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To J. V. Carus   27 October [1872]

Summary

Thanks JVC for his criticisms and corrections of Expression. Asks him to alter his translation accordingly.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  27 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 96–97)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8580

From J. V. Carus   31 October 1872

Summary

JVC questions accuracy of Hensleigh Wedgwood’s statement that the word for a toad in all European languages expresses the habit of swelling [see Expression, p. 104]. Has changed "all" to "some".

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Oct 1872
Classmark:  DAR 161: 87
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8587

To J. V. Carus   11 November [1872]

Summary

Reports on very successful sale of Expression in England. Suggests German publisher keep the type set up in case more than the expected 3000 copies are needed.

Has begun work on some old botanical observations [of Drosera for Insectivorous plants].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  11 Nov [1872]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 98–99)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8618

From J. V. Carus   10 December 1872

Summary

Asks whether CD has any changes to make in a new German edition of Variation, which is to be published next year.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Dec 1872
Classmark:  DAR 161: 88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8670

To J. V. Carus   12 December [1872]

Summary

Has not strength nor time to alter and improve Variation.

First English edition of Expression now at 9000 copies.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  12 Dec [1872]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 90–91)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8674

From J. V. Carus   21 January 1873

Summary

On a correction JVC thinks should be made in Variation on vertebrae of ducks.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 161: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8746

To J. V. Carus   23 January 1873

Summary

Acknowledges correction in text of Variation . "You are a most conscientious editor & are as careful as I am apt to be careless."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  23 Jan 1873
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 100–101)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8748

From J. V. Carus   29 January 1873

Summary

A new [German] edition of Expression is to be done. Has CD anything to add or alter?

JVC cites an article on cessation of breathing during mental concentration that supports Gratiolet as quoted in Expression, p. 179.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 161: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8751

To J. V. Carus   1 February 1873

Summary

Has no corrections for second German edition [of Expression]. Plans to bring out an improved edition in a year or two.

Thanks for reference JVC sent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  1 Feb 1873
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 102–103)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8754

From J. V. Carus   [before 8 May 1873]

Summary

Publisher [Schweizerbart] has seen CD’s new book advertised [Cross and self-fertilisation] and wishes to publish a German translation of it.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 8 May 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 161: 89
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8890

To J. V. Carus   8 May [1873]

Summary

John Murray has announced his next book [Cross and self-fertilisation] without CD’s knowledge. It is only half-written. JVC will hear when it is published and will decide whether it is worth translating. It will be dry, but, CD believes, of value.

Has read an account of JVC’s Scottish lectures.

Invites JVC to Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  8 May [1873]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 104–105)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8906

From J. V. Carus   21 July [1873]

Summary

JVC’s travel plans in England. Hopes to visit CD.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 July [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 161: 83
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8992

To J. V. Carus   2 August [1873]

Summary

Regrets he cannot receive JVC at Down on Monday as he would then be too unwell to travel on Tuesday, when he must leave for a visit [to Abinger Hall, according to the Journal].

Has been working hard on Drosera and Dionaea. His next book will be on these plants and not, as he had intended, "On evil effects of Inter breeding".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  2 Aug [1873]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin–Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859 Charles, Darwin, Bl. 106–107)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8996

To J. V. Carus   17 November [1873]

Summary

Informs JVC that he is beginning a second, corrected edition of Descent, in case a new edition is wanted in Germany.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  17 Nov [1873]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg Darmstaedter. Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 108–109)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9147

From J. V. Carus   19 January 1874

Summary

A new German edition of Descent is planned. Would like to work on proofs before leaving for lectures at Edinburgh.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Jan 1874
Classmark:  DAR 161: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9248

To J. V. Carus   21 January 1874

Summary

Is glad to hear of new German edition of Descent, but owing to his extensive revisions, corrected sheets will not be ready for about three months.

Is working on a new edition of Coral reefs, which he thinks would sell in Germany.

Would like to hear "out of curiosity & vanity" how many copies of his books have been sold in Germany.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  21 Jan 1874
Classmark:  Staatsbibilothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 110–111)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9252

To J. V. Carus   8 March [1874]

Summary

Looks forward to a visit from JVC and family in August.

Sheets of vol. 1 of Descent [2d ed.] are going to printer;

new edition of Coral reefs is half printed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  8 Mar [1874]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 114–115)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9340

From J. V. Carus   15 March 1874

Summary

Proposal to collect all of CD’s works in a German edition. Asks CD’s opinion and suggests an outline of volumes.

Lists German sales of various volumes.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Mar 1874
Classmark:  DAR 161: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9363

To J. V. Carus   19 March [1874]

Summary

Would be glad to hear of a collected edition of his works [in Germany], but has no opinion on how it would sell. Has been surprised to learn that in England some think uniform collected works sell best. Tells JVC his publication plans and other details to guide him on extent of a "collected works".

Descent corrections have been laborious and troublesome.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  19 Mar [1874]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 122–124)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9367

From J. V. Carus   5 April 1874

Summary

Hopes to visit CD during a stay in London.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Apr 1874
Classmark:  DAR 161: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9391
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