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From J. J. Moulinié   20 October 1869

Geneva

20th October 1869.

Dear sir,

I learn through a German paper that a new work of your’s on Man, I believe, is to be published shortly.1 This is a good news for the scientific public, and if it be correct, may I solicit the high favour of undertaking a french translation of your new contribution to questions which your preceeding works have discussed in such a remarkable manner, and rendered popular in all countries; I consider it a great honour to continue to be “Darwin’s translator”, and will therefore be very thankful to you for the permission to act in consequence.2

Hoping this will find you in a satisfactory state of health, remember me kindly to Mrs. Darwin and your whole family,3 and believe me, dear sir | yours truly | J. J. Moulinié

Footnotes

The reference is to a notice in the 9 October 1869 issue of the Academy (pp. 15–16) that had evidently been reported on in an unidentified German paper. The ‘work’ was Descent and Expression.
Moulinié had translated Variation into French (Moulinié trans. 1868).
According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), Moulinié visited CD on 31 August 1868.

Summary

Wishes to translate CD’s forthcoming work on man into French.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-6950
From
Jean Jacques Moulinié
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Geneva
Source of text
DAR 171: 273
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6950,” accessed on 17 July 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-6950.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 17

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