To John Murray 23 [January 1860]1
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Sir
As you consented to M. Belloc’s wish to translate my Book,2 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 Thursday3
My dear Sir | Yours very sincerely | Charles Darwin
Has agreed to permit P. T. A. Talandier to translate the Origin.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2664,” accessed on 30 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2664