Has agreed to permit P. T. A. Talandier to translate the Origin.
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Sir
As you consented to M. Belloc's wish to translate my Book, I concluded that I need not trouble you before agreeing (after making careful enquiry with most satisfactory results) to permit ``M. Talandier, Professor of French Royal Military College, Sandhurst'' to translate my Book.—
Please send him copy of 2
I hope I have not acted wrongly in agreeing without consulting you; but I did so merely to save you trouble.— I shall see you, I hope, on Wednesday or Thursday
My dear Sir | Yours very sincerely | Charles Darwin
- f1 2664.f1Dated by the reference to CD's trip to London (see n. 3, below).
- f2 2664.f2See Correspondence vol. 7, letter to John Murray, 14 November . Louise Swanton Belloc had found Origin too scientific to translate easily (see letter to Charles Lyell, 14 January ).
- f3 2664.f3CD went to London on 24 January 1860 and returned to Down on 27 January (Emma Darwin's diary). See also following letter.