Assumes Murray will give permission for French translation of Orchids; asks that stereotypes of woodcuts be supplied at cost, since if expensive the work will not appear.
6 Queen Anne St
My dear Sir
I have just been applied to for permission for a French translation
of my Orchis book. As M
Dear Sir | yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin
- f1 6966.f1The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Ernest Faivre, 18 February 1869. In 1869, the Monday following 18 February was 22 February.
- f2 6966.f2See letter from Ernest Faivre, 18 February 1869.
- f3 6966.f3John Murray had supplied woodcuts for the German translation of Orchids (Bronn trans. 1862; see Correspondence vol. 10, letter to H. G. Bronn 25 April ). CD had also given approval for Murray to supply the woodcuts from Orchids to Mary Somerville for Somerville 1869 (see Correspondence vol. 14, letter to M. E. Lyell, [19 October 1866] and nn. 2 and 3).
- f4 6966.f4CD was in London from 16 to 24 February 1869 (see CD's `Journal' (Correspondence vol. 17, Appendix II)).