To J. J. Moulinié 15 November 1
Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.
My dear Sir
I am glad to say that I have heard from M. Reinwald that he will publish, & I have told Mr Murray to send you a copy at once.
If Prof. Vogt will aid you I shd think it wd be a great advantage, & his name is a tower of strength.2
I strongly advise you to procure or borrow the 2nd or 3rd edit of Mlle Royer’s translation, in order that the more important terms such as “concurrence” & “selection” (which she did not use in the 1st edit.) may be the same.3 As your translation will have to compete with Mlle Royer’s, who I am told writes very spirited French, you will I think have to keep this in view in regard to style. I will, in a few days send you a few trifling corrections which do not relate to the early parts, & likewise a prefatory letter.
I sincerely hope that for all our sakes this translation may prove successful & I am much obliged to you for under taking it.
Believe me my dear Sir | yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin
Makes suggestions for French translation of Origin.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6989,” accessed on 20 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6989