origin of life must be explained.

Asks if C. L. Brehm’s subspecies of birds are really characteristic of regions of Germany.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Georg Bronn
Date:  5 Oct [1860]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2940

From H. G. Bronn   13 [or 15] October 1860

Summary

Does not remember his criticisms of CD’s theory. Can CD locate them in book?

Criticises analogy between knowledge of electricity and knowledge of origin of life.

Explains A. E. Brehm’s concept of subspecies. Discusses subspecies of Certhia.

Author:  Heinrich Georg Bronn
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [13 or 15] Oct 1860
Classmark:  DAR 160.3: 317
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2934
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