To J. J. Moulinié 4 January 1872
Down, | Beckenham, Kent.
Jan 4. 1872
My dear Sir
I am much obliged for your letter. I was not at all aware that the headings of the chapters had been printed off. Under these circumstances I wd suggest that you shd print the new part of the new chapter VII as an appendix, & explain the circumstances.1 You could also correct all the part that is not printed off in accordance with the new edition; & the corrections are not very numerous. I hope soon to send you some new sheets; but the printers have been unusually slow over this vol.
As far as I can judge the new part of Chapter VII wd be worth publication in France.2 I hope you will soon have more leisure. Mrs Darwin joins me in thanking you for your good wishes—
Believe me my dear Sir | yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin
Was unaware that chapter headings [of Origin] had been printed off [in French edition (1873)]. Suggests that new part of chapter 7 be printed as appendix.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8142,” accessed on 24 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8142