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From Albert Gaudry1   2 December 1876

2 Décembre 1876

Monsieur,

Je viens de recevoir la traduction de votre bel oeuvrage sur les Habitudes des plantes grimpantes.2 Je suis bien honoré qu’un maître éminent comme vous pense à m’envoyer tous ses travaux. Je suis occupé depuis assez longtemps à préparer un oeuvrage sur les Enchaînements du monde animal pendant les temps géologiques. Comme la partie relative aux mammifères est presque terminée, je la publierai avant que l’ensemble de mon travail soit achevé.3

Mais, comme j’ai beaucoup de gravures dans le texte pour montrer les insensibles gradations des formes fossiles, l’impression exigera encore plusieurs mois. Quand mon livre sera pret, je vous l’enverrai. J’ose espérer que vous y trouverez quelques remarques qui pourrant vous intéresser.

Je vous prie, Monsieur, d’agréer l’expression de mes sentiments bien respectueuse, | Albert Gaudry

Footnotes

For a translation of this letter, see Appendix I.
Gaudry had evidently been sent the German translation of Climbing plants 2d ed. (Carus trans. 1876c); the French one (Gordon trans. 1877) had not yet been published.
The first part of Gaudry’s Les enchaînements du monde animal dans les temps géologiques (Linkages in the animal world over geological time; Gaudry 1878–90), on mammals of the Tertiary period, was published in 1878.

Bibliography

Climbing plants 2d ed.: The movements and habits of climbing plants. 2d edition. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1875.

Gaudry, Albert. 1878. Les enchaînements du monde animal dans les temps géologiques: mammifères tertiaires. Paris: Librairie Hachette.

Translation

From Albert Gaudry1   2 December 1876

2 December 1876

Sir,

I have just received the translation of your fine work on the Habits of climbing plants.2 I am very honoured that an eminent master like yourself thinks to send me all his works. I have been busy for rather a long time preparing a work on series in the animal world over geological time. As the section relating to mammals is nearly finished, I will publish it before the whole of my work has been completed.3

But, as I have many engravings in the text to show the imperceptible gradations of the fossil forms, the printing will take several more months. When my book is ready, I will send it to you. I dare to hope that you will find there some remarks that may interest you.

Please, Sir, accept the expression of my very respectful regards, Albert Gaudry

Footnotes

For a transcription of this letter in its original French, see pp. 362–3.
Gaudry had evidently been sent the German translation of Climbing plants 2d ed. (Carus trans. 1876c); the French one (Gordon trans. 1877) had not yet been published.
The first part of Gaudry’s Les enchaînements du monde animal dans les temps géologiques (Linkages in the animal world over geological time; Gaudry 1878–90), on mammals of the Tertiary period, was published in 1878.

Bibliography

Climbing plants 2d ed.: The movements and habits of climbing plants. 2d edition. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1875.

Gaudry, Albert. 1878. Les enchaînements du monde animal dans les temps géologiques: mammifères tertiaires. Paris: Librairie Hachette.

Summary

Thanks CD for translation of Climbing plants.

AG is at work on Les enchaînements du monde animal [1878]. Will send CD a copy as soon as it is ready.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10696
From
Albert-Jean (Albert) Gaudry
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
unstated
Source of text
DAR 165: 19
Physical description
3pp (French)

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10696,” accessed on 30 March 2020, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-10696.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24

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