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From C.-F. Reinwald1   13 September 1872

Genève

13 Sept 1872

Monsieur Ch Darwin

Cher Monsieur

Je vous écris de Genève où m’a appelé la maladie de M. Moulinié,2 le traducteur de vos ouvrages.

Le pauvre M. Moulinié est bien malade et le sera malheureusement encore pur quelque temps. J’ai pu pourtant m’arranger avec lui pour pouvoir faire acheverl’impression du second Volume de la Descendance de l’homme, et celle de l’Origine des Espèces, qui l’une et l’autre étaient arrivées jusqu’à la composition des Tables de Matière.3

M. Moulinié m’a également remis votre lettre du 18 Aoüt, dont il n’avait pu me donner connaissance et qui a trait au nouvel ouvrage sur l Expression des Emotions chez lhomme et les Animaux.4

J’aurai lhonneur de repondre à votre lettre dès que je serai de retour a Paris, ce qui aura lieu lundi ou mardi prochain

Veuillez bien agréer en attendant | cher Monsieur, l’expression de mes sentiments les plus distingués | C Reinwald & Ce

To Ch. Darwin Esq. Down, Kent

Footnotes

For a translation of this letter, see Correspondence vol. 20, Appendix I.
Jean Jacques Moulinié.
Reinwald refers to Moulinié’s translations of Descent (Moulinié trans. 1872) and the sixth edition of Origin (Moulinié trans. 1873). The two volumes of the French translation of Descent were published separately on 19 February and 18 November 1872 (see Journal général de l’imprimerie et de la librarie, 2 March 1872, p. 91, and 30 November 1872, p. 563).
CD’s letter to Moulinié has not been found.

Translation

From C.-F. Reinwald1   13 September 1872

Geneva

13 Sept 1872

Mr Ch Darwin

Dear Sir

I am writing from Geneva, where I have been called by the illness of Mr. Moulinié,2 the translator of your work.

Poor Mr. Moulinié is very ill and unfortunately will continue to be so for some time. However, I have been able to reach an agreement with him in order to finish the printing of the second Volume of Descent of man, and that of Origin of Species, both of which had reached the composition of the Indexes.3

Mr. Moulinié has also given me your letter of 18 August, which he had not been able to communicate to me and which makes reference to the new work on the Expression of the Emotions in man and the Animals.4

I shall have the honour of replying to your letter as soon as I have returned to Paris, which will be next Monday or Tuesday

In the meantime, I remain | Dear Sir, yours faithfully | C Reinwald & Co

To Ch. Darwin Esq. Down, Kent

Footnotes

For a transcription of this letter in its original French, see pp. 403–4.
Jean Jacques Moulinié.
Reinwald refers to Moulinié’s translations of Descent (Moulinié trans. 1872) and the sixth edition of Origin (Moulinié trans. 1873). The two volumes of the French translation of Descent were published separately on 19 February and 18 November 1872 (see Journal général de l’imprimerie et de la librarie, 2 March 1872, p. 91, and 30 November 1872, p. 563).
CD’s letter to Moulinié has not been found.

Summary

J. J. Moulinié is ill in Geneva, but translations of Origin and Descent progress.

Will undertake to publish translation of Expression.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8520
From
Charles-Ferdinand Reinwald
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Geneva
Source of text
DAR 176: 94
Physical description
2pp (French)

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8520,” accessed on 16 July 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8520

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 20

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