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From Armand de Quatrefages1   10 November 1866

Paris

10 9bre. 662

Monsieur et cher confrère

MM Williams et Norgate libr. sont chargés de vous faire parvenir un exemplaire de mon Histoire des Annélides (fig. col.)3 Si mon livre tardait trop a vous arriver, Soyez assez bon pour le faire reclamer. Cet ouvrage m’a couté bien de la peine car je ne sais pas d’animaux plus pénibles à déterminer que les Annélides et j’ai mis tout mon soin a être exact. Accueillez le comme bon souvenir de votre bien dévoué confrere qui desirerait fort faire votre connaissance personnelle | De Quatrefages

Footnotes

For a translation of this letter, see Correspondence vol.14, Appendix I.
‘9bre’: Novembre (from the Latin for ‘nine’: novem).
The booksellers and publishers Williams & Norgate specialised in foreign scientific literature. CD’s copy of Quatrefages 1865 is in the Darwin Library–Down. ‘Fig. col.’ is probably an abbreviation for ‘figures colorés’, referring to the coloured plates of the work.

Bibliography

Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 26 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Translation

From Armand de Quatrefages1   10 November 1866

Paris 10 November. 66 Dear Sir and Colleague, Messrs Williams and Norgate bksellr have been instructed to send you a copy of my History of the Annelids (fig. col.)2 If my book is too slow in reaching you, be so good as to make a request for it. This work has cost me a great deal of trouble, for I do not know of any animals that are more of a nuisance to classify than the Annelids and I have taken every care to be accurate. Receive it as a memento from your very devoted colleague who would so much like to meet you in person | De Quatrefages

Footnotes

For a transcription of this letter in its original French, see p. 384.
‘9bre’: Novembre (from the Latin for ‘nine’: novem).

Bibliography

Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 26 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Summary

Sends his book [Histoire naturelle des annelés marins et d’eau douce, 2 vols. (1865)].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-5274
From
Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Paris
Source of text
DAR 175: 4
Physical description
1p (French)

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5274,” accessed on 14 October 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-5274.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 14

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