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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-7859

To J. J. Moulinié   12 July [1871]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

July 12th

My dear Sir

I thank you cordially for the extremely kind manner in which you say you are willing to introduce some corrections & additions. I think I told you I shd. not print till early in the autumn.2 I will send you clean proofs, as they are printed off.

In present state of France perhaps some delay may be adviseable.— I foresee some difficulty about my chief additions, which in the English edition follows the VI Chapter & contains some pages taken out of Chapt IV.—3 When the time comes I will get you kindly to consider what had better be done.

With very many thanks, In Haste | Yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

1
The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from J. J. Moulinié, 7 July 1871.
2
See letter to J. J. Moulinié, 28 June [1871], and letter from J. J. Moulinié, 7 July 1871. CD had proposed that Moulinié delay his translation of the fifth edition of Origin into French in order to take into account CD’s corrections for the sixth edition.
3
CD added a substantially new seventh chapter (‘Miscellaneous objections to the theory of natural selection’) to Origin 6th ed.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7859
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Moulinié, J. J.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Bibliothèque de Genève (Ms. suppl. 66 ff. 22-3
Physical description
3pp

Summary

Thanks JJM for willingness to introduce corrections into French edition of Origin.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7859,” accessed on 5 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7859

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