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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-7493

To J. J. Moulinié   20 February [1871]1

Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.

Feb 20th

My dear Sir

I have been very relax in not having written to you oftener, telling you as often as I sent off clean sheets; but in fact I have been worked half-to death.2

You will have now received the whole. To day I sent off a corrected sheet in Vol. I & some corrections for Vol. II; so that the Postscript need not be printed.3

Perhaps I may send a few more corrections in clean sheet reprinted, for the whole edition of 2500 copies have been sold before a copy has gone into the book-sellers shops.—4

I heartily wish you well through your laborious undertaking & remain | My dear Sir | Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

1
The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from C.-F. Reinwald, 1 February 1871.
2
Moulinié was preparing the French translation of Descent (see letter from C.-F. Reinwald, 1 February 1871).
3
CD refers to corrections to Descent 1: 297 and 2: 161, 237. See letter to J. V. Carus, 15 February [1871] and n. 2.
4
See letter from R. F. Cooke, 15 February 1871.

Summary

Sends corrections for French edition of Descent.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7493
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Moulinié, J. J.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Bibliothèque de Genève (Ms. suppl. 66, fol. 18)
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7493,” accessed on 27 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7493

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