Karl Ernst Von Baer (1792-1876) and Anton Dohrn (1840-1909): Correspondence: Transactions, APS

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Christiane Groeben
American Philosophical Society, Jan 1, 2008 - 156 pages
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In 1869 Anton Dohrn wrote to Karl Ernst von Baer to enlist his help in supporting the Stazione Zoologica that would soon be set up in Naples. This was the first of an exchange of 36 letters between Anton Dohrn & von Baer that constitutes the principal portion of this correspondence; there is almost a complete record of this correspondence, wherein one extant letter replies to another. Contents of this volume: Editorial Remarks & Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Chronological List of the Letters; Letters 1-41; Appendix: Briefe 1-41; Bibliography; & Index of Names. Illustrations.
 

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As the great-granddaughter of Anton Dohrn, I am very interested in any work that sheds new light on his character and achievements. Thank you, Christiane Groeben, for elucidating Anton. The introduction and the letters in this collection do just that. It is a scholarly work.
Elizabeth T. Callan Campbell, Lincoln, NE
 

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