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From Emile Alglave1   9 March 1871

le 9 mars 1871

Monsieur

Vous vous souvenez qu’il y a un an environ je vous avais proposé de publier dans la Revue des cours scientifiques quelques uns des chapitres du livre nouveau que vous prépariez.2 Vous m’avez répondu que vous teniez à ce que votre ouvrage parut en une seule fois.3 Le voilá paru depuis quelques semaines. Je desirerais en faire le plus tot possible un compte rendu dans ma Revue et en traduire quelques extraits. Je serais fort heureux que vous consentiez à corriger les epreuves de notre Revue, comme le font tous les auteurs anglais dont les travaux paraissent dans la Revue.

Au milieu des circonstances douloureuses que nous venons de traverser, la Revue du cours scientifiques n’a paru qu’irrégulièrement, et nous finissons seulement en ce moment notre 7e année, qui aurait du etre termineé le 1er décembre dernier. à partir du 1er avril la Revue paraitra regulièrement, avec un cadre plus étendu.4

Je serais fort heureux que vous puissiez m’envoyer un exemplaire de votre livre, dont je trouve seulement le titre dans The bookseller5

Agrz mes sentiments tout devoués | Em. Alglave

Footnotes

For a translation of this letter, see Correspondence vol. 19, Appendix I.
CD’s letter has not been found.
Alglave alludes to the Franco-Prussian war, during which Paris came under siege in the autumn of 1870 and the winter of 1870–1 (see Wawro 2003). The second series of Revue des cours scientifiques began publication in July 1871 under the title Revue scientifique de la France et de l’étranger.
Alglave’s name appears on CD’s presentation list for Descent, among the six names added to the verso of the sheet (see Correspondence vol. 19, Appendix IV).

Bibliography

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

Descent: The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1871.

Wawro, Geoffrey. 2003. The Franco-Prussian war: the German conquest of France in 1870–1871. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Translation

From Emile Alglave1   9 March 1871

9 March 1871

Dear Sir

You will recall that about a year ago I proposed that some chapters from the new book you were preparing should be published in the Revue des cours scientifiques.2 You replied that you were anxious that your work should appear at one go.3 It has now been out for some weeks. I should like to give an account of it in my Revue as soon as possible and to translate some extracts. I should be very happy if you were to consent to correct the proofs of our Revue, like all English authors whose work appears in the Revue.

In the midst of the painful circumstances we have just gone through, the Revue du cours scientifiques has only appeared irregularly, and we are just now finishing our 7th year, which was supposed to have been completed on 1st of December last. From 1st of April the Revue will appear regularly, with a wider scope.4

I should be delighted if you were able to send me a copy of your book, since I have been only able to find its title in The bookseller5

Wth kind regards | Em. Alglave

Footnotes

For a transcription of this letter in its original French, see pp. 147–8.
CD’s letter has not been found.
Alglave alludes to the Franco-Prussian war, during which Paris came under siege in the autumn of 1870 and the winter of 1870–1 (see Wawro 2003). The second series of Revue des cours scientifiques began publication in July 1871 under the title Revue scientifique de la France et de l’étranger.
Alglave’s name appears on CD’s presentation list for Descent, among the six names added to the verso of the sheet (see Correspondence vol. 19, Appendix IV).

Bibliography

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

Descent: The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1871.

Wawro, Geoffrey. 2003. The Franco-Prussian war: the German conquest of France in 1870–1871. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Summary

Reminds CD of earlier promise to permit extracts of Descent to be translated and published in EA’s Revue Scientifique once entire work is printed. Book appeared weeks ago, so EA again requests permission. Revue has been appearing irregularly owing to war with Germans.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7558
From
Émile Alglave
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Paris
Source of text
DAR 159: 36
Physical description
3pp (French)

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7558,” accessed on 15 December 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-7558.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 19

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