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Letter 2664

Darwin, C. R. to Murray, John (b)

23 [Jan 1860]

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    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 2d Edit. by post to above address.

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

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    f1 2664.f1
    Dated by the reference to CD's trip to London (see n. 3, below).
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    f2 2664.f2
    See Correspondence vol. 7, letter to John Murray, 14 November [1859]. Louise Swanton Belloc had found Origin too scientific to translate easily (see letter to Charles Lyell, 14 January [1860]).
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    f3 2664.f3
    CD went to London on 24 January 1860 and returned to Down on 27 January (Emma Darwin's diary). See also following letter.
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