Bateman, F.

Frederick Bateman an Ernst Haeckel, Norwich, 13. August 1875

Norwich Aug 13. 1875.

Dear Sir and Honoured Colleague,

I am just now engaged in writing a work on Darwinism, and as I intent to make illusion to you valuable and highly scientific work on the History of Evolution, & particularly wish to introduce a description of the „Moners“. As there is at present no English translation of your Schopfungsgeschichte, I thought it would interest || English readers, if I introduced a plate, in my translation of your description. I therefor face write to ask whether you will permit me to copy the simple moners as depicted at page 167, also figures II & 12 in Tafel I?

My description will there be better understood, but I should not copy them without your knowledge and permission. Having obtained your leave, || perhaps I can obtain the block or clichet form your publishers, if not I must get it copied.

I send you by this post a short essay on Darwinism by which you will see that I am opposite your views, but I feel some this will not influence you in granting the favour I ask of you.

The book I am writing will be an expansion of this pamphlet, and the same views developed at greater length.

I think the connection of the doctrine of Evolution with Language is a most important one, and that, hitherto it has been too much overlooked.

May I ask you whether || any treatises upon Darwinism and Language have appeared in Germany since Schleicher’s, as I am desirous not to ignore the literature of the Fatherland.

I am Dear Sir and honoured Colleague

Yours very sincerely

J. Batemann

I am aware that there is an English translation of your „Monographie der Moneren“, but your „Schopfungsgeschichte“ is not to well known to the English as it deserves to be.

 

Briefdaten

Gattung
Verfasser
Empfänger
Datierung
13-08-1875
Entstehungsort
Entstehungsland
Besitzende Institution
EHA Jena
Signatur
EHA Jena, A 8053
ID
8053