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From Williams & Norgate   29 March 1860

14, Henrietta-Street, Covent-Garden. | London, W.C.

March 29 18 60

Dear Sir

The translation of origin of species from Stuttgart have not yet arrived.—1 The Academy has not published a new edition of their dictionary,2 we believe Poitevin’s new french dictionary 2 vols 4o. (60/ 12 morocco)3 is superior to the Academy’s    English french    the best dict. is Flemmings (2 vols 4o. 50/)4    we shall take care to address your parcels and letters according to directions receivd.5

Yours very oblig | fpa Williams & Norgate | Ernest Greenoak6

Charles Darwin Esquire

Footnotes

The first part of the German translation of Origin (Bronn trans. 1860) was published by E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlag, Stuttgart, on 4 April 1860 (Börsenblatt für den Deutschen Buchhandel 27 (1860): 683). CD received copies of the first part on 10 April (see letter to H. G. Bronn, 10 April [1860]).
The sixteenth edition of the Dictionnaire de l’Académie Fran˜cais was published in 1835. The next edition was not published until 1878.
Poitevin 1856–60.
Fleming and Tibbins 1841–4.
CD had a printed slip made for him giving the correct postal addresses for parcels and letters to Down. For a transcript, see Correspondence vol. 7, letter to Richard Owen, 10 December [1859], n. 5.
Greenoak was presumably a clerk in the London office of Williams and Norgate.

Summary

W&N have not yet received the German edition of the Origin.

Recommend French–English and French dictionaries.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-2735
From
Williams & Norgate
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Henrietta St, 14
Source of text
DAR 91: 82
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2735,” accessed on 17 July 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-2735.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 8

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