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From Albert Gaudry1 9 November 1868

Paris,

9 Novembre 1868.

Monsieur,

Je vous remercie bien de m’avoir envoyé la suite de votre belle publication qui est une mine inépuisable d’observations et d’idées.2 Je vous demande la permission de vous faire hommage de mon ouvrage sur les Animaux fossiles et la Géologie de l’Attique; en dehors des Considérations générales que j’avais eu l’honneur de vous adresser, vous trouverez dans le courant du texte et surtout à la fin de la description de plusieurs animaux des remarques qui ont rapport à la question de la filiation des espèces, des genres et des familles; je serais heureux qu’elles pussent vous offrir quelqu’intérêt.3

Veuillez, Monsieur, agréer l’expression de mes sentimens très respecteux. | Albert Gaudry

Footnotes

For a translation of this letter, see Correspondence vol. 16, Appendix I.
Gaudry refers to the second volume of the French translation of Variation (Moulinié 1868). The first volume was published in the spring (see letter from Albert Gaudry, 11 April 1868 and n. 2).
The reference is to Animaux fossiles et géologie de l’Attique d’après les recherches faites en 1855–56 et en 1860 sous les auspices de l’Académie des sciences (Gaudry 1862–7). CD’s copy is in the Darwin Library–Down. The second chapter of part 1 (Gaudry 1862–7, 1: 325–70) was published as an offprint under the title Considérations générales sur les animaux fossiles de Pikermi (Gaudry 1866); Gaudry had sent a copy to CD in 1866 (see Correspondence vol. 14, letter to Albert Gaudry, 17 September [1866]). CD’s annotated copy of the offprint is in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection–CUL.

Translation

From Albert Gaudry1 9 November 1868

Paris,

9 Novembre 1868.

Thank you very much for sending me the next part of your fine publication, which is an inexhaustible mine of observations and ideas. I ask your permission to present you with my work on the fossil Animals and Geology of Attica; besides the General considerations that I have already had the honour of sending to you, you will find, in the main body of the text and especially at the end of the description of several animals, some remarks relating to the question of the filiation between species, genera and families; I should be pleased if they were of some interest to you.

Please accept, dear Sir, the expression of my most respectful sentiments. | Albert Gaudry

Footnotes

For a transcription of this letter in its original French, see [Correspondence vol. 16], part II: 836.

Summary

Asks permission to dedicate to CD his book on the fossil animals and geology of Attica [Animaux fossiles et géologie de l’Attique (1862–7)]. CD will find much in it relating to the "filiation" of species, genera, and families.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-6454
From
Albert-Jean (Albert) Gaudry
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Paris
Source of text
DAR 165: 18
Physical description
2pp (French)

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6454,” accessed on 13 November 2018, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6454

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 16

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